"Fans of the 'Hunger Games' and the 'Maze Runner'
series will enjoy this series opener." —SLJ
"Both curious and suspicious at every turn
, [Emmett] is an ideal narrator, and a sequel can’t come soon enough
." —The Bulletin
"Emmett’s self-deprecation, wit, and ability to see the good in others will keep readers riveted and eager for the next volume in this planned trilogy
"Nyxia seems to have a mind of its own, but its mystery will carry over into the sequel, which cannot come soon enough
About the Author
has spent his career as a teacher of English and creative writing in diverse urban communities in North Carolina. The hardest lesson he learned was that inspiration isn’t equally accessible for everyone. So he set out to write a novel for the front-row sleepers and back-row dreamers of his classrooms. He hopes that his former students see themselves, vibrant and on the page, in characters like Emmett. You can follow him on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter at @Scott_Thought.