Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Comet's Curse by Dom Testa

After the Earth passes through the tail of a comet, most of Earth's population becomes infected with a mysterious new illness, Bhaktul disease. It is 100% fatal, mutates, and seems to be infecting every adult human on the planet at a progressive rate. Enter Dr. Zimmer with his solution to save the species: a giant spaceship with a computer brain manned by a crew of 15- and 16-year-olds. Their 5-year mission: to colonize a new planet and continue the human race.

Yeah, I purposely referenced Star Trek. This book feels a lot like Star Trek with an all-teen cast. However, for some of us, that is a plus. Also, the staff is pretty cool and interesting, especially the computer, Roc. He is a wise-cracking, fun-loving genius who very closely resembles his creator. Oh, and there might be a stowaway attempting to sabotage the whole mission.....

This is the first book in a series and feels like one. You will slowly get to know the crew and their ship as they travel to their new home. In the first book, we really get to know the Council, the governing body of the ship, and the captain, Trianna. There is even already the hints of a love triangle. And no, not everybody gets along.

For a story, it is pretty exciting and sounds like it will be a fun trip. I personally would never want to be on a ship full of 251 teenagers, but it will certainly be interesting.

P. S. I would suggest this as a TAYSHA, but apparently it has been published before in 2005. Not sure how that would work.


Patti said...

If this is the first American publication it would be fine for TAYSHAS. I've been wanting to read this one. The cover caught my eye and the plot sounded interesting. Thanks Jenn!


I just ordered this book a few days ago, so thanks for the review! Also, I wanted to let you know I've given you a Proximidade Award over on my site.