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For more years than Spark has been alive, the Crush has claimed lives, and now it might be ready to claim his life too.
It’s been thirty-five years since North America was decimated by a plastic eating Vapour that destroyed all technology, and life as anyone knew it. Deep in the country, far away from the old world cities, two clans now exist, Crystals who make the rules, and Pickers who follow them or die for their disobedience.
Born into the Crystal clan, sixteen-year-old Lilith has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight, a talent that has assured her a spot in the Castigates, the elite killers and leaders of her clan.
Sixteen-year-old, Spark, a Picker from the village of Candle, knows that salvaging Glass, the new currency, from Pile 3 of the Crush—mountains of landfill that the old world once used to dispose of garbage—is not only forbidden, it’s deadly, yet desperation makes him ignore the rules.
Captured by Crystals for trespassing, Spark’s fate and death are already written. But when Lilith lays eyes on Spark, she is struck by his uncanny resemblance to a boy that she once loved. With no thought for the consequences, Lilith, in an act that instantly brands her a traitor, saves Spark from certain death at the hands of her people.
And just like that, Spark and Lilith’s old lives unravel and their new lives are rewoven into something that neither of them expects. With no safe place to go, and no one to trust but each other, the sworn enemies and pariahs to their people, must look beyond all they have been taught to believe, and learn for themselves that love, acceptance and hope for a better life can be found in people and places no one would ever expect.
In the ultimate game of cat and mouse the most unlikely of allies have a chance to search beyond the lies that have shaped their whole existence, to find the truth that they can build their future upon.