We, The Lucky Few – P.S. Lurie

“Each time I think this night reaches its lowest point I’m mistaken. I stop and let the twisted truth sink in: it’s only going to get worse.”

The world is drowning.

Tonight everyone in the disappearing Middlelands gathers in their homes to watch an announcement from the Upperlands. One member of each family will be taken to safety behind the impenetrable fence but, to prevent an uprising, everyone else must be dead before morning. The decision: sacrifice yourself or those you love.

Kill or be killed.

For fifteen year old Theia, giving up on her family is out of the question so she has twelve hours to stop the horror from descending on her house. But as the screams around the neighbourhood close in, and with nowhere left to run, she cannot escape the unthinkable fact: only one of them can survive the night.