What do you do when your questions go unanswered? For Ellie, it's time to go out on her own. For Haven, it's discovering a place she's never been. For Lex, it's befriending a stranger who knows far more than he should. All the while, Rey travels home again to ask what could have been, and Rollin wanders off the familiar path. In this sequel to Dream Blue Sky (The Exceptions, Book 1), these friends find themselves in greater danger than ever before--and must decide who they can trust when their lives are at stake.
Ellie and the others meet Desmond, a boy with a secret power all his own, and wonder if he will turn out to be an ally or an enemy. As they learn more about the other exceptions before them, they uncover a person from the past who reveals a link between kids like them, their school, and the teacher they despise. Meanwhile, Rey confronts the latent ability he has suppressed for years and ventures out to reconnect with the love he left behind. Throughout the summer, each character stretches beyond his or her fears and into the unknown--finding a strength and courage within to stand up and fight for each other.