… love story, whodunit, psychological thriller in space …
This is a great read. It’s a love story, a whodunit and a psychological thriller set on a space ship fleeing across enemy territory. The narrative races away from the start with a splendid jeopardy piece showing the protagonist, Vee, as a very determined and compassionate girl – and the pace rarely slackens. Sudden “accidents” and personal tensions amongst the desperate crew grow to a satisfying conclusion – and the hint of a sequel.
The story is told through the entwined narratives of the main characters, Vee and Nathan. This approach gives the reader delicious insights, and humour, into the many misunderstandings of their love affair.
I also enjoyed Malorie’s light referencing of multi-ethnicity, the class divisions and her take on marriage!
NB: There are some sex scenes – not too graphically biological …but definitely a Young Adult book.