I received this book for free from Illumicrate, Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Light Years by Kass Morgan
Series: Light Years #1
Published by Hodder & Stoughton on October 9, 2018
Genres: Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Format: Arc, E-Arc
Source: Illumicrate, Netgalley
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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...
So I adored the 100 series, so reading this was a given. Light Years follows the lives of four different students from all over the galaxy as they attempt to navigate their way through Quatra Fleet Academy. I won’t spoil the story by telling you about the four characters, but they are all different. They all have motives for being there and all are determined to succeed in their missions.
The book swings between the perspectives of the four, and i have to be honest, there were a couple of stories that I was more eager to read than others. This did mean that I had to resist the temptation of skipping a chapter or two, but I did resist.
And, even though this was the first book in the series, there is plenty of action to keep you on your toes. And it is a boarding school book set in space. To be honest what could be better than that.
Light Years was a great start to a series and it made me eager to read the next one. I cannot wait to see what happens to the crew and how they get out the situations that they now find themselves in.