“This book has it all—love story, good vs evil, drama, and suspense. Definitely a book you can’t put down!” – Midwest Book Review
"I've seen it compared to The Hunger Games and I'd have to agree. I can already see the movie version becoming a hit!" Amazon Reviewer
2015 Readers Favorite Gold Medal Award for best YA Dystopian
Deep inside a mountain in what used to be North America dwells the last of humanity. Welcome to the Biodome, where steel, rock and armed guards separate the privileged from the slaves.
Born and raised a slave in the Pit, Sunny O’Donnell has always accepted that she'll spend her life working to keep the Dome running and, if she lives long enough, willingly meet her end in the annual Cull when she reaches the age of thirty-five. This was the price her ancestors paid for their place inside the Biodome, the only safe haven from the global nuclear war of 2024.
But when Sunny’s mother is killed in the Cull, the hopeless reality of her future becomes painfully clear. Bereft and disillusioned, she heads down a reckless path that sets off a deadly riot in the Pit and leaves her accused of treason. Her only way of escaping public execution is to make a truce with her prison mate, who happens to be the heir to the dictatorship and hated enemy of the Pit.
Now caught between two worlds on the brink of war, Sunny must weigh her own survival against risking everything to save the Pit.
S.M. McEachern delivers the action and adventure of The Hunger Games, the intrigue of The City of Ember, and the romantic notes of Les Misérables in her debut novel set in a future that is disturbingly plausible.
What Readers are Saying:
"One of THE BEST dystopian books I've ever read!! If/when this becomes a movie ... I will be the first in line!" Midwest Book Review
"Romance, intrigue, and action all come together beautifully here to create an experience that will leave anyone asking for more." - Readers Favorite Gold Medal Award for best YA Dystopian
“… a romance straight out of a Shakespearean play, with the action of Katniss and Peeta.” Amazon Reviewer
"I might even love this more than I loved Hunger Games (and that's saying a lot!)" Goodreads
"I was a huge fan of the Hunger Games series and I actually loved Sunset Rising more! I am putting it on my top 10 list of most favorite books." Amazon/Goodreads
"This book truly blew my mind. It is pure GENIUS ... (it's) as good, if not BETTER, than the Hunger Games." Amazon Reviewer
"FABULOUS!!! I fricken loved this story! If you love Dystopian YA novels, READ THIS BOOK!" Goodreads
"If you like Veronica Roth, you'll like this. I'm glad I tried a new author!" Amazon Reviewer
"Let me start off by saying this novel stole hours of my sleep. I could not put it down." Goodreads