Imagine the Nutcracker thrust into futuristic and dystopian times.
Ember lives a good, peaceful life; she's the daughter of a member of the Council after all. Compared to others', her life is bliss. She gets whatever she asks for, she goes to parties every night, and she has an amazing boyfriend.
But she isn't satisfied. Unlike most, she doesn't ignore the ever-going war between the humans and the cyborgs. She realizes how many people are dying, on both sides, and how dark and twisted her world is becoming.
She knows that if something doesn't change, everything she's ever known or loved will be destroyed.
She didn't expect that change to come in the form of a cyborg who breaks into her home and kidnaps her.