Iโ€™ve been sitting on this one for such a long time but here it is, 'The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy in this YA sci-fi adventure' โ€“ check out my review of The Disasters by M. K. England

The Breakfast Club Meets Guardians Of The Galaxy In This YA Sci-Fi Adventure

Iโ€™ve been sitting on this one for such a long time but here it is, 'The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy in this YA sci-fi adventure' โ€“ check out my review of The Disasters by M. K. England
Click on cover for the bookโ€™s description.

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The Disasters reminds me a lot of this Sci-Fi show I love calledย Dark Matter, except not as dark. Complete with a heist, high stakes and a band of misfits with their own stories and motives this book makes good on the promise of a YA sci-fi adventure.

The world building is great, as it actually feels like our world but a 100 years in the future. What particularly stayed with me was this sense of despair England creates, throughout most of the book I was compelled to read simply because Iย did not knowย what they were going to do. As the story unravelled it never felt unrealistic because they just used the skills they had in the best way they could. I liked that the romance arc(s) didn’t take over the narrative and the action was the main focus, but they did bug me a little (see later on).

The characters do seem to warm to each otherย fairlyย quickly, too quickly really; I would have enjoyed a touch more conflict. The book is quite short and whilst that adds to the suspense and great pacing, I think it would have benefited from a teensy bit more exploration into the characters themselves.

The crew of the Swift Kick is very diverse ensconcing characters that are homosexual, bisexual, mixed race, transgender, and from different religious backgrounds and the way they accept each other so readily, given the fact that in this world those differences are less of a point of conflict and discrimination but (mostly) accepted as they should be, was really refreshing to read.

There was a bit of swearing which to me didn’t feel excessive but it might to some. The only area of content I find a little problematic is the indecisiveness Nax experiences in his vague love triangle. In the very least it felt a little โ€ฆ juvenile and forced? It just felt that itโ€™s only purposes were to give the illusion of friction where there was none and to validate Naxโ€™s bisexuality, which was unnecessary.

Overall really fun and I really liked it but to be honest this will probably lose a star if there is a sequel as I think it’s stronger as a standalone – you know, unless the sequel is amazing. It would also make a good movie. I’d recommend it to any YA fan looking for some light sci-fi to intro them to the genre.

I received a copy of this book from Harper Teen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Iโ€™ve been sitting on this one for such a long time but here it is, 'The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy in this YA sci-fi adventure' โ€“ check out my review of The Disasters by M. K. EnglandIโ€™ve been sitting on this one for such a long time but here it is, 'The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy in this YA sci-fi adventure' โ€“ check out my review of The Disasters by M. K. England

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5 thoughts on “The Breakfast Club Meets Guardians Of The Galaxy In This YA Sci-Fi Adventure

  1. This is a very good review. I am curious about this book now, especially the remark that this would make for a good movie. Those comments always get my attention.

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