Author: L.A. Kelley
Genre: YA Space Opera
Age Group: Young Adult
Rating: 4 stars
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.
Teenager Jane Benedict is awakened by her father and ordered to memorize a mysterious code. Hours later, Mathias Benedict is dead and Jane and her brother, Will, are wards of United Earth Corporation. To evade the company’s murderous clutches and uncover the meaning of her father’s last message, Jane leads Will on a desperate escape across the galaxy aboard the Freetrader smuggler ship, Solar Vortex. Tangled in the crew’s fight against UEC, Jane saves the life of young smuggler Maclan Sawyer and learns her father’s code identifies a secret cargo shipment that can spell doom for the entire Freetrader cause and the extinction of an alien race.
Piracy, intrigue, romance, and a daring rebellion from Earth wait on the planet Rimrock. Will Jane answer the call to adventure and find new purpose on the galactic rim or will death for high treason be her fate?
What a fast-paced, thrilling adventure set in space. Jane Benedict’s father wakes her up and orders her to memorize a mysterious code. Hours later, he’s dead and Jane and her brother Will are wards of the United Earth Corporation. They manage to escape and flee across the galaxy across the Solar Vortex, a Freetrader smuggler ship. With the crew fighting against the United Earth Corporation, Jane learns more about her father’s mysterious cargo, and how it connects to the fate of an entire race.
I really liked Jane. She’s clever, brave, and she grows a lot throughout the book. The other characters were intriguing too, but Jane was my favorite. The author did a phenomenal job with the world building and setting in this scifi novel – the setting isn’t overly complicated, and as a reader, you can easily connect with the characters and follow the story.
I look forward to reading the next book in the series.