TITLE: The City of Fallen Flesh
GENRE: YA dystopian
The sound of the town alarm was what startled me from my sleep that morning. Oh great. We were on lockdown until further notice now. A huge smile spread across my face anyway. Lockdown didn’t apply to me – not if I didn’t get caught.
I didn’t bother to shower. I quickly brushed my teeth at the same time as I hopped out of my pyjamas and threw on the clothes I’d dumped on the floor yesterday. The sun hadn’t risen yet, which meant hardly anyone would be awake to witness my escape plan. Excellent. Shoving my brunette hair into a messy bun, I grabbed my door keys and was flying out of my bedroom without a second thought.
Until I ran straight into my older sister.
“Where do you think you’re going?”
Ah crap. “Nowhere.”
She raised one of those perfectly trimmed eyebrows of hers. I swear, my sister was so beautiful it was annoying. There was no one in the town whose beauty compared to hers. She had this amazing brown, glowing skin, with long, dark hair and hazel eyes. And she didn’t get spots either. Cow.
“You’re sneaking out, aren’t you?” she demanded.
She let out a sigh. “Melody,” she started, putting both hands on my shoulders. “I worry about you. Why don’t you just let the Guard do what they need to do and stay in here where you’re supposed to be?”
“You don’t need to worry about me. I just wanted some juice.”