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Renegade

The Elysium Chronicles (Volume 1)

J.A. Souders

Tor Teen

J.A. Souders's haunting debut—Renegade Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes, all her life she’s believed that everything is perfect. Her world. Her people. The Law.

But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into Elysium’s secluded little world, Evelyn comes to a startling realization: Everything she knows is a lie.

Her memories have been altered.

Her mind and body aren’t under her own control.

And the person she knows as Mother is a monster.

Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb...and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all.

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CHAPTER ONE
 
 
Sacrifices must be made for the greater good.
—CITIZEN’S SOCIAL CODE, VOLUME VI
My life is just about perfect.
Every morning Mother has the Maids wake me at precisely ten. Then it’s time for a light breakfast followed by a mandatory visit with my Therapist. It’s nice to have someone to talk with.
After, I am free to do as I wish until it’s time to perform one of the duties Mother has requested of me. This morning I sit in my garden, quietly doing my cross-stitching. The garden is so peaceful in the morning, especially
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Praise for Renegade

“Grim, vicious, riveting. Renegade is a haunting, unforgettable debut.”
—Ann Aguirre, national bestselling author of Enclave

“Deliciously creepy and filled with psychological twists, Renegade kept me on the edge of my seat until the very last page.”
—Kristen Simmons, author of Article 5

Renegade is a dark tale of deceit, with twists that will keep you turning the pages, and an ending that will have you on the edge of your seat.”
—Lisa Desrochers, author of Personal Demons

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • J.A. Souders

  • J.A. SOUDERS is the author of the Elysium Chronicles (including Renegade and Revelations) and lives in the land of sunshine and palm trees with her husband and two children where she spends her time writing about the monsters under the bed, day dreaming about living in an underwater colony, and failing miserably at playing video games.

  • J. A. Souders Jessica Grimm
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Renegade

The Elysium Chronicles

J.A. Souders

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Tor Teen

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