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By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Teens explore alien ruins in pulse-pounding sci-fi thriller.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

Good then bad

This book stared out awesome! Bit then it says GD twice in the same sentence. So I didn't finish it. :( with out that stupid word I would have finished it. I don't understand why that word is even used for anything.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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A race against time is a sturdy framework on which to build a thriller, and this sci-fi adventure keeps the action revved high from first page to last. Unearthed authors Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spoon create likable and compelling characters in Jules and Mia, giving them plenty of sharp dialogue and insightful development. If some of the puzzle-solving seems a little too abstract, there's never much time before the next deadly threat or unsuspected plot twist. The book ends in a pulse-pounding cliffhanger that upends everything that came before. Fans of sci-fi with a hint of romance will be primed for the second installment.

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