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.
After her unsuccessful attempt to escape from the Transforming Your Light "rehab" on Antolina Island, Aura was subjected to abusive treatment and increased pressure to submit to invasive brain surgery and testing. Aura remained strong and tried to unite the Shines into a cohesive unit. To her astonishment, during a twelve-step meeting, the TYL complex was destroyed. After a skirmish with Agent Coal and her quasi-military team, Aura and the other Shines managed to escape. Now free but hiding as outlaws, Aura must find a way to combat the anti-Shine threat led by Reverend Trent and the SSS, and find out what happened to her mother and the other Shines imprisoned underground at TYL - before it's too late.