In a futuristic society founded by climate activists, several 15-year-olds are picked every year to live in luxury - but Marlene knows better than to believe the adverts dotted around town. Once the teenagers are picked, they're never seen again. When Marlene is chosen and taken to the so-called City of Dreams, her fate is no longer in her own hands. Ripped away from her family, the last people she has faith in, she must struggle to find a way out - before it's too late. Hours after she arrives, the City makes an announcement. Every year, the City transforms, and this time, the changes will be permanent. Arranged marriages will happen at the end of the year - and there's no way out. Marlene has three options. She can stay. She can earn a ticket out by facing her greatest fear - and losing herself. Or she can join the secret club hidden in a friend's basement.