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Since the moment she came into the world, Ren “Jackal” Segura has been treated differently. As a hope, she is a symbol of the highest principles of human society and is guaranteed a position of influence in the global government once she comes of age. But two months before she is to assume the role she has been preparing for her entire life—when she will leave her home to represent the massive corporate entity that houses, feeds, and employs her and everyone around her—Jackal discovers that everything she believes, everything she is, is a lie.
Saddled with a crushing burden she dares not share with anyone—not even Snow, her closest web mate, her dearest heart—she must live as if nothing has changed. But on a recreational outing with the others in her web, she inadvertently finds herself at the center of a maelstrom of terror and catastrophe … and in a single instant, Jackal Segura is a Hope no longer. In the…[more]