In the City, a large nation right smack in the middle of the United States, the citizens are safe. They live peacefully among themselves never wishing to leave, to roam out of the Boundaries. The place outside is actually scarily unknown to the people of the City.
The Nation, which is the area that lies around the City is an old, yet largely inhabited amount of land that no one in the City knows about. Yet they are about to make their appearance in the world of the City people.
Saidrienne Parks, the daughter of the rich Brunswick Parks, lives a simple yet complicated life. The City knows her as Brunswick's daughter, but is that how she wants to be known as in the graveyard? She hates the life her father has led for her and wants to change things when one day, things change on their own.
Her father's assistant, Evadne, comes down with a rare ailment that has become increasingly popular in the past few weeks. She doesn't hear about it under her father's orders, but when it comes to the Outbreak, there are no orders. She is suddenly thrust into a world where she is constantly supervised and guarded. She cannot leave her Confinement until the moment she dies. For real. Scared, and rushed, Saidrienne encounters many small changes that ultimately result in her becoming ill.
Things seem to be ending for this girl, once held so innocent from the world, and things are about to get much worse as her almost certain end nears. Fighting it doesn't help. Nothing can.
'The moment the world stops turning for me is a moment I don't want to see. Things have changed so fast for me now and my life is yet incomplete. But darkness is enveloping me. Just as it would a child of the night. Only I am not a child of the night.
I am a child of the Dead.'
Will she live on to be Saidrienne Parks, or will she die as Brunswick Parks' widely unknown daughter to the City?