Farrar Straus Giroux, Hardcover, 9780374360078, 373pp.
Publication Date: April 8, 2014
Divided by day and night and on the run from authorities, star-crossed young lovers unearth a sinister conspiracy in this compelling romantic thriller.
Seventeen-year-old Soleil Le Coeur is a Smudge a night dweller prohibited by law from going out during the day. When she fakes an injury in order to get access to and kidnap her newborn niece a day dweller, or Ray she sets in motion a fast-paced adventure that will bring her into conflict with the powerful lawmakers who order her world, and draw her together with the boy she was destined to fall in love with, but who is also a Ray.
Set in a vivid alternate reality and peopled with complex, deeply human characters on both sides of the day-night divide, Elizabeth Fama's "Plus One" is a brilliantly imagined drama of individual liberty and civil rights, and a fast-paced romantic adventure story.
"Break-neck paced story." - School Library Journal "Sol makes an intriguing heroine, someone who is driven by grief and desperation . . . and her gutsy determination to help the people she loves, whatever the cost, will stoke a fire under even the most passive of readers." - BCCB "The plot's twists and surprises make for an eventful read . . . A uniquely imagined adventure." - Booklist