is a fresh breath into a genre thick with same-as-always stories... a healthy dose of female empowerment, diversity, and the social critique that we've been waiting for." --Seven Jane, author of The Isle of Gold
, The Nerd Daily
"Fans of The Hunger Games
will love this fresh dystopian thriller, featuring a band of instantly loveable characters that must fight together in a sci-fi twist, in and out of simulations for their freedom in reality." --BookTrib
The end of the world is coming. How or when, scientists can't agree upon. For decades, Earth's best line of defense has been a team of young soldiers known as the Apocalypse Five, forced into virtual reality simulations to train for Doom's Day. But, this is no game. Death on the grid is brutally final and calls up the next in a long line of cadets. Stationed aboard the AT-1-NS Starship, the A5 are celebrities thrust into the limelight by a calling they didn't choose. All it takes is one unscheduled mission, showing seventeen-year-old team leader Detroit a harsh and unfathomable reality, to shake the A5's belief in all they thought they knew. After questioning people with the power to destroy them, the team is framed for a crime they didn't commit and marked for death. Now, the hunt is on. Can the Apocalypse Five expose the truth the starship would kill to keep hidden? Or, will their bravery end in a public execution?