How far would you travel to find your way home?
Jamie Allenby wakes, alone, and realises her fever has broken. But could everyone she knows be dead? Months earlier, Jamie had left her partner Daniel, mourning the miscarriage of their baby. She'd just had to get away, so took a job on a distant planet. Then the virus hit.
Jamie survived as it swept through our far-flung colonies. Now she feels desperate and isolated, until she receives a garbled message from Earth. If someone from her past is still alive - perhaps Daniel - she knows she must find a way to return.
She meets others seeking Earth, and their ill-matched group will travel across space to achieve their dream. But they'll clash with survivors intent on repeating humanity's past mistakes, threatening their precious fresh start. Jamie will also get a second chance at happiness. But can she escape her troubled past, to embrace a hopeful future?
~I was sent a copy from the publishers-all opinions are my own~
I give it - 4/5
My review - What a wonderful story! I have been really into space stories at the moment and I was so excited when I got a copy of this book. A story of love and finding your way home, through space. Could it get any better than that?
What would you do if you had to journey across space to find your home? That is what Jamie has to do. After taking a job on a distant planet a virus hits. When she starts to feel better she wonders if everyone else is dead and how will she get back home? After dealing with a miscarriage and leaving her husband, she isn't sure what is waiting for her when she gets home but, she is prepared to travel.
After receiving a message, she and a few other survivors who want to travel to earth embark on this adventure. What will happen on this trip back? Will Earth be fine and the virus nowhere in sight? Is Daniel alive waiting for her?
A story of trying to get over your past and moving towards your future. Finding out more about yourself. A story about trying to survive. Dealing with the aftermath of the virus and dealing with the loss, the loss of people and the past. This story was a lot different then I thought it was going to be and I loved that. It took on so many different turns and twist that I wasn't expecting and I adored it.
I really enjoyed reading about Jamie. To me, she is a fantastic character to follow. She has to deal with a lot and she deals with them like real people would.
Would you travel the universe to find home?