Review: Unearthed by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Getting Ready for the NoVa Teen Book FestivalUnearthed by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

My rating: ☆☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ (5 stars)

Pages: 336

Favorite quote: “PERGITE SI AUDETIS”

Book Summary (from Goodreads)

When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution the planet has been waiting for. The Undying’s advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and Gaia, their former home planet, is a treasure trove waiting to be uncovered.

For Jules Addison and his fellow scholars, the discovery of an alien culture offers unprecedented opportunity for study… as long as scavengers like Amelia Radcliffe don’t loot everything first. Mia and Jules’ different reasons for smuggling themselves onto Gaia put them immediately at odds, but after escaping a dangerous confrontation with other scavvers, they form a fragile alliance.

My Thoughts

This was so incredible. Unearthed is absolutely my favorite book I’ve read this year so far, which actually surprised me! I did not think that sci-fi was my genre at all, but I guess I was wrong. I am going to be reading more sci-fi books in the future! I borrowed this book from the library, and now I can’t wait to get my own copy and get it signed at the NoVa Teen Book Fest.

I was so tense and stressed out while reading this. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time! I had no idea what was going to happen, and there were so many plot twists. By the end of the novel I was literally screaming silently to myself. There was such a cliff-hanger, I can’t wait until Undying comes out in December. The Undying are so intriguing, I need to know more about them! No spoilers, but they definitely aren’t what they seem.

I knew I was going to love the writing in this because I had just read Hunted by Meagan Spooner and loved it, and I also read Illuminae by Amie Kaufman. I was not disappointed! The writing was wonderful and the character development was great. Jules and Mia’s romance didn’t seem too forced.


“The worthy will rise into the stars…”