When the 1% and the 99% clash, the fate of the human race hangs on the actions of two teens from very different backgrounds in this thrilling sci-fi adventure.
In the Upperworld, the privileged 1% are getting ready to abandon a devastated planet Earth. And Cam can't wait to leave. After sleeping through a 1,000-year journey, he and his friends will have a pristine new planet to colonize. And no more worries about the Lowerworld and is 99% of rejects.
Then Cam sees a banned video feed of protesters in the Lowerworld who also want a chance at a new life. And he sees a girl with golden eyes who seems to be gazing straight though the feed directly at him. A girl he has to find. Sofie.
When Cam finds Sofie, she opens his eyes to the unfairness of what's happening in their world, and Cam joins her cause for Lowerworld rights. He also falls hard for Sofie. But Sofie has her own battles to fight, and when it's time to board the spaceships, Cam is alone.
Waking up 1,000 years in the future, Cam discovers that he and his shipmates are far off-course, trapped on an unknown and hostile planet. Who has sabotaged their ship? And does it have anything to do with Sofie, and the choices—and the enemies—he made in the past?
Oh, this book was so fantastic! I loved the back and forth between the now on the planet that wasn't the one they were going for, and the then on Earth with Cam and Sofie and what seemed to be their doomed relationship! It was so great!
This book, once I got about 60 pages in, I just couldn't stop read it! I had to know more, from the threats that they faced on the planet, to what was going to happen next back on Earth! It wasn't action per say, but scenes that just thrived on tension, borderline thriller. Loved it!
I really kinda hated the world that they lived in on Earth, with Upperworld and it's propaganda about Lowerworld. It's like, Upperworld probably made Lowerworld as bad as it was, and then just walked away and blamed Lowerworld. That was the impression I got.
There was one really big twist right near the end that was like a punch to the gut. Totally made things so much better to read, but much harder on the characters! Things worked out in the end, but it did cost. But they have a hopeful future!
This book was really fantastic, and I loved everything about it!
Author: Joshua David Bellin
Read: May 25th, 2018
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a 2018 Dystopia Book, SAC 2018 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Published: September 26th 2017