The Disasters

The Disasters

by M. K. England


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The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy in this YA sci-fi adventure by debut author M. K. England.

Hotshot pilot Nax Hall has a history of making poor life choices. So it’s not exactly a surprise when he’s kicked out of the elite Ellis Station Academy in less than twenty-four hours. But Nax’s one-way trip back to Earth is cut short when a terrorist group attacks the Academy.

Nax and three other washouts escape—barely—but they’re also the sole witnesses to the biggest crime in the history of space colonization. And the perfect scapegoats.

On the run, Nax and his fellow failures plan to pull off a dangerous heist to spread the truth. Because they may not be “Academy material,” and they may not even get along, but they’re the only ones left to step up and fight.

Full of high-stakes action, subversive humor, and underdogs becoming heroes, this YA sci-fi adventure is perfect for fans of Illuminae, Heart of Iron, or the cult classic TV show Firefly and is also a page-turning thrill ride that anyone—not just space nerds—can enjoy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062657671
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/18/2018
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 173,804
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

M. K. England is a youth services librarian who grew up in Florida and is now based in the mountains of Central Virginia. Before becoming a librarian, M. K. was a bookstore clerk, a teaching assistant, and an experimental music composer. She is an active presenter at local and national conferences, and you can find out more at

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The Disasters 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
HTN More than 1 year ago
The book had me hooked from the first sentence! It was all-around enjoyable, from the detailed descriptions to the personalities of all the characters. I felt like I knew the main characters on a personal level- they are written with depth and layers, not just caked with cliches. I loved the snarky remarks made by various characters and the action that never ceased to stop. Definitely a must read for those who love a good laugh and a nail-biting adventure.
JLAustin More than 1 year ago
I love YA, but I must admit there's a certain "voice" in a story that I'm not fond of. It's the cocky, snarky teenager, which I know, is kind of a realistic voice for a teen, so I'm not saying it's a bad thing, just not my cup of tea. So when I first started this, I wasn't sure, but I'm glad I stuck with it. It was a really fun read and an exciting Sci-Fi adventure. I look forward to more work by England (and I'll try not to judge a work by it's "voice" again!)
Jdp15 More than 1 year ago
It was good! On page ten the action starts and it doesn't stop. It was a fast read. There is some cussing throughout.