Fifty thousand people are living on the Icarus, when the spaceliner suddenly begins to have some issues. Lilac LaRoux, the engineer’s daughter and Tarver Merendsen, a young war hero find themselves in an escape pod together when the Icarus is pulled out of hyperspace. When they land on a strange new planet, they soon realize that they may be the sole survivors. The unlikely and very different pair must struggle to survive and hopefully get rescued. During their journey they learn much about themselves, and the strange happenings on the new planet.
This book made me very happy. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to speed through it because it was that good, or if I wanted to slow down and savor all of its goodness. I thought it was fairly different for YA, and maybe I am learning that I actually enjoy science fiction, as long as it isn’t too techy! I like the characters, even though they weren’t characters that we were supposed to love in the beginning, they melded into great and well-rounded people. It wasn’t predictable, and there were definitely a couple of twists. Honestly, it seemed like it was just going to be a book about a journey, and I was ok with that because I just enjoyed the writing, but it turned into so much more. This is one of those books that had a ton of hype and I was completely ready to be let down, but I wasn’t! Looking forward to the next book in the series, which is about the same event from a completely different perspective.