Book Review | Do You Dream Of Terra-Two by Temi Oh


Title: Do You Dream Of Terra-Two

Author: Temi Oh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Release Date: 7th March 2019

Source: Own Copy Purchased 2020

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet meets The 100 in this unforgettable debut by a brilliant new voice.

A century ago, scientists theorised that a habitable planet existed in a nearby solar system. Today, ten astronauts will leave a dying Earth to find it. Four are decorated veterans of the 20th century’s space-race. And six are teenagers, graduates of the exclusive Dalton Academy, who’ve been in training for this mission for most of their lives.

It will take the team twenty-three years to reach Terra-Two. Twenty-three years spent in close quarters. Twenty-three years with no one to rely on but each other. Twenty-three years with no rescue possible, should something go wrong. And something always goes wrong.
In an alternate future the world is watching as ten astronauts risk their lives to travel to a planet that could hold the key to humanity’s future.  Their journey will take twenty three years and they are on their own, four adults and six teenagers, the saviours of the human race?

Now you know this wont go to plan, I can’t think the last time I read a book of this type and there was a happy ending but maybe I’m reading the wrong books.  The six teens are high achievers, imagine Hermione Granger times a thousand.  They are smart, they are fit and they are teenagers, they are full of hormones, emotions and anger ready to explode within the confines of the their school who knows what they’ll be like once they reach space.

The story is told from alternating the alternating POV’s of all six teens who make it onboard.  I they are all  from different backgrounds, but in space it doesn’t matter who you are if something breaks, you need to work together to fix it.  These kids can be brattish and self obsessed, despite their training they sometimes lack discipline and they are still children who have left their families behind.

What makes this book is when things do start to unravel, its when they have to step up, grow up and take control.  You want them to make it to the end of their travels.

Now the reason I’m not giving this book the full five is for a couple of reasons, read the synopsis above, the planet is theorised, ok maybe the world is in a dire strait but I’d be a little concerned that the planet may not actually be there.

The other reason was the day before they were going up in to space they were in London wandering about,  should they not be quarantined?  

If you enjoy a YA space journey then this will definitely be for you.





14 comments

  1. I loved this book so much😁 Although I never thought about the fact that they were running around London the day before, lol. Although I don't think they were supposed to, didn't they sneak out?

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  2. Yes, this is right up my alley. Teenagers do usually kick butt.

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  3. I think I'd probably really like this one.

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  4. Yes something ALWAYS goes wrong! It would be no fun for us if it didn't!

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  5. I would dearly love to read more sci-fi, I'll add this one to my TBR :)

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  6. I'm actually reading something similar, except, it's a 16-year old girl travelling alone in space on her way to Earth II. Mind you, she didn't start off alone. She was actually born in space but her parents died. It's creepy and it's making me have an existential crisis like any books set in space does.

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    1. That does sound creepy, space books always make me think about the vastness of space and then my brain explodes!

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  7. This has been on my TBR forever! I need to stop and finally read it. :)

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