Reeling from the latest attack by a mysterious enemy, the Quatra Fleet Academy is finally admitting students from every planet in the solar system after centuries of exclusivity.
Hotshot pilot Vesper, an ambitious Tridian citizen, dreams of becoming a captain – but when she loses her spot to a brilliant, wisecracking boy from the wrong side of the asteroid belt, it makes her question everything she thought she knew. Growing up on the toxic planet Deva, Cormak will take any chance he can get to escape his dead-end life and join the Academy – even if he has to steal someone’s identity to do it. Arran was always considered an outsider on icy Chetire, always dreaming of something more than a life working in the mines. Now an incoming cadet, Arran is looking for a place to belong – he just never thought that place would be in the arms of a Tridian boy. And Orelia is hiding a dark secret – she’s infiltrated the Academy to complete a mission, one that threatens the security of everyone there. But if anyone finds out who she really is, it’ll be her life on the line.
These cadets will have to put their differences aside and become a team to defend their world from a cunning enemy – but the danger might be lurking closer to home than they think…
Out October 2018
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
This is a character driven story, told from four Point of Views. The world building is not as good as I would have liked, but the character interactions were on point. Love their arcs, flaws and all, and how they grew as the story unfolded. The plot pushed and pushed things along keeping the ride thrilling and me invested in the story.
There’s several interesting elements, including: political, friendship, secrets and growth. It’s fast-paced and fun all the way through. I loved learning about each character and what was driving them. The ending was disappointing in that it’s one major cliff hanger. However, the plot makes up for everything and my disappointment with the plot is my own doing since I have to wait forever for the sequel.
I hope the next book comes out quickly, since I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next.
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