Title: Station Fosaan
Author: Dee Garretson
Genre: YA Sci Fi
Publication Date: February 14, 2017
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Earth scientists and their families stationed on the remote planet of Fosaan were promised a tropical vacation-like experience. But Fosaan, devastated from an apocalyptic event nearly three-hundred years ago, is full of lethal predators and dangerous terrain.
Earthers are forbidden to go beyond the safety zone of their settlement and must not engage the small population of reclusive Fosaanians, descendants of the survivors. Sixteen-year-old Quinn Neen plans to do both of those things.
When Quinn discovers a beautiful Fosaanian girl named Mira stealing food from his family’s living unit, he soon learns Earth’s government may not be telling the whole truth about Fosaan and the cause of the past disaster.
There are some who to restore the planet to its former glory by any means necessary. Quinn finds himself caught between his loyalty to his own people and what is right for Mira and her people.
Before he can decide what to do, the scientists are taken captive, stranding the young Earthers on Fosaan.
Quinn must go from renegade to leader and convince Mira to become an ally in a fight against an enemy whose very existence threatens their lives and the future of those both on Fosaan and at home.
Once in a while, you find a book that has you turning pages at light speed. Station Fosaan did exactly that for me. The pacing of this book is done so well. It’s very fast paced, jumping right into things without much beating around the bush. On top of that, there was never a point where I felt like I was lost or being overloaded with information. Sci Fi usually isn’t my thing, because I sometimes end up feeling bogged down by information about the world and what’s happening, but I felt like Dee Garretson did an awesome job of creating a world and story that’s easy to follow and understand.
Like I said before, this story moves fast. As soon as things begin to kick off, it’s action packed. Station Fosaan isn’t just an action fest though. This is the first book in a planned series, and I feel like it served as solid groundwork for Dee Garretson to expand upon. I absolutely cannot wait to see what happens next in this story, and I’ll be sure to immediately grab the next book in the series when it comes out.
If you’re looking for a quick sci-fi read, I highly recommend this title. I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.