Jessica Wiste is perfectly content with making everyone around her worried. The proper place for a teen-age girl is not in the woods adventuring, at least according to her mother and father, but it is her favorite place to be. Even her best friend Scotty occasionally comes to the conclusion that she is in far over her head at most times. Disapproval aside, when she finds the diary of a young girl from 1891, Jessica can't stop herself from trying to solve the decades-old mystery hidden inside.
After all, what else is a forties girl to do?
"This is the story of how I almost ended the world, and just barely saved it."
Vera Hutch, call sign Jupiter, joined Earth’s last line of defense against the invading X when she was only ten years old. When the war came to a grinding halt, Jupiter and her squad found themselves in a world completely different from the one in which they were raised. Tracing relations inside of the girls’ squadron and the post-invasion military of her generation, Jupiter tries to unravel the biggest mystery of her time: Where did the X go?
The Labyrinth was created to punish. Those sent in were not expected to return. Criminals must be held accountable for their actions. They were no longer welcome in society.
Then a boy and his sisters were condemned, and everything changed.
"Two months into my pregnancy, four days before the zombies, ten seconds before he died."
In a world filled with threats, sometimes the real danger is not what it seems.