Supernova (Light Years #2) by Kass Morgan – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads

(note blurb contains spoilers unless you have already read book one)

The 100 meets Ender’s Game in the captivating and romantic sequel to Light Years from New York Times bestselling author Kass Morgan!

With a galaxy on the brink of war and loyalties divided, the friendship of four Quatra Fleet cadets will be tested as their greatest enemy closes in.

Arrested for espionage, Orelia’s future is looking bleak . . . until the Quatrans make her a surprising offer that could save her life — and the lives of everyone in the galaxy. Reeling from a betrayal, Arran finds comfort in a sympathetic boy from Loos, someone who understands how hard it can be to fit in. But is it enough for Arran to forget his heartbreak? Meanwhile, Cormak’s position at the Academy is in jeopardy when someone discovers his own treasonous secret, putting everything he’s fought for in peril. And Vesper is on the brink of becoming the superstar officer she always dreamed she’d be . . . until she uncovers a conspiracy that shakes her faith in the Quatra Fleet to its core.

As secret machinations come to light, these cadets will be forced to overcome their differences and band together to restore peace to their worlds.

Kass Morgan, the bestselling author of The 100, once again delivers pulse-pounding action and glittering romance in this sequel to Light Years.

My Review

Ah the sequel…

Supernova picks up immediately following the events of Light Years. The book does a great job of recapping the storyline of book one which is fab if you’ve not just immediately read book one and everything is fresh in your memory…
So for me the book was quite repetitive and a little on the dull side. Soooo much energy was spent recapping that it felt stale whereas I was just looking for new action and lots of it.

But I think my biggest gripe about Supernova is there was zero tension in this novel. The plot just steadily moved from A to B to C in an incredibly passive and predictable style. I very much felt the story was being told in a perfunctory fashion rather than really feeling invested in the storylines around each of the four main characters.

What follows is definitely a spoilery section so read at your peril!

Cormak and Vesper had drama and *broke up* due to Ward’s interference and his insider knowledge re Cormak’s true identity but it never felt heart breaking. It always felt that they would get back together and Vesper would have no issue with Cormak’s identity subterfuge… And spoiler alert she didn’t. Gosh it was just boring!!! It was basically oh you’ve just broken up got the sake of melodrama but we all know where this will end up and *yawn*.

And lol at Cormak’s official pardon from his girlfriend’s mum… HELLO NEPOTISM I die….

At least with Arran‘s love story with Dash there was a bit more conflict in the form of Rees but ultimately Rees was sacrificed on the altar of love triangles once Dash flashed his smile at Arran again… *more yawning*

Orelia….
Just lol no!
From spy and incarcerated felon to peace emissary within a matter of pages… And how convenient that her love interest Zafir becomes the spokesperson for the Quatrans… You know because the way to reward a lecturer in espionage who was hoodwinked by one of his students is to promote him into a new diplomatic role……….

The absolute requirement for belief suspension is at an all time high in this book. How these four cadets are somehow the ones who keep saving both the Sylvans and Quatrans from bloody war is a lol.

End of spoilers.

I liked the read because it was easy and required zero effort on my part but it was a let down after book one. Everything just simpered along to a dull ending.

So it’s somewhere between two and three stars… And I’m feeling more two than three….

7 thoughts on “Supernova (Light Years #2) by Kass Morgan – Book Review

  1. I am not a fan of books with a boring a to b to c plot. Although sci-fi isn’t a genre I like a lot either haha. The covers for this series are tempting though.

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