Trust no one
Never go out in the dark
Always have a weapon
Sixteen-year-old Val lives by these three rules etched on her arm.Her rules and her gun are the only things standing between her and assimilation by hordes of human-looking aliens she calls Raspers.
By day, Val gathers supplies. By night, she hides and wishes she could go back in time...before her family died...before the annihilation...before the Raspers began stalking her and demanding she join their collective.
But when the Raspers attack in broad daylight, the truth becomes startlingly clear.
A fellow survivor crashes into Val's life. Adam's full of charm and promises--like rumors of a safe haven--but there's something wrong. He's survived with no supplies, no weapons...no plans. Time is running out.With the formula for survival shifting around her, Val must decide how many rules she's willing to break to escape the Colony.