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Sacrifice all you have to survive.
Imprisoned for weeks on an enemy starcraft, Franny, Court, and Mykal have sat with an unfathomable revelation. But as they fight to stay alive, escaping prison means trusting a young mysterious stranger. He knows everything about their lost histories, and when answers aren’t given freely, the bonded trio are forced to join a mission. One that will determine the fate of humanity.
Legend says, a baby—the first of her species—has the power to cloak and teleport planets. Tasked with retrieving the infant, Court fears the baby is just a myth, and if they fail, they’ll never find the truth about their origins.
As Court and Mykal grow closer, their linked bond becomes harder to hide, and dynamics change when Franny begins to fall for someone new. Vulnerable and with no choice, the hunt for the baby sends the trio on a dangerous path to Saltare-1: a water world where their enemies can’t die and survival comes at a high cost. (Goodreads synopsis)
I read The Raging Ones in July and immediately picked this up because I had questions that needed answering. I am notoriously terrible at completing series but I had to know what happened next. In this follow-up we follow Court , Franny, and Mykal immediately after the events of The Raging Ones, in the brig trying to survive. What I really enjoyed about this conclusion was my questions were answered in an interesting and fun way.
I also enjoyed how we got to know the characters more and were with them as they were going through the reveal of who, or what, they were. Franny even got a little of a love story.I enjoyed Court and Mykal’s romance, I felt bad for Franny in book one.
As someone who enjoys a good SFF book, I would consider this sci-fi light. If you are a contemporary reader there is still enough of life moments that will keep you interested.
There were a few things that kinda grated on me. Towards the end, a new element to the story was introduced that I felt came too late in the story and could have been explored more. Also, there were a couple of conveniences that happened that I felt were a little cheap.
Overall, if you are looking for a fun, interesting, young adult sci-fi that more people should be talking about, I would definitely recommend this duology. The writing was good, the romance was enjoyable, and the world and conflict were interesting.
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