The August 5
Fourteen-year-old Tommy Shore lives a life of privilege: he has the finest clothing, food, and education available and servants to take care of his every whim. He is the son of the chief administrator of Aeren-the most important man on the islands. Fifteen-year-old Tamsin Henry has grown up knowing only poverty, but she is the daughter of a revolutionary who longs to give her and their people more. Their paths cross unexpectedly on the day of a violent and deadly revolt when Tamsin's father is one of five men captured and called, "the August 5." How will Tommy get Tamsin to trust that he wants to help her cause, when she believes he stands for everything she's fighting against?