It’s set in the year 2140.  Old age is a thing of the past.  They have invented a drug – Longevity – that cures old age.  As a result people are no longer allowed to have children unless they opt out (don’t take the pills).  Illegal children are called Surplus and are trained to be slaves/servants.  This book follows Anna who is nearing the end of her training.  A boy is brought in from the outside.  He is older than the usual age that gets brought into the Surplus Hall.

It’s a good book, I enjoyed it.  I found myself rooting for the characters and being horrified by the conditions inside of the Hall.  It’s the first in a trilogy, so I can’t wait to see what happens next, but sadly the second book isn’t available on the Nook yet so I’ll have to order it.