Last Day on Mars by Kevin Emerson
Reviewed by: Brian Wilson
Title: Last Day on Mars
By: Emerson, Kevin
Call #: J Emers.K
Wow, what a wildly exciting sci fi action novel (for adrenaline fans starting in Grade 5 and up) this is! This promising, action-packed start to the Chronicle of the Dark Star series takes us to the year 2213 and introduces us to Liam who lives with his scientist parents on Mars (Earth is no more). Well, until the day every single Mars resident needs to escape cosmic doom by riding on a giant spaceship to a distant star. Things go very very wrong for Liam and his pal Phoebe who discover some incredible time-bending surprises while trying to board the soon-to-be-departing starliner. Great characters, breathtaking (and sometimes scary and claustrophobic) adventure, and refreshing moments of humor help propel this middle grade novel to exciting heights. A must for fans of dystopia novels, this will have readers turning the pages to see what happens next. I cannot wait for the next volume!