The teen protagonists of the works by Elizabeth Briggs, Kali Wallace and Emily Skrutskie face challenges in vastly different settings: an alternate present and near future world; a horrific version of our world; and a science fantasy world of high seas adventure. In Emily’s debut, The Abyss Surrounds Us, set on the Neo-Pacific high seas, Cassandra Leung is raised to train Reckoners, genetically altered beasts that defend the Southern Republic of California’s fleet against pirate vessels. Cassandra is eventually coerced into training one for a pirate queen. Shallow Graves, Kali’s debut, sets murder victim Breezy on an exploration of literal monsters and her own monstrous nature. Elena Martinez and the group of teens sent into the future via Project Chronos by the mysterious Aether Corporation in Elizabeth’s Future Shock are dispatched on a rescue mission for another team in Future Threat.
Six months after returning from their first time-travel mission, Elena and her companions are drafted into a rescue effort to find a missing team of time-travelers. When they reach the future they realize that it has been altered, and now they must find the timeline that will allow them to survive.
After waking in a shallow grave, Breezy, a high school senior, crosses the country seeking answers about her death and resurrection, discovering along the way a host of supernatural creatures, as well as a human cult determined to "free" them at any cost.
Cassandra Leung--a seventeen-year-old trainer of Reckoners, sea beasts bred to defend ships--is kidnapped by the pirate queen Santa Elena and ordered to train a Reckoner pup to defend Santa Elena's ship.
Elena Martinez is a young woman without a future until Aether Corporation offers her a job, but it means traveling to the future and back. But the journey is nothing Elena expected and she wonders if she can save herself before it's too late.