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.