Cloud Nine (Cloud Nine #1)
by Chelsea Mueller
What is it about:
Most kids dream of being accepted into the Clean Air Development program. The chance to live on the government’s teen-only Cloud Nine colony means ditching the protective gear and experiencing real sunlight, and that’s just for starters.
Only Ally Ramsey isn’t like other kids. She loves Ground Level. She intends to stay there below the blackened clouds, making a difference where it matters. Too bad the government doesn’t care about her plans. Before she can say, “I didn’t even apply,” she’s shipped off to Cloud Nine to research ways to fix the environment below.
Ally thinks something is wrong up there in the sky. She has no idea how wrong it actually is, or that she’s wedged herself into the center of danger even her self-defense training and scientific mind may not be able to get her out of. If she fails to expose what’s really happening and stop it, those closest to her could die.
What did I think of it:
This is a very cool futuristic YA read.
Earth is suffering from pollution and teens are encouraged to go to a colony above the clouds to work on a solution as they can still adapt to the atmosphere there while adults can't. Ally is sent there against her will. She mistrusts the government, the teens she has to work with, and people in general.
Even as contrary as Ally is, I liked her. She's smart and she questions the things going on around her. This gets her in trouble, but luckily she manages to make some friends as well, who can help her.
I was invested in Ally finding out all the secrets of the Cloud Nine colony, and I liked the world building. The story is moving along in a pleasant pace as well, making this a fast and enjoyable read.
There's a bit of a love triangle thing going on, but it looks like that won't be dragged out over the course of the series.
The ending is a bit of a cliffhanger, and I can tell you I'm eager to know what will happen next.
All in all a fun read. I will keep n eye out for the next book.
Why should you read it:
It's an enjoyable Futuristic YA read.
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