Manhattan is underwater, and a sickness called the Blight is raging through the section of town, called the Ward. Sixteen-year old Ren is a daredevil drag-racer, racing around the rooftops of the waterlogged city, and trolling the sections for hints of fresh water in order to make enough money to buy medication for her sick sister. During a race, Ren deviates from the course and finds a secret underground spring with healing properties. Soon she finds herself running for her life, as she strives to save her sister and cure the Ward of the Blight. By the end of the book, I found I was holding my breath, hoping Ren would survive. I can't wait until the next book comes out.
Resolving to save her sister from a deadly pollutant in a futuristic Manhattan that has been decimated by a catastrophic flood, 16-year-old daredevil Ren accepts a secret government mission to find a freshwater source only to encounter a passionate young scientist, a web of deceit and a world-shattering mystery. A first novel. 40,000 first printing.