The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy in this YA sci-fi adventure by debut author M. K. England.
Hotshot pilot Nax Hall has a history of making poor life choices. So it's not exactly a surprise when he's kicked out of the elite Ellis Station Academy in less than twenty-four hours. 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, Nax and his fellow failures plan to pull off a dangerous heist to spread the truth. Because they may not be "Academy material," and they may not even get along, but they're the only ones left to step up and fight.
Full of high-stakes action, subversive humor, and underdogs becoming heroes, this YA sci-fi adventure is perfect for fans of Illuminae, Heart of Iron, or the cult classic TV show Firefly and is also a page-turning thrill ride that anyone—not just space nerds—can enjoy.
This book was a lot of fun to read! Sure, their lives are in danger, but they were hilarious to read about! They quickly became a close knit group-that's what happens when you're in their situation, and I enjoyed everything about this book!
One thing that the synopsis doesn't really mention is the love interests. Because out of the 5 of them, two are interested in the lead, Nax. And he's interested in both of them. Case, genius girl, and Rion, politician boy. Loved that!
The whole concept of a ragtag group of rejects fighting to save the galaxy from a terrorist group is so intriguing! And pretty action packed, Nax has a lot of stellar flying to his name! But we also got to know these characters, so it was a well-rounded story!
I really enjoyed the journeys that these characters went, going to these various planets in various stages of distress, but also the emotional/physiological ones. These guys went through a pretty intense, traumatic event, and they bounced back quickly, kicking and screaming, and yeah, it was so great to read that!
This book was so awesome, and I really enjoyed reading it!
Author: M.K. England
Read: July 5th, 2018
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a DAC Book, SAC 2018 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Expected Publication: December 18th 2018