Found some time for another Anything Goes post! Yay! I’ve been asked to judge for a short fiction contest, and read almost 30 short (or-not-so-short) stories today alone. So, I think I deserve a break.
Today I’ll be talking about Star Racers by Martin Felando!
Martin contacted me and asked me if I wanted to read and review his book. And after he told me a little about it, I knew that this was a book that I definitely want to read. I’m also glad that he came to me about the book, because I am not sure if I would have found it otherwise. I think that a lot of good books are overlooked somehow…
Anyway, on to the cover and synopsis!
The Star Racers saga begins, and way too much fun awaits you… In the year 3834, Maelae and other ruthless killers threaten Earth and thousands of planets. Earth and other planets have only one hope: win a dangerous race called Grand Battle. Courageous art gallery owner Sashi Oon trains to become a racing sponsor, but nearly everyone considers her unqualified to guide any battlejet pilot through the massive obstacles of the electrifying race. When Sashi chooses Rev Arden the kid from Earth, no one gives them a chance. Join Sashi, Rev, rockstars Stepp Gro and Krissy Frekels and their brave, lifelike warrior princess dolls, as well as Dupaon, Scrap Meat, Eyeball, Betsy’s Lover, and Imani from Intelligent Sources on this incredible adventure. Don’t miss the Pinky & Dux Show!
I don’t know about you guys, but I really like sci-fi, and this story in particular sounds like my kind of story! As if the synopsis wasn’t enough, Star Racers was the National Silver Medal winner for Best Science Fiction, 2016 at the IPPY Book Awards. I also read some of the reviews which sound promising, such as the one by the Kirkus Review:
“A fun and fast-paced space opera…A rich, complex universe that immediately captivates the reader…the novel manages to feel fresh and compelling, with an incisive wit and an imaginative eye…Accompanied by original chapter illustrations, the book offers a universe to which readers will surely wish to return.”
That sounds pretty promising to me! This book is a few books down within my TBR pile, but I’ll be sure to share my thoughts with you guys once I get to reading it! Keep an eye out for my review, as it’ll contain a special treat~