PaperbackPublished: 22nd November 2017
For Ages: 12 - 18 years old
Lara Croft and Indiana Jones join forces--in space!
This December, discover the newest series from New York Times bestselling duo, Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. Jules Addison and Amelia Radcliffe join forces in a tomb-raiding race on a newly-discovered planet to unravel the secrets of an ancient, long-extinct civilisation--only to uncover a revelation that could spell the end of the human race...
When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution the planet has been waiting for. The Undying's advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and Gaia, their former home planet, is a treasure trove waiting to be uncovered. For Jules Addison and his fellow scholars, the discovery of an alien culture offers unprecedented opportunity for study...as long as scavengers like Amelia Radcliffe don't loot everything first. Despite their opposing reasons for smuggling themselves onto the alien planet's surface, they're both desperate to uncover the riches hidden in the Undying temples. Beset by rival scavenger gangs, Jules and Amelia form a fragile alliance...but both are keeping secrets that make trust nearly impossible. As they race to decode the ancient messages, Jules and Amelia must navigate the traps and trials within the Undying temples and stay one step ahead of the scavvers on their heels. They came to Gaia certain that they had far more to fear from their fellow humans than the ancient beings whose mysteries they're trying to unravel.
But the more they learn about the Undying, the more Jules and Amelia start to feel like their presence in the temple is part of a grand design - one that could spell the end of the human race...
Review by Sarah McDuling
This book is just so wonderfully, tremendously FUN! In all seriousness, I can’t even begin to decide what I loved most about Unearthed. I think the answer is everything. Every part of this book is 100% awesome and I am pretty much frothing at the mouth for the sequel.
Of course I am not surprised. When I first heard that Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (authors of The Starbound Trilogy) had written a book described as “Indiana Jones and Lara Croft in Space” I knew that I would love it. I love everything these authors have written, both together and separately. The Starbound Trilogy is one of my all-time favourite space-romance-adventure series and I’m very pleased to say Unearthed is every bit as good as I expected… if not better!
First of all, let’s talk about the lovable main characters. Mia is a feisty, streetwise thief with a heart of gold. As a scavenger, she is tough, smart and determined, but also achingly vulnerable. Meanwhile Jules is a passionate scholar who has been raised with privileges and advantages far beyond Mia’s experience. The two have virtually nothing in common… but when circumstances force them into a reluctant partnership they soon find themselves on a wild treasure hunt across an alien landscape, pursued by danger at every turn.
Unearthed is a captivating read with flawless world building and a thrilling plot full of action, adventure, mystery and romance. It’s basically all of my favourite things rolled together in one addictive book!
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 12 - 18 years old
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 22nd November 2017
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.8