As the heiress to Titon Technologies, eighteen-year-old Aurora Titon can have whatever she wants—clothes, expensive gadgets, anything money can buy. All she really wants is to escape her pampered, paparazzi-prone life for the stars. Becoming the first female pilot to train as an astronaut for the Apollo Academy is exactly the chance for which she has been waiting. Everything would be perfect if it weren't for her unreciprocated crush on a fellow student, the sexy astronaut bent on making her life hell, and the fact that someone keeps trying to kill her. The first in a four book new adult science fiction series, The Apollo Academy, is an action packed story of love, discovery, and survival. (Goodreads)
I finished this last year, but am finally managing to get a review up. That's definitely not a reflection on what I thought of the book though, because I loved this one! I have a soft spot for NA sci-fi, and this didn't disappoint. I enjoyed the world that Chase has created and felt it was incredibly believable. I read it while visiting family where several of my nephews were seriously unable to look up from their game systems for days at a time--it totally made me think that the world Chase has put together is so possible! And then I was reading Wired Magazine, with their Wearable Tech on the front cover, and I just had to laugh. The world Chase has may be a whole lot closer than we think. For better, or worse. Anyhow, I really enjoyed the characters as well, and found them all to be very believable and nuanced. Aurora was really easy to identify with, and Zane is great--I can't wait to learn more about him. Anyhow, definitely the start of a great series and I can't wait to see more!
Have you had a chance to check this one out? Have another sci-fi to recommend?