Selena Somerset is admitted into Vanderwald Academy, a school for gifted students who possess a special ability known as a Ceres. Selena is able to generate electricity, but she also has a rare second Ceres: the ability to generate chrome. As she learns to use her abilities at Vanderwald, Selena meets her fellow students, including an alluring yet distant student named Lucas Brayden, who is burdened by a haunted past. Forced into a school partnership, Selena grows closer to Lucas and uncovers the pain he has been hiding.
Soon, Selena encounters a mysterious individual deeply rooted in her tangled past, discovering that she is the descendant of an ancient power. When a thief embarks on a thieving rampage in search of powerful artifacts, Selena and her friends must figure out who the culprit is and bring him to justice. But what happens when they discover they possess the very items the thief desires? And can Selena stop the thief even if he is the only one who can reveal the truth about her lost past?