Author: Nickie Anderson
Edition Read: eBook
It's bad enough that Sadira Pascal's father doesn't make it home to celebrate her fifteenth birthday. He might be a busy hovership engineer pulling overtime on a new design, but he's always been home for the important things. It's worse when she discovers her father decided to ride on the maiden voyage of his newest ship, the CAS Bright Star, without even telling her. But things really fall apart during Sadira's field trip with her class to observe the hovership launch. Instead of a successful flight, she watches the Bright Star fall out of the sky.
The Central government confirms her father's death, leaving Sadira to pick up the pieces of her former life. While she struggles with her loss, Private Baruj Haddad tries to convince her that her father and the rest of the Bright Star crew are still alive. At first, Sadira doesn't believe there's any hope. But then she stumbles across a message that makes her think maybe, just maybe, her father is still alive. As she digs deeper into the Bright Star's crash, Sadira uncovers secrets about her father's work, secrets that put her and everyone she loves in danger.
I received a copy of this book for an honest review.
MY OVERVIEW: This book has gotten my elusive 5 star rating! What an exciting read! At first, as with most dystopians, you are thinking that the society is actually pretty nice. But then what dystopian society is actually utopian? None.
PROS: I really liked Dr. DeWitt. All I could picture was Doc Brown from Back to the Future. :) I enjoyed that this was not a book that you could tell what was going to happen next. It really had you guessing, and it wasn't one of those books where everything went right all the time.
CONS: I really didn't have too many complaints. I think the one I do have is Papa. He was really annoying and not at all what I expected at the end of the book. I just wish he was a little different.
MY FINAL THOUGHTS: I really didn't want this book to end. I hope that there is going to be another one, and soon! I highly recommend this book, especially for dystopian fans.