This is my first Gena Showalter book, and I definitely need to read more.
Seventeen-year-old Tenley (Ten) Lockwood was locked in an assylum for refusing to sign her Everlife away to the Myriad realm, which is where her parents pledge their loyalties. Myriad is constantly at war with the Troika realm, and both realms want Ten for their side.
Since she’s reached the age of consent, she’s at risk of ending up in Many Ends (worst place ever), if her Firstlife ends without having pledged herself to Myriad or Troika. Still, the more people torture, push, plead, beg, and manipulate her, the less inclined is to commit.
This story went in directions I didn’t expect and always held my attention. I really enjoyed it. The concept was fascinating.