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Station Fosaan

(Torch World #1)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Earth scientists and their families stationed on the remote planet of Fosaan were promised a tropical vacation-like experience. But Fosaan, devastated from an apocalyptic event nearly three-hundred years ago, is full of lethal predators and dangerous terrain.

Earthers are forbidden to go beyond the safety zone of their settlement and must not engage the small population of
Paperback, 300 pages
Published February 14th 2017 by Month9Books (first published February 7th 2017)
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Apr 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Quinn and his family have moved to another planet, Fosaan. His mother is a scientist and Quinn is hoping to follow in her footsteps. He's curious about his surroundings and wants to make a guide to help others learn about the plants/animals. He finds a native fosaaian girl trying to steal food. He wants to know more about her and uncover some truth about the planet.

Mira wants to find food for her sister and has sneaked into the Earthers community. Quinn isn't what she expects. He's kind and alm
Jay G
Aug 09, 2017 rated it liked it
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Quinn dreams of becoming a scientist like his mother but his Grandfather, the Admiral has other plans for him. Quinn begins studying the planet Fosaan where he resides with the rest of his family after the Apocalypse destroyed most of the planet and its civilisation. He meets a Fossanian named Mira and they b
LJ (On The Shelf Reviews)
Earther Quinn Neen finds a young Fosaan girl by the name of Mira in his family’s living unit, trying to steal food. He’s been told not to mix with the Fosaan’s but Quinn is curious about the world he’s living on and tries to befriend the girl.

Before he gets a chance to explore the world, all the scientists that are based on the planet are kidnapped leaving only their children.

Quinn and his friends, with the help of Mira must fight to stop disaster and find Quinn’s parents. But the Fosaan’s have
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
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This book is completely different from what I normally read, completely different. But I have to say that I am not disappointed. A sci-fi world set in an alternate world which is appropriate for YA audiences.

I'm surprised at the acceptance Quinn had when meeting Mira. All things considering that Mira and her kind were not welcomed, it was interesting to see two major characters accept each other. Quinn want
Haley Renee The Caffeinated Reader

It was such an enjoyable read! Quinn was a sixteen-year-old who loved science and when faced with a pretty girl who just appears in his house, Mira, he’s a bit taken with her. What I love though is that it’s not ‘insta-love’ he’s a boy curious about the native girl in his kitchen, and he develops a crush. It’s sweet, and it’s natural feeling the way Garretson wrote it.

Overall a really solid start to this YA Sci-Fi/Space Opera series, I’ve already gotten t
Jenny Lambert
I was given this book for an honest review for my readers.
This book is told in a POV of a 16 y/o boy named Quinn. Quinn longs for adventure and to fulfill his dream of becoming a scientist, like his mother. But his controlling grandfather has other plans, wanting Quinn to be his prodigy, since his father failed as a soldier. Determined to make his own way, Quinn then studies the life of planet Fosaan. A desolate like place with a small group of natives that survived the "Apocalypse."
Quinn the
S.E. Anderson
Jul 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Quinn lives on a scientific outpost on the strange planet of Fosaan, a world with dangerous animals and secretive natives. He dreams of becoming a scientist, like his mother, but his grandfather has other plans, and expects him to enlist in the military, to bring back the honor to the family name that was sullied when his father broke the law. On the same day that Quinn meets a Fosanian face to face, stealing from his house, all communication with the science station is lost, and his life is thr ...more
I was really excited when I heard about this book from Month9Books. You may have noticed they’re one of my favorite indie/small publishers, and I always look forward to hearing what they’ve got in development. I love sci-fi, always have and always will, and I was eager to read Station Fosaan. It was a great book, and a great addition to YA sci-fi!

I had not read anything by Dee Garretson before, but it was pretty clear this was not her first book, because the writing was very mature. One of the b
Jessica Bronder
Aug 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Fosaan is a world similar to Earth but vastly different. Settlers have come to the planet after an apocalypse, a super volcano eruption, which killed most of the Fosaan’s. Quinn lives at the outpost with his mother and dreams of becoming a scientist like her. One day he meets a Fosaanian, Mira as she is stealing food for her sister and herself. It seems the Fossanians are planning on taking over the planet from the Earthers and it’s up to the kids to save everyone.

Quinn wants to be a scientist b
Trudy Zufelt
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
My review as it appears on my blog, Boys To Books. I received a review copy at no charge.

Quinn Neen finds that the planet of Fosaan is a far cry than the tropical paradise the scientists and their families expected. The planet's dangerous terrain is in step with the horrible sulfur smell. Sixteen-year-old Quinn hardly notices as he is more interested in ignoring the rules and wandering off to study the planet's animals

As if the rule of staying inside the Earther's settlements wasn't hard enough
Jessica Belmont
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Station Fosaan is the start of an interesting series. I think one of the strengths here is that there is more story coming past book one. We learned quite a bit of information here, but I’m looking forward to getting some of my questions answered in future books.

Dee Garretson’s writing is beautiful. I could easily imagine Fosaan’s jungle, creatures, sea and the living compounds of both Earthers and Fosaanians. The pacing of this story was good. There were a few moments of slowness for me, but it
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is my first time to read a Dee Garretson story. At first, the title appeared to be Korean-sounding them. It sounds like Busan. Anyway, there are no Koreans mentioned in this book.

Fosaan is another planet where the Earthers (as what Fosaanians called humans in the book) occupied after the Apocalypse. Apocalyse was the time when Fosaan was destroyed by a volcanic eruption. As to how the Earthers reached and came to Fosaan is still a little bit fuzzy. Not a lot of information was laid out in
Naomi Wilson
Jul 02, 2017 rated it liked it
I liked it. I struggled with the first half because there were too many questions and not enough answers. The second half had a lot of action and the story really came alive. I enjoyed discovering a new planet and people with all of the dangers. The history between the two peoples was particularly interesting and I hope to find out more about it in book two. Overall it was a fun Scifi story. I felt it was appropriately written for teens and tweens, but a great read for anyone older too.

There we
Liliyana Shadowlyn
Aug 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads
I'm a little torn on how to rate/review this story. On the one hand, if colonialism wasn't such a horrible thing here in real life, I would completely give this a full 5/5 rating. It's well written, with strong characters. But I can't look at this in a bubble. At times it feels like Garretson is trying to address colonialism and the way history is rewritten by the victors. But then it swings right back to how the natives are in the wrong for defending their planet and wanting the earth colonizer ...more
Nicole Strand
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love Sci-fi and dystopians so I was really excited to read this. I love how accepting Quinn is to the fosaans even though it seems like the ones he has met aren't too polite and the fact that they are completely different but he instantly befriended Mira. 
The leading scientists are taken which means trouble for all the Earthers. Quinn takes up the role as leader to help get them back and set things straight. The author is amazing at descriptions, she makes you feel like you are act ...more
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed reading about Fosaan and it's unusual environment and creatures. The characters were very likable and there was plenty of action. Story was mainly around young adults with no adult supervision and how they fought and survived. Loved Mags the parrot. Story ended well and without a cliffhanger but we know more is to happen. The cover on this one is beautiful. I received a free book in exchange for an honest review.
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is the story of 16 year old Quinn living in a world that's much different than our own. Garretson takes the idea of a futuristic society and makes it one of her own, with a tale of adventure, and what I saw as spunk in her characters. Enjoyed this book, and look forward to reading the next in the series.
Kelsey Wheeler
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Macy Klingerman
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Once in a while, you find a book that has you turning pages at light speed. Station Fosaan did exactly that for me. The pacing of this book is done so well. It's very fast paced, jumping right into things without much beating around the bush. On top of that, there was never a point where I felt like I was lost or being overloaded with information. Sci Fi usually isn't my thing, because I sometimes end up feeling bogged down by information about the world and what's happening, but I felt like Dee ...more
Kester Nucum
Oct 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Disclaimer: I received a free signed copy of this book from the author via The YA Gal’s Review Team in exchange for an honest review. This will not affect my review in any way.

Station Fosaan follows Quinn as he, along with two fellow Earthers and a Fosaanian named Mira, tries to save the scientists who are taken captive by renegade aliens. Although this book did not fully meet my high expectations, it still was a fun, quick read that was like a roller coaster ride. It was very light and easy to
Penny lurkykitty
Jan 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of Station Fosaan through Month9Books in return for an honest review.
This book is about a group of scientists stationed on a planet called Fosaan. Fosaan has some very interesting and dangerous wildlife and the Fosaanian people who have not been treated well by people from Earth. The main characters are Quinn, a son of one of the scientists and Mira a Fosaanian girl whom he befriends. There is tension right from the start as we realize that communications have been shut down a
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The scientists recruited to go to Fosaan were promised a tropical paradise for their families to live in, but the truth is the planet smells of sulfur, the ocean is incredibly salty, and the jungle is full of incredibly dangerous animals. Still, Quinn’s not too bothered by those things, since there are so many cool animals to study and document. He’s curious about the native Fosaanians, too, but he’s never really had contact with them, that is, until he finds one stealing food from his kitchen. ...more
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