The Blonde Bookworm: Light Years by Kass Morgan -- Review

Light Years by Kass Morgan -- Review

Friday, September 28, 2018

Title: Light Years 
Author: Kass Morgan 
Pages: 384
Publishing: October 9th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers


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...


Light Years has been on my radar for a little while and I was so happy to receive a review copy from The NOVL for review! I loved reading Morgan's previous novels, and I was hoping her newest novel would be equally as addicting. I most certainly wasn't let down with Light Years! It was fast paced and fun, and the characters were really entertaining! There wasn't really too much that made this novel special or stand out, but it was entertaining and held my attention from start to finish.

The world building and characters in this novel were probably my favorite two features. I thought Kass did a really great job of incorporating diverse characters in a natural way. Sometimes I think authors are so interested in making sure they have diverse characters that it almost feels forced. I never felt that way with the characters in this novel and I thought they all flowed together really nicely. All in all, Light Years was a really fun and quick read and I would highly recommend it to readers who enjoy Sci-Fi YA novels. Thank you to The NOVL for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review!

Rating 3.5/5


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