In their world, telling the truth has become the most dangerous crime of all.
In the near-future United States, a one-child policy is ruthlessly enforced. Everyone follows the Rule of One. But Ava Goodwin, daughter of the head of the Texas Family Planning Division, has a secret—one her mother died to keep and her father has helped to hide for her entire life.
She has an identical twin sister, Mira.
Born to a death sentence in a near-future America, rebellious sisters herald a revolution—if they can survive.
Twins Ava and Mira Goodwin defy the Rule of One simply by existing. The single-child law, ruthlessly enforced by Texas’s Governor Roth, has made the sisters famous fugitives and inspirations for the resurgent rebellion known as the Common.
But the relentless governor and his implacable Texas State Guard threaten that fragile hope, as Roth consolidates his power in a bid for ultimate authority.
Disobedience means death. But a life worth living demands rebellion.
Available October 20, 2020.
Outlaw twin sisters Ava and Mira Goodwin were born to defy Texas’s tyrannical and oppressive Governor Roth. They inspired millions across the country to liberate themselves and fight to live free under the new Common rule. But an enemy still endangers their fragile vision for the future. Ava and Mira’s mission: hunt the man down.
The once-mighty Governor Roth has fled Dallas. Holding a hostage beloved to Ava and Mira, Roth has a mission, too: regroup his Loyalists, wreak vengeance, and reclaim his power.
With the help of a savvy programmer turned rebel warrior, Ava and Mira brave a journey more uncertain than they’ve ever attempted before. As they forge southward into foreign territory–against a ruthless cartel, Roth’s aggressive Texas Guard, and a formidable new foe–courage, alliance, and trust will be tested. Now, in the most unlikely and treacherous of places, the sisters must finish what they started. Before they–and the Common–are erased from history forever.
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At age thirteen, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, inspired the twin sisters to be storytellers. Shaping their creative collaboration in film school at the University of Texas at Austin, Ashley and Leslie went on to write, direct and produce several award-winning short films that have screened for festivals such as SXSW. Ol’ Daddy, produced by the sisters, won the prestigious Gold Medal at the Student Academy Awards in 2012.