Elvie Nara was doing just fine in the year 2074. She had a great best friend, a dad she adored, and bright future working on the Ares Project on Mars. But then she had to get involved with sweet, gorgeous, dumb-as-a-brick Cole—and now she's pregnant.
Getting shipped off to the Hanover School for Expecting Teen Mothers was not how Elvie imagined spending her junior year, but she can go with the flow. That is, until a team of hot commandos hijacks the ship—and one of them turns out to be Cole. She hasn't seen him since she told him she's pregnant, and now he's bursting into her new home to tell her that her teachers are aliens and want to use her unborn baby to repopulate their species? Nice try, buddy. You could have just called.
So fine, finding a way off this ship is priority number one, but first Elvie has to figure out how Cole ended up as a commando, work together with her arch-nemesis, and figure out if she even wants to be a mother—assuming they get back to Earth in one piece.
Such a great book! I enjoyed it so much, it was hilarious, though in reviews of the next two books, that this is the best of the series, that it gets worse, but I'm going to be optimistic! Though it is going to be hard to top the awesomeness that was this book!
The format of this book was to have a portion of the book in the current time, with Elvie pregnant on the ship, and then when things got going, leave it on a cliffhanger, and then going back to important bits that lead her to being on the ship. Which was informative and annoying that we got taken away from the action, which made me read faster!
Elvie was just a really awesome character! She was smart, she knew what she wanted, and she was strong, she got through being 16 and pregnant, pretty much on her own besides her best friend Ducky and her dad, who was so funny with his preparations for crises!
The whole world of aliens and baby switching and infertile moms after alien babies, it was interesting, if not great for the moms, who were chosen, and that totally sucks, because they're so young. But then there was the life and death stuff, as well as the shocker that Elvie had a daughter!
Really great book, hilarious, and I can't wait to read more!
Authors: Martin Leicht and Isla Neal
Series: Ever-Expanding Universe #1
Read: December 8th, 2015
Reason Why: Sounded really fantastic, and it's a 2015 Dystopian Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book!
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Published: November 12th 2013