Atlas Alone by Emma Newman

As a huge Star Trek fan, I am on board with anything taking place in Outer Space!

Thank you Ace Publishing for gifting me a copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis from Goodreads: Six months after she left Earth, Dee is struggling to manage her rage toward the people who ordered the nuclear strike that destroyed the world. She’s trying to find those responsible, and to understand why the ship is keeping everyone divided into small groups, but she’s not getting very far alone. A dedicated gamer, she throws herself into mersives to escape and is approached by a designer who asks her to play test his new game. It isn’t like any game she’s played before. Then a character she kills in the climax of the game turns out to bear a striking resemblance to a man who dies suddenly in the real world at exactly the same time. A man she discovers was one of those responsible for the death of millions on Earth. Disturbed, but thinking it must be a coincidence, Dee pulls back from gaming and continues the hunt for information. But when she finds out the true plans for the future colony, she realizes that to save what is left of humanity, she may have to do something that risks losing her own.

Sci-fi, gamers, and star fans alike, this one is for you. This is the latest novel in the Planetfall series, one of which I’m sad to be just learning about. I will say I feel like I would’ve benefited from reading the previous books before this one, but it did not ruin the reading experience for me. Stuck in a virtual reality, Dee is caught having committed a crime and has the most unusual co-conspirator. Just wait until you find out who it really is! This was a really cool and wonderfully adventurous read! Now I’m rushing to go start from the beginning!

4/5 Stars

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2 thoughts on “Atlas Alone by Emma Newman

  1. It was a fabulous, intense read, wasn’t it? Each book in the series is standalone, with links to others – the true prequel to this book is the second one, ‘After Atlas’. The ending to ‘Atlas Alone’ absolutely blew me away – I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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