Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never met, never even spoken to – someone who is light years away?
Romy Silvers is the only surviving crew-member of a spaceship travelling to a new planet, on a mission to establish a second home for humanity amongst the stars. Alone in space, she is the loneliest girl in the universe until she hears about a new ship which has launched from Earth – with a single passenger on board. A boy called J.
Their only communication with each other is via email – and due to the distance between them, their messages take months to transmit across space. And yet Romy finds herself falling in love.
But what does Romy really know about J? And what do the mysterious messages which have started arriving from Earth really mean?
Sometimes, there’s something worse than being alone . . .
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Ever since our protagonist can remember, she’s heard the story of Icarus and watched children enter the labyrinth outside the city each year, destined to become his angels. Although being chosen as Icarii brings honour, she’s never been desperate to follow them, unlike her friend Clara who longs to be reunited with her older brother Collin. But when both girls are chosen to enter the labyrinth, they find that it is very different to what either of them expected. What should be their path to paradise is more like a nightmare, and when they’re torn apart, one must struggle to survive against the odds.
In Children of Icarus, Caighlan Smith uses Greek mythology to craft an original dystopian society, which acts as a backdrop for the fast-paced and action-packed plot. If you’re looking for an exciting new YA read, you might find it difficult to put this book down!