A novel from the Starlight Age Series,
Helia’s Shadow, part two
Also known as, one of my favourite sci-fi/Dystopian novels!
When I read my ARC copy of Helia’s Shadow last year (2014) I fell in love with the magical story immediately!
Not only did I describe Helia’s Shadow as “the breath of fresh air that we all need,” but I also went on in my review, which you can find here :
to say that “recently every science fiction book I have read has been similar, with the same story lines and plot twists…Helia’s Shadow however was different.”
I look back now and I still fully believe that.
Helia’s Shadow will NOT disappoint! It’s full of love, loss, sacrifice, swoonworthy aliens and so very much more! So if you haven’t picked that up, get that RIGHT NOW and fall in love. ❤
Blurb for Helia’s Shadow, part one:
Sixteen-year-old Helia wants two things in life: to step out of her over-protective mother’s shadow and become an engineer, and to stop hiding her relationship with alien boy Kalo. But the world definitely isn’t ready for a human-alien romance. And worse, the human-alien partnership is crumbling. Humans are arrested without explanation. Some of them are never seen again.
When the alien leader imprisons her mother on a false charge, Helia discovers the aliens never intended to help humans at all. Now, she must join forces with alien rebels. If she succeeds, humans have a chance at survival and she has a chance at love. If she fails, the dwindling human race dies out in slavery.
When the aliens arrived, they were hailed as the saviors of a dying Earth and dwindling human race. But the aliens didn’t come to help. Now, one human girl’s ingenious invention and one alien boy’s awakened heart are humanity’s last hope…
Moving on though…
I was extremely excited when the fabulous K. C. Neal contacted me with regard to reading part two, which is the sequel and let me just tell you…
I had super high expectations for this book.
Reason being, when I read an amazing book I automatically expect the sequel to be better and well, I wasn’t disappointed.
A lot of the time, when reading YA I find the first book to be amazingly awesome because the main characters are strong, the storyline is good, with unexpected twists and turns, there are elements of love and affection but they aren’t over done, there’s action and it’s just damn amazing! But, often when I read the second book in the series I find the main characters become soppy, or weaker. The storyline is…okay and everything is just sort of…blah.
Not with Helia’s Shadow part two though, no way!
Helia stays a total badass while sticking to her humble roots and even though her character develops a lot within part two she is still the same person, with the same attitude and ideas. She’s intelligent and logical, a great friend and such a wonderfully strong female lead. There’s action and loss, suffering and a totally new dynamic as they are on the Lunar Prison but it’s still great and everything just seems to work and flow so easily.
In part two, right at the beginning you’re thrown into the captivating story and I just had to keep reading all night long, as I did with the first one.
Amazing, amazing, amazing!
(If you have not read part one, do not continue reading this, as there may be spoilers)
Helia’s Shadow Part Two picks up right where Part One ended.
Helia is on her way to the Lunar Prison and once she gets there she has to adjust to a whole new way of living as she discovers that many of the stories about the dreadful place, involving cannibals and frequent deaths, are true. It’s dangerous and Helia struggles to survive long enough while planning what she will do to escape and get back to earth and if she manages that how she will find Kalo and the rebels, take down Reku before he enslaves the last surviving humans.
So much is at stake.
Can she do it?
One human girl’s ingenious invention and one alien boy’s awakened heart are humanity’s last hope . . .
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Yours within the Bookworm Revolution,