Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date: July 10, 2012
Series: The Forsaken #1
Alenna Shawcross hasn't seen her parents since they were dragged out of her house by government soldiers of the UNA, a new nation formed from the remnants of Canada, the USA, and Mexico. And now, as a sixteen-year-old orphan, she has failed a government personality test designed to diagnose subversive tendencies.
As punishment Alenna is banished to the wheel, a mysterious island where all the kids who fail get sent. A place where the conditions are cruel, and a civil war rages between two very different tribes of teenagers.
So when Alenna meets Liam, a charismatic warrior who is planning to escape she must find the strength to make a difficult decision: to either accept her new life on the wheel, or to embark on a journey that will uncover shocking secrets about the UNA -- and her own identity as well.