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New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder returns with the next page-turning instalment of the new sci-fi series: Sentinels of the Galaxy Year 2522. Lyra Daniels is dead. Okay, so I only died for sixty-six seconds. But when I came back to life, I got a brand new name and a snazzy new uniform. Go me! Seriously, though, it's very important that Lyra Daniels stays New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder returns with the next page-turning instalment of the new sci-fi series: Sentinels of the Galaxy Year 2522. Lyra Daniels is dead. Okay, so I only died for sixty-six seconds. But when I came back to life, I got a brand new name and a snazzy new uniform. Go me! Seriously, though, it's very important that Lyra Daniels stays dead, at least as far as my ex-friend Jarren, the murdering looter, knows. While dying is the scariest thing that's happened to me, it morphed my worming skills. I can manipulate the Q-net like never before. But Jarren has blocked us from communicating with the rest of the galaxy and now they believe we've gone silent, like Planet Xinji (where silent really means dead). A Protector Class spaceship is coming to our rescue, but we still have to survive almost two years before they arrive - if they arrive at all. Until then, we have to figure out how to stop an unstoppable alien threat. And it's only a matter of time before Jarren learns I'm not dead and returns to finish what he started. There's no way I'm going to let Jarren win. Instead I'll do whatever it takes to save the people I love. But even I'm running out of ideas... 'Smart, witty and full of heart, Navigating the Stars had me hooked from the very first page!' - Lynette Noni, bestselling author of The Medoran Chronicles


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New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder returns with the next page-turning instalment of the new sci-fi series: Sentinels of the Galaxy Year 2522. Lyra Daniels is dead. Okay, so I only died for sixty-six seconds. But when I came back to life, I got a brand new name and a snazzy new uniform. Go me! Seriously, though, it's very important that Lyra Daniels stays New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder returns with the next page-turning instalment of the new sci-fi series: Sentinels of the Galaxy Year 2522. Lyra Daniels is dead. Okay, so I only died for sixty-six seconds. But when I came back to life, I got a brand new name and a snazzy new uniform. Go me! Seriously, though, it's very important that Lyra Daniels stays dead, at least as far as my ex-friend Jarren, the murdering looter, knows. While dying is the scariest thing that's happened to me, it morphed my worming skills. I can manipulate the Q-net like never before. But Jarren has blocked us from communicating with the rest of the galaxy and now they believe we've gone silent, like Planet Xinji (where silent really means dead). A Protector Class spaceship is coming to our rescue, but we still have to survive almost two years before they arrive - if they arrive at all. Until then, we have to figure out how to stop an unstoppable alien threat. And it's only a matter of time before Jarren learns I'm not dead and returns to finish what he started. There's no way I'm going to let Jarren win. Instead I'll do whatever it takes to save the people I love. But even I'm running out of ideas... 'Smart, witty and full of heart, Navigating the Stars had me hooked from the very first page!' - Lynette Noni, bestselling author of The Medoran Chronicles

30 review for Chasing the Shadows

  1. 5 out of 5

    Maria V. Snyder

    Of course I'm giving my book 5 stars :) This series has been so much fun to write!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    Finally finished! That was such a hard slog and I still don’t really understand why Firstly, thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an e-ARC copy of the book - I got totally overexcited as I always do when I'm on Netgalley, and had forgotten I had pre-ordered a copy of the book too. Which was fine, because I had the hard copy for home and the e-version on my Kindle, phone and iPad, so I was set So basically, this is the second book in a sci fi series set in space, with a family of Finally finished! That was such a hard slog and I still don’t really understand why 😫 Firstly, thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an e-ARC copy of the book - I got totally overexcited as I always do when I'm on Netgalley, and had forgotten I had pre-ordered a copy of the book too. Which was fine, because I had the hard copy for home and the e-version on my Kindle, phone and iPad, so I was set 😊 So basically, this is the second book in a sci fi series set in space, with a family of archaeologists exploring the galaxy and discovering alien races, Terracotta Warriors, space looters and ways to mentally connect to the 'Q-Net' that really shouldn't be possible, plus of course travelling using time dilation. With an angsty teen romance thrown in for good measure. Just to be clear, I absolutely LOVE Maria's books and really enjoyed Navigating the Stars (book 1 in this series) but I just could not get into Chasing the Shadows. I found the writing to be really stilted, with very short sentences and a lot of first person musing. I'm sure there's a solid literary reason for this - maybe to create tension or something - but for me, it just made it hard going and not enjoyable to read. The book kicked off where Navigating the Stars finished, which was great, but took forever to get anywhere and I nearly DNFed half way through - but I just couldn't do that to a Maria V Snyder book! I'm glad I stuck with it though, because it picked up in the last quarter and I will (of course) read the next one. This was a 3 ✨read for me. #ChasingTheShadows #Netgalley

  3. 5 out of 5

    trufflebooks

    4/5 REVIEW HERE, AUTHOR Q&A RIGHT HERE. 4/5 ⭐ REVIEW HERE, AUTHOR Q&A RIGHT HERE. 😊

  4. 5 out of 5

    Becca

    NOTE: I received a complimentary eARC of this book from Harlequin Australia through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I’ve read several of Maria V. Snyder’s fantasy books and really enjoy her writing, but I can honestly say… she should write more sci-fi!! They say you’re not supposed to judge a book by it’s cover but in this case, I’m very glad I did! I didn’t know this series even existed until I stumbled upon the first book in my local store and bought it NOTE: I received a complimentary eARC of this book from Harlequin Australia through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I’ve read several of Maria V. Snyder’s fantasy books and really enjoy her writing, but I can honestly say… she should write more sci-fi!! They say you’re not supposed to judge a book by it’s cover but in this case, I’m very glad I did! I didn’t know this series even existed until I stumbled upon the first book in my local store and bought it because I liked the cover. It wasn’t until I got it home that I realised it was by an author I’d read before and really enjoyed and before I was even halfway through I went searching to see if there was a second book because I was enjoying the first one so much that I knew I would want to read the second straight away; I was so excited when I saw it on NetGalley and immediately requested it! **WARNING - SPOILERS AHEAD** The world building was phenomenal, Snyder thought of everything even down to the tiniest little detail. I loved all the technology and archaeology talk and found myself wondering more than once how long it took Snyder to research everything that went into the book. From the theory behind all of the mysteriously placed terracotta warriors throughout the universe and their connection to the “shadow blobs”, the science behind the way time “crinkles” worked, to the ability of people to “worm” into the Q-Net and the eventual reveal of how the Q-Net actually came to be, they were all such a unique and interesting concepts. I’ve never read anything like it before and it kept me wanting more, more, more the entire time I was reading. The action scenes were so well written that my heart was often racing and my whole body was tensed in anticipation. During the scene where Jarren caught Lyra and put an explosive on back, I was gripping my poor Kindle so tightly I actually tore the PopSocket off the back lol Needless to say the characters were also amazingly written. The main character, Lyra/Ara, had me laughing out loud on many occasions and her relationship with everyone around her and the way they developed was so incredibly well done. She wasn’t your stereotypical “everyone instantly loves her spunky attitude” character and I loved that; she was constantly having to fight to be heard by her “superiors” but she never gave up, even when she knew it could possibly mean everyone might end up hating her. I really enjoyed how her relationships with other crew members developed over time, not just with Niall but with his father (the head of security), her own parents, and the other members of the security team. She could often be stubborn, impetuous, and just generally a stereotypical “I don’t have to listen to anyone” teenager, but that was all part of what made her growth as a character so fun and enjoyable to read. It was very interesting to see how much she changed from the beginning of the first book to the end of the second. Honestly, I could go on and on about how amazing these books are for days, that’s why I rated them both five stars. There’s action, archaeology, science, romance, culture, technology, aliens, time travel (kind); there is literally something for everyone in this book and I can’t stress enough how much I enjoyed it! So much so that I was recommending the whole series to friends before I have even finished the first chapter!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Cmoore

    I think that Chasing the Shadows was perhaps my most anticipated book of the year. But even when it arrived, I was hesitant to start the book, because this is the follow up to what has so far, been a perfect story, which started with Navigating the Stars... And, seriously, how can you maintain that kind of creative momentum?!?? Welllll... Maria V Snyder did exactly that, and wrote the 'Perfect' sequel! The world building with the fantastic back drop of Terracotta Warriors, the archaeology, the I think that Chasing the Shadows was perhaps my most anticipated book of the year. But even when it arrived, I was hesitant to start the book, because this is the follow up to what has so far, been a perfect story, which started with Navigating the Stars... And, seriously, how can you maintain that kind of creative momentum?!?? Welllll... Maria V Snyder did exactly that, and wrote the 'Perfect' sequel! The world building with the fantastic back drop of Terracotta Warriors, the archaeology, the aliens (quaintly called shadow blobs), the looters, along with all of that breathtaking action is just so awesome that it quite appropriately, took my breath away! Through it all Gabra Zackman was right there, bringing the adventure to life for me! I'd say you really need this Astounding YA book, but first, get its predecessor in the series, and catch up so you'll be ready for this Amazing tale! Dang! Now I've got to try to be patient until the next book is ready!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    This review is spoiler-free. I absolutely ADORED this book and highly recommend it! The first thing you need to know is that it’s a sequel to the equally amazing Navigating the Stars. While you can still catch up on what happened in book one by reading Chasing the Shadows (CTS), I would recommend reading Navigating the Stars first. I’ve recommended that book to a number of people and they’ve all enjoyed it. If you were already a fan of the first book, you will love this one too. CTS is a This review is spoiler-free. I absolutely ADORED this book and highly recommend it! The first thing you need to know is that it’s a sequel to the equally amazing Navigating the Stars. While you can still catch up on what happened in book one by reading Chasing the Shadows (CTS), I would recommend reading Navigating the Stars first. I’ve recommended that book to a number of people and they’ve all enjoyed it. If you were already a fan of the first book, you will love this one too. CTS is a combination of science fiction and fantasy, though the fantasy aspect depends on your suspension of disbelief when it comes to aliens and time travel. It’s also a bildungsroman as the 17-year-old main character is growing up and learning how to handle adult situations. Ara (formerly Lyra, because she has to pretend to be dead) is training to be a security officer while also learning her new ability to navigate the Q-Net (think an interactive Internet) and dealing with two groups that want to kill her: the shadow blob aliens (called HoLFs [hostile life forms] and her former friend turned murderous looter, Jarren. I will admit that the first 100 or so pages of the novel may seem to progress slowly, but after finishing the book I can say it works perfectly as it is building up to the rest of the novel. For example, Ara’s ability to run longer distances and fight later in the novel only make sense since we’ve witnessed her training. And I must note that Elese, her friend turned trainer, is still hilarious. I enjoy the “slower” part of the novel because we also get to see how Ara, formerly a punished wormer (hacker), has earned and continues to earn both respect for, and permission to use, her worming abilities. I loved seeing Ara’s growth as she handles the challenges presented to her. MVS’s characterization is excellent. We really get a feel for who the main characters are and how they grow throughout the novel. I dislike flat characters, so I was happy to see that the characters continue to be dynamic. But I will admit, I’d love to see Beau developed a little bit more and learn about his past. The world building in these novels is phenomenal. I really enjoyed how we get to see more of the planet Yulin in this novel. We also get a little more information about the HoLFs and the terracotta warriors, which is always great (no spoilers as to HOW we see it, but it’s awesome!). And I won’t say what for, but Ara definitely gets some vindication in this book! The action scenes are also fantastically written. For the first book, Navigating the Stars, I could literally feel the tension during the climax of the novel. And I’m happy to say the tension of the fight/action scenes in CTS is just as good, if not better. And of course, there is more of Ara and Niall’s romance. It’s so sweet to read about the two of them navigating their way through their first romance. I wholeheartedly recommend this novel! I would like to thank Harlequin Romance Young Adult for my ARC copy.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Nemo (The Moonlight Library)

    This review was originally posted on The Moonlight Library. Chasing the Shadows is Book #2 in the Sentinels of the Galaxy series by Maria V Snyder. I'll be honest, the first part of the novel was kind of hard for me to get in to. There was an overhanging threat over everyone's heads, but it wasn't immediate enough to be particularly concerned for Lyra - or Ara, as she is called in this book. She spent most of the early part of the novel running between her various duties and training, which I This review was originally posted on The Moonlight Library. Chasing the Shadows is Book #2 in the Sentinels of the Galaxy series by Maria V Snyder. I'll be honest, the first part of the novel was kind of hard for me to get in to. There was an overhanging threat over everyone's heads, but it wasn't immediate enough to be particularly concerned for Lyra - or Ara, as she is called in this book. She spent most of the early part of the novel running between her various duties and training, which I didn't find particularly engaging. Lyra's narrative voice is phenomenal though: she's maturing, funny, and dreadfully sarcastic. It's a real change in voice from any of the other Snyder characters I've read! Because this is a second novel, we miss out on some development of relationships that have by now been established. That's OK, because Ara and Niall are really, really cute together. What I love most about them is that although they are just so into each other, they are respectfully waiting until Ara turns eighteen, and although they'd rather spend all their time making out with each other, they have more important things to do. I love that push and pull between both of their desires, jobs, and maturity. Beau is Ara's platonic friend, and he's a great foil to a jealous Niall, as well as being a great mentor to Ara: he's diligent, egotistical, with a little bit of sass. I loved how more of the Terracotta Warriors were explored in this novel since we had so many questions left over from the first! Their mysteries are being discovered, and it's all thanks to Ara. It's a mixture of sheer dumb luck and her amazing ability to be in the right place at the right time. Ara has a kind of magical gift with the Q-net that she doesn't really understand. Like I said in my review of Navigating the Stars, if you enjoy Snyder's other books, you'll probably enjoy this aspect of it well. The tech and practices of using the Q-net are vague enough to appear completely magical: they basically treat it like an all-knowing super-aware intelligence they can tap into. Similarly, Ara thinks really broadly about her problems, but the answers just always seem to pop into her head. It's not that she's a special snowflake: god no, too many people hate her, she has both of her parents who treat her like a normal kid, no one takes her word as gospel, and her problems require actual solutions that no one just hands to her (annoyingly, she's always right): but she's unique, and I think that's what Snyder is really good at writing. i enjoyed this book, possibly not as much as the first one due to the slow pace at the start of the novel and the general feeling that we were all just waiting for the bad guy to attack. I enjoyed Ara's continuing development and I'm looking forward to the third book in the series! I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sam

    [SPOILERS FOR NAVIGATING THE STARS BELOW] Chasing the Shadows begins where Navigating the Stars left off. Lyra Daniels is now known as Ara Yinhexi Lawrence aka Junior Officer Lawrence aka Mouse, following her sixty-six seconds of death at the hands of ex-friend/looter/all-around-asshole Jarren. For her own protection she is now sharing a Unit with Chief of Security, Officer Tace Radcliff aka the father of her incredible boyfriend Niall Radcliff aka Toad. Keeping her identity a secret is of utmost [SPOILERS FOR NAVIGATING THE STARS BELOW] Chasing the Shadows begins where Navigating the Stars left off. Lyra Daniels is now known as Ara Yinhexi Lawrence aka Junior Officer Lawrence aka Mouse, following her sixty-six seconds of death at the hands of ex-friend/looter/all-around-asshole Jarren. For her own protection she is now sharing a Unit with Chief of Security, Officer Tace Radcliff aka the father of her incredible boyfriend Niall Radcliff aka Toad. Keeping her identity a secret is of utmost priority because if Jarren realises that she is alive, he won't hesitate to come back and finish the job. Ara undertakes officer training and learns how to push herself to limits she never knew before, both physically and mentally and it's great to see a character with such self-confidence and grit in her own character. She knows who she is and fights for herself and those she loves. Ara commands respect both with her skill and with her compassion. The level of detail that Maria V. Snyder went to in regards to the development of the Q-net, worming, HoLF's and the overall world building is second to none and something that I have always enjoyed in Maria's previous works. The Q-net and Worming just sounds so incredibly awesome that I wish it was in reality (though with all the technological advancements happening maybe it's just a matter of time?). I really like the direction that Maria is taking the novel in regards to the real purpose of the terracotta warriors, what the HoLF's actually are, what Ara's purpose is and how it all wraps together. I was pleasantly surprised with the end and I can honestly say that I didn't see it coming and I'm looking forward to seeing how it is explained in book 3. *thank you to Harlequin Australia and NetGalley for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Madison

    Chasing the Shadows is the exciting second book in the Sentinels of the Galaxy series. As a huge Maria V. Snyder fan, I was thrilled to be able to continue this story that is one part archaeology-action and the other technology-hacking, space science-fiction. Chasing the Shadows picks up right where the first book left off, and continues Lyra’s investigation into the Terracotta Warriors that grace planets across the galaxy, the looters who are destroying the Warriors, the invisible creatures who Chasing the Shadows is the exciting second book in the Sentinels of the Galaxy series. As a huge Maria V. Snyder fan, I was thrilled to be able to continue this story that is one part archaeology-action and the other technology-hacking, space science-fiction. Chasing the Shadows picks up right where the first book left off, and continues Lyra’s investigation into the Terracotta Warriors that grace planets across the galaxy, the looters who are destroying the Warriors, the invisible creatures who attack, leaving planets desolate, and the hacker who has put a target on Lyra’s back. But Lyra, with the help of her archaeologist parents, security officer boyfriend and his head of security father, is more than up for the task of this four-pronged investigation. Especially, as Lyra’s already exceptional worming skills (her ability to navigate the Quantum Net ((think internet on steroids)) without detection) are increasing with surprising results. Lyra is, once again, our narrator, with her usual humour and propensity of mischief. The writing style puts the reader right alongside Lyra and it’s as if Lyra is chatting to the reader. She continuously makes little asides to the reader, comments on what she is saying or thinking, often as a way to explain or excuse something. This gives her a young voice, which is a little in contrast to her age, her worming abilities, her ideas for improving security and even mature leadership skills (not to mention her increasingly physical relationship with Niall). The Sentinels of the Galaxy series is perfect for science-fiction readers who would rather not know all the ins and outs of the science technology. We learn a little more about the Q-Net in this book, but the explanations for how it works and what that looks like is still pretty vague in my mind. The same goes for the space ships, bases, or planets themselves, outside of the Warrior Pits. I would have liked just a little more detail about the terrain, other plant-life, even something like where do they get the continual supplies and food from? But if you are prepared to take everything at face value, or really don’t care about those details, then the action and intrigue of the story is very enjoyable. With some big developments and a nice surprise reveal right at the end, Chasing the Shadows nicely sets the scene for what is sure to be a thrilling third book. The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own. Find more reviews, reading age guides, content advisory, and recommendations on my blog Madison's Library

  10. 4 out of 5

    Dreximgirl

    Full review to come

  11. 5 out of 5

    Bingeworthy Book Blog

    The Details: - YA - 2nd in a series - Sci-Fi/Fantasy When I saw that Chasing the Shadows by Maria V. Snyder was up for review on Netgalley, I jumped at the opportunity to read an advanced copy of the book and was utterly thrilled when I was granted a copy. I fell in love with the world that Maria V. Snyder had created when I read the first book in the Sentinels of the Galaxy series, Navigating the Stars (which I, of course, re-read before diving into the advanced copy that I'd been given.) This series The Details: - YA - 2nd in a series - Sci-Fi/Fantasy When I saw that Chasing the Shadows by Maria V. Snyder was up for review on Netgalley, I jumped at the opportunity to read an advanced copy of the book and was utterly thrilled when I was granted a copy. I fell in love with the world that Maria V. Snyder had created when I read the first book in the Sentinels of the Galaxy series, Navigating the Stars (which I, of course, re-read before diving into the advanced copy that I'd been given.) This series is a fascinating blend between sci-fi and fantasy and the second book in the series, in my opinion, is even better than the first book. Speaking of the first book, if you haven't read Navigating the Stars yet, than I highly recommend that you do so before reading this book as events from the first book are frequently mentioned throughout Chasing the Shadows. The first book in the series set the stage for characters and laid out the scope of the universe, its laws and mysteries and readers were introduced to the main character, Lyra, her family and friends and her love interest, Niall. Navigating the Stars, follows Lyra's journey to her new home on a distant planet, far, far away from Earth and events and mysteries abound. Chasing the Shadows, picks up where the first book left off and follows Lyra, who for reasons that I'm not going to mention, had to change her name to Ara, as she navigates her way through her new life as a Junior Security Officer. This book is a gripping, sci-fi adventure that raises as many questions as it answers as the book draws towards its conclusion. This book is an unmissable, addictive read that I could not put down. I was utterly immersed in this story from the first chapter and I eagerly await the next book in the series. Highly Recommended Bingeworthy Book Blog On Facebook On Twitter On Instagram

  12. 4 out of 5

    Trisha

    Snarky narrative voice. Longer review now available at my blog, Trish Talks Texts.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jessica (a GREAT read)

    Maria V. Snyder returns to the Sentinels of the Galaxy series with Chasing the Shadows that picks up right where we left off in Navigating the Stars. Lyra has a new identity now in order to protect her from her long ago friend, Jarren who believes her dead. She goes by Ara now and has been training to be ready for the day when Jarren finds out she’s alive, because, it’s bound to happen eventually. Ara is a security member now and still works with her parents every now and then with the statues Maria V. Snyder returns to the Sentinels of the Galaxy series with Chasing the Shadows that picks up right where we left off in Navigating the Stars. Lyra has a new identity now in order to protect her from her long ago friend, Jarren who believes her dead. She goes by Ara now and has been training to be ready for the day when Jarren finds out she’s alive, because, it’s bound to happen eventually. Ara is a security member now and still works with her parents every now and then with the statues and trying to figure them out and why she’s still the only one who can see the shadow blobs. Then the unthinkable happens, their communications with DES, who they were waiting on for backup in the next two years or so, goes silent and they learns that DES believes them to have gone dark. Something hinky is going on with the communication system and Ara takes to the Q-net to try to figure things out. This was a rather exciting installment of what I believe is a trilogy! It doesn’t have second book syndrome at all. There’s a great deal happening and yet only a handful of days go by. Ara is just one of those characters you can’t help but root for as you follow her along her journey. I love her resilience when it comes to training, she struggles here and there but never gives up. In some sense you could say that this book might be more so middle like, as there’s quite a bit of planning and researching going on. There’s plans being made for this and that and there’s the ever presence threat of Jarren arriving any day now. Ara starts to track him through the Q-net, but that’s all I say on that. Then of course there’s the still budding romance between Ara and Niall. Sadly the two seem to always be on separate schedules and shifts when it comes to security and things, so their together time is sparse. But you gotta love those moments that they are able to steal with one another. Every now and then, you start to wonder if there’s a love triangle brewing with Beau added to the mix, but I don’t think so. Beau remains a constant friend and partner for Ara in her security deals and Q-net activities and I do admire their friendship. It’s always so hard talking about a sequel within a series because you don’t want to hash out too many details or reveal something from the first book overly much. It took me awhile to read this one because of work, life, and such, but I enjoyed every minute I was able to steal with this book. It was truly one I never wanted to put down but was forced to at times. It’s a real page-turner! The story just grips you tight and doesn’t let up until its most exciting and shocking conclusion! There were things that were revealed that I just did not anticipate and I cannot wait to see what Maria will do next! Whatever will happen is sure to be nothing short of epic! Chasing the Shadows was an amazing and epic thrill ride! It’s a story that doesn’t let up on the action, suspense, mystery, or teasing romance! It’s a story that you will want to come back to again and again, never wanting to leave. I find all of Maria’s stories to be like this and I will eagerly be awaiting the next (and possibly final, as I am only 90% certain that this is a trilogy) installment! Overall Rating 5/5 stars

  14. 4 out of 5

    Morgan | Mashleas Reads

    Chasing the Shadows was an excellent continuation of the Sentinels of the Galaxy series. The first book, Navigating the Stars, was a 5-star read for me last year so I was very excited to be reading an early copy of this book. If you haven't read the first book I would HIGHLY recommend it. Its like Indiana Jones in space - who can beat that? Whilst I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first, it was a fantastic read! It was the same awesome mix of sci-fi, fantasy and lots of action. Everything I Chasing the Shadows was an excellent continuation of the Sentinels of the Galaxy series. The first book, Navigating the Stars, was a 5-star read for me last year so I was very excited to be reading an early copy of this book. If you haven't read the first book I would HIGHLY recommend it. Its like Indiana Jones in space - who can beat that? Whilst I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first, it was a fantastic read! It was the same awesome mix of sci-fi, fantasy and lots of action. Everything I enjoyed about the first book was here. I laughed out loud, gasped and really loved some of the witty one-liners from Lyra and her mum. Laughing out loud in a book like this made me enjoy it so much more. We follow our main character Lyra, who has to assume a new identity to protect herself, to a new planet called Yulin. She builds her relationships with Niall, his father, her parents and others on the base whilst hiding from the man who tried to kill her, Jarren (a previous friend). We learn a lot more about the warriors and the shadow-blobs. The plot develops well, isn't rushed and by the end I was hanging on the edge of my seat. What I like most about these books is that Maria V. Snyder doesn't take things too seriously. She has characters that have depth but you can still enjoy reading and actually have a laugh at. They are enjoyable to read and are full of life. The action of this book picked up significantly in the second half and I quickly devoured the book, along with the super sweet romance moments which I lived for. Maria V. Snyder has a way of writing addictive books and this is no exception. If you like Indiana Jones, tomb raider, sci-fi with awesome action and subtle romance this series is for you!!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jem

    I really enjoyed book 2 of this series, it had a good pace too it and had me enthralled right up until the end. When I finished I stared at the page willing the next book to appear, I have so many questions it was again told from the point of view of the main character, Lyra. We remain on the same planet, Yulin but we start to learn more about how things work with the Q-net and why the terracotta warriors are on the planets in the galaxy. Not 100% sure how accurate the science is, being as I really enjoyed book 2 of this series, it had a good pace too it and had me enthralled right up until the end. When I finished I stared at the page willing the next book to appear, I have so many questions 😅 it was again told from the point of view of the main character, Lyra. We remain on the same planet, Yulin but we start to learn more about how things work with the Q-net and why the terracotta warriors are on the planets in the galaxy. Not 100% sure how accurate the science is, being as space travel is mostly uncharted territory in the real world it was probably a bit difficult to research it, but for me it made sense. 😊 It was filled with a few heart stopping moments as well as a few laugh out loud moments. . After the events of book 1 we see Lyra grow and begin to understand more of the Q-net and how she can use it to stop their enemy from destroying the base and the Galaxy as they know it. Her parents are still there with her, as I said with the first one it was refreshing to see a characters parents still alive and being typical parents. Lyra is learning her place within the base and working on her relationships with others in the base, who perhaps aren't as happy with her bluntness and ideas sometimes 😊 All the characters were relatable and there was some good banter throughout the book too. . Overall an enjoyable read and I can't wait for the next book 😁 also how gorgeous is the cover 😍 matches the first one so well 😁

  16. 5 out of 5

    Carolyn

    I didn’t particularly like the way this novel was written but I know I’m not the target audience. Exciting story and looking forward to the next instalment.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Shelley

    *Source* Amazon *Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction *Rating* 4.0 *Thoughts* Chasing the Shadows is the second installment in author Maria V. Synder's Sentinels of the Galaxy. It has been 8 days since Lyra Daniel's funeral. It has been 8 days since Lyra took up the name Ara Yinhexi Lawrence in order to keep the fact that she is alive from Jarren, the looter/former friend who tried to kill her. If he finds out she's alive, he will come after her again. Ara is now Junior Security Officer Lawrence *Source* Amazon *Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction *Rating* 4.0 *Thoughts* Chasing the Shadows is the second installment in author Maria V. Synder's Sentinels of the Galaxy. It has been 8 days since Lyra Daniel's funeral. It has been 8 days since Lyra took up the name Ara Yinhexi Lawrence in order to keep the fact that she is alive from Jarren, the looter/former friend who tried to kill her. If he finds out she's alive, he will come after her again. Ara is now Junior Security Officer Lawrence working with the Chief of Security Tace Radcliff and his son Niall. As you may recall, Ara's parent's are renown archaeologists who focus on Terra Cotta Warriors who were originally found in China in 1974. *Full Review @ Gizmos Reviews* https://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/20...

  18. 5 out of 5

    Lulai

    Love it

  19. 5 out of 5

    Renée

    Even with a fever AND a one year old demanding my attention I managed to finish this in one day This only happens with MVS books

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jo

    I really like the ideas behind this series but it is written in such a juvenile manner which really detracts from the story.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Gagne

    Thank you to Harlequin Romance YA for an advanced copy of this book. I adore the characters in this series. I absolutely love the humor. Those things were definitely continued on from the first book and I'm grateful for that. I find the Q-net and the warriors fascinating and I'm always wanting to learn more about what each of these things can do. Unfortunately though I was disappointed in this book. I hate to admit that because I loved book one so much. I was fairly bored through most of this. It Thank you to Harlequin Romance YA for an advanced copy of this book. I adore the characters in this series. I absolutely love the humor. Those things were definitely continued on from the first book and I'm grateful for that. I find the Q-net and the warriors fascinating and I'm always wanting to learn more about what each of these things can do. Unfortunately though I was disappointed in this book. I hate to admit that because I loved book one so much. I was fairly bored through most of this. It became repetitive after awhile. Ara spent so much time thinking of “What if” scenarios (Super relatable) that by the time the event/action happened it was sort of a let down in comparison to what could have happened. She also is generally right in most of her theories so I didn't feel there were many surprises. I am eager for the next book though because I do really love the characters and I’m curious to see where it goes.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Lizz

    Chasing the shadows is book 2 in the sentinels of the galaxy series by Maria V. Snyder. I sometimes find with sequels they back track a lot and spend a fair amount of time on what happened previously instead of continuing on with the story, however Snyder doesn’t do that. Chasing the shadows jumped straight into the action, with enough detail to remind you of what’s happened, but leaving you still unsure of what is to come and I loved that. I binge read this in a day! Since I haven’t read Chasing the shadows is book 2 in the sentinels of the galaxy series by Maria V. Snyder. I sometimes find with sequels they back track a lot and spend a fair amount of time on what happened previously instead of continuing on with the story, however Snyder doesn’t do that. Chasing the shadows jumped straight into the action, with enough detail to remind you of what’s happened, but leaving you still unsure of what is to come and I loved that. I binge read this in a day! Since I haven’t read anything from her in a while, I forgot how much I enjoyed her story telling and world building. The characters stand out on their own and all have their own story to tell, while coming together. And the covers of both Chasing the Shadows and Navigating the stars are just gorgeous! Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a copy of Chasing the Shadows!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Anya

    I was extremely excited for this as I loved the first book, but it was mostly boring. I was constantly waiting for some action or bigger twist or turn. Unfortunately I feel this has some pacing issues. It's mostly about Lyra/Ara training and worming in the Qnet for the first 45% and then we get tiny slivers of why Jarren is attacking and some more clues regarding the warriors until 80%. Lots of parents staring and disapproving of things and we don't even get any romance scenes. Every time I think I was extremely excited for this as I loved the first book, but it was mostly boring. I was constantly waiting for some action or bigger twist or turn. Unfortunately I feel this has some pacing issues. It's mostly about Lyra/Ara training and worming in the Qnet for the first 45% and then we get tiny slivers of why Jarren is attacking and some more clues regarding the warriors until 80%. Lots of parents staring and disapproving of things and we don't even get any romance scenes. Every time I think they're finally going further, they get inerrupted. That quite frankly made me mad and unsatisfied. The ending (the last 8% of the book) is too short and rushed. I'm hoping that the next book is better paced and not as boring to read. Dear M V Snyder, please don't let me down. I love your books.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Annie Deo

    Originally posted at my blog. -- I read the first book ‘Navigating The Stars‘ back in January this year (review here) and overall enjoyed the book, praising its heroine in particular. Second time around, the plot is just as fast-paced and constantly keeping the reader on their toes, Lyra (now called Ara) is still irrepressibly snarky and endearing, and the author succeeds in crafting an exciting second book that invigorates the reader rather than artificially stretching out a series that should’ve Originally posted at my blog. -- I read the first book ‘Navigating The Stars‘ back in January this year (review here) and overall enjoyed the book, praising its heroine in particular. Second time around, the plot is just as fast-paced and constantly keeping the reader on their toes, Lyra (now called Ara) is still irrepressibly snarky and endearing, and the author succeeds in crafting an exciting second book that invigorates the reader rather than artificially stretching out a series that should’ve concluded already. The central mystery of the series remains unresolved as Lyra and company deepen their investigation into the mysterious Terracotta Warriors and their abilities and purpose in our galaxy, but new theories emerge, leading to surprising developments and tense action scenes. The combination of archaeology in a sci-fi setting is already a unique and entertaining concept, then the author dials up the thrills and chills by throwing in hostile alien life-forms and murderous looters for our heroes to deal with! Lyra is a clever, resourceful heroine who’s easy to care about and root for, and even as her worming abilities grow further beyond the norm allowing her to accomplish unbelievable feats, she remains grounded and sensible. She’s one of my favorite heroines because she sees the bigger picture and does the right thing, regardless of how uncomfortable it makes life for her personally; she doesn’t keep secrets out of fear of how people will see her because she knows she could be a liability that way, she follows the chain of command, but knows when it’s important to speak her mind, and she’s not afraid to suggest unorthodox ideas, even if it makes her unpopular. The love interest Niall was one of the weaker parts of the first book, but thankfully his character improved tenfold once he and Lyra became a couple, and that continues to be the case here. There is no contrived relationship drama and instead the teens are allowed to be blissfully in love and face all their obstacles as a united team which is a refreshing change! I appreciated how mature this couple was, sure they’re still hormonal teens enjoying as much limited intimacy as possible given their hovering parents, but they recognized the severity of the threats facing their expeditions and prioritized their roles as security officers first and foremost. In a lesser series, they would’ve been sneaking off to hook up and thus leaving a security hole that allowed the enemy in, but rather than making the characters dumb so that the plot can progress, the author imbues the villain with greater skill and competence, which increases the atmosphere of dread in the base. Another improvement is Lyra’s relationship with her mother, who seemed almost cartoonishly unreasonable and demanding in the first book, causing me no end of frustration. It may be a result of Lyra moving out of her parent’s accommodation and being a fully-fledged security officer now, since her mother shows a lot more respect and appreciation for her, and is more openly affectionate and willing to compromise. I really liked the change in their dynamic and it’s true to life as how you interact with your parents changes when you become independent and responsible for yourself! One main aspect that didn’t work for me was the Q-net; it came off hazy and lacking in clarity in the first book, but I could overlook it there as it didn’t overshadow the story. However in Chasing The Shadows, Lyra’s interactions with the Q-net is a huge part of the plot and impacts multiple storylines. Your mileage may vary on this, but I wish there was a bit more science involved in describing the abilities and limitations of the Q-net so that it felt believable rather than operating on a plot-convenient basis. The author sure knows how to end on a killer hook – the last page blew my mind and has me speculating wildly about where the next book will take this development! I suspect that fans of sci-fi may struggle a little with the sci-fi trappings that don’t have a solid foundation in Chasing The Shadows, but if you can suspend disbelief on that front, this is a solidly entertaining read with a delightful heroine and unpredictable action-packed plot. -- Disclaimer: I received a digital copy free from the publisher for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Megan » Hello Book Bird

    You can change your name, but you can’t hide from me. See you soon. Year 2522. Lyra Daniels is dead. Okay, so I only died for sixty-six seconds. While dying is the scariest thing that's happened to me, it morphed my worming skills. I can manipulate the Q-net like never before. But the looters have blocked us from communicating with the rest of the galaxy and now they believe we've gone silent, like Planet Xinji (where silent really means dead). And it's only a matter of time before the looters You can change your name, but you can’t hide from me. See you soon. Year 2522. Lyra Daniels is dead. Okay, so I only died for sixty-six seconds. While dying is the scariest thing that's happened to me, it morphed my worming skills. I can manipulate the Q-net like never before. But the looters have blocked us from communicating with the rest of the galaxy and now they believe we've gone silent, like Planet Xinji (where silent really means dead). And it's only a matter of time before the looters learn I'm not dead and return to finish what they started... Following the events of Navigating the Stars, Lyra is now Ara Lawrence, Junior Security Officer. Only a select few know that she is actually still alive. Still, she spends most of her time in the beginning of the book training for her new security position...which largely entails gaining bruises on her bruises. I’m armed and dangerous…well, more like a mild threat, but some day, baby, watch out. In book one, Ara is a sullen teen that can't help but get up to all kinds of mischief. In this one, she still has the teen fire that we know and love but it's tempered by a more mature approach that helps her step up in a world that constantly questions her. It isn't easy and she meets this adversity with her usual bull-doggedness, not caring who likes it or doesn't. He presses his fingertips to my neck for ten seconds. “Pulse rate one-twenty.” Then he whispers in my ear, “I’ll do better next time.” Oh my stars. Because Ara and Niall's relationship is now established, I expected the tension of it to fizzle out but these two are just too cute together. I absolutely love the way Niall takes care of Ara...and it's in creative ways that don't sabotage her independence. I need more books like this. Come out and play, Little Worm. It’s been so boring without you. Ara has always had a love of worming and playing in the Q-net and it's especially evident the first time she falls asleep while plugged in. From then on, it's an increasingly (almost) magical relationship with the vast network. Seeing this develop was fascinating because I especially love the Q-net aspect of Snyder's Sentinels of the Galaxy series and I was really happy to get to see more of this in the cat-and-mouse between Ara and Jarren...and the pace really picks up in the last 10% of the book. And for those that like the mystery of the warriors, you get more answers on those, too. Overall, the only reason I didn't give this a 5-star was because the pacing felt a little off but not enough to really throw off my enjoyment of it. “Nice P-jays,” Zaim teases me. “I’d let you borrow them, Zee, but they’re not your size.” Recommended for Synder fans, fans of the first book, and light sci-fi readers that don't need detailed answers of the how.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Cat Spearey

    Firstly, I was sent this book directly by Maria in return for an honest review. Chasing the Shadows is out now! Again, there are different covers which is annoying, those Aussie covers are beautiful and I’m stuck with the UK one for now! The story started in Navigating the Stars continues in Chasing the Shadows. I’ll keep this review relatively spoiler free in case you haven’t read the first one but you should really pause here and go read the first one, duh! I loved Navigating the Stars and Firstly, I was sent this book directly by Maria in return for an honest review. Chasing the Shadows is out now! Again, there are different covers which is annoying, those Aussie covers are beautiful and I’m stuck with the UK one for now! The story started in Navigating the Stars continues in Chasing the Shadows. I’ll keep this review relatively spoiler free in case you haven’t read the first one but you should really pause here and go read the first one, duh! I loved Navigating the Stars and thought it was a fabulous start to the Sentinels of the Galaxy series (I’m really hoping it’s not just a trilogy, I need to know everything – there’s a whole galaxy to discover!). If it does turn out to be a trilogy, Chasing the Shadows isn’t the usual middle book that just fills out a story, it holds its own story-arc as well as moving the narrative along at a nice pace ready for the next book. Again, as with Navigating the Stars this novel was brilliantly written and the characters have continued to develop throughout. Maria has really outdone herself, her other novels (that I have read) are Fantasy based but this series is firmly Sci-Fi with some Fantasy elements and it works so well! I find with all of Maria’s novels, you just slide right on in to the stories without feeling confused or lost and it holds you in its thread until it finishes. The dynamic characters work really well to support each other throughout the novel, the bad guy is especially creepy and the team Lyra works with continue to bring a diverse mix of opinions and characteristics into the mix. Chasing the Shadows continues the mystery of the terracotta warriors which have been found on other planets and frankly I just want to know what is going on now please, okay, thanks. This novel keeps you guessing (in a good way); I’m still trying to figure out where the story could be going to be honest. Why are those warriors on other planets? What are the shadow-blobs? Who? What? Where? Why? When? The warriors though are almost a side story as Lyra’s development is the key to everything. The way she progresses through the novel, personalyl and as a security officer is a story arc of itself. The sass continues, the sarcasm works for Lyra as a 17 year old (nearly 18 though) girl wanting to figure everything out for all the right reasons and the romance is pretty low-key which is great. I don’t think I’ve ever related to a character as strongly as this; Lyra is punchy and smart and she reacts exactly how I would expect someone to in the situations she faces. I will say this – Maria is a fan of her end of chapter cliff-hangers, I really struggle to put her books down, they really are ‘just one more chapter’ books because you always need to find out what comes next so be prepared for some late nights/early mornings! I know this is a good thing but it also means you read the book quicker - Chasing the Shadows finishes on a cliff-hanger too which is very frustrating, a whole year to wait until the next one too and I have a lot of questions. I would love to write all my actual questions down in this review but that would be totally spoilerific and I really don’t want to ruin anything for anyone because I really want you to read it for yourself!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Nina {ᴡᴏʀᴅs ᴀɴᴅ ᴡᴀᴛᴇʀ}

    Many thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin Australia HQ (Fiction, Non Fiction, YA) & MIRA for this ARC, the following review is based on my honest opinion. If anything, I am only biased by my loved for Maria V Snyder's works and worlds. AS much as I was mildly disappointed by parts of Navigating the Stars, the feelings have eased on Chasing the Shadows. This one feels as much put together as it does a 'filler' book. Where Navigating the Stars has a lot of things happening, relationships being Many thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin Australia HQ (Fiction, Non Fiction, YA) & MIRA for this ARC, the following review is based on my honest opinion. If anything, I am only biased by my loved for Maria V Snyder's works and worlds. AS much as I was mildly disappointed by parts of Navigating the Stars, the feelings have eased on Chasing the Shadows. This one feels as much put together as it does a 'filler' book. Where Navigating the Stars has a lot of things happening, relationships being developed and used to strengthen that happens next (though admittedly Lyra's parents are very inconsistent, yet I feel like it could be read that they put their work first but also value their daughter when work eases up). Chasing the Stars is a little different. There doesn't seem to be as much happening, but rather we see a bit more of Lyra's skills developing. I'll admit it took me a bit longer to read Chasing the Stars because the pacing was slower, I feel like I liked it a bit more. It felt more familiar when it came to Lyra/Ara, who's taking shape as a characteristic MVS character. Got all the traits there. It can seem a bit annoying - the whole 'special snowflake' - but I feel Lyra wears the hat a bit better than the heroine in Eyes of Tamburah. MVS's heroines by the way are not really 'special snowflakes' but they are unique. If it weren't for their flaws and the way MVS gives the characters a supporting cast that ACTUALLY does the things our heroine can't, then yeah, they might have been Special Snowflakes. Thankfully, it's not like that. Still, Lyra as a character didn't annoy me, not really in the previous book and not really in this one. She just felt different. What I love still is the world. I think it's imaginative. I think also the hearts were a bit predictable. And I love how in this book another mystery about the terracotta warriors has been unlocked! I also find the Q-net fascinating, but I did guess the twist. I'm still not feeling the romance. On one hand, it was boring and not chemistry ridden. It feel like a 'like-like' in teenage language than 'like-love'. Which is a pity. On the other hand, I like that the relationship is strong and stays in the background which means we can focus on the main plot, the mystery, and the world. Overall, I am looking forward to the next book! Despite my grievances (which I have not listed in full), I am curious and willing.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Tsana Dolichva

    Chasing the Shadows by Maria V Snyder is the second book in the Sentinels of the Galaxy (I assume) trilogy. I have previously read and reviewed the first book, Navigating the Stars, of this YA SF series. It is the kind of series I discourage reading out of order. Also, the blurb below contains spoilers for the first book. Chasing the Shadows picks up not long after Navigating the Stars left off. Our protagonist, Ara, is now training as part of the security team and the planet Yulin is still cut Chasing the Shadows by Maria V Snyder is the second book in the Sentinels of the Galaxy (I assume) trilogy. I have previously read and reviewed the first book, Navigating the Stars, of this YA SF series. It is the kind of series I discourage reading out of order. Also, the blurb below contains spoilers for the first book. Chasing the Shadows picks up not long after Navigating the Stars left off. Our protagonist, Ara, is now training as part of the security team and the planet Yulin is still cut off from the rest of humanity and still under threat from violent raiders. Ara's job is to learn to spar and shoot, get her fitness up and, most crucially, find a way to communicate with the outside world. What I enjoyed most about the first book is still present here — interesting worldbuilding and an interesting mystery surrounding the terracotta warriors which have been left on planets throughout the galaxy. We get to learn more about the warriors in Chasing the Shadows, which I enjoyed. That and Ara's explorations of the Q-net (magic quantum internet) were the most interesting. I was less invested in her relationship, which is well-established now and not a significant source of drama. There's nothing wrong with the relationship, per se, I just felt like the bouts of making out were slowing down the story a bit. I wouldn't be me if I didn't comment on the physics in this, a science fiction novel. It's mostly fine. There was one bit where a basic (high school-level) explanation was not at all up to scratch but, a little confusingly, the implementation of the information was OK. So overall, only one short section annoyed me, which I'll call a win. I enjoyed Chasing the Shadows and I'm looking forward to reading the next book when it comes out, presumably next year. There's a few fun reveals throughout the latter part of this book, which promise for a high stakes conclusion to the story. I recommend the Sentinels of the Galaxy series to fans of science fiction and YA. 4.5 / 5 stars You can read more of my reviews on my blog

  29. 5 out of 5

    Charmaine Ohl

    OMG!!!!!! There is a reason this lady is my favorite author, but it isn't because she finishes books nice a neat each time :D. I was VERY fortunate enough to be granted early access to this book and I must say not being able to talk about it to other fans has been incredibly tough. I will say that upon finishing this book at 16.54 on the 15th of July 2019 I had to re-read the final page again before jumping into Maria's messages to yell OMG at her!! If you like books that wrap up all nice a neat OMG!!!!!! There is a reason this lady is my favorite author, but it isn't because she finishes books nice a neat each time :D. I was VERY fortunate enough to be granted early access to this book and I must say not being able to talk about it to other fans has been incredibly tough. I will say that upon finishing this book at 16.54 on the 15th of July 2019 I had to re-read the final page again before jumping into Maria's messages to yell OMG at her!! If you like books that wrap up all nice a neat with a happy ending... you won't like this since Maria has this (nasty ;) ) habit of leaving you with a massive cliffhanger until she is finished a set. Only then can you get your neat ending. Being book 2 of a set... this isn't that pretty ending yet. HOWEVER... if you like amazing plot lines, with characters that could pretty much be sitting right next to you they seem that real and can handle the wait between books, and most importantly have already read Navigating the Stars (you haven't??? go back and look into it before reading this... it is a must!!) then you will love following Lyras misadventures right up until the last sentence of the book, when you yell because you want to know the rest NOW! Re-reading the book (yep have read twice already and have my print copy pre-ordered) and the obvious becomes a real slap in the face with hints dropped... I have yet to go back and read NTS now I have read this but I am sure it will also hold a few clever tricks as well. I am now waiting with many other fans -yay I can talk about it now!- for book 3 to arrive so we can all see the warriors and crew get there 'neat' ending to their story.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Tamara Morning

    Title: Chasing the Shadows Author: Maria V. Snyder Genre: YA, sci-fi Rating: 5 out of 5 Lyra Daniels is dead. To be fair, she was only dead for sixty-six seconds, but now she has a new name (Ara), a new job—and the rest of the world has to continue to believe she’s dead, so murdering looter Jarren won’t know she’s still alive and out to get him. Because he’s blocked their planet from communicating with the rest of the galaxy, and now everyone thinks they’re dead, which is what going dark like that Title: Chasing the Shadows Author: Maria V. Snyder Genre: YA, sci-fi Rating: 5 out of 5 Lyra Daniels is dead. To be fair, she was only dead for sixty-six seconds, but now she has a new name (Ara), a new job—and the rest of the world has to continue to believe she’s dead, so murdering looter Jarren won’t know she’s still alive and out to get him. Because he’s blocked their planet from communicating with the rest of the galaxy, and now everyone thinks they’re dead, which is what going dark like that usually means. A spaceship is coming to check it out, but it will be almost two years before they arrive. And Jarren isn’t the only threat Ara and her team face: they still have a deadly alien race to contend with and figuring out what exactly the Terra Cotta Warriors do—along with how they got there and why—is also at the top of the list. It’s all in a day’s work for Ara. Good thing she got crazy good at worming through the Q-net after she died. Because that may be the biggest mystery—and the most important to figure out—of all. Just like Navigating the Stars, I was hooked from the first of this. Ara grows up a lot in this book—dying will do that to you—as she starts to look beyond herself and her own wants. And everything isn’t easy for her. The rest of the security team doesn’t always listen to her or respect her opinions, which is hard to swallow for someone used to doing what she wants and asking forgiveness after. The growths of all her relationships was well-done and compelling. And I love the mystery of the Terra Cotta Warriors! (Galley courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review.) More reviews at Tomorrow is Another Day

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