"A draw-you-in read...highly recommended for fans of dystopian and YA romance." - USA Today
Straight-laced, sixteen-year-old Rebecca can’t wait for her Acceptance and debut as an official member of society. Instead, the Machine rejects Rebecca, condemning her for a crime she hasn't committed yet. Labeled as a future criminal, she’s sentenced to spend the rest of her life in a lawless penal colony where only the strong survive.
Rachel's childhood in idyllic suburbia left her unprepared for a life behind barbed wire fences with the nation’s most dangerous people. She reluctantly forms an alliance with other rejects and agrees to a risky escape plan, complete with an accidental fiancé she’s almost certain she can learn to love if it means her freedom.
But freedom comes with a price. To escape a doomed future and prove her innocence Rebecca must embrace the criminal within.