Consuela (Chronicles of Palladia #2)
It’s 2335 and the minority EC, who keep to themselves, aren’t supposed to interact with the surrounding people, who they call Invaders. But when Consuela, a snarky Invader girl who works at a popular resort, finds herself hired by an elderly EC woman to help on a relief effort, she learns there's a lot more to the EC than she thought. Consuela had never thought she'd be one of them, but after Miss Plummer's friends--vibrant Rachel, bookish Rena, and demure Amy--take her in, she starts to feel differently. They're complex, even secretive. And a shady EC man who used to live in Palladia and to know Miss Plummer now seems to not be as friendly as before. Miss Plummer trusts him completely, but Consuela, an outsider, knows he doesn't really feel an affiliation to his old friends anymore. When the little group of EC women get stranded in Belaria and caught in an absurd loop of treachery and deceit, it will be up to their unexpected new ally, Consuela, to pull them out of it.