When Planets Fall
Abby J. Reed
On a planet where the only difference between three tribes is their blood color, war is on the horizon. Breaker, an amputee, wants peace for his family and home. Malani, a kidnapped POW, wants to return home. Luka wants justice for his home. All three teens come together when Breaker is given seven days to fix a wrecked enemy starship or their home, and peace, is forfeit.
Uncaged Review: A nicely written SciFi with originality and nice world building. I was drawn into the world easily enough, being a long time reader of SciFi. The plot is one of those slow burners, which slowly ramps up the tension. The characters are well meshed, although my one complaint on them is I couldn’t really picture them in my mind right away. Normally, for me to connect with a character, I need to have my own personal visualization – and even though they each had a pretty distinct voice, it took longer than normal to connect. I only got bits and pieces of what they looked like. I think my favorite relationship in the book is Breaker and Circuit.
I would definitely recommend this scifi – but caution the young adult rating, older teens would be fine but there is quite a bit of violence/torture and some of it may be too much for younger teens. Reviewed by Cyrene