Born into Capernica’s lowest social tier and not permitted to leave Settlement 56, Jaclyn (Jack) Holloway refuses to pour out her years in the local fish cannery. She gambles on the one chance available to her to advance–the high school Exit Exam. In a country that still keenly remembers its own violent birth, the smartest and strongest are richly rewarded in exchange for military service. Jack is adamant that her best friend, Will Ransom, strives for induction with her, but Will is tied to the sea. Would he give it up for her? He’s never so much as kissed her.
The House of Madness
Psychic medium Eloise Blythe senses something sinister in the shadows of the Forge family mansion, something besides mere ghosts that has held their ancestors in a vice-like grip of misery for generations. As a set of bickering siblings with their own secret agendas to claim the family fortune begin turning up dead, Eloise attempts to put an end to the circle of destruction, which makes leaving the home impossible, both in life…and death. And if she isn’t careful, Eloise may end up enduring that same fate!