"To tell you the truth, it’s hard talking about this book because the twists and turns are heartbreaking, sometimes heartwarming, and even both at the same time. I want you to enjoy every page of this book. I want you to savor the characters who will do anything, even lay down their lives, for Melanie. And I want you to fall in love with Melanie, who will do anything to protect the people she loves even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice."— Joe T.
“Meet Melanie, a child prodigy around whom circles a group of adults that protect, educate, covet, study, fear, and love her. She is the answer to the countless questions that have arisen since much of the planet and population have been destroyed by a fungal virus. Her intelligence, resilience, and chemical makeup could possibly shed a light on the future of the human race. In a near-future in which critical decisions must be made at a moment's notice, Melanie and her four adult companions will find that their morality is constantly tested and changing. Humans become monsters, but monsters become human, too.”
— Katie Capaldi, Between the Covers, Harbor Springs, MI