Within the Walls

Within the Walls

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Emma Jackson By Unoriginally_Red Completed

Before the rising seas could cease their destruction, a virulent plague killed off billions of the adult population, leaving the young immune to survive. Together they built the Floodgates to protect themselves from the relentless surges of an ocean gone wild. Within the walls, they built a new society. 

109 years later, Elizabeth Fallon and her older sister are orphans; the city is divided and all citizens, both Concave and Convex are forbidden to enter the wide moat separating the classes. The warnings handed down through the generations claim the water is infected with The Drown, the disease which all but wiped out humanity all those years ago. But now it has mutated and no one is immune.

Risking everything, Elle challenges the fundamental taboo of her world; she swims for the other side.

[Sequel is on my profile]

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  • adventure
  • apocalypse
  • banishment
  • control
  • dystopia
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  • infected
  • injustice
  • love
  • middleground
  • pinpointawards
  • postapocalyptic
  • rebellion
  • romance
  • sciencefiction
  • slavery
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Jilleigh Jilleigh May 24, 2017
I enjoyed your opening scene, sets up for the rest of the novel. I've saved your story. I'm looking forward to reading more!
Alva_Eriksson Alva_Eriksson Oct 27, 2016
This was a great opening! A page turner for sure! I can't wait to see what happens next.
bonehurtingjuiceoof bonehurtingjuiceoof Feb 06, 2016
Waw, so good, are you considering on becoming a writer of such in the future? If not please do or just have it as a hobby because from just reading the beginning, i could tell that you have talent.
Bris_Bris Bris_Bris Jan 19, 2017
Why did u change it to first person I was enjoying it but since it is so nice I will continue reading
Nerdyna Nerdyna Apr 03, 2016
I like this already! I wonder what it means to be banished, but I'm sure I'll find out soon! Great intro to the story ^_^
justaddchocolate justaddchocolate May 31, 2016
Love it so far!!! So pumped to have found a good book for summer! Voted and added to my library <3