If you love Sci-fi novels than this is the read for you! In this exhilarating YA Sci-fi, The Evaporation of Sofi Snow, we are introduced to dynamic characters who live in a technological world where aliens exist, trust comes sparingly, and betrayal just might be right around the corner.
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About The Evaporation of Sofi Snow
Title: The Evaporation of Sofi Snow
Author: Mary Weber
Pub. Date: June 6, 2017
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Ever since the Delonese ice-planet arrived eleven years ago, Sofi’s dreams have been vivid. Alien. In a system where Earth’s corporations rule in place of governments and the humanoid race orbiting the moon are allies, her only constant has been her younger brother, Shilo. As an online gamer, Sofi battles behind the scenes of Earth’s Fantasy Fighting arena where Shilo is forced to compete in a mix of real and virtual blood sport. But when a bomb takes out a quarter of the arena, Sofi’s the only one who believes Shilo survived. She has dreams of him. And she’s convinced he’s been taken to the ice-planet.
Except no one but ambassadors are allowed there.
For Miguel, Earth’s charming young playboy, the games are of a different sort. As Ambassador to the Delonese, his career has been built on trading secrets and seduction. Until the Fantasy Fight’s bomb goes off. Now the tables have turned and he’s a target for blackmail. The game is simple: Help the blackmailers, or lose more than anyone can fathom, or Earth can afford.
I found the setting of this book to be really intriguing because you have technological advancements that are so realistic that I could see our world headed in that direction. I’m not usually one for aliens in most things to be honest but I thought that Weber did a great job of showing a mix of characteristics that are both humane and mysterious. The Earth has only had alien visitors for 10 years and so there is still so much about them that is unknown. I hope we get to see more of where they came from and the reasons’ why in book two.
I really liked Sofi. She’s intelligent, strong willed, and protective of those she cares about most. I really liked how bad-A she is too. She’s so independent due to circumstances that she is able to take care of herself, even in the most trickiest of situations. She is on a mission to find her brother Shilo and will do whatever it takes to do it. She’s not afraid to enter into “enemy territory” with the person she despises the most. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book because that ending left us with a total “what the…” moment!
I really liked Miguel. I thought he was the most interesting character because of the role he plays within the societal aspects of this book. He is the youngest ambassador to the alien’s out there and seeing him have to change persona’s based on circumstance was really neat. I think Weber did a wonderful job or portraying the lifestyle of someone whose actions are scrutinized at every turn and how they may react if forced into a situation that could ruin everything they’d worked hard to achieve.
I can’t wait to see where the next installment takes us. I’m hoping we’ll get to learn more about the Delonese (aliens) like where they came from, why they are there, and what their motivations are when it comes to the human population!
About the Author
Mary Weber is the multiple-award-winning author of the bestselling young adult Storm Siren Trilogy, and The Evaporation of Sofi Snow series (all by HarperCollins). An avid high school, middle school, and conference speaker, Mary’s passion is helping others find their voice amid a world that often feels too loud. When she’s not plotting adventures involving tough girls who frequently take over the world, Mary sings 80’s hairband songs to her three muggle children, and ogles her husband who looks strikingly like Wolverine. They live in California which is perfect for stalking L.A. bands, Comic-Con, and the ocean.
Mary’s debut, Storm Siren, was featured in the Scholastic Book Fair, and her novels have been endorsed by New York Times bestselling authors Marissa Meyer, Jay Asher, Wendy Higgins, CJ Redwine, Shannon Messenger, and Jonathan Maberry.
You can also find Mary’s fun interviews in the paperback of Marissa Meyer’s NYT bestselling, CRESS, and in Jay Asher’s 13 REASONS WHY movie tie-in edition. Most recently, you can see her and her family as extras in the NETFLIX Original Series, 13 REASONS WHY.
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