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4.14  ·  Rating details ·  21 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The day the island was attacked, Danny handed his only weapon to his sister Lydia and told her to run. Three years later, she still blames herself for his death. Lydia's fragile, barely-rebuilt world shatters again when Danny's murderers return and she's shot in the back. When she wakes, Lydia finds herself somewhere she's never been: high school. Yucca Mountain School is ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published August 24th 2018 by 50/50 Press, LLC
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Oct 20, 2018 rated it liked it
lying blood tests, and tightly kept secrets, and barely escaping kidnappers. oh my!

its always an experience to read debut novels by up-and-coming authors, and this was no exception. samantha martin was able to create an intriguing plot set in a dangerous world at war, and this is one of those books where you are thrown right into the middle of it all. its a bit of a slow burn, in that not much is explained right away. you kind of just have to go along with the flow and discover everything alon
T. Steele
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such an interesting read!! It took me a minute to get into it, but when I did, I was hooked. I loved the characters and the plot twist at the end! Looking forward to book two!
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I usually don’t write reviews for novels, but this one is a clear exception. Latium was everything I could’ve hoped for, filled with action, love, friendship, betrayal and mystery. A FANTASTIC debut novel! Samantha was able to conjure up an intriguing sci-fi world, and tie it to a classic boarding school mystery. I absolutely LOVED the characters just as much as the plot. Kudos for being able to create such lovable and hatable characters. I highly recommend this read to absolutely anyone. While ...more
Gabi Sanchez
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I finished this book in less than 24 hours. I don’t know how to begin... Latium is refreshing. It’s a YA sci fi novel without a love story backbone, but instead one with strong familial and platonic relationships on display, a rarity in this genre, focused on a spirited, strong female character who fights with every ounce of her being for the people she loved. Each chapter kept you wanting more and the reader never knew what would happen next. The story drew me in and didn’t let me go until the ...more
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book had me hooked from the very beginning. The way it dives immediately into the plot had me asking questions from page one. The character development and voice is well written and thought out. The cliffhanger was we done where I have a good amount of questions but still felt satisfied at the end of the book... cant wait for the second one!
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Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was really good! I enjoyed the plot and the characters, if you like science fiction 100% recommend this book!
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Samantha Martin is an actress, filmmaker, and the author of the YA science fiction novel Latium. When not writing, she can be found reading or performing improv every chance she gets. She can’t sing or dance, but enjoys covering her favorite songs in sign language. After she finishes her degree at the University of Kentucky, she hopes to work in the film or publishing industry while of course, wri ...more

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