Paradise 21 by Aubrie Dionne is a mix of some of the best science fiction adventure with a YA romance thrown in for fun. I enjoyed the multiple storyline of the New Dawn crew, the space pirates, Aries and Striker as they converge to meet up on the desert planet. It’s a fresh, rich science fiction adventure which contrasts the ultra sheltered life Aries hated on New Dawn with the freedom and desperation of the space pirates. One person’s paradise is another’s not so much. I guess the grass is always greener applies to space as well as neighborhoods.
What kept me reading was Aries deep POV. She makes tough choices and grows into an independent heroine. With so many plots in play, I can’t wait to see where this story goes next.