The Designate by J. B. Cantwell
Everything that could go wrong, went wrong.
Sea level increase? Fifty feet.
Weather? Hurricanes and crippling drought.
Don’t even get me started.
I don’t think that people a hundred years ago would have believed the way things are now.
I’m just Riley, a girl stuck in what’s left of Brooklyn, trying to find my way out.
My best friend, Alex, says I shouldn’t join the Service, but I don’t see any other way.
I’ve had enough; enough of my mom, enough of this poverty, enough of this hunger.
They say that only one in five survives the full four-year term. Only one in five gets the money on the other side.
I can’t stay here, so there’s only one choice, really.
It’s going to be me.
Lens is a complete, 5-book series consisting of The Designate, The Volunteer, The Terrorist, The Champion, and The Guardian.