by Naomi Foyle
Like every child in Is-Land, all Astra Ordott wants is to have her Security Shot, do her National Service and defend her Gaian homeland from Non-Lander ‘infiltrators’. But when one of her Shelter mothers, the formidable Dr Hokma Blesser, tells her the shot will limit her chances of becoming a scientist and offers her an alternative, Astra agrees to her plan.
When the orphaned Lil arrives to share Astra’s home, Astra is torn between jealousy and fascination. Lil’s father taught her some alarming ideas about Is-Land and the world, but when she pushes Astra too far, the heartache that results goes far beyond the loss of a friend.
If she is to survive, Astra must learn to deal with devastating truths about Is-Land, Non-Land and the secret web of adult relationships that surrounds her.
I haven't read Seoul Survivors, so I was a bit lost at first. I did really like this though. It is so different from what I have read in the past. A new and very exciting concept for me. I found that I could easily picture myself in this world and relate to Astra very easily. I really do like this and I look forward to more of Naomi's work. This book had so much going on and so much happening around Astra as well as what was going on with Astra. I had a hard time keeping up in places, but I believe it was my lack of knowledge because of not reading book 1. I will now though, because I got so pulled into this fascinating world that Naomi Foyle has created for her readers.