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The Disasters de M. K. England
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The Disasters (edició 2019)

de M. K. England (Autor)

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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 twenty-four 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 page-turning thrill ride that anyone--not just space nerds--can enjoy.… (més)
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Títol:The Disasters
Autors:M. K. England (Autor)
Informació:HarperTeen (2019), Edition: Reprint, 384 pages
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I thought I'd try something I was inclined to like (Sci-fi! Found family! etc.) as I begin easing myself back into reading for work. Ugh. I am... not excited about this. But this book was a great choice because it's a quick moving heist-esque story with spaceships and misfits figuring out how they fit together. I really loved the characters, and the pace of the story kept me turning pages. I'd say it's a pretty solid read alike for Honor Bound and Ignite the Stars. Now to find something I enjoy this much that hasn't already been booktalked to our students. I AM STIll NOT IN A READING MOOD ugh. ( )
  bookbrig | Aug 7, 2020 |
4.5 stars

I read this book almost a month ago, and my immediate reaction was "Ahgdfdhgjhfdsfghfdfs I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!!! NEW FAVOURITE!! I LOVE! LET ME FLAIL! I WILL BE OBSESSED WITH THIS BOOK FOREVER!! AHGGFGFHGJGHFG."

Meanwhile, the reasonable part of me that knows I react that way to about half the books I read, and then two weeks later have forgotten they exist was just like "No Iris. You are being silly. This book was good sure, but I don't think anything about it really stood out enough to be a favourite. Give it a week or two and you'll have forgotten it existed."

Because really. I do this every time, and I've gotten pretty good at recognizing when a book is a lasting favourite, and when a book will only be a "favourite" for a week or two.

But I clearly haven't quite perfected that art, because almost a month later, I'm still just as obsessed with this book as I was when I first finished it. Or even, dare I say it? More obsessed.

For the most part this book is pretty typical. It's well written and engaging, but the writing didn't exactly blow me away. The world building was solid and well thought out, but it didn't stand out or anything. The plot was fast paced and exciting, but not super twisty or unique.

So why did I love this book you might ask?? Two reasons.

1 - The humour.
This book was HILARIOUS. I spent the entire book just losing it. Because oh my god, this book just perfectly appeals to my sense of humour. Both the snarky banter and Nax's internal monologues were SO FUNNY.

Whether he was noticing Rion, or trying not to crash the spaceship and kill them all, or overhearing a completely nonsensical (to him at least) conversation about "some old classic book series I've never read" (aka Harry Potter)(Hush this book totally didn't win me over with Harry Potter references), he always had some sort of funny commentary about the situation.

2 - The CHARACTERS
The characters were what really made the book for me. Because they were all so wonderfully fleshed out and wonderful and I LOVE THEM.

- NAX. I already talked a bit about Nax, but my god he was SUCH an amazing character!! He's a snarky disaster bi, who managed to flunk out of the prestigious Ellis Academy (despite being a brilliant pilot). He's hella flawed, and he's an utter disaster, and I LOVE HIM SO MUCH MY PRECIOUS CHILD.

- ZEE. Zee is WONDERFUL. She's badass and talented and feisty and AHHHHHHH I LOVE HER SO MUCH!!!

- RION. Agh I love him so much!!! I'm realizing now that I... don't have the slightest clue how to describe him, but I swear he's amazing!! (And also I ship him and Nax SO MUCH.)

- ASRA. Asra is a sassy wonderful hijabi girl who saves all their lives and basically the entire universe because she's badass and amazing! (And also by far the most competent of the five.) I really really love her!!

- CASE. I have to say, Case was not personally my favourite, but she was well developed. I just didn't really feel she had quite the same spark as the others.

Overall? I FREAKING ADORE THIS BOOK GO READ IT! Do you like found families and groups of misfits? Fast paced space adventures? Sass and snark and banter?? A super diverse cast of characters?? Then you need to read this book!! It's fantastic and funny and AHJGHFDFSDFHJGHGFSDGDHFJGFGFDGFH!!!! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!!

***Initial Reaction, January 2, 2019***

THIS BOOK. SO GOOD. It was fast paced and hilarious and OH MY GOSH I LOVED IT SO MUCH!!! I highly recommend this book. SO GOOD. This was the perfect first read of 2019, and I'm SO GLAD I picked this one up! RTC. ( )
  irisssssssss | Jun 17, 2020 |
I really enjoyed this. A fun group of misfits ... who discover they fit together. You’ll find yourself in one of these crew members! I want to be a honorary member!! ( )
  KinzieThings | Jun 16, 2020 |
This was a fun ride while it lasted, but I doubt I'll think about this much in the future. ( )
  j_tuffi | May 30, 2020 |
A very fun, rollicking popcorn read. An inspiration for how to write engaging action. Nice queer content, though otherwise pretty cookie-cutter YA.
  dreamweaversunited | Apr 30, 2020 |
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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 twenty-four 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 page-turning thrill ride that anyone--not just space nerds--can enjoy.

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