Young Adult Fiction

Tangled Planet

Kate Blair

ISBN: 9781770865044
Format: Trade Paperback
5.375" x 8"

Ages: 13+

Publication Date: Oct 07, 2017

YAF056000 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Science Fiction / General
YAF042000 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories

In this well-plotted and suspenseful novel, Blair not only asks what if there were another planet to colonize but how do humans create anything new and improved when — even with limitless technology and genetic manipulation — they continue to make decisions based on past grievances and resentment, loss and jealousy.

Quill & Quire

"Blair's world-building is exceptional, immersing readers in the juxtaposition of the exciting unknowns of Beta and the comforting protocols and societal structure on the Venture. Ursa is a fully developed, likable yet flawed character who will push teens to consider if comfort is a worthy sacrifice for the potential greatness of th unknown. A robust cast of secondary characters, each layered with their own motivations, histories, and perspectives, round out the novel and propel its fierce pace. VERDICT A must-have for every library." Starred Review

School Library Journal


It's taken 400 years of travel, but the starship Venture has finally arrived at its destination. Beta Earth is an uninhabited, untouched planet that seventeen-year-old engineer Ursa has to colonise with her crewmates.

The first night Ursa is on Beta Earth her world goes out of control when she encounters a dead body. She's positive she saw a large creature with sharp teeth, something that shouldn't even be on the planet, but nobody believes her. As injuries and bodies start piling up, Ursa must figure out who to trust when her fellow crewmates start taking sides between Venture's safety and the hope of creating a home on Beta Earth.

If Ursa and her people can't find out what's really going on in the forest, their already fragile society won't survive.