"These people were monsters. Monsters who weren't afraid of the fire they were playing with, running unchecked. And what do you do with monsters? You slay them." River Jones was 11 years old when she was kidnapped, taken from the only life she's ever known. Five years later, she's stuck in a dark cell with no memories of her past, where she is, or how she got there. And even worse.... her captors are scientists that experiment on her. Now, with help from mysterious and handsome Riff, she finds a way to escape. But her captors will stop at nothing to get her back. What is it about this one girl that is so important? Can she find it in herself to trust Riff even though everything inside of her is screaming against it? And why can River suddenly do things she's never been able to do before, things she's only heard about in books and movies? In a world where the only person you can truly rely on is yourself, River has to find the inner power to do the one thing she swore to never do again; trust another person.