Terra has never known anything but life aboard the Asherah, a city-within-a-spaceship that left Earth five hundred years ago in search of refuge. At sixteen, working a job that doesn't interest her, and living with a grieving father who only notices her when he's yelling, Terra is sure that there... show more
Terra has never known anything but life aboard the Asherah, a city-within-a-spaceship that left Earth five hundred years ago in search of refuge. At sixteen, working a job that doesn't interest her, and living with a grieving father who only notices her when he's yelling, Terra is sure that there has to be more to life than what she's got.But when she inadvertently witnesses the captain's guard murdering an innocent man, Terra is suddenly thrust into the dark world beneath her ship's idyllic surface. As she's drawn into a secret rebellion determined to restore power to the people, Terra discovers that her choices may determine life or death for the people she cares most about. With mere months to go before landing on the long-promised planet, Terra has to make the decision of a lifetime--one that will determine the fate of her people.
Publish date: 2013-07-23
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
I'm conflicted about this book, or rather how I think about it. On the one hand it does some things really, really well; others it does satisfactorily, but some things frustrated the hell out of me. I'm going to try and talk about all of these things.The stuff it does really, really well: Diversity....
I loved the idea of the culture behind this book, but it felt quite bloated, and yet not detailed enough. I wanted more everyday scenes, instead of the “And then Mara taught me about botany” gloss that we got. Terra’s conflict was nicely done, but the foundation of the different factions on the ship...
The sole sign of my father’s chaos was the glass that sat encrusted with wine on the floor beside his bed, a line of ants circling the rim. Even in the future, in space there are ants This is science fiction, however that is almost the backburner of the story. There is a spaceship, travel...
Actual rating: 4.5I'm still reeling from my marathon reading session of this book. A spaceship traveling to another planet? Always an interesting concept, but I've had one previous encounter with this premise through a series that shall remain unnamed, and it didn't end well. This book turned my bra...
4.5Didn't see that one coming. Had me rolling with the twists!