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 300 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 remaining reclusive Fosaanians, native to the planet. 16-year-old Quinn Neen is about to do both of those things.
During an unsanctioned exploration of the planet, Quinn discovers a Fosaanian girl named Mira stealing food from his family’s living unit. But before he can convince her to show him around, scientists are taken captive, leaving Quinn and the other young Earthers at the mercy of space raiders.
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 Earthers stuck on Fosaan and at home.
Title: Station Fosaan
Author: Dee Garretson
Publication Date: February 14th, 2017
Genre: YA Sci-Fi/ Space Opera/ Post-Apocalypse
Where to Buy
Amazon US | Barnes&Noble | Indiebound
I love when I’m pleasantly surprised by a book and Station Fosaan did that for me! Don’t get me wrong, I did pick this book to be on the tour for, but it’d been so long I wondered if I was going to want to read it just as much as I had the first time I read the blurb.
It was such an enjoyable read! Quinn was a sixteen-year-old who loved science and when faced with a pretty girl who just appears in his house, Mira, he’s a bit taken with her. What I love though is that it’s not ‘insta-love’ he’s a boy curious about the native girl in his kitchen, and he develops a crush. It’s sweet, and it’s natural feeling the way Garretson wrote it. Since the tale is from his point of view in first person, the crush is quite one-sided as he has no idea what she’s feeling or thinking and again I really appreciated that. Also, he’s not completely stuck on her, which when faced with some dangerous moments. I like that Garretson had Quinn preoccupied with keeping safe versus ‘mooning’ over Mira.
Mira is fascinating and I can’t wait to find out more about her. This is the first tale in the Torch World Series and the ending leaves you wanting to jump right into the next one.
The planet is fascinating and I loved to dislike Ansun, but on the same token, I was completely on board for learning as much as I could about the natives of the planet and not just them but the natural wildlife and the history, I wanted more.
Overall a really solid start to this YA Sci-Fi/Space Opera series, I’ve already gotten the prequel and the second book in the series off Amazon and plan to go jump into the series again!
Thank you to Reeds&Reels for a chance to read and review this in exchange for my honest review as part of the blog tour.
About the Author
Dee writes middle grade, young adult and adult fiction under her own name and also writes for the Boxcar Children series under the original author’s name. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her family in a book-cluttered house surrounded by a semi-wild garden. Her two cats Piper and Poppy are her writing companions and the stars of Skype visits with book clubs. When Dee is not writing or reading, she is most likely watching old movies, cooking treats to go along with book reading or trying to learn to make jewelry.
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3 replies on “Station Fosaan – Blog Tour”
Oh I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Thanks for your review 🙂
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I have seen space operas up and on the rise lately but I know nothing about the genre! I need to give them a go. I am glad that this was such a solid start to the series and also had some very good world building to it too. Looks so exciting to me 🙂
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