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Publisher's Summary

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 24 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 riveting thrill ride that anyone - not just space nerds - can enjoy.

©2018 Megan England (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Fantastic Book

I absolutely loved listening to this book. Scifi like this, Mortal Engines, Read Player 1 etc. is one of my favorite genres. The story is funny, interesting, and action packed. Never a dull moment. I sincerely hope the author writes a sequel and honestly, could see it being a great movie, too.

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The story was ok, however I am not crazy about the swear words or the unique romantic triangle. I did like the the story of the underdogs saving the day.

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Wow!

This was an adrenaline ride from start to finish, with just enough flirting and banter in the moments when no one was being shot at to have people rooting for Team Case and Team Ryan. I was absolutely shocked to learn this was a debut, as the characters were all fleshed out, the world(s) were well-built, the plot was perfect, and the dialogue was spot-on. Great book! I saw in a tweet by the author that this is a stand-alone (yes, the book is that good that I Twitter-stalked the author) and that bit of news is my sole disappointment. I need more of the Kick and its crew!

James Fouhey did an excellent job narrating. Five stars all around!

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Fantastic Book

I absolutely loved listening to this book. Scifi like this, Mortal Engines, Read Player 1 etc. is one of my favorite genres. The story is funny, interesting, and action packed. Never a dull moment. I sincerely hope the author writes a sequel and honestly, could see it being a great movie, too.

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Liked the story line but

The story was ok, however I am not crazy about the swear words or the unique romantic triangle. I did like the the story of the underdogs saving the day.

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  • James ODonnell
  • 12-18-18

Wow!

This was an adrenaline ride from start to finish, with just enough flirting and banter in the moments when no one was being shot at to have people rooting for Team Case and Team Ryan. I was absolutely shocked to learn this was a debut, as the characters were all fleshed out, the world(s) were well-built, the plot was perfect, and the dialogue was spot-on. Great book! I saw in a tweet by the author that this is a stand-alone (yes, the book is that good that I Twitter-stalked the author) and that bit of news is my sole disappointment. I need more of the Kick and its crew!

James Fouhey did an excellent job narrating. Five stars all around!

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  • Miguel Holmes
  • 01-02-19

Fantastic Book

I absolutely loved listening to this book. Scifi like this, Mortal Engines, Read Player 1 etc. is one of my favorite genres. The story is funny, interesting, and action packed. Never a dull moment. I sincerely hope the author writes a sequel and honestly, could see it being a great movie, too.

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Liked the story line but

The story was ok, however I am not crazy about the swear words or the unique romantic triangle. I did like the the story of the underdogs saving the day.

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  • 12-18-18

Wow!

This was an adrenaline ride from start to finish, with just enough flirting and banter in the moments when no one was being shot at to have people rooting for Team Case and Team Ryan. I was absolutely shocked to learn this was a debut, as the characters were all fleshed out, the world(s) were well-built, the plot was perfect, and the dialogue was spot-on. Great book! I saw in a tweet by the author that this is a stand-alone (yes, the book is that good that I Twitter-stalked the author) and that bit of news is my sole disappointment. I need more of the Kick and its crew!

James Fouhey did an excellent job narrating. Five stars all around!