Voyagers is the first book in a science fiction series about a group of kids that compete to go on a space mission to save the world. The story is told from close third person in multiple points of view. There are surprises at every turn. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
In A Hundred Hours of Night, fifteen-year-old Emilia has escaped a social media scandal about her father in Amsterdam by running away to New York City. She thinks she has everything planned, but when she gets to New York she has no place to stay and Hurricane Sandy is closing in. She ends up weathering the storm with two other teenagers and an eleven-year-old girl. As the four of them experience NYC without power, they learn about each other and themselves. I enjoyed this book. It reminded me of The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner and Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.
I was desperate for a high fantasy with a kick-butt female character so a friend recommended this series. The story did feel familiar (two teenagers on opposite sides of a war that are forced together and fall in love) but it had some twists that made me keep reading. I'm looking forward to finding out what happens next.