Cassia and Ky both narrate their quests crossing the ochre mountainous Carving to reach their love. She seeks the resistance, The Rising led by the Pilot, but does he? New teen friends red-haired Indie, fishing Vic, and chatty Eli 11, join them. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.
Ally Condie is a former high school English teacher who lives with her husband and family outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves reading, running, eating, and listening to her husband play guitar.