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Pulse Point

Coleen Nelson's teen novel is set in a world where people who cannot produce energy are killed off to "maintain balance."

Colleen Nelson

Pulse Point is set in a future where the climate has made the world inhospitable to humans. In order to survive, people live in self-sustaining domed cities. The city that Kaia and her family live in is run by overseers; guards that ensure all the citizens follow the guidelines so the city can maintain its "Energy in = Energy out" policy. Citizens are only allowed to use the energy they create. Energy production is calculated and displayed on their pulse point, a transmitter embedded in a person's finger. When a citizen is no longer able to produce energy, they are "balanced" or killed. (From Great Plains)

Pulse Point is available in May 2018.