Hello, everyone, and welcome to this week’s edition of Book Review Tuesday!
WOW. I didn’t realize how long I’d been waiting for this book until a few weeks before I checked it out.
I feel like it was on some sort of EpicReads list, and it looked really good, so I put it on my to-read list, and then on hold at the library. Of course, it wouldn’t be available for another…mmm, give or take 6 MONTHS OR SO, because I was an idiot and I didn’t realize that it was coming out in December.
So anyway, it became available a few weeks ago, and I was overjoyed to read it at last. And? I must say, I was not disappointed in the least. A truly wild ride, packed with witty banter, classic sci-fi fun, and lots of crazy twists and turns! We’re only, oh, three or so weeks into 2019, but it’s the best sci-fi book I’ve read so far this year!
Enjoy the review!
Nax Hall has dreamed of becoming a pilot since he was a little boy, back on Earth. Now, he is looking to enroll in the Ellis Station Academy, so he can train to be a full-fledged pilot and travel across the universe. But his dreams are tragically cut short after he fails his exams within a day of arriving, and he’s sent on the first ship back to Earth with three other expelled students. It seems as though this is the end for Nax and his friends, until Ellis Station Academy is attacked by a group of terrorists. As the only ones present at the time of this tragedy, Nax and his ragtag gang are now the prime suspects for the heinous crime. Forced to flee to another planet, they must now discover the truth about the attack on the Academy-and evade the law.
I had high(ish) expectations for The Disasters, but nothing could have prepared me for how stellar (no pun intended) this novel was. Feasible, intricate, future world-building? Gotcha. A cast of characters that are not only very diverse, but UNCANNILY LIKEABLE? Look no further. Spectacular writing, paired with a super-fun plot that had me on the edge of my seat? Check and check! Any sci-fi fan, no matter what your specific tastes are, read this book. I promise that you’ll be grinning the entire time you’re reading this.
Oh, and also, it reminded me a lot of Guardians of the Galaxy, which is a pretty major plus, if you ask me.
Well, thanks for taking the time to read this review! Have a fantastic rest of your week, and take care of yourselves! 🙂