The Registry (A Registry Novel)

By Shannon Stoker

Welcome to a secure and safe new international, the place good looks is got and offered, and freedom is the last word crime

The Registry stored the rustic from cave in, yet balance has come at a value. during this patriotic new the US, ladies are raised to be brides, offered at public sale to the top bidder. Boys are raised to be squaddies, proficient to struggle and not query orders.

Nearly eighteen, attractive Mia Morrissey excitedly awaits the start of her public sale yr. yet a caution from her married older sister increases harmful questions. Now, rather than going up at the block, Mia goes to flee to Mexico—and the promise of freedom.

All Mia wishes is to regulate her personal destiny—a courageous and bold selection that may rework her into an enemy of the country, pursued by way of robust govt brokers, ruthless bounty hunters, and a crafty guy made up our minds to possess her . . . a guy who will cease at not anything to get her back.

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It’s by no means too early with you. ” He spun her round and permit his palms leisure on her hipbones whereas he clasped his arms in entrance of her. “I’ve acquired an idea! ” Mia acknowledged. “Since you’re right here during the day, what if we went upstairs? i'll make you a few actual foodstuff. See the solar! I haven’t obvious the sunlight in over per week. Please, please, please! ” Mia felt like her eyes have been going to fall out of her head with the pleading glance on her face. Carter bit his lip. He was once contemplating the belief, yet Mia knew she had him. “You can’t inform an individual, ever. now not Dad, now not Andrew. ” “I promise. ” Mia went up on her tiptoes. “Give me a minute. permit me ensure the blinds are shut. I’ll demand you while the coast is obvious. ” She nodded, no longer listening. She needed the blinds would remain open so she may well suppose a hot glow on her dermis; she hadn’t discovered how a lot she’d taken solar without any consideration. She advised herself to cheer up, remembering there has been not anything yet solar in Guatemala. The door cracked open. “The remainder of your fort awaits, princess. ” From the most sensible of the steps Carter bowed and held out his arm. Mia took the steps at a time. The blinds have been thick and stored out just about all the sunshine, however the little bit that made it via made Mia wrap her palms round herself and breathe it in. It was once appealing. She skipped over to the refrigerator and made a face at its contents. She hoped to make a few actual meals for them. “You men consume out much, huh? ” “Dad can’t cook dinner, and that i by no means learned,” Carter acknowledged. “I’m used to it besides. ” She sifted via what little they'd and made up our minds on a few French toast. Eggs, milk, and bread might do the task. She didn’t imagine it was once worthy asking in the event that they had any cinnamon. She set her parts at the countertop and used to be looking for a skillet after they heard the unmistakable sound of the storage door opening. Carter sprang from his seat. There wasn’t adequate time to make it to the basement door; it was once correct subsequent to the entryway. “Here. ” He opened one of many decrease cupboards. “Hide. ” It used to be effortless to appreciate why the cupboard was once empty. The refrigerator was once naked, so it didn’t make feel to have pots and pans while there was once no foodstuff to prepare dinner. She scooted correct in and Carter closed the door with his knee; it bounced open a bit, giving Mia a mild view. “Hey, kiddo. ” Rod’s voice was once unmistakable. “What are you doing with all that stuff? ” “I was once going to attempt to cook dinner, make a bit breakfast for Mia. shock her. ” Carter sounded sincere. “How have you learnt what you’re doing, although? ” Rod asked. “Mia informed me as soon as, speaking approximately a few form of egg bread; I guessed it couldn’t be tough to determine. concept I’d use the computer. She’s now not wide awake but so i've got it slow. ” Rod walked round the counter and Mia acquired a transparent view of his legs. “I don’t are looking to see you get your hopes up approximately this. i feel Andrew has a few robust emotions for her.

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