Shards & Ashes

Gripping original stories of dystopian worlds from nine New York Times bestselling authors, edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong. The world is gone, destroyed by human, ecological, or supernatural causes. Survivors dodge chemical warfare and cruel gods; they travel the reaches of space and inhabit underground caverns. Their enemies are disease, corrupt corporations, and one another; their resources are few, and their courage is tested. Powerful original dystopian tales from nine bestselling authors offer bleak insight, prophetic visions, and precious glimmers of light among the shards and ashes of a ruined world.

In Kami Garcia’s “Burn 3,” Phoenix lives in a post-apocalyptic world where the sun kills. When children in the poorest sector start disappearing—including Phoenix’s younger sister—she must venture into a dark and forgotten part of the city, where she discovers there are things even more deadly than the sun.