Twelve-year-old Jillian Blairington is just an ordinary girl — bright, brave, and sometimes a bit too headstrong for her own good. She never thought she was particularly special or different than anybody else.
She was wrong.
Everything changes the day she and her babysitter, Danielle, are kidnapped and taken to a secret scientific facility. There Jillian learns she has a new name, Ashlynn, and a strange connection to the other children at the lab. They each have powerful abilities, Gifts that Jillian doesn’t quite understand. As if that wasn’t enough to absorb, Jillian discovers she has a Gift of her own — the power to enter other people’s dreams.
Jillian’s task seems simple enough: the scientists want her to use her ability to find another Gifted child who has disappeared. But the longer Jillian stays in the facility, the more she realizes that nothing is as it seems … and everybody has secrets. Besides, the boy’s life is not the only one at stake. The scientists will stop at nothing to force Jillian’s cooperation, even if that means threatening Danielle.
Jillian knows they have to get free. But after all they’ve seen, will they ever truly escape?
“Exciting, thoughtfully planned. The story is told from multiple points of view in a series of letters and journal entries. Jillian and Danielle, the central characters, are resilient and relatable. Their strength in a terrifying situation is admirable. This is a tale with complex twists and turns that made it hard to put down.” ~Amy R.