My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I picked this book up because I’d read Discord and enjoyed it. The perspective in this book moves from Beth (in Discord) to her ex-boyfiend Hiran. It shows us what happens when the teens leave the school and go out into the colony. The Casians keep the humans there so that the humans can provide entertainment for them, like we keep animals in a zoo.
When things start to go wrong and the Casians decide to terminate their experiment with this batch of humans must come to an end, Hiran and his friends need to get everyone out of the colony and into the relative safety of the wasteland outside the bubble that they are kept in.
A good fun adventure, compelling and interesting. As with a lot of YA fiction, although the characters are young, they handle some deep emotional themes (like love, death and miscarriage). One of the things I really liked was how the ‘Aliens’ (technically, they’re not Aliens, they’re the new dominant species) were totally non-humanoid. There’s a brilliant conversation about how the sun and the stars are all wrong too.