In the future, Earth suffers from significant climate disasters. To be safe, some of the most elite families have built eco-cities in the sky. They are safe from the contaminants and natural disasters that still plaguing the land. Yet, to live sustainably, people have to live, well, less. Everything besides eating, sleeping and exercise is done in holographic mode from their stasis pods. Real-life is just too volatile to waste precious time and resources upon.
This is the world where sisters Kasey and Celia live. Kasey is fine with living in a pod, since she struggles with human interaction and understanding emotions anyway. Her sister Celia, however, is just the opposite. You could say she has more of a lust for life, and she frequently proves it by going outside of the boundaries to experience that life directly.
Even though they’re so different, Kasey and Celia are each other’s best friends. Then one day, Celia mysteriously disappears.
Kasey must face the fact that her missing sister likely went outside and met her end. But she can’t live with that idea. So, Kasey decides to retrace her sister’s steps, and in the process meets a hacker who had helped Celia remove her computer interface. Together they find out that Celia had been sneaking out of their restricted eco-city to swim in the ocean. Unfortunately, authorities, including her father, had been covering up the fact that there’s a lethal poison in the ocean.
In alternating chapters, we also read about Cee. She is alone on an abandoned island and can’t remember how she got there or much about her life. But she is compelled to find Kay, her missing sister whom she barely remembers.
Amid megaquakes and a collapsing world, these two sisters must struggle to find one another. And in that pursuit, they might even find a way to save the failing world and the humans living on it.