As a Sentient living at the end of time, sixteen-year-old Avrilis is one of the few to know that life repeats, replaying a script exactly. As an orphan cloistered in her home for the past three years, she knows that even a scripted life can suddenly change. It has, this time around. Her mother died. Her father disappeared. Her only companions have been the other planet in the sky, her memory of a boy called Isaac, and the protective "halo" that absorbs the electricity a Sentient creates by living off-script--even if she didn't have a choice.Leaving home is Avrilis' only chance at finding the real Isaac and uncovering what ruined her family's script, making this lifetime go so terribly wrong. But outside, zealots are preying on anyone who defies the planets with change.When Avrilis saves the life of a vagabond moments before death, she means him to be her protection. Instead, the two find the subterranean Sentient city and discover that the father who abandoned her has a plan to end the world for good. Now she'll cross the sky, from her planet to the other, and find out whether this world is worth saving--as long as the zealots and the end of time don't catch up to her first.
Bethany C. Morrow is a national bestselling author. Her young adult novels include A Song Below Water, A Chorus Rises, and the Little Women remix, So Many Beginnings, and she is editor/contributor to the young adult anthology Take The Mic, which won the 2020 ILA Social Justice in Literature award. Her adult novels include Mem, and the forthcoming social horror, Cherish Farrah. Her work has been featured in The LA Times, Forbes, Bustle, Buzzfeed, and more. She is included on USA TODAY's list of 100 Black novelists and fiction writers you should read.