Published by HarperCollins on December 18, 2018
Hotshot pilot Nax Hall has a history of making poor life choices. So it’s not exactly a surprise when he’s kicked out of the elite Ellis Station Academy in less than twenty-four hours.
But Nax’s one-way trip back to Earth is cut short when a terrorist group attacks the Academy. Nax and three other washouts escape—barely—but they’re also the sole witnesses to the biggest crime in the history of space colonization. And the perfect scapegoats.
On the run and framed for atrocities they didn’t commit, Nax and his fellow failures execute a dangerous heist to spread the truth about what happened at the Academy.
They may not be “Academy material,” and they may not get along, but they’re the only ones left to step up and fight.
This story made me laugh and made me cry I am not going to lie! At first, I was not sure if I was going to like it or not. There has been some buzz about it on different bookish sites I follow, but when I heard about this tour I decided to give it a go as YA Sci-Fi is a sub-genre I enjoy. This book is so much more than that though. It is about people who are forced together by an unthinkable tragedy and though they were considered the rejects of their groups and were dismissed from the space station that held their dreams they must fight to not only survive but clear their names and save the world.
It deals with other tough issues too such as being transgender and relationships both gay and straight. By the end of the novel I wanted to hug them all I felt like the unseen sixth member of their crew who laughed, cried, and stressed right along with them.
I send a big thank you for including me on this tour I really enjoyed this book and I am glad I gave it a chance. I suggest you also give it a chance not only will it warm you heart but it will open your mind too to issues related to who we are and that different doesn’t mean bad.