A Heart-Pounding Futuristic Novel! The world can change in an instant — and it does in this engaging and terrifying novel about life after technology. Alex, a resourceful seventeen-year-old running from her incurable brain tumor, Tom, who has left the war in Afghanistan, and Ellie, an angry eight-year-old, join forces after an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky and kills most of the world's population, turning some of those who remain into zombies and giving the others superhuman senses. Alex is thrust into a terrifying world where survival means trusting no one. As Alex forges a risky alliance with Tom, a young soldier, and Ellie, a girl with her own dark past, Alex realizes that all families aren't formed by blood. A thrilling novel set in a future that feels all too real. This title contains mature language and subject matter and may not be appropriate for every student.