Author: Pippa Jay
Published Date: June 3rd 2013
Genre: YA Sci Fi
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
His father died. His mother abandoned him. In the depths of space, darkness seeks him.
Abandoned by his mother after his father’s death, Gethyon Rees feels at odds with his world and longs to travel the stars. But discovering he has the power to do so leaves him scarred for life. Worse, it alerts the Siah-dhu—a dark entity that seeks his kind for their special abilities—to his existence, and sets a bounty hunter on his trail.
When those same alien powers lead Gethyon to commit a terrible act, they also aid his escape. Marooned on the sea-world of Ulto Marinos, Gethyon and his twin sister must work off their debt to the Seagrafter captain who rescued them while Gethyon puzzles over their transportation. How has he done this? And what more is he capable of?
Before he can learn any answers, the Wardens arrive to arrest him for his crime. Can his powers save him now? And where will he end up next?
It is very unusual to find what I consider to be a true science fiction book in the YA genre. Too often they switch way over into the fantasy realm for reasons that I can only assume are to make them more palatable to younger audiences. Pippa Jay does not make this mistake. She has created a great YA sci fi book that most adult sci fi readers would enjoy. I know I did. Although the protagonist is a teenage boy the issues that he has to deal with are easily identifiable for everybody. The world he resides in is exciting and fraught and this makes for a very quick read.
When I read the book I didn’t realize that this was actually considered a sequel to an earlier adult book released. Regular science fiction readers will have no issues reading this as a stand alone although I have to say i am tempted now to check out the earlier book just because I enjoyed the world that this takes place it. The again I have a soft spot for Psi-Talents and there aren’t very many books that seem to promote them.
A very good 4 star YA read! I would highly recommend it. V””V
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