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The Apollo Academy

(The Apollo Academy #1)

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The Apollo Academy has been picked up by Escape, Harlequin Australia and will be re-released February 2015.

Take off with this dynamic, thrill-seeking, sexy New Adult Science Fiction series debut. Welcome to the exclusive Apollo Academy, where Aurora is about to discover that achieving her dream is only the first step towards her future.

As the heiress to Titon Technologies,
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ebook, 340 pages
Published February 2015 by Escape, Harlequin Australia (first published August 2nd 2013)
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Emmeline (The Book Herald)
Nope, Nope, Nopidy- NOPE!

Why did I read this? Why!?

Potential spoilers and a lot of honest ranting below...read at your own risk!

So, um, I think it's pretty clear that to me this book didn't cut it.

I'll explain why I wanted to read this, first of all, the large amount of 5 star reviews. I kept thinking this book 'gone-be-guuuddd!' and then to aggravate the situation, it came highly recommended, so when i read what it was about, saw that it has romance...i threw my hands up in the air and caved i
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Cora Carmack
Jul 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am head over heels in love with this book. And I'm so excited to have found a New Adult book that's not contemporary romance that I REALLY love.

I'm looking for this one to really take off.

PUN TOTALLY INTENDED.
Kimberly Chase
May 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Best book I ever......wrote! :)
Molly Lee
May 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
THE APOLLO ACADEMY by Kimberly P. Chase is a fast pace NA ScFi novel with a fresh concept, a slew of characters worth falling for, and a futuristic world easy to get lost in.
Told in alternating points of view readers get to live through a cast of incredibly distinct and three-dimensional characters, each of which is swoon-worthy.
The main character Aurora Titon is a badass female pilot with a good heart and plenty of ambition. She goes after her dreams with no excuses and doesn’t even let att
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Nora
Jul 05, 2013 marked it as to-read
An NA book that isn't contemporary? FINALLY!
Tony Valencia
Aug 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Overall, this book was intense, hilarious, intriguing, and well written. The Apollo Academy imprisoned me to my room for three days, literally. To add to my imprisonment I fanboyed every page I turned and gasped when the book ended. Not only was the book entertaining; It opened my eyes and made me realize that a world ran by technology has many cons to it and that I wouldn't want to be apart of a world like that.

My favorite character was Zane. He reminded me of myself a bit. The reason being
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Meredith
Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Meet Aurora Titan: heiress to mega-corporation Titan industries and a favorite target of the paparazzi. But no worries, Aurora isn’t a Paris Hilton. This girl is smart, a bit nerdy (love that), independent, and beautiful. She is so much more than her namesake. In fact, she works harder than anyone else to prove her name isn’t what got her into the Apollo Academy in the first place. Did I mention she is also the first female cadet pilot? I so want to be Aurora.

Meet Zane: He’s hot, sexy, a total t
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Alessandra Thomas
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Really loved this read! I'm so happy to read an out-of-the-box NA that's not romance, but has a healthy dose of swooniness in it. The main character has so much grit and determination, and I loved her relationship with her best friend. Even though I'm dying to find out what happens between Aurora, Zane, and Sky, any frustration I had about that was totally swept away by the satisfying reveal of Sky and Zane's backgrounds. It was just enough to be a full story while leaving me salivating for the ...more
Dee
May 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was so fun and full of interesting characters. I loved learning about the pilot training that was weaved throughout the story. Plus, there's mystery and budding romance. :)
Kate
Aug 07, 2013 rated it did not like it
The Apollo Academy is a lot like reading a romance novel, without the sex. There's nothing egregiously bad about it, but neither is there anything particularly good. The best thing I can say about it is that there's a much better story lurking just under the surface, but unfortunately Chase isn't the author to bring it out.

The characters are all stock cliches (of course there's a girl with gorgeous flowing waves of red-gold hair, a bad boy named Zane, and a love triangle), and the plot is fully
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Megan
Jul 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I am so thankful I won this book on Kimberly P. Chase's blog giveaway !


Summery of The Apollo Academy :

As the heiress to Titon Technologies, eighteen-year-old Aurora Titon can have whatever she wants—clothes, expensive gadgets, anything money can buy. All she really wants is to escape her pampered, paparazzi-prone life for the stars. Becoming the first female pilot to train as an astronaut for the Apollo Academy is exactly the chance for which she has been waiting. Everything would be perfect if
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Stacy
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
As an heiress Aurora has grown up in the spotlight, but all she wants is to be left alone while she pursues her dreams of flying. THE APOLLO ACADEMY reminded me a little bit of BREAKING SKY. They both have flying female teens and I found that I really enjoy that type of storyline.

I wasn't crazy about the multiple POVs, but THE APOLLO ACADEMY had great characters, a suspenseful and mystery filled storyline, a little bit of romance and nice world building. Great start to a series that I can't wait
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Hillary Hunt
I really liked the concept here but the writing wasn't my fav.
Sofia T. (♥ Dimitri Belikov)
Jun 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
The first book I read by Kimberly P. Chase and the one that just made me a huge fan...

I don't usually read books (sci-fi) like The Apollo Academy, but this book seriously blew me away and I can't but wait to read the sequel to this new sci-fi NA series.

The author created a whole new world and she did an amazing job! The writing was wonderful and I can't really find any fault to this book! The story had an even and nice flow that didn't confuse or got you lost.

The characters were all unique in th
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Jamie Krakover
May 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Apollo Academy is the first New Adult book I've read. I wasn't sure what to expect from a book in a genre that is still at its heart finding its place in the market. But when I read the summary referencing, astronaut training, female pilots, and hot boys, I instantly knew I needed to get my hands on this book. And I was not disappointed, in fact I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Zane and Aurora are multidimensional characters from two different ends of the spectrum. But at their cores, they both want
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Amanda
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was amazing!! It was funny, intense, intriguing and also very well written. The Apollo Academy got me hooked to my room for a few days. Kimberly Chase did an incredible job with the plot and the writing. Plus I love the cover! We meet Aurora Titan who is the heiress to a mega corporation of Titan Technologies and the main target to the paparazzi. Like any celebrity she wants to be normal and prove her name into the academy rather than her status. Aurora is also the first female pilot t ...more
Jana
May 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
This epic debut book by Kimberly P. Chase just made me a lifetime fan of her. I seriously couldn't get enough of The Apollo Academy and had a sad little face when I turned the last page. I am dying for the sequel to this hot new sci-fi NA series. I want to shout to everyone to PRE-ORDER AND BUY THIS BOOK WHEN IT COMES OUT. It's unlike anything I've ever read before.

The writing and the worldbuilding was just phenomenal. I literally can't find a single fault. I was never confused or wondering wha
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Adriana
Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it

* This and many other reviews can be found at Rotten Apple Reads

Like many of you know, I LOVE New Adult. But sometimes is hard to find any good non-contemporary books in that category. I then stumbled upon The Apollo Academy. When I saw the blog tour sing-up, of course I had to sign-up and get my hands on a copy. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get my hands on it as fast as I wanted to, but it only fueled my excitement.

Aurora is the heiress of Titon Technologies and hates being the center of attention
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Michelle
Aug 19, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
This book had so much potential. Teens training at a space academy in a futuristic society -- fun, right? Yep. Unfortunately, the writing style ruined the story for me. Too much telling, not enough showing. Each time a character said, thought, or did something, there was an explanation right afterward that revealed their emotions and motivations. Tedious!

There were also cliches, grammatical errors (at least FIVE uses of "you're" when it should have been "your"), and adverbs galore.

I didn't feel
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Heather Anne
Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
I am still fairly new to science fiction books and have had my fair share of experiencing ones I didn’t enjoy, but with The Apollo Academy, that wasn’t the case. I enjoyed the overall story line of the book and the main character, Aurora Titon. I thought it was well written and it certainly kept my interest the entire time I was reading. And Zane, man! He is such a mystery and there is so much about him that is unknown, literally. But then there is Sky, who is a bad boy and someone who has a bit ...more
S.J. Pajonas
Aug 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Super enjoyed this one! Growing up, I wanted to be an astronaut SO BADLY. I was into science and chemistry, and I even went to Space Camp and was the pilot of my shuttle the week I was there. Yes, I was (still am) a geek. This book definitely spoke to my inner astronaut.

I loved the world Chase built: a desolate future, an over-populated planet hooked on tech candy, and their only hope is to expand into space. I loved Aurora and her friend Kaylana, even though I felt in the beginning that most o
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Jena
May 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Let me just start off by saying that I absolutely, completely LOVED this book. I don't exactly remember how I got involved in this book tour, but I'm one of those bloggers who actually reads and looks at every offer I get. I take chances on indie books and books from non-huge publishers and I am SO glad I took a chance on The Apollo Academy. The Apollo Academy is everything a new adult book should be. It's thrilling, filled with drama, and completely sci-fi-tastic! Oh, and don't forget the roman ...more
Lucille
Jun 01, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2013-to-read
ASTRONAUTS?!

Fudge, yes please!
Leanne
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed the book... even though the authors thoughts and views practically slapped me in the face a few times(ouch)... I still read on.
Ian Wood
Feb 11, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. Graphic and children's reviews on the blog typically feature two or three images from the book's interior, which are not reproduced here.

Note that I don't really do stars. To me a book is either worth reading or it isn't. I can't rate it three-
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Doreen Gardner
Ok read

Not much of a plot and character development was very "breathless", or maybe overly dramatic. Not bad for waiting room reading or laundry mat reading. Don't bother with a hot cup of tea, you'll not be that interested in what part happens next.
Carrie Slager
[Full disclosure: I requested and received a free ebook copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.]

I’ll admit that I was a little wary about requesting anything described as a “sexy New Adult Science Fiction series debut”. I haven’t read much New Adult fiction but my experiences have been mixed with it to say the least. However, I’ve requested a lot of books from this publisher Escape Publishing and I’ve liked every single one so I decided to give it a chance because of the rest of
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Book Gannet
I had such high hopes for this book. I love Sci-Fi novels that include flight, whether planes or spaceships, I’m really not fussy, so this book seemed to tick all the right boxes for me. Until I started reading. Firstly, this really isn’t New Adult. The main character is eighteen, there’s no sex, she’s in school and although there’s a bit of bad language I’ve read a lot worse in YA before. Everything about it, from the way Aurora behaves to the dumb romantic behaviour of Zane and the stupid love ...more
Christianna Marks
You can read this and many other reviews on my YA book blog The White Unicorn!

Well, I never would have guessed that I would ever end up reading a New Adult, Sci-Fi, love story, but here I am, writing this review. Okay, so The Apollo Academy wasn't only a love story, it actually has a lot of other things going on, but the love was definitely there. And let me just say that the guys were pretty, well, they were pretty...

This book had a lot of awesome put into it. Did I think it was perfect? To be
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Kimberly P. Chase writes young adult and new adult science fiction. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, which basically means she's kind of a geek and loves flying airplanes. Naturally, her books tend to include aviation, hot flight instructors, aviator glasses, and—let's not forget—kissing! When Kimberly's not writing or reading, she's ...more

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