Light Years by Kass MorganLight Years by Kass Morgan

Light Years

byKass Morgan

Hardcover | October 9, 2018

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Ender's Game meets The 100 at an interstellar military boarding school in a romantic new series from New York Timesbestselling author Kass Morgan!

Reeling from a devastating attack by a mysterious enemy, the Quatra Fleet Academy is opening its doors to a new class of cadets from every planet in the solar system.

Hotshot pilot Vesper dreams of becoming a captain, but when she loses her spot to a wisecracking boy from the wrong side of the asteroid belt, she begins to question everything she thought she knew. Trapped on the toxic planet Deva, Cormak will take any chance he can to join the Academy--even if he has to steal someone's identity to get there. Arran was always an outcast on icy Chetire and is looking for a place to belong. He just never thought it would be in the arms of the hottest guy in the galaxy. And Oreliahas infiltrated the fleet to complete a mission, one that threatens the security of everyone around her. But if anyone finds out who she really is, it'll be her life on the line....

As worlds collide at the Academy, these four cadets will have to learn to work together if they want to survive. But how do you begin to trust the very people you've spent a lifetime learning to hate?

Light Years is the first book in a thrilling and romantic new sci-fi series from the bestselling author of The 100.
Kass Morganis the author of The 100 series, which is now a television show on the CW. She received a bachelor's degree from Brown University and a master's degree from Oxford University. She currently works as an editor and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Title:Light YearsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 8.75 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:October 9, 2018Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316510440

ISBN - 13:9780316510448


Rated 4 out of 5 by from wonderful sci-fi Light years is a a story about a group of young adults who have to put their differences aside and work together to overcome the odds and prove that they belong. They have to work together to defeat a security threat to save those they care about. Light Years is told from four POVs who are all from different backgrounds, different planets and they all have a secret. Cormack is from Deva which is a dying planet covered in toxic dust, he unexpectedly ends up at the academy. Vesper is Tridian and was raised and trained to become an officer in the Quatara Fleet. Vesper has a point to prove and  wants to be recognized for her talent Arran is from Chetire and scored the highest on the entrance exam to the academy, hes incredibly intelligent and wants to belong somewhere. Orelia is from the planet Loos, she has a huge secret that is a security threat to the academy. I really enjoyed this book, I thought it was interesting, it had a cast of fantastic characters who all bring something different to the story and I loved the setting (I'm a sucker for sci-fi). I really liked that the world Light Years is set in includes several different planets in the solar system. We learn that the outer planets Deva, Loos and Chetire are less desirable, the people are poor and are disliked from those living on Tridia. I would like to learn more about the outer planets, the tourmoil that divided them and why the Tridians look down and are prejudiced against everyone else. I'm hoping we get this in the next book. My favourite characters were Cormack and Orelia. Cormack is a little bit cocky, a smart ass, incredibly intelligent and doesn't put up with anyone's crap. Orelia is quiet, mysterious, she has a huge secret and she's trying hard to fit in. Reading her chapters were my favourite because of her background. There is one common enemy all four planets want to fight against and that the Spectres from a different solar system. For the past few years the Spectres have been launching attacks on some of the planets and the Quatara system wants to fight back. Throughout the book we learn little about this enemy and it appears that what the people of the Quatara systems have been told might not be entirely true. I hope we get to learn more about the Spectres int he second book. While I really enjoyed this book I found the pacing slow and the story a bit dull at times. It's basically following the four characters throughout their time at the academy, there's no real action, disaster or excitement throughout the book. What makes the story interesting is the four characters themselves, each one is from a different background, has secrets and has been through something different which makes them intriguing. Overall this was a great sci-fi and I'm really looking forward to the next book. If you like sci-fi, books surrounding friendship, teamwork, people rising against prejudice and an academy type setting you should pick this one up!
Date published: 2018-11-08

Editorial Reviews

"Dark and riveting. A mash-up of The Lord of the Flies, Across the Universe, and The Hunger Games."-Booklist