Genre: YA Fantasy
With four billion people in the world, seventeen-year-old Rhiley Winters never imagined she could be the one person in the world with the ability to turn desires into reality. But that all changes when her life is put in jeopardy by a government that has outlawed wants and desires when she wishes for more time and finds it standing still around her.
If I could somehow figure out a way to squeeze thirty-six hours into a twenty-four hour period, I just might have time for a life. Aside from getting rich off of my brilliant idea, I would have an extra twelve hours every day to do something other than eat, sleep, and breathe work and school. I could hang out with my friends and do whatever it is normal teenagers do in their free time. But I can’t want more time. I can’t want anything. Not if I don’t want to end up in jail.
A flickering yellow light draws my gaze to the steel band clinging to my wrist. It’s been weeks since I set off my bracelet, but I guess it was bound to happen again sooner or later. Sometimes I don’t even have to think about how nice it would be to have more time. All I have to do is think about how many things need to get done, and it’s enough to push the dopamine in my bloodstream over the legal limit. I really need to be more careful.
I take a deep breath and try to distract myself with reigning in the loose strands that have escaped my ponytail.
“Rhiley!” My heart leaps out of my chest as someone yells my name across the hall.
I plaster a smile to my face and nudge my jacket over the blinking light. The last thing I need is someone thinking I’m the Desiderium.