16-year-old twins Ellie and Gemma Austin believe losing their mother is the worst thing that can happen to them. But when humanoid aliens invade Earth, abducting humans to their planet, Hadrani, the twins find themselves ripped from their father’s side and sent to work in the alien palace as personal maids.
Ellie and Gemma secretly plot together, hatred for the Hadrani fueling them. But when the twins set off on a covert mission to find their father, they begrudgingly find themselves with two unexpected friends—the cold and emotionless Hadrani princes, Chuchubai and Jiyongi—who become strangely attached to the twins’ humanity.
The more Ellie and Gemma get to know the princes, the more they realize these aliens aren’t so different, and maybe there is more to the Hadrani than meets the eye. Before long, their feelings toward the princes grow into something they weren’t expecting. But with revolution brewing on Hadrani, everyone must decide whose side they’re really on—and with the futures of both humanity and the Hadrani on the line, Ellie and Gemma will see if their new friends can really be trusted.
17-year-old May Tran wakes to find herself severely injured, lying in the middle of a forest, surrounded by paramedics. The police claim she is the only passenger in a single vehicle crash. But May knows this isn’t true—her family was in the car when they ran off the road. An ensuing panic attack triggers May’s explosive scream, one that knocks out the uniformed men and splits nearby trees. Even more terrifying, she emerges from the incident completely healed.
Nine months later, May is a seemingly normal high school senior. In actuality, she’s an escapee of ET Ultra, the CIA’s extraterrestrial experimentation program. Now, May is on a mission to find her family’s whereabouts as she battles rumors of her dangerous “skill” around town, the CIA’s covert surveillance of her daily life, and a former neighbor who may be linked to the car accident.
But May’s investigation is at a standstill until she meets Demoten Aisengun, a mysterious, new immigrant student. When the two join forces, they discover that this budding friendship may not be the only connection between them. Secrets from that night reveal a past riddled with attempted murder, strange deaths, and the existence of aliens. May must find the answers to her family’s disappearance and origins of her otherworldly skill before she’s forever silenced by those who want her secrets hidden from the world.