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9.30.2016

Book Review: Radialloy

Radialloy by J. Grace Pennington (5 star review)


Radialloy // written by J. Grace Pennington

Firmament series, #1

215 pages // published in 2012 // Christian sci-fi


BOOK DESCRIPTION

The year is 2320. Andi Lloyd is content with her life as the assistant to her adoptive father, a starship doctor, but her secure world turns upside down when she begins uncovering secrets from her past. When her father mysteriously starts losing his mind, she finds that she can no longer count on him to guide or help her. With mutiny breaking out on the ship, and two factions desperate for a valuable secret she holds, she must race to save her father and herself before time runs out.



My Review...

5 Star Rating

If you like Christian sci-fi, you'll love Radialloy. Or even if it's not the usual kind of genre you read (like myself), it's still a fascinating and unique story. I like a good adventure, and that's how I connected so well with Radialloy.

The whole book held me captivated. I loved the setting, on a starship about 300 years from now. I feel like the descriptions of the ship and the roles of all the crew is written so well. I kept thinking "how did the author know to use that phrase?" when it was just the perfect way to describe what was happening on the ship.

The medical descriptions are done skillfully. It kept me intrigued in the work that teenage Andi and the Doctor do together on the ship. They have to be prepared for any wounds or health problems with only the resources on board. Sometimes this could mean getting inventive with their medical care, as Andi finds out when the Doctor can only rely on her to save him.

Each of the characters, I felt, has their own quirks and interesting things about them. They're sketched as complex-enough characters that you feel like you know them as real-life people. That's a mark of a well-written book.

There are many Christian references throughout. I love how God was kept in the story, through prayer and scripture.

The other great thing about this book is that it's clean. No foul language, and romance at a minimum.

There are definitely some twists I didn't see coming, and the excitement just kept building as the chapters flew by. I'm excited to read more of the Firmament series.

Radialloy is available on Amazon in paperback and e-book format.




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