Book 3
Author Lauren DeStefano
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Release Date February 12, 2013
Series The Chemical Garden Book Series
Pages 371
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Website The Chemical Garden Books Website
Movie Adaptations TBD


With the clock ticking until the virus takes its toll, Rhine is desperate for answers. After enduring Vaughn’s worst, Rhine finds an unlikely ally in his brother, an eccentric inventor named Reed. She takes refuge in his dilapidated house, though the people she left behind refuse to stay in the past. While Gabriel haunts Rhine’s memories, Cecily is determined to be at Rhine’s side, even if Linden’s feelings are still caught between them.

Meanwhile, Rowan’s growing involvement in an underground resistance compels Rhine to reach him before he does something that cannot be undone. But what she discovers along the way has alarming implications for her future—and about the past her parents never had the chance to explain.

Everything Rhine knows to be true will be irrevocably shattered.