MiNRS by Kevin SylvesterMiNRS by Kevin Sylvester


byKevin Sylvester

Hardcover | September 22, 2015

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A boy and his friends must find a way to survive in the mining tunnels after their new space colony is attacked in this gritty action-adventure novel, which School Library Journal called “a solid survival story.”

In space. Underground. And out of time.

Christopher Nichols and his family live on a new planet, Perses, as colonists of Melming Mining’s Great Mission to save the earth. Dozens of families like Christopher’s have relocated, too, like his best friend Elena Rosales.

A communications blackout with Earth hits, and all of Perses is on its own for three months. It’s okay, though, because the colonists have prepared, stockpiling food and resources to survive. But they never prepared for an attack.

Landers, as the attackers are called, obliterate the colony to steal the metal and raw ore. Now in a race against time, Christopher, along with a small group of survivors, are forced into the maze of mining tunnels. The kids run. They hide. But can they survive?
Title:MiNRSFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.2 inPublished:September 22, 2015Publisher:Margaret K. McElderry BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:148144039X

ISBN - 13:9781481440394


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Middle Grade n MINRS, Kevin Sylvester takes the reader into the future, a future where humans are sent to a new planetoid to mine underground for resources to send back to Earth. When things go horribly wrong due to an unforeseen attack, Christopher Nichols, his best friend Elena, and a small group of young survivors run and go on the defensive but can they survive? This novel was action packed from start to finish. A compelling read full of action, adventure, and suspense, you will have a hard time putting this one down. When you do, you will want to run as fast as you can to pick up MINRS2 to see how the story continues. A Red Maple honour book for 2017, it's easy to know why this story resonated with grade 7 and 8 students. MINRS has also been included on the Forest Kids Committee summer reading list so you know its a hit. Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Sci Fi! A great gift for Science Fiction lovers, this futuristic tale takes place on a planetoid that is now home to families of scientists and miners who are extracting precious metals and terraforming the land for colonization. When an intruding ship attacks, the children form a survival plan. This freshly unique, fast-paced story, will appeal to ages nine to 12.
Date published: 2016-03-01

Editorial Reviews

“A space adventure like no other, this book takes the reader to a new world. Sci-fi readers will love the non-stop action, futuristic setting, space travel, technology, and the possibility of life on another planet.”