Set in the near future, this action-packed YA novel—already optioned by Sony—will take readers out of their world and on a quest to become one of six teens sent on a mission to Jupiter's moon.
When Leo, an Italian championship swimmer, and Naomi, a science genius from California, are two of the twenty-four teens drafted into the International Space Training Camp, their lives are forever altered. After erratic climate change has made Earth a dangerous place to live, the fate of the population rests on the shoulders of the final six who will be scouting a new planet. Intense training, global scrutiny, and cutthroat opponents are only a few of the hurdles the contestants must endure in this competition.
For Leo, the prospect of traveling to Europa—Jupiter's moon—to help resettle humankind is just the sense of purpose he's been yearning for since losing his entire family in the flooding of Rome. Naomi, after learning of a similar space mission that mysteriously failed, suspects the ISTC isn’t being up front with them about what's at risk.
As the race to the final six advances, the tests get more challenging—even deadly. With pressure mounting, Naomi finds an unexpected friend in Leo, and the two grow closer with each mind-boggling experience they encounter. But it's only when the finalists become fewer and their destinies grow nearer that the two can fathom the full weight of everything at stake: the world, the stars, and their lives.
Oh, man, this book was so freaking amazing! I loved the idea of going and trying to colonize Europa, and training teenagers to kick things off! So exciting, and that there are secrets being kept, and that Naomi and Leo both have their reasons for wanting to stay or go, well, so great to read!
In this world were people can't deny climate change because Mother Nature has destroyed so many cities, humanity's really only hope is the stars. Technology has advanced, but it's not enough to save us. But it was really interesting to read about, espcailly the two A.I.'s!
We didn't really get to know most of the 24 finalists, really, just the 6 that were in Naomi and Leo's group, and even then, Naomi and Leo the most, because we were in their heads. And since they were the ones trying to figure out what was being hidden!
One thing that I think would be a little bit hilarious, given the manipulating of the guys in charge, would be if Naomi was pregnant. I mean, their romance is why things ended up the way that they did. And a pregnancy would be a big complication, and would be so great to read about!
Loved this book, and I really can't wait for the sequel!
Author: Alexandra Monir
Series: Untitled #1
Read: March 2nd, 2018
Reason Why: Love her writing a lot! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Expected Publication: March 6th 2018