A century after a global nuclear war, eighteen-year-old Chelsea Thomas has spent her life living in fear of Newhome's paramilitary Custodians, due to a prohibited rogue ability.
In the past week, her twin brother - a forager - has uncharacteristically run away from home and work after the mysterious death of a teammate. Something has also scared her normally unflappable father half to death, and, their family is threatened with eviction.
But her brother's disappearance presents her with a long-sought after opportunity to escape Newhome, since only the foragers - all men - are allowed to leave the town. All she has to do is impersonate her brother long enough to make her escape while foraging out in the ruins.
But she never counted on the kindness of Ryan Hill, a forager new to the team. Nor on barbaric Skel attacking the team the mo...