I’m back with another Author Spotlight, since it’s been a hot minute.
We’re all always looking for new books to read, so I thought I’d introduce you to L.A. Sees and the first two books in The Nebula Trilogy! If you’re a fan of SF like me, then you’re probably going to really enjoy these two books.
I will say that this is supposed to be a trilogy, and the books have been out for quite a few years now. I haven’t heard anything or seen any kind of update on L.A. Sees’ website or social platforms, so I can’t tell you when book 3 will come out.
Believe me, I wish I could, because I’ve been dying for it for years. But, dread not, because Nebula and Interstellar are fantastic reads that will not disappoint…even if the wait for book 3 is undetermined.
I don’t remember how I found Nebula – how it hit my radar. I think it might have been on Instagram now that I think about it. The cover caught my eye and I went to go look it up.
So, of course I wanted to read this new SF debut.
I bought it and not shockingly, devoured it.
Between the believable character relationships that have you oscillating between rooting and wanting to tear your hair out, to the journey of self-discovery the MC goes on, and the solid writing, it’s pretty hard to not get sucked in.
But enough of me chatting, here is the cover and synopsis for Nebula, book 1 in The Nebula Trilogy!
I don’t know where I came from. I don’t know where I’m going. What I do know is where I’d like to be—safe within my mother’s embrace.
One girl’s search for truth may alter an entire universe in the spellbinding new science fiction novel, Nebula. Written by L.A. Sees, this young adult adventure proves the importance of being yourself no matter what galaxy you’re in.
Ree Lindbergh’s dream since she was a little girl is a simple one: to one day travel to Earth. Instead, she’s stuck aboard the Omega Centauri, a spacecraft used to patrol the borders of the Milky Way. Having spent her entire seventeen-year existence on board, Ree is a bit restless. But her mission is important: help keep Earth’s newly discovered alien species, the Bufoanthroid, under control.
By day, Ree enjoys spending time with her best friend, Zac Walker. But when night falls, she is continually tormented by memories of her mother, killed by a Bufoanthroid the day Ree was born.
Her world is turned upside down once again when Zac’s ship disappears. Determined to rescue him, Ree embarks on a frantic mission to save him. As events unravel and secrets are revealed, Ree soon realizes that achieving her dreams will mean facing the truth behind her nightmares.
You can check it out on Goodreads, here.
So, I don’t know about you, but I now want to re-read this book. It has been an awfully long time since I read it, and I’m in a SF mood.
Now that you’ve been introduced to Nebula – and be honest, the cover is gorgeous – let’s jump into book 2, Interstellar. No, it’s not the movie with Matthew McCaughey…though that’s a pretty good movie.
After eighteen years on the starship Omega Centauri and with the cataclysmic events of Nebula still fresh in her memory, Marie “Ree” Lindbergh has achieved a lifelong dream—to live on Earth.
Ree quickly discovers Earth is very different from the old movies she loved to watch on the Omega Centauri. She’s an unwilling celebrity on the news and snubbed by her new schoolmates. Zac, her old friend and new boyfriend, moves to Australia, leaving Ree in America to deal with her own deeply fractured family. An alarming medical discovery only adds to the tension—and sheds some light on how Ree survived the brutal environment while she was held captive.
As Ree begins to realize Earth isn’t at all like her dreams, she also finds herself drawn to Jonathan. A newcomer to her school—like Ree herself—Jonathan seems perfect. He’s cute, creative, and unlike Zac, devoted to equality between humans and the often-oppressed Bufoanthroids. He’s also harboring a life-altering secret.
The second installment in L.A. Sees’s The Nebula Trilogy, Interstellar continues to explore Ree Lindbergh’s impact on the strained relationship between earthborn humans, Bufoanthroids, and an uncertain future.
You can check it out on Goodreads, here.
Do you want to read these books yet? I bet you do. I’m definitely biased, but you really should go pick these books up. I can assure you that once you finish Nebula, you’re going to want this book.
Now that I’ve introduced you to books 1 and 2, let me introduce you to the author who wrote them.
L.A. Sees was born and raised in New Jersey before earning a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a master’s degree from the University of Southern California.
Currently working as a middle school history and English teacher, Sees enjoys writing, traveling, and browsing flea markets in her spare time. Her debut novel for young adults, Nebula, is now available.
You can check out this site for more info.
I wish that she was more active on social media, that was some kind of update on when book 3 could potentially be out. I check out her Facebook page from time to time to see if there is any news. I can only assume she’s still writing it, while going about her life. At this point, I’m okay with waiting, but if I do re-read the two books soon I might be saying something different.
So, what do y’all think? Have I convinced you, or at least piqued your interest? I’m always looking for off the radar books, especially in YA and these books definitely fit that category for me. I like finding hidden gems amongst the mass amounts of books constantly being released and Nebula and Interstellar in no way disappointed me.
I can only hope that y’all check out these books and this author and thanks for checking out this post! I really enjoy talking about lesser known books that slip past our radars. If you do end up reading Nebula (and getting hooked) let me know!