By Krista McGee
Thalli concept escaping to the skin could suggest freedom. yet is she any much less of an anomaly aboveground?
After escaping an underground annihilation chamber, Thalli, Berk, Rhen, and John locate themselves fleeing around the former usa, aboveground for the 1st time. because the defectors move the for gotten panorama, the 3 youths see issues the y had basically examine on monitors: horses, rain, actual books—and a colony of unsanctioned survivors dwelling the traditional means in a city known as New Hope.
When the voters of recent wish display the reality of what occurred years in the past, Thalli is left unsettled and sceptical of every little thing she's ever been informed. Can she belief whatever from the nation, together with her personal emotions for Berk? while she volunteers for a peace project to New Hope's violent neighbour, Athens, her confusion mounts because the supposedly ruthless Prince Ale x seems to be style and captivating. even supposing every person in New wish warned her to not, she can't aid yet fall for him.
Meanwhile, John's unwavering religion within the goodness of the fashion designer starts off to make its mark on Thalli's middle. yet can Thalli rather come to belief in a beneficiant, protecting fashion designer who ideas over all issues? may that now not be surroundings herself up for an additional betrayal?
The time for her to determine is now . . . as the kingdom is final in.
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Berk is still weak. Rhen is still caring for him. They are together all the time. She has to tend to his wounds, check his vital signs. I am left to do the cooking and the watching. John tries to talk to me, but I do not want to talk. The only thing in my mind is a feeling I can’t describe, but it’s not good. Anger boils in me the way our food boils as it is being prepared. I could play this feeling if I had my violin. But I don’t. I am desperate, though. So I excuse myself, take the transport away from the chamber—high enough that if the wolves came, I would be safe—and imagine the violin is in my arms.
The thought of just walking up to a settlement of people we know nothing about makes my heart race. ” Berk’s voice is soft but sure. “We need to go on. ” Berk is still so pale. He is right. But that fact doesn’t make the possibilities any less frightening. The dog is now running back in the direction he came from. We watch him run off. John lets out an earsplitting whistle and the dog returns, his tongue out, that happy look on his face. ” John’s laugh makes him sound years younger. The way I imagine he sounded before the War stripped him of everything.
Outside? ” I open them, but all I see is white. Then I remember—I am in the chamber. ” Rhen lays my head back down. ” I fell asleep. I turn my head. Berk is on the other side of the chamber. He is sleeping. I watch his chest rise and fall, rise and fall, making sure he really is alive. indd 27 10/11/13 10:31 AM Krista McGee Rhen hands me a piece of bread and a container of juice. I lift myself—slowly—and eat, keeping my eyes on Berk all the time. ” Logical Rhen is in control. Of course. Always ready with a plan.