Aqua (Book One of The Elements) by Tracy Korn
The future is five miles underwater. And Jazwyn Ripley’s time has come.
Only the best get into Gaia Sur, the elite academy on the ocean floor. But something is wrong in the interviews. Jazz’s evaluation is too easy compared with those of her soul-rattled classmates, and now, Arco Hart is desperate to protect her from something he won’t talk about.
Cryptic messages coming from the earth’s core. A charming but infamous rival who knows why.
There’s every reason to walk away, but it takes 12 years to earn a chance to escape the polluted topside world. At the bottom, there really is nowhere to go but down.
The road to everything the cadets ever wanted now leads somewhere they never intended to go, and at the bottom of the sea, one decision will change the course of their lives for good…
Continue on the scripted path, or chase something deeper?