Friday, 27 November 2015

When Stars Burn Out (Europa, #1) by Anna Vera

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Anna Vera.
When Stars Burn Out (Europa, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
When a plague turns people into monsters, the only safe place left to live is the Ora, a spaceship lingering beside Earth’s moon. Aboard are the specimens of the next generation, modified genetically to develop powerful, supernatural abilities, which they must use to exterminate those infected by the plague and stop the apocalypse.

From the day Eos Europa was created eighteen years ago, she’s cared about little else. But despite being a formidable opponent with a rule of never backing down, her lack of a supernatural ability disqualifies her from becoming a soldier. Stripped of the title she’s worked a lifetime for, Eos feels she’s lost everything.

But that changes when soldiers start disappearing. Just seconds after landing on Earth, they begin falling off the Ora’s radar without a trace. Desperate for answers, the Ora’s leading officer deploys Eos as their replacement, regardless of her deficiencies—and in the end, it’s not her deficiencies that stop her. It’s the realities she faces, which cause her to question everything about who she is, where she’s come from, and how the apocalypse really began, leaving her to decide whether she’ll continue to play the puppet she was created to be, or disappear like everybody else.


When Stars Burn Out by Anna Vera

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars



When Stars Burn Out (Europa, #1) “We are evolved – immune to the plague that’s on the cusp of surfacing. And as such, we are the only beings capable of fighting what comes next.”



This was an interesting YA sci-fi story, with some pretty major twists!

Eos was a really strong character, and I really felt for her when it looked like she wouldn’t be able to follow her dream of going to Earth. She didn’t give up though, and I liked that about her.

“She failed her exam!” Onyx brays. “It’s illegal to send her.”



The storyline in this was pretty good, and I liked the twists we got thrown! Even before the crew left the spaceship there were unexpected deaths, and strange conspiracies coming to light, and clues as to what was really going on, and as the story progressed things only got more intriguing.

“He’s trying to kill me,”



The ending to this was pretty good, although it was obvious that this wasn’t the end of the story for these guys.



7 out of 10

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