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Blurb (from Goodreads):
Forty of Earth's most dangerous women compete to become warriors in the interstellar empire known as PULSE. They must endure a Trial on a death-planet filled with monsters and betrayal.
Only three will survive. And the war hasn't even begun.
It's a future like you've never seen before: one populated by amazing (and often unfriendly) aliens and a Humanity that is 100% female. A paradise in some ways, a prison in others, this handful of extraordinary women must fight to stay alive in a brutal universe, enduring an onslaught of deadly challenges, just to join the fight against a star-spanning threat they can scarcely imagine.
THE TRIAL is the first in an action-packed adventure series for all ages, crammed with creatures, combat, courage … and some of the most fascinating new characters you've encountered in years.
Join PULSE! See the universe! You might even survive...
My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars
This was a sci-fi story about a group of girls going through a terrible trial to try to become PULSE officers.
Stella was a strong character, and it was clear how much she cared for her best friend Faye. She was also pretty good at looking past old grievances as well, and seeing what was really important when it came to a matter of survival.
The storyline in this was about a group of girls who lived in an all-female society, who were training to become PULSE officers, who upheld the law on most planets. The trial involved a group of teenage girls being dumped on a hostile planet, and having to make their way to a pick-up point 72 hours later, having survived the brutal conditions they were left to face. The trial was actually pretty horrendous, and there was plenty of action and deaths, and absolutely no romance at all, which I know some people will appreciate!
The ending to this was also pretty good, and it was quite fun to try to work out who would make it and who wouldn’t.
6.5 out of 10