Let me start by saying I am a devoted Trekkie.
There, we've gotten that out of the way. So every time I've been at B&N in the last four months and walked by the pretty table with all the YA books so nicely stacked, these books have been calling out to me. And one day, they called, and I had to buy them. Resistance was futile. (okay, please don't judge me).
THE EDGE (STAR TREK: STARFLEET ACADEMY) by Rudy Josephs*
THE DELTA ANOMALY (STAR TREK: STARFLEET ACADEMY) by Rick Barba*
What did I think of the Starfleet books?
Personally, I really enjoyed them. But we have to keep in mind my first statement in this blog post. I am a Trekkie. here are the basic things covered in the books:
- Jim Kirk finds a new girlfriend.
- Jim Kirk saves the day.
- Jim Kirk has nice character development by showing flaws in his character.
- Uhura is a genius.
- Uhura and Spock have a wonderful romantic relationship developing that is oh-so-Vulcan.
Who would I recommend the book to?
- Fans of Star Trek (of course)
- Young adults, boys and girls, who enjoyed the recent Star Trek movie.
So really, if you fall in either of these two categories, you should check one of these books out. I'd start with THE EDGE since it seems to chronologically come first.
Anyway, LIVE LONG AND PROSPER :)
*I have to say trying to find out who actually wrote the books was a challenge in itself. The book has no author listed on the front or on the spine.
From Amazon for THE EDGE:
A new Starfleet Academy series for teens--filled with romance and adventure! In The Competitive Edge, Kirk finds out how much of a toll the intense training classes and grueling schedule of academy life is taking on all the cadets, including himself. But some recruits seem better equipped to handle the challenges. Is there something that is giving them an edge? Kirk is determined to find out, especially since one of the cadets with a little something extra is his new girlfriend.