Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Academy 7

Academy 7Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund

AR Reading Level: 5.7
On the library stacks: YA fiction
Award: VOYA Award/Honor
Recommended for: Grades 9+ 

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Aerin Renning has finally escaped the planet where she lived as a slave. Her father's ship had crashed there years before, killing him in the process. But Aerin survives and is rescued by a pilot who helps her earn a spot at the universe's most elite academy.

Dane Madousin is the son of one of the Alliance's most powerful men. Dane is a celebrity figure and has a reputation as a little bit of a bad boy. When Dane also earns a spot at Academy 7, he and Aerin form a bond that will cause friction in ways neither of them can anticipate.

I didn't know this book is science fiction until I started reading it, but I think it will be a standout for me this year. There is a certain degree of tension written in the story that really hooked me. It struck the right balance of adventure and romantic spark without being too over-the-top sci-fi. I would desperately love a sequel!

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Source: Purchased


Veens said...

I haven't read much science fiction. I will definitely look for this one here.

Corinne said...

I would love a sequel too!!! I wonder if she's planning on it because I couldn't put this down :)

Nina said...

This book is listed on my tbrlist and I still haven't bought a copy of it. I like that it sci-fi, I haven't read a lot of books in this genre and I want to change that.