Meanwhile, back on Earth, Sofi’s mom, Inola, is battling a different kind of unraveling: a political one that could cost lives, positions, and a barely-rebuilt society, should they discover the deal made with the Delonese.
But there’s a secret deeper than all that. One locked away inside Sofi and ticking away with the beginnings, endings, and answers to everything. Including how to save humanity. @goodreads
This is the sequel to The Evaporation of Sofi Snow. I felt the same about the first book, but this was a duology and I thought I would finish them when it was offered on one of my blog sites.
I liked both of the books well enough and I enjoyed the characters. I liked little Shilo the best.
Sofi is on the ice planet Delon with Ambassador Miguel and many other children. Sofi and Miguel are trying to find Shilo and get back to Earth. They are trying to save other children as well.
The story is told in three different POV's: Sofi, Miguel and Sofi's mom, Inola.
They are slowing finding out that the aliens are not doing good things to the children but where are they to do. It's up to Sofi and Shilo to make things right.
"He has my children, Hart. He's taking Earth's children and using them far beyond taking simple cells-"
"Madam Inola is correct," Ethos said smoothly. "Her children are ours, and we will use them and any others as we see necessary. And yes, this is a threat, if you'd prefer to call it such. We will proceed as we see best with your support, or we will proceed in spite of you. But hear this. If your people find out, they will come after you first. Then us. And we are quite capable of defending ourselves-even as we have striven for peace. Thus, my recommendation is that we 'stay the course' as you humans say. If you do not continue to comply, we will be forced to move against you and, eventually, Earth. Therefore, do not interfere and live. Or resist and lose your freedom. Either way you may consider yourselves at our mercy."
Ethos clicked the screen off, then turned. And put his unusually long fingers together in a triangle to rest beneath his wide chin. "Ambassador Miguel, now that we've recovered you, what shall we do with you?"
*Thank you to BookLookBloggers for a print copy of this book.*