Series: Banded #0.5
Genres: Science Fiction
In the dystopian future, the nation is divided into six city-states that are all further separated by the benefit each citizen can provide to their society: Stalwart (strength), Astute (intelligence), Collusive (greed), Radiant
(beauty), Quixotic (no life direction), and the Altruistic (willingness to help others). On a citizen's sixteenth birthday, a computer suggests a new zone for them based on their inherent benefit to society. This chronicles the life of the main character, Kalenna Slater, before she is sorted and given her band. During sorting she receives a device known as 'The Band'. It's a large watch-like device that never comes off, and it measures a citizen's karma on a scale from one to one hundred. If a citizen does good, they gain points. If a citizen does bad, including breaking laws, they lose points. When your number reaches zero, the band acts as judge, jury, and executioner, and you are injected with toxins that kill you within minutes.