"A unique spin on the sci-fi trope of exploring new worlds, as much of the action is still focused on humanity’s weaknesses. Detailed world-building is sacrificed to focus on character development; insightful backstories aid in rooting for (and against) the main characters. Even minor characters come alive with humanity under the author’s deft workmanship. VERDICT A strong choice for YA sci-fi shelves." (School Library Journal)
"Brings new meaning to "star-crossed lovers"—read it for the intriguing concepts that play out behind the romance." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Bellin has created a fantastic world, one highlighting socioeconomic and racial inequalities that you see today but in a space opera, where corporations run the world...Fans of sci-fi that touches on contemporary issues will be intrigued by this title." (Booklist online exclusive)
About the Author
Joshua David Bellin has been writing books since the age of eight (though his first few were admittedly very, very short). He is the author of Freefall
, Survival Colony 9
, and Scavenger of Souls
. When he’s not writing, he spends his time drawing, catching amphibians, and watching monster movies with his kids. A Pittsburgh native, Josh has taught college English, published three nonfiction books (one about monsters!), and taken part in the movement to protect the environment. You can find him online at JoshuaDavidBellin.com.