The Disasters (Paperback)

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Rosie's #OMPReads today is a staff favorite - THE DISASTERS by MK England! "Nax is an incredible pilot. He also has a history of poor life choices. When he’s kicked out of Ellis Station Academy in under a day and put on a shuttle back to Earth, even he isn’t surprised. But when a terrorist group attacks the Academy and takes over the facility, he and three other washouts are the only ones who know what happened. And the easiest scapegoats to pin it on. On the run, this motley crew has to learn to trust each other fast if they’re going to save everyone they hold dear. Besides the fact that this book is queer, wonderful, and makes my heart happy, the audio version is a delight."

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.