Book 1 of The Selected Series

A cruel imprisonment. A pulse-pounding escape. And a shocking secret that changes everything.

Seventeen-year-old Rory O’Shannon is used to the bullies. She’s accustomed to hunger pangs. She’s even getting used to the nightmares that have tormented her ever since the New Government dragged her father away in the middle of the night.

But nothing can prepare Rory for what happens once she’s sent to a labor camp and tortured inside an underground prison. There she meets a mysterious and handsome boy who knows a secret about her. Together they make a harrowing escape. And that’s when Rory is forced to do unimaginable things to try to stay alive.

Soon she discovers the astonishing secret that everyone has been hiding from her. And then she finds out she possesses an amazing power that no one else has—a hidden power that the New Government is desperate to uncover.

Will Rory and her family survive being targeted by the deadly New Government?

… The Selected. Get your copy on Amazon today.


  1. Rebecca says

    Christy — thank you so much for the kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed it! You made my morning. 🙂


  2. Charity says

    Once the story plot thickened it did not end! I very much enjoyed this book and am completely sad that I have to wait to read the next one. Great book!

  3. Rebecca says

    Hi Charity,

    Thank you so much for your kind comments! I’m glad you enjoyed it… and I hope you’ll enjoy the next one even more. 🙂


  4. Anna says

    As a MN citizen and a person who actually lives near Wadena, I find this book rather thrilling. To know a book takes place in a town or city near you just excites me. The book had a very interesting plot to it. I will definitely recommend this book to my friends.

  5. Gloria says

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and it was hard having to stop. I cannot wait to continue Aurora’s story in the next book. When?!

  6. Rebecca says

    Thanks to all for your comments! I’m glad you enjoyed the book.

    Anna — the second book opens back up between Wadena and New York Mills, and then they’ll even spend some time in New York Mills. 🙂

    As for a release date… I don’t have an exact date yet, but I am writing the second book right now. Hoping to release it this fall!

  7. Taylor says

    Wow what an amazing book!! Once I started I could not stop. I am definitely looking forward to the next book and the wait is going to be agonizing but worth it. Definately will tell my friends about it!!

    • Rebecca says

      Thank you for your kind words, Taylor! And thank you so much for telling your friends about it — I appreciate that!