“With high energy, expertly crafted prose, and dialogue bringing a bleak reality to life, Cast has shaped an unforgettable dystopia worthy of Orwell or Huxley…[A] thrilling and dangerous dystopic journey.” —Booklist (starred review) on The Key to Fear
What price would you pay for freedom? Return to the acclaimed dystopian world of the Key by New York Times bestselling author Kristin Cast, as two young rebels fight to determine their own worth and change the world along with themselves.
Safety comes with a price.
The Key Corporation has kept Westfall safe from pandemics for the last fifty years. But that’s not all they’ve done …
After discovering the shocking truth behind the Key Corporation, nurse Elodie and misfit Aiden have managed to escape in search of New Dawn—the stronghold for the Eos resistance movement. There, they can fight for a better world, one where everyone can make their own futures.
But things aren’t always as they seem, and as they navigate the tricky paths between perception and reality, freedom and fighting for survival, the two young rebels must discover who they can trust, even as they learn more about who they really are …
And change also comes at a cost.
Kristin Cast is a #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestselling author who teams with her mother, P. C. Cast, to write the wildly successful House of Night series. She has a passion for all things paranormal.
Dascha Polanco, born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Brooklyn, is best known for her SAG Award–winning performance as Dayanara Diaz in the Netflix hit show Orange Is the New Black. Recently, Dascha can be seen in Ava DuVernay’s Emmy Award–winning Netflix series When They See Us and Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.
Dascha has a big slate of upcoming work, including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Feature Film Project In the Heights, scheduled to be released in June 2021. Currently, she is filming along side Sylvester Stallone as the female lead of his next action thriller, Samaritan. Dascha also will star as a series regular in FOX’s upcoming pilot Blood Relative.
Dascha’s achievements have been recognized by numerous awards, including the ALMA Awards, HOLA Awards, and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (Lupe Award). Huffington Post recognized her as one of the Latinas to be “Breaking the Mold,” and the Hollywood Reporter named her one of the 40 Young Latino Powerhouses in Hollywood.