In the year 2051, when most Americans live in one of two gigantic, modern States, Faith Daniels, part of a dwindling group that lives between, learns that she, like other misfits, has unusual abilities that could help when the inevitable war begins.
Alexa Daley and her friend Yipes find themselves stranded on in a strange secret community known as the Five Stone Pillars, where each pillar contains it's own secrets, and twelve-year-old Alexa must fight to defeat the darkness.
While hiding out in a bomb shelter, Will Besting uncovers shocking secrets about nearby Fort Eden, a mysterious, remote treatment center where Will and six other fifteen-year-olds were sent for radical treatments to cure their phobias.
In the year 2051, some people have a second pulse. Like all who have "the pulse," Faith Daniels and Dylan Gilmore have telekinetic powers - they can move objects with their minds. But there are five second pulses in the world who have an even greater power: They are virtually indestructible. Both Faith and Dylan have the second pulse. As Dylan executes a plan to infiltrate enemy grounds, he'll have to face his only weakness - and a family secret that...
Although forbidden to see each other, Ryan and Sarah continue their investigation of the mysterious happenings at the dredge by communicating through video clips, text messages, midnight meetings, and journaling. The reader may view videos on a website by using links and passwords found in the text.
Ryan writes about the strange things he notices in Skeleton Creek while Sarah videotapes them, and when they think they have found their answers, they discover that there is still more to uncover and someone is trying to keep them from finding out the rest.