Series Universe Eventual, book 1
Author N. J. Tanger
Release Date April 25, 2015
The Stephen’s Point colony is dying. Desperate, the colony must restore the ancient colony ship Chimera for a dangerous return journey to Earth.
To sixteen-year-old Theo Puck, the Mandate to crew the Chimera seems like a game—one he isn’t invited to play. A brutal murder changes everything: left with no choice, Theo has to complete the Selection training and make it aboard the Chimera or face terrible consequences.
Selena Samuelson wants to do what she does best—fly. Piloting her father’s ore trawler is the only life she’s known before a horrifying accident strands her aboard the Hydra, the station responsible for rebuilding the Chimera. Forced into the Mandate testing against her will, Selena encounters an unexpected ally, forever changing the way she sees the Chimera and herself.
Forced to make dark choices in order to survive, Theo and Selena’s fates intertwine. But behind the scenes, someone else sets into motion events that could destroy everything they’re fighting to protect.
Sci-fi isn't my first genre choice when reading, so I'm always hesitant to agree to read and review these types of books (even more so when the book has so few reviews already). But there was something different about Chimera that intrigued me. It was written/edited by three people. THREE! I'm pretty sure three people is a first for me. So, that was my original draw into agreeing to read and review this book. Thankfully, that's not all Chimera has going for it.
It took me a couple of chapters to really become interested in the story, but then I was hooked. I was slightly more interested in Theo than Selena, but both characters were able to hold my attention. This book has it all: solid writing, realistic characters, and an entertaining story.
Chimera is an interesting book and a promising start to a series. I would definitely recommend it to those that enjoy sci-fi.
4 out of 5 stars
* This book was received from the author in exchange for an honest review. *