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Published in 2018 by HarperCollins
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Page Count: 352
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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 was honestly such a brilliant, sass induced (mostly due to the main character, Nax) and fabulous adventure! I love how the author instantly pitched the reader into the story, there was nothing about the book that was slow or dull or anything!
I could easily visualise everything in this story – from the initial grief and inner torment that Nax felt when initially being kicked out of training, his hunger, his utter need, to become a pilot and I just couldn’t help but feel for the poor guy! The author wrote him so perfectly, his blend of sassy remarks and quips and comebacks pretty much for everything were perfection and also he’s bisexual! *throws confetti*.
Nax had some amazing scenes with his newfound friends and I love everyone as a squad but my favourite dynamic is hands down, Nax and Rion! There was just so much cheeky tension between them both and they had great flirtatious energy! There’s also a brilliant trans character too and I just love reading about how everyone was pretty much wholly acceptance of one another and just worked so brilliantly together! I certainly feel like I’ll miss these characters and certainly hope for more books featuring this amazing squad!
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