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Tor Teen,  November 2012


Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has been 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 thought that everything was perfect; her world. Her people. The Law.

But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into their secluded little world, she’s forced to come 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.


German edition: IVI Piper, September 2012










Praise for Renegade

“Souders’ exciting, suspenseful, and action-packed debut novel will be a welcome addition to any library’s dystopian collection. Hand this to fans of Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, and Scott Westerfeld.” — Booklist

“Grim, vicious, riveting. RENEGADE is a haunting, unforgettable debut.” –ANN AGUIRRE, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Razorland series.

“A dark and exciting YA novel about how striving for perfection leads to murder and manipulation. A solid recommendation for fans of dystopian fiction.” — School Library Journal.

“Debut author Souders addresses antiwar, socioeconomic, and ecological themes in addition to the main issue of adolescent rebellion against crazed authority.” —Publishers Weekly

“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, USA Today Bestselling author of Personal Demons.

“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.