By Anna North
Eighteen-year-old Darcy lives at the island of the USA Pacifica--one of the final locations on the earth that continues to be liveable, after North the USA has succumbed to a moment ice age. schooling, nutrition, and easy technique of survival are the province of a selected few, whereas the vast majority of the island citizens needs to fight to stick alive. the wealthy stay in "Manhattanville" mansions made of the final items of wooden and stone, whereas the bad cower within the shantytown slums of "Hell City" and "Little Los Angeles," locations outfitted out of heaped up trash that's slowly crumbling into the ocean. The island is governed by means of a mysterious dictator named Tyson, whose regime is affected by fees of corruption and conspiracy.
But to Darcy, the USA Pacifica is just home--the just one she's ever identified. despite their poverty she lives contentedly along with her mom, who works as a pearl diver. It's basically while her mom doesn't come domestic one evening that Darcy starts off to benefit approximately her previous as a former "Mainlander," and her mother's position within the flight from frozen California to the United States Pacifica. Darcy embarks on a quest to discover her mom, navigating the darkish underbelly of the island, studying alongside the best way the worrying fact of Pacifica's early heritage, the far-reaching effect of its egomaniacal chief, and the prospective plot to homicide a few of the island's first inhabitants--including her mom.
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America Pacifica by Anna North