World 4: Awakening by Debbie Moyes

Book Cover: World 4: Awakening by Debbie Moyes

Seventeen-year-old Mayla has been stuck for years on board one of eight Colony ships holding the last remnant of the world’s civilization. Three potential planets have come and gone, all unusable failures, when finally, they arrive at planet four. Mayla can’t believe her eyes as she steps foot onto land for the first time in eight years. The air is fresh, the sky is blue, and everything is perfect.

Along with her boyfriend, Ty, and best friend, Baylen, Mayla begins to explore the planet. She is lucky enough to go on a four-day expedition with Baylen and his father, Wes, where she encounters more adventure in their new world than she ever experienced in her near-decade on board the Colony.

Trouble begins to arise as Arison, an ex-government hit-man from the neighboring Colony, enacts his long-planned revenge. His people find Mayla on her expedition and soon force her into the race of her life. Escaping death and facing evil, Mayla runs with Baylen through an alien world, fighting to get back and save her Colony from destruction.

Not only does Mayla find new courage and inner strength, she learns deep secrets of the planet more incredible than she ever imagined.