Societies thrive on order, and the Rating System is the ultimate symbol of organized social mobility.
The higher it soars, the more valued you are. The lower it plummets, the harder you must work to improve yourself. For the students at the prestigious Maplethorpe Academy, every single thing they do is reflected in their ratings, updated daily and available for all to see.
But when an act of vandalism sullies the front doors of the school, it sets off a chain reaction that will shake the lives of six special students -- and the world beyond.
Melissa Grey is the author of the Girl at Midnight trilogy and Rated
. Her writing has been featured on IGN, Engadget, and Tor websites, and in Starburst
magazine. She currently lives in New York.