Defy the Stars
by Claudia Gray
Soldier Noemi Vidal is trying to defend her planet Genesis. She never expected to watch as her best friend died in battle.
Abel Mansfield is the most sophisticated robot ever made. He never expected to be stuck in a broken spaceship for thirty years.
Now, stuck together with their worlds destroyed, they must put their fear aside to undertake a highly dangerous (and illegal) interplanetary mission in order to finally bring the decades-long war between Earth and Genesis to and end. A stunning blend of high-stakes science fiction, wild adventure, and beautiful romance, with fascinating questions about the morality of creating artificial intelligence so realistic, it can pass for human...
You can find it and the sequel here in the Young Adult section.
Review by Kezia, June 2018