The very last thing 17-year-old Emmott Syddall wants is to turn out like her dad. She’s descended from ten generations who never left their dull English village, and there’s no way she’s going to waste a perfectly good life that way. She’s moving to London and she swears she is …

After a financial collapse devastates the United States, the new government imposes a tax on the nation’s most valuable resource-the children. Surrendered at age ten-after her parents could no longer afford her exorbitant fees-Vee Delancourt has spent six hard years at the Mills, alongside her twin, Oliver. With just a …