Publisher: Eos/HarperCollins Publishers
Date published: April 2010
Mass Market Paperback
Romantic Science Fiction
Reviewed by Tammy
Obtained via: publisher
Sara Creasy’s standout debut novel, SONG OF SCARABAEUS, is non-stop action, incredibly imaginative world building and convincing scientific speculation with just a hint of romance that is sure to please sci-fi lovers everywhere.
Edie has been trained since childhood by her government to be a master programmer of advanced terraforming technology. Her valuable skills find her kidnapped and forced to work for mercenaries looking to sell the terraforming technology to outlawed Fringe worlds. Also reluctantly along for the ride, former freedom fighter Finn, finds himself forced to find a way to keep Edie alive or die trying. When the mercenaries target Scarabaeus, they find the planet that Edie thought she saved from terraforming completely out of control. It will take both Edie’s and Finn’s talents to come back alive and free.
Debut novelist Sara Creasy has hit the ball out of the park with SONG OF SCARABAEUS, a fast-paced and chilling sci-fi romance set against an eerie alien landscape. Her characters, both major and minor, are all well developed and multidimensional. The world building is spectacular and the scientific speculation frighteningly convincing. The many plot twists keep readers riveted to the story, wondering how Edie and Finn will ever manage to survive and gain their freedom while they must overcome a planet gone wrong and evil forces bent on their destruction.
Something of an Avatar meets Star Trek meets television series 24, SONG OF SCARABAEUS has it all. This reader can’t wait to see what the talented Ms. Creasy comes up with next. This author is a must-read for romantic sci-fi fans everywhere.
THIS IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT OF THIS BOOK. THIS IS AN OBJECTIVE UNBIASED REVIEW.