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Book Review: The Destiny of One

The Destiny of One by Sarah Holman (5 star review)

The Destiny of One // The Destiny Trilogy, #1

written by Sarah Holman

206 pages // published in 2011 // young adult Christian sci-fi


Destiny – it's a word that plagues Maria Morris. What does God want her to do with her life? Should she go to college or does God have other plans for her? When her parents go missing during a business trip, Maria embarks on a quest that will change her life forever. Trying to fight against an overbearing Milky Way Government, Maria travels to earth in search of a lost prince and some crown jewels. Her faith is tested, however, when a new law is passed. Will Maria be able to find her parents and the crown jewels before it's too late? Is she strong enough to stand up for her faith even if it means never seeing her family again? Most of all, will Maria discover her true Destiny?

My Review...

4 Star Rating

I have enjoyed many of Sarah Holman's books for a few years now, but FINALLY I have decided to read her very first book, The Destiny of One. So glad to have this one under my belt now! And I might add that I greatly enjoyed reading it.

19-year-old Maria Morris lives on Mars with her parents and siblings in a futuristic Space Age. A new law is being passed: all Christians will be marked to separate them from the rest of the galaxy's population. Maria is a girl who's just trying to figure out what to do with her life... just like so many teenagers and young adults! I like how this book focuses on an issue that many deal with, and have to seek God's wisdom in. Maria is really a great role model in this sense.

"....I just feel like I should be doing something, that God has something for me that I'm missing. How do I find out what God wants me to do?"
- The Destiny of One

The story is a wonderful testament to the Christian faith. There's fun adventure, and it allows for quality morals to shine through the plot. Christian and homeschool families will love this sci-fi series.

Last thought: I hope to see plenty more of Quint in book #2!

The Destiny of One is available on Amazon in e-book format.

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  1. A Christian sci-fi trilogy sounds fascinating.

  2. This is a unique blend of genres!