Cia Vale is now seventeen and has everything she ever dreamed of: a boy she loves, a place at the University and a future as one of the leaders of the United Commonwealth. But Cia remembers. Cia must choose whether to stay silent and protect herself and her loved ones, or expose The Testing for what it is.
Ever since she can remember, Joelle has loved telling stories. As she grew up, she started performing those stories on the stage. Joelle still sings professionally, but most of her time is spent with her husband and son while dreaming up new stories.