One of the youngest girls at the Santa Teresa orphanage, Ella has seen and experienced a lot for a seven-year-old. She’s quiet about her past, but rumors swirl that her parents were killed in a car accident. Marina can’t help but feel for the small and gentle girl; life at the convent is strict and rigid. Marina wants to help Ella feel at home, but she can’t escape the fear in the back of her mind that by taking Ella under her wing, she’s putting her in danger. If the Mogadorians find Marina they will destroy everything—and everyone—in their path. Even Ella. That’s why Ella is one more reason Marina’s determined to keep her guard up and to survive.