Song of Scarabaeus
by Sara Creasy
Cover Artist: Chris McGrath
Review by Pamela Millar
Eos Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780061934735
Date: 01 May 2010 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Sara Creasy’s debut novel is gripping, blending exciting action with emotional involvement in a way that kept me hanging on every page. Creasy wastes no time jumping right into the action, and in the tightly-plotted story, there are no boring sections. She balances the exciting parts with well-placed breaks, but the story moves along at a good pace and never left me wishing it would hurry up and get to the good parts. From official release/information:
Product Description: Trained since childhood in advanced biocyph seed technology by the all-powerful Crib empire, Edie's mission is to terraform alien worlds while her masters bleed the outlawed Fringe populations dry. When renegade mercenaries kidnap Edie, she's not entirely sure it's a bad thing . . . until they leash her to a bodyguard, Finn—a former freedom fighter-turned-slave, beaten down but never broken. If Edie strays from Finn's side, he dies. If she doesn't cooperate, the pirates will kill them both.
But Edie's abilities far surpass anything her enemies imagine. And now, with Finn as her only ally as the merciless Crib closes in, she'll have to prove it or die on the site of her only failure . . . a world called Scarabaeus.