Title: Omega City
Author: Diana Peterfruend
Publisher/Year: Harper Collins 1/10/17
Length: 352 Pages
Series: Omega City #1
Gillian Seagret doesn’t listen to people who say her father’s a crackpot. His conspiracy theories about the lost technology of Cold War-era rocket scientist Dr. Aloysius Underberg may have cost him his job and forced them to move to a cottage in the sticks, but Gillian knows he’s right and plans to prove it.
When she discovers a missing page from Dr. Underberg’s diary in her father’s office, she thinks she’s found a big piece of the puzzle—a space-themed riddle promising to lead to Underberg’s greatest invention. Enlisting the help of her brother, Eric, her best friend, Savannah, and Howard, their NASA-obsessed schoolmate, Gillian sets off into the ruins of a vast doomsday bunker deep within the earth.
But they aren’t alone inside its dark and flooded halls. Now Gillian and her friends must race to explore Omega City and find the answers they need. For while Gillian wants to save her dad’s reputation by bringing Dr. Underberg’s secrets to light, others will stop at nothing to make sure they stay buried . . . forever.
I needed to change it up a bit and find some more YA to read and i’m a fan of Diana Peterfruend so i figured no harm in reading this series. So what we have is the intro to a story that takes us on a journey of a family that’s been broken apart because their father is an author of a book that tried to debunk mysteries behind a scientists work and his notes were destroyed so he can’t prove the facts. Because of this, their mom left, the kids have had a rough life moving away from what they know and the father can’t seem to get a credible following for anything so he’s kind of in a bind for work and any forward progress in life.
It’s not until the dad gets this new girlfriend who seems to rub the kids Eric and Gillian the wrong way that the story gets good. There are so many questions around the scientists Dr Underberg’s whereabouts and some inventions of his because they would have been world changing and because of that, there’s so much scrutiny around anything that involves him. When the girlfriend Fiona starts asking questions about the dad’s research (along with the fact that she’s young and pretty), Gills starts to wonder what her motives are.
That takes us to a missing page in a journal which gives us a treasure map and then a quest to find the missing invention (a battery that will last over 100 years). This leads us to OMEGA CITY.
From there we have a series of events that happen while the kids not only find themselves being hunted by Fiona a 2 guys, but we find Eric, Gills and their friends Nate, Savvy ,and Howard in this underground city that’s booby-trapped, and falling apart and without ease of getting out.
There’s so much interesting thinking in this book. We have a doomsday thought process here for preparation on how to survive a nuclear war. We see a scientist who was so forward thinking that his inventions could revolutionize the world, and honestly i wouldn’t be upset if some of that stuff came to fruition in life since i have a feeling that we’ll need it at some point or another.
I can’t wait to see what’s next though in the sequel since there has to be more – i mean, we know what happened to Dr Underberg but we don’t what’s happened to his inventions and we don’t know what else there is for the father to uncover. there has to be more right? Enjoy!