Title: Oasis | Author: Katya de Becerra | Series: Loveboat, Taipei #1 | Age: Young Adult | Genre: Science Fiction | Publication Date: January 7, 2020 | Links: Add on Goodreads • Purchase on *Book Depository
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—.:* 1. A thrilling YA Sci-Fi featuring a protagonist with passion for archaeology.
I don’t know about you, but I’m always a sucker when it comes to a story that feature a strong-will and passionate main lead. In Oasis, we follow the story of Alif and her deep interest in archaeology, something that she finally got to explore along with her friends.
—.:* 2. Fun squad stays together and grows even stronger.
Becerra’s Oasis featured a group of friends consisted of Alif Scholl and her four best friends, Lori Bradford, Minh Quoc, Luke Stokowski, and Rowen Syme Jr. It was exciting to see the dynamic of this group, and of course, their efforts to survive and beat the sand storm.
—.:* 3. Pitched as a thought-provoking story, Oasis let you do the interpretation.
An open ending is probably not the most famous option to end a sci-fi story, especially since usually people demanded for answers and reasons. While some might despise this decision, others might enjoy them just as much.
Trigger warning: Death by impalement, human bones, mentions of artifact theft and trafficking/smuggling, hospitalization, medical procedure (IV drip), seizures (observed, not experienced), fear of drinking poisoned water.
—.:* About the Author
Katya de Becerra was born in Russia, studied in California, lived in Peru, and then stayed in Australia long enough to become a local. She was going to be an Egyptologist when she grew up, but instead she earned a PhD in Anthropology and now works as a university lecturer and a researcher. Katya is a short version of her real name, which is very long and gets mispronounced a lot. What The Woods Keep was her first novel (out now), which is followed by another standalone Oasis in 2020. She has also authored and co-authored academic articles, book chapters, guest posts and opinion pieces.