Tor Books, Hardcover, 9780765332455, 368pp.
Publication Date: November 13, 2012
J.A. Souders's haunting debut" Renegade "Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes, all her life she's believed that everything is perfect. Her world. Her people. The Law.
But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into Elysium's secluded little world, Evelyn comes to a startling realization: Everything she knows is a lie.
Her memories have been altered.
Her mind and body aren't under her own control.
And the person she knows as Mother is a monster.
Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb...and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all.
“Grim, vicious, riveting. Renegade is a haunting, unforgettable debut.”
—Ann Aguirre, national bestselling author of Enclave
“Deliciously creepy and filled with psychological twists, Renegade kept me on the edge of my seat until the very last page.”
—Kristen Simmons, author of Article 5
“Renegade is a dark tale of deceit, with twists that will keep you turning the pages, and an ending that will have you on the edge of your seat.”
—Lisa Desrochers, author of Personal Demons