Happy day after Christmas y’all! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and got everything they wanted!
So as I wrote in my last post, I was in a major book hangover after Kingdom of Ash. I tried reading 3 different books afterwards, and none of them kept me interested until I got to Light Years. While I haven’t read any of Kass Morgan’s other books, I used to watch the 100 whenever the seasons were loaded onto Netflix (and I mean as soon as I have time to watch TV again, I’m definitely going to go back and catch up on it).
Light Years 5/5 Stars
Summary from Goodreads
Reeling from the latest attack by a mysterious enemy, the Quatra Fleet Academy is finally admitting students from every planet in the solar system after centuries of exclusivity.
Hotshot pilot Vesper, an ambitious Tridian citizen, dreams of becoming a captain – but when she loses her spot to a brilliant, wisecracking boy from the wrong side of the asteroid belt, it makes her question everything she thought she knew. Growing up on the toxic planet Deva, Cormak will take any chance he can get to escape his dead-end life and join the Academy – even if he has to steal someone’s identity to do it. Arran was always considered an outsider on icy Chetire, always dreaming of something more than a life working in the mines. Now an incoming cadet, Arran is looking for a place to belong – he just never thought that place would be in the arms of a Tridian boy. And Orelia is hiding a dark secret – she’s infiltrated the Academy to complete a mission, one that threatens the security of everyone there. But if anyone finds out who she really is, it’ll be her life on the line.
These cadets will have to put their differences aside and become a team to defend their world from a cunning enemy – but the danger might be lurking closer to home than they think…
First thing’s first, I LOVED the whole premise of the book. I’m a huge sucker for boarding school books, and this was pretty much a boarding school book, but it was set in space. I also loved our four main characters! Vesper, Cormak, Arran, and Orelia were so different, but they meshed together so well. I liked Orelia’s storyline the best and I’m so excited to see where things go from here for her! I think Vesper grew the most as a character- so much character development! Overall, this was just a really fun read and I cannot wait for the next book!