Author: Mary Weber
Series: Book One in the Evaporation of Sofi Snow Series
Published By: Thomas Nelson (June 6, 2017)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Sci Fi/Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars!
Ever since the Delonese ice-planet arrived eleven years ago, Sofi's dreams have been vivid. Alien. In a system where Earth's corporations rule in place of governments and the humanoid race orbiting the moon are allies, her only constant has been her younger brother, Shilo. As an online gamer, Sofi battles behind the scenes of Earth's Fantasy Fighting arena where Shilo is forced to compete in a mix of real and virtual blood sport. But when a bomb takes out a quarter of the arena, Sofi's the only one who believes Shilo survived. She has dreams of him. And she's convinced he's been taken to the ice-planet.
Except no one but ambassadors are allowed there.
For Miguel, Earth's charming young playboy, the games are of a different sort. As Ambassador to the Delonese, his career has been built on trading secrets and seduction. Until the Fantasy Fight's bomb goes off. Now the tables have turned and he's a target for blackmail. The game is simple: Help the blackmailers, or lose more than anyone can fathom, or Earth can afford.
I normally am not one that is huge on sci fi, in any sub genre, but when I saw that Weber had a new book out, sci fi or not, I knew I had to read it.
I'm so very glad that I did because once again Weber shows us that the woman can write. She can create worlds whether, fantasy or science fiction, and make them completely believable. With characters that are lovable every bit as they are determined, single minded and fierce in doing what needs to be done, darn the consequences.
This was a fun read and one that I didn't struggle with at all, which was a relief because once I got into the story, it wasn't hard at all to want to shut out the outside world and read until I was done.
Set in a futuristic, almost game like feel to it, this was so easy to get into. With scientific jargon that wasn't complicated or hard to understand, instead you flowed easily right into the heart of the story which, like most of Weber's book, was full of secrets and lies and riddled with hidden agendas and mystery.
All in all a wonderful story that will stuck you in and leave you wanting the next one.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*