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 LOVE dystopia’s so when I was given this book by the author, Nickie Anderson, to read and review, I was very excited. To be honest this book is more like a 3.5-3.75 but I don’t give half owls (animal cruelty) so I rounded up for the owl rating.
Although I thought the world of the book could have used a bit more depth, (books set in futuristic worlds need to give the reader a strong sense in what the world is about) I loved all the technology and such that existed in the world. And honestly had this book been fleshed out a bit more, it could have been a solid 5 because the plot is great and Baruj and Sadira (who I loved for her fierceness) are great main characters. In addition to Sadira’s fierceness, I thought she had a lot of love for her father and her emotions and drive, throughout the story, were believable.
So if you want a short read that’s also a fast-paced dystopian, I highly suggest you get yourself a copy today!
**This is a 100% honest review, I received the book from the author to read & review.**