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The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett
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The Space Between the Stars

by Anne Corlett

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How much space is too much space? When the virus intended to end the world decides to wipe the slate clean with humanity, it makes a survivor question her choices in life. Holding on to her last bit of hope, Jamie searches for life beyond her planet, and a way to get back to remnants of a normal life. But has the fever made humanity have a change of heart?

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  mspoet569 | Aug 18, 2018 |
This is a saga of Jamie, the veterinarian, who wakes up on an earth satellite, ravaged by an illness to find herself alone (it seems). The rest of the population are supposedly dead. The trek begins as she finds other isolated survivors of the killer virus on her quest to return to earth. She and the others face demons from their pasts along the way. I would recommend this as a YA novel. My thanks to the author and the Penguin First to Read program for a complimentary copy. ( )
  musichick52 | Jun 12, 2018 |
I am not sure how to review this book. It's well written and defined as sci-fi / end of world but it isn't really. TempleCat's review below probably sums up how I felt about it. It's not terrible but not a lot happens either. ( )
  infjsarah | Mar 18, 2018 |
If you are looking for a sci-fi heavy novel, then this one is not for you. This novel turned out to be a lot more philosophical as the physical journey the survivors take gives way to their inner journey. It was a novel that had enough suspense to keep you going, and didn't drag you down with too many words. It never tried to impose any ideas on you, and allowed the reader to come to their own conclusions about each of the characters. I quite enjoyed the writing style and the revelations of the different characters. However, the main character was hard for me to empathize with. She was constantly whining, and rarely helpful. She became an irritating character who didn't really do much to redeem herself. Overall, this novel is a very nicely written philosophical novel that takes place in a dystopian universe. However, the main character is hard to connect with at times, and the novel doesn't have a heavy sci-fi connection (even though that is what it was portrayed to be). For all these reasons, I would give this novel a 3/5 stars.
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  veeshee | Jan 29, 2018 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399585117, Hardcover)

In a breathtakingly vivid and emotionally gripping debut novel, one woman must confront the emptiness in the universe—and in her own heart—when a devastating virus reduces most of humanity to dust and memories.
 
All Jamie Allenby ever wanted was space. Even though she wasn’t forced to emigrate from Earth, she willingly left the overpopulated, claustrophobic planet. And when a long relationship devolved into silence and suffocating sadness, she found work on a frontier world on the edges of civilization. Then the virus hit...
 
Now Jamie finds herself dreadfully alone, with all that’s left of the dead. Until a garbled message from Earth gives her hope that someone from her past might still be alive.
 
Soon Jamie finds other survivors, and their ragtag group will travel through the vast reaches of space, drawn to the promise of a new beginning on Earth. But their dream will pit them against those desperately clinging to the old ways. And Jamie’s own journey home will help her close the distance between who she has become and who she is meant to be...

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:11:26 -0500)

"All Jamie Allenby ever wanted was space. Even though she wasn't forced to emigrate from Earth, she willingly left the overpopulated, claustrophobic planet. And when a long relationship devolved into silence and suffocating sadness, she found work on a frontier world on the edges of civilization. Then the virus hit ... Now Jamie finds herself dreadfully alone, with all that's left of the dead. Until a garbled message from Earth gives her hope that someone from her past might still be alive. Soon Jamie finds other survivors, and their ragtag group will travel through the vast reaches of space, drawn to the promise of a new beginning on Earth. But their dream will pit them against those desperately clinging to the old ways. And Jamie's own journey home will help her close the distance between who she has become and who she is meant to be . . ."--… (more)

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