Author: Leigh Hellman
Genre: Upper YA (Clean NA) Science Fiction
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing
Ciaan Gennett isn’t green, despite the brand of light hair that betrays her heritage: an Earth mother. A mother she remembers but doesn’t know, who left one day and never came back. Ciaan’s as metal as her home planet—cold and hard and full of so many cracks she’s trying to ignore that she doesn’t have time to wonder about questions that don’t get answers.
After one too many run-ins with the law, Ciaan finds herself sentenced to probation at a port facility and given an ultimatum: Prove that your potential is worth believing in. With help from her best friend Tidoris, Ciaan stays away from trouble—and trouble stays away from her. But when a routine refueling turns into a revelation, Ciaan and Tidoris find themselves forced into an alliance with an Earth captain of questionable morality and his stoic, artificially-grown first officer. Their escalating resistance against bureaucratic cover-ups begins unraveling a history of human monstrosity and an ugly truth that Ciaan isn’t so sure she wants to discover.
Now they all must decide how far they are willing to dig into humanity’s dark desperation—and what they are willing to do about what digs back.
Orbit is set in future where new metal planets have been made in order manage the over population of Earth. 78 yrs before the story starts, the first batch of Earth people were deployed to p-planets after which they have created a world of their own in different p planets. Our main character Ciaan belongs to a p-planet called Toi.
Orbit is full of adventure and mystery which kept me at the edge of my seat right from the very first page. I loved the backdrop of artificial planet and inter planet communications. I also loved the character of Ciaan and her friend Dori and their rock-solid friendship.
This science fiction is must read for all science fiction fans. And if you are not a sci-fi reader and would like to try something different then this is the book to buy.
LIFE AT 17 RATING
(4.5 stars out of 5)
*I received a free copy of Orbit from the publisher in exchange for review consideration*