Take a wild ride with four washouts & the girl who saves them in this roller coaster of a YA Sci-Fi!
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About The Book
But Nax’s one-way trip back to Earth is cut short when a terrorist group attacks the Academy. Nax and three other washouts escape—barely—but they’re also the sole witnesses to the biggest crime in the history of space colonization. And the perfect scapegoats.
On the run and framed for atrocities they didn’t commit, Nax and his fellow failures execute a dangerous heist to spread the truth about what happened at the Academy.
They may not be “Academy material,” and they may not get along, but they’re the only ones left to step up and fight.
I have to admit to you all that Sci-Fi isn’t usually my cup of tea. There have only been a handful that I’ve enjoyed so far including The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid and Scythe by Neal Shusterman to top the list. Other than that YA Sci-Fi isn’t something I think about when I go to pick up a book to read. I have a few on my shelf of course, such as the Illuminae Chronicles that I’ve yet to read/listen to, but they don’t call to me like a fantasy or contemporary. This one on the other hand…mind blown!
Nax, Zee, Case, and Rion are all academy washouts and are on their way back to Earth from the Ellis Space station when things take a turn for the worst and they find themselves driving through space, guns blazing, on a stolen transport ship to who knows where. In a split decision brought on by the need to survive, these four end up on the nearest planet where they are saved by a young girl named Asra. They aren’t quite sure whether or not they can trust Asra but given their current situation they have no other choice.
I enjoyed reading this one so much! It was like Firefly taking place when the crew are all teenagers. Picture five teenagers with different personalities and strengths coming together in order to save millions of people located on different planets that have been colonized by humans! They are instantly thrown into a situation where it’s fight or flight and you are forced to automatically trust each other in order to survive.
This group of strangers become fast friends under the pressure they find themselves in and you’ll get to love each and every one of them! This book is a wild ride from beginning to end and I can’t wait to find out what M.K. England has in store for us next!
About the Author
M.K. England is an author and YA librarian living who grew up on the Space Coast of Florida and now calls the mountains of Virginia home. When she’s not writing or librarianing, MK can be found drowning in fandom, going to conventions, rolling dice at the gaming table, climbing on things in the woods, or feeding her video game addiction. She loves Star Wars with a desperate, heedless passion. It’s best if you never speak of Sherlock Holmes in her presence. You’ll regret it.
Her debut YA space opera, THE DISASTERS, will be out on 12/18/18 from HarperTeen. For the latest DISASTERS news, you can subscribe to the Eccentric Orbit monthly newsletter at biy.ly/MKEnews.