Growing up in the 80ies, Jen became a huge sci-fi nerd and developed an obsession with movies--E.T., Star Wars, Ghostbusters and Goonies being among a few of her favorites. She is a book, movie and music junkie with a love for anything paranormal and unusual. She is married to a farmer in southern Minnesota and tries to follow the madness of her four active children.
In a distant future, Olive Mensing is torn from her home in the Free Lands and thrown into the very place she was raised to fear. There she will discover the brutal truths her parents tried to keep from her of a Society divided by two classes (Shymers and Futures) based on how many days people have to live and a government that locks people away for rebellious behaviors.
17-year-old Lily Rossow is used to taking care of her burnout mother and little sister. But when her mother's attempt to move them goes horribly wrong, Lily faces the challenges of making a life for her and her sister in a new town while hoping her complicated past doesn’t find her. She will uncover a dark secret about two beautiful strangers and be forced to make a life-altering decision.