“In this bleak world, one spark of hope soon turns into an inferno. And just like a fireball, once this story is ignited, it just doesn’t stop.” — Maria V. Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of Navigating the Stars.
From USA Today Bestselling Author Aileen Erin comes an epic adventure in space.
Maité Martinez has survived the last thirteen years on the streets, going hungry and struggling to get through every day. The only people left on Earth are the ones too poor to flee to a SpaceTech-owned colony in the stars, but it’s not just money keeping her from escaping.
It’s her secret. Because Maité isn’t exactly human.
If anyone discovers her alien heritage, she’ll be dragged through the streets, beaten, and executed while screaming to be saved. But no one will save her. Only Maité can save herself. And that’s just what she has done. .
Until she makes the biggest mistake of her life.
Arrested and sent across deep space, she’s forced into a dangerous work detail on a volcano planet where her every move is recorded. Her screams of pain will be sent through the universe, and if she can’t find a way to escape, her death will cause an interstellar war big enough to end all life in the universe.
“Suspenseful sci-fi with complex world-building and a tough-as-nails heroine you’ll want to root for!” — Elizabeth Briggs, New York Times Bestselling Author of Future Shock