Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Achilles:The Deep Sky Saga - Review

Idgie Says:
This is a YA novel that starts with a crash landing on an unknown planet and the action never stops from there. Jonah appears to be rather harshly wounded, but recovers quick enough to get himself into many different situations. 

When all the adults mysteriously disappear (how that happens as a group is never explained) and then start showing back up as mutilated bodies with messages on them, the teenagers left alive from the crash become panicked. 

Leaders rise to the top, groups are formed, and attempts at safety and rescue are planned. The death count rises quickly and you're not sure anyone will make it to the end. 

Dark secrets are hinted at and you are definitely left with a cliffhanger for book two. 

This is a book that I do believe YA will enjoy, but not one that would easily transition to the adult reader. 



“...It was just pure adrenaline from start to finish.”
Kole Writes
Presenting the first book of the new Deep Sky Saga: ACHILLES. This thrilling space exploration YA series is sure to be a perfect fit for fans of Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff and the Across the Universe series by Beth Revis. 

ACHILLES (Diversion Trade Paperback Original; $18.99; September 26, 2017) introduces readers to orphaned teenager Jonah Lincoln as he prepares for a voyage from a hardscrabble life on Earth to the newly-colonised planet Thetis in the Silver Foot Galaxy. While Jonah may see this new beginning as a chance to be brave and self-sufficient, he’s thrown into chaos when his ship crashes not on Thetis, but on its lethal moon, Achilles. As the situation grows ever direr, Jonah and his fellow teenage survivors must endeavor to reach Thetis--especially as this moon turns out to not be as uninhabited as the colonists have been led to believe.


Greg Boose is the former Los Angeles and Chicago Editor for BlackBook Magazine, and his work has appeared online and in print publications. Greg holds an undergraduate degree from Miami University and an MFA from Minnesota State University Moorhead. He lives in Santa Monica with his two young daughters. He has previously published The Red Bishop with Full Fathom Five Digital, as well as ghostwriting two Young Adult novels that hit The New York Times' bestseller list. Visit him online at www.gregboose.com.