Lesley Young writes edgy, action-packed stories that keep readers guessing. The futuristic setting of her novel Sky’s End was inspired by a life-long love of the trekkie franchise, and a desire to imagine and explore our universe from the unique perspective of a young, female cadet. Cassiel Winters is desperate to find her missing brother, but first she must solve the mystery behind her own unusual ability, and learn how to be human herself, including experiencing love and loss in an epic adventure of first contact with universe altering importance. Lesley steals time to write novels between researching and writing health and lifestyle features for women’s magazines including Reader’s Digest Canada, Best Health and House & Home.(From Goodreads)
A secret she must never share. A secret that two warring species are determined to control. A universe's future at stake. Twenty-year-old Cassiel Winters joins Earth's new space academy in hopes of finding her brother, one of Command's top pilots and her only family, who's been reported MIA. But she quickly realizes she may not be cut out for life in space, where female cadets are outnumbered, competition's fierce, and she's already failed her hand-to-hand combat test once. Even the station's most respected officer, Lt. Damian King, probably can't help Cassiel pass the second time around-so why is he so interested in her progress? If only one of her freaky deja vu visions would offer an answer instead of mysterious messages like hide. When Cassiel's manipulated into a perilous mission, she encounters a warrior species bred to protect the universe from an even greater threat. And she learns that her secret visions are at the heart of it all. Now Cassiel must fight to control her own destiny and race to save her brother-even if it means pretending to be the pawn of Prime Or'ic, the cold-as-steel Thell'eon leader. Even if it means risking her life, facing hard truths, and making the ultimate sacrifice.
I have to say that Sky´s End was one of my first Sci- fi novels and it was one of the few book of this genre that keep me addicted to Science fiction stories. One of the thinks that I adore about this book are its characters. They are simply amazing and you can connect with them easily because Young´s writing is direct, simple but at the same time deep in meaning. Every page of this book is a treasure.
All the universe the author has created is addictive, let me tell you something, this book has the hottest male characters EVER!. In many scenes I was fanning myself there is so much tension between Prime Or´ic and Cassiel! And I loved every second of it!
This debut novel is a MUST read for everybody because it has traces of all of my favourite genders: a new world, aliens, romance, sexual tension, super powers, complots, a quest, hot guys/aliens (which is really important) and a kick ass heroine. So what are you waiting for?? Go and participate in our giveaway to get a chance to win a paperback copy of Sky´s End. But if after reading this and my review you cannot wait to start this sci-fi romance, go and purchase the book =D
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