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Piper Sullivan’s world changed forever when unknown ‘Others’ attacked Earth without warning. After three days of war, they mysteriously vanished once again, leaving behind flattened cities and citizens fighting for resources and survival.
Now, ten years later, Piper farms, hunts and scavenges to help put food on the table for her family. Whether she’s counting eggs from the chicken coop or yanking carrots from the garden where her childhood swing set used to stand, she stares up to the sky and wonders if they’ll ever be back.
On Piper’s eighteenth birthday, the newly re-formed government shows up unannounced and reinstates the draft.
Despite not being at war.
Forced to leave her family behind, she pushes her feelings aside and vows to earn a position that will ensure her family is fed.
Once in basic training, rumors fly about the Resistance. An underground group planning on revolting against the government and destroying everything Piper has worked so hard to rebuild. But with the roads not being repaired fast enough, technology still down (Piper still holds onto her mom’s old cell phone that no longer works), and a draft during peace, the Resistance claims the government is holding progress back on purpose and controlling its citizens.
Piper and her friends prepare to fight against these pesky rebels. But as she grows close to one of her instructors, Jake, he reveals the truth about the Others and the Resistance and why she may be on the wrong side after all.
Now Piper has to choose: ignore the truth and live in safety or join the Resistance and risk not only her life but the lives of her family and friends as well.