Reeling from the latest attack by a mysterious enemy, the Quatra Fleet Academy is finally admitting students from every planet in the solar system after centuries of exclusivity.
Hotshot pilot Vesper, an ambitious Tridian citizen, dreams of becoming a captain – but when she loses her spot to a brilliant, wisecracking boy from the wrong side of the asteroid belt, it makes her question everything she thought she knew. Growing up on the toxic planet Deva, Cormak will take any chance he can get to escape his dead-end life and join the Academy – even if he has to steal someone’s identity to do it. Arran was always considered an outsider on icy Chetire, always dreaming of something more than a life working in the mines. Now an incoming cadet, Arran is looking for a place to belong – he just never thought that place would be in the arms of a Tridian boy. And Orelia is hiding a dark secret – she’s infiltrated the Academy to complete a mission, one that threatens the security of everyone there. But if anyone finds out who she really is, it’ll be her life on the line.
These cadets will have to put their differences aside and become a team to defend their world from a cunning enemy – but the danger might be lurking closer to home than they think…
Science Fiction – Young Adult
I am a big fan of The 100 the TV show, but I have never read the books that have inspired it. After meeting the author in Paris last December however, I started reading Light Years, the first book in her new series. As I love science fiction, I was really excited about this read.
I had a very nice time while reading this book, it was a fun and quick read. The four main characters were all very different and I appreciated switching through their point of views. I was especially fond of Orelia and Vesper, the two female leads. They had very interesting back stories and were pretty bad-ass.
I also liked that the book was well paced, and I flew through it. The author uses the different POVs and ellipses to build a quick paced plot with no downtime. The writing is simple and efficient, which makes Light Years a breezing and quick read.
There are also some cute and brand new romances in this novel, which was nice. I had read reviews of Light Years that mentioned the overload of romances but I found them to be just right. And I have a feeling they will add some interesting plot points in the next book.
And yet, I can’t say that Light Years has turned into a favorite of mine… It’s an entertaining story and I’m looking forward to the sequel, but it’s not a five stars read. I could have also used a bit more space stuff, but I guess this first book was mostly made to set up the story.
In conclusion, I think you can definitely check out this book especially if you’re into science fiction… And if you’ve already read it, let’s talk about it in the comments.