SynopsisA deathly illness. A hidden city. A determined sister.
A widely popular but fatal sickness is rapidly increasing its clutches over the people of Hael--nobody knows how it is come by or what it truly does do you. The known symptoms are loss of appetite, depression, and longer than needed sleep hours, often during which one cannot be awakened. When eighteen year-old Maeli finds that the sickness has reached her younger sister, Hannah, she leaves the safety of her aunt in order to find the widely proclaimed "cure" that resides in the next few villages over. On her way she meets Treat, a retired soldier who is looking for ways to make the liquid cure more attainable, and the two make their way to the alleged city, seeing all sorts of cases on their journey. But before they can reach a cure, Maeli finds herself in a position that may prove the worst of it all: Howl City has come and called to her, and she can't seem to get away.