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Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite
Facing starvation and extinction, without communication or resupply from Earth for the last 15 years, Stephen’s Point colony decides to restore the ancient starship Chimera, a living ship that has been dormant for the past 200 years. The young members of the colony are required to complete the Selection training to qualify as Chimera’s crew members. They need to make the long journey back to Earth.
Chimera (Universe Eventual, Book I) is an intriguing sci-fi written by N.J. Tanger – Nathan M. Beauchamp, Joshua Russell, and Rachael Tanger. The story unfolds with Theo Puck and Meghan Ziczek, the young protagonists who made the Selection list based on their test results. Tension heats up between the two as Meghan is curious as to how Theo made the cut. The Pucks, after all, “are poor test takers.” Theo has his own reasons, and Marcus Locke is one of them, another Selection candidate.
The characters are well-developed and have substantial depth, but I’m more interested in the living ship itself, Chimera, and the girl from Scrapyard, Selena Samuelson. She is the descendant of the original Chimera flight crew. The string of events where Selena awakens and connects with Chimera is the best part for me. Chimera is an exciting sci-fi adventure that has heart as well as action. Undoubtedly, YA and mature readers would enjoy it. My only peeve is that the ending could be less abrupt. Nevertheless, this is not necessarily a flaw of the story. A sequel is on the way. Book II, Earthbound, is expected to be released soon. Simply put, a great read.