It's the beginning of the 22nd Century and the Earth is all but destroyed. An alien organism from a failed mission has destroyed the planet's ozone has made life impossible. A small part of humanity has gone into space and moon bases on the Moon. The ones that remain on Earth are stuck in giant spheres to protect them from radiation.
With stakes quickly rising, the chance of all out war and possible extinction of humanity itself starts to seem like it will actually happen, especially since all of it rests on a 17 year old teenager.
Out of 5, I would give this book an 4. The book is sort of slow at the beginning, but it is okay because it has so many details that need to be explained to understand the rest of the book. It also was a tad confusing for me at times, but it was cleared up in the next chapter. One of my favorite things was that you always knew what Alec was thinking, and it was like his emotions were your emotions while reading this book.
Overall, the book was action-packed, thrilling, and it always kept me turning the page even when I didn't know it.