Books On Our Radar: Star Splitter by Matthew Kirby

Crushed on by Christy Jane, on April 5, 2023, in Books On Our Radar / 1 Comment

Books On Our Radar: Star Splitter by Matthew Kirby

Looking for a new YA sci-fi adventure? Look no farther, as Star Splitter by Matthew Kirby, is releasing on April 25th! Add this one to your TBR and get swept into this LGBTQIA+ space thriller. Personally, I love YA Sci-Fi and there really needs to be more published, I think people think it doesn’t sell, but it’s my favorite genre, so let’s preorder this one and let the publishers know we want YA SCIFI!

Thank you to Penguin Teen for sending an advance copy!

Books On Our Radar: Star Splitter by Matthew Kirby

Star Splitter

by Matthew J. Kirby
Published by: Dutton Books for Young Readers
on April 25, 2023
Genres: LGBTQIA+, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Young Adult
Pages: 320

Crash-landed on a desolate planet lightyears from Earth, sixteen-year-old Jessica Mathers must unravel the mystery of the destruction all around her--and the questionable intentions of a familiar stranger. Pulse-pounding YA science fiction from award-winning author Matthew J. Kirby.

For Jessica Mathers, teleportation and planetary colonization in deep space aren't just hypotheticals--they're real. They're also the very real reason her scientist parents left her behind six years ago. Now she is about to be reunited with them, forced to leave behind everyone she knows and loves, to join their research assignment on Carver 1061c, a desolate, post-extinction planet almost 14 lightyears from Earth.

Teleportation is safe and routine in the year 2198, but something seems to have gone very, very wrong. Jessica wakes up in an empty, and utterly destroyed, landing unit from the DS Theseus, the ship where she was supposed to rendezvous with her parents. But Jessica isn't on the Theseus orbiting Carver 1061c. The lander seems to have crashed on the planet's surface. Its corridors are empty and covered in bloody handprints; the machines are silent and dark. And outside, in the alien dirt, are the carefully, and recently, marked graves of strangers.

Questions of self-determination and survival collide in this expertly crafted science fiction novel from Edgar Award-winning author Matthew J. Kirby. Kirby builds spine-tingling tension page-by-page in this imaginative and haunting story that spans both space and time.

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