In the near future, a few young women manifest extraordinary abilities called "Shine"; each girl's ability is different. Some develop extraordinary mental abilities. Some become physically strong. Others have powers that defy description. But the world does not embrace these Shines. It fears them - especially after the destruction of Seattle is blamed on one Shine named Aura.
After her horrifying discovery of the underground cellblock where many Shine prisoners-and her mother-were held and experimented on, Aura resolved to escape from the TYL "rehab"; unaware of the government and scientific conspiracies swirling around her, she developed a plan with the other Shines utilizing their special abilities and, most importantly, teamwork. They blew a hole in the electrified wall surrounding TYL, but soon after they were apprehended by Dr. Coutant and her associates, who appeared to have advance knowledge of the escape attempt. Now she must somehow survive cruel retaliation and successfully find some way off the island - before it's too late.