Welcome to week 1 of The Disasters summer reading challenge. This is for anyone reading it for the first time or rereading it. I read and reviewed the book before it came out. I just couldn’t resist this diverse high adventure space story.
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The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy in this YA sci-fi adventure by debut author M. K. England.
Hotshot pilot Nax Hall has a history of making poor life choices. So it’s not exactly a surprise when he’s kicked out of the elite Ellis Station Academy in less than twenty-four hours. But Nax’s one-way trip back to Earth is cut short when a terrorist group attacks the Academy.
Nax and three other washouts escape—barely—but they’re also the sole witnesses to the biggest crime in the history of space colonization. And the perfect scapegoats.
On the run, Nax and his fellow failures plan to pull off a dangerous heist to spread the truth. Because they may not be “Academy material,” and they may not even get along, but they’re the only ones left to step up and fight.
Full of high-stakes action, subversive humor, and underdogs becoming heroes, this YA sci-fi adventure is perfect for fans of Illuminae, Heart of Iron, or the cult classic TV show Firefly and is also a page-turning thrill ride that anyone—not just space nerds—can enjoy.
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Week 1 Discussion Question 1
- We’re off to a fast, explodey start! What are your impressions so far?
- If the circumstances weren’t so dire and life-or-death, what do you think these characters would make of each other? Would they get along?
- Do you have a favorite character so far?
- Any predictions for how this will all go down? Grand betrayals, thrilling heroics, total disasters?
- What do you think will happen with Case, now that she’s in custody with the flight recorder?
Feel free to answer just one, or all five! Don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter drawing for a chance to win signed hardcovers and ARCs of MK’s books after you finish your comment.
Do a first read or re-read of THE DISASTERS and discuss it with four amazing bloggers, with prizes for participation:
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About the Author
M.K. England is an author and YA librarian who grew up on the Space Coast of Florida and now calls the mountains of Virginia home. When they’re not writing or librarianing, MK can be found drowning in fandom, rolling dice at the gaming table, digging in the garden, or feeding their video game addiction. They love Star Wars with a desperate, heedless passion. It’s best if you never speak of Sherlock Holmes in their presence. You’ll regret it.
THE DISASTERS is their debut novel. Follow them at www.mkengland.com.