*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
Author: Kass Morgan
Publisher: Little, Brown
Publication Date: October 2019
Synopsis from Goodreads:
With a galaxy on the brink of war and loyalties divided, the friendship of four Quatra Fleet cadets will be tested as their greatest enemy closes in. Arrested for espionage, Orelia’s future is looking bleak . . . until the Quatrans make her a surprising offer that could save her life — and the lives of everyone in the galaxy. Reeling from a betrayal, Arran finds comfort in a sympathetic boy from Loos, someone who understands how hard it can be to fit in. But is it enough for Arran to forget his heartbreak? Meanwhile, Cormak’s position at the Academy is in jeopardy when someone discovers his own treasonous secret, putting everything he’s fought for in peril. And Vesper is on the brink of becoming the superstar officer she always dreamed she’d be . . . until she uncovers a conspiracy that shakes her faith in the Quatra Fleet to its core. As secret machinations come to light, these cadets will be forced to overcome their differences and band together to restore peace to their worlds.
The long-awaited sequel to Light Years has arrived. Supernova picks up where book one left off: at the Quatran academy where Ophelia has been arrested for espionage. Easy to read, fast-paced, and full of wonderfully diverse characters and relationships, this story makes for a great second book. It wasn’t as good as book one, but it’s always hard to live up to a great start.
If there was one thing that was lacking that would have really kicked this story up a notch, it’d be even more action packed and heart-wrenching scenes. There was so much potential for this story to be a total powerhouse. If there is any one series that I could compare to that I would have hoped for in this book in terms of building suspense and the threat of intergalactic war, it’s the Illuminae Files. While I was drawn in by the friendships and the relationships that unfold throughout Supernova, the climax and the intensity just wasn’t there. It felt a bit rushed and could have used another 100 pages to fully flesh out the story and to connect us more deeply with the characters.
However, in the end, there’s a cathartic resolution and we’re left feeling pretty good about this world that Morgan has created. The author brings the story to a close neatly, making this a fully complete duology.
Fans of Kass Morgan will no doubt, enjoy this story and to anyone who’s ready book one, you’ll want to get this nice resolution to the intergalactic war that threatens the Quatrans in Light Years.