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“Tamora approved! OCTE Spirit of Oregon Award; ALA/YALSA Popular Paperback nominee”Katharine G wrote this review Tuesday, August 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Although the cover looks like this book would be a young adult romance novel, it is in fact science fiction. Aerin & Dane meet at Academy 7, the most prestigious school in the universe. There they compete with each other for top honors in all subjects (of course, somewhat predictable). There is a developing relationship that thankfully is not insta-love. All in all, an enjoyable read.”Susie V wrote this review Wednesday, February 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I wish their was a sequel.”Remi~ might not be on this week. Finals week and spending time with my bf. haven't seen him away from school. Sorry wrote this review Monday, July 9, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“At first, I really didn't think I was going to like this book. It started off kind of slow and almost felt poorly edited. However, I ended up completely absorbed by the story. It was one of those books that made me feel like I was actually there. I liked the flawed characters, and how everything came together in the end. definitely recommend. ”Tabi wrote this review Monday, January 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“i absolutely loved -correction, LOVE- this book. i'm so glad i took the risk and bought it. i've read this book about a billion times, and it still hasn't gotten old. i'm looking forward to more books that anne osterlund writes... assuming she'll write more.”:)ysa (ee-sah) wrote this review Monday, December 19, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was good and really interesting i hope she comes out with a sequel”Caroline G. wrote this review Tuesday, November 29, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Vaguely remember reading this. I read this during the summer after 8th grade. :P ”Jacqueline Buringa wrote this review Friday, November 18, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“i liked it!”~♥~Alex Renner(Daughter of Jeremy Renner)~Wes Stromberg is my boyfriend~Exams are done! I made it!~♥~ wrote this review Saturday, October 15, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“wow”Addicted to reading wrote this review Saturday, August 20, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Dane and Aerin are both very screwed up people, broken and closed off. Academy 7 is science fictions, deals with wars, ethics and family, but, ultimately, I think the most important aspect of the story is the way that Dane and Aerin are slowly managing to recover from the wounds of their childhoods together. There relationship evolves slowly and believably.
Although I never got very close to any of the characters, I did like Dane and Aerin, drawn naturally to their intelligence. The first sections at the school reminded me heavily of the manga Special A, as the boy and girl have a serious rivalry for the first slot in the school, although here the girl is winning everything but debate.
The other story elements, some of which I listed in the first section of this review are well done too, although I think the story could have been better had it been longer. A number of points could have been more fully fleshed out, as could the characters. At the conclusion of the novel, I still have a lot of questions, such as what happened to the General. Perhaps a sequel will come someday when Osterlund has finished up her work on Aurelia's series.
Overall, this was a sweet, touching story of two scarred people coming together to mend against an awesome sci-fi backdrop.”