The Federation is desperate for the resources on the planet Mendel, but the system's sun is deadly to humans. The solution? Create a race of young genetically altered humans who can live on the planet. Corree is the leader of a small group of mutants living on Mendel. They have no idea where they came from until the weird dreams begin. Corree decides to find other mutants. Her quest takes her to the desert where she discovers a sinister plot as well as a terrifying enemy!