Toxic, by Lydia Kang
Publish Date: November 6, 2018
Published by: Entangled Teen/Tantor Audio
Narrated by: Vikas Adam, Amanda Ronconi
Length: approx. 11 hours
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
My Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3 out of 5 stars)
Hana isn’t supposed to exist. She’s grown up hidden by her mother in a secret room of the bioship Cyclo until the day her mother is simple gone – along with the entire crew. Cyclo tells her she was abandoned, but she’s certain her mother wouldn’t leave her there to die. And Hana isn’t ready to die yet. She’s never really had a chance to live.
Fenn is supposed to die. He and a crew of hired mercenaries are there to monitor Cyclo as she expires, and the payment for the suicide mission will mean Fenn’s sister is able to live. But when he meets Hana, he’s not sure how to save them both.
As Cyclo grows sicker by the day, they unearth more secrets about the ship and the crew. But the more time they spend together, the more Hana and Fenn realize that falling for each other is what could ultimately kill them both.
I listened to this book as an audiobook, and while it was interesting in some places, I didn’t quite connect with it all the time. The characters are certainly interesting and diverse, and the setting definitely unique, but there were just so many moments when I felt like it would never end. Even some of the high-action and tense scenes had me kind of wishing it would move a little faster. Continue reading “Book Review | TOXIC, by Lydia Kang”