When your moment comes, what will you make of it? At the age of five, Melanie Armstrong watched her fragile world melt when both her parents were dragged away from her and her brothers as part of The Peter Pan Project. Apollo, the leader of the area formerly kwn as the United States, separated siblings and families to create a world where family has a different kind of meaning. He also created a place called Paradise for a select group of young men and women when they reach the age of 18. But Mel receives a letter warning her that Paradise isn't what it seems. And when she's selected, her moment arrives. She must make the most of it or suffer a fate worse than death.