Friday, September 21, 2012

Book Review: Firmament: Radialloy by J. Grace Pennington

A young nurse lives with her father, a doctor, on a starship that is exploring space, but her happy and peaceful life is shaken when her father starts acting strange and eventually appears to insane. As she tries to figure out what’s wrong, criminals take over the ship in pursuit of a treasure that is hidden aboard. She finds herself forced to face a secret from her past that could tear apart much of what she believes in. After discovering that the secret is connected to the criminals, she must race against time to cure her father and help save the starship.

Firmament: Radialloy by J. Grace Pennington is a good, clean, old-fashioned science fiction story. The fast-paced plot makes one think of an episode of Star Trek, and like that classic show, it has strong characterizations and is well-written, weaving together an effective story and theme. This is the first book in an expected eighteen book series, and if this book is any indication, it is a series that will be worth reading all the way to the end. Firmament: Radialloy is aimed at teens and adults, and contains some intensity and violence, but is also suitable for some older children.

(c) 2012 Jonathan Garner

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for the review, Jonathan! I'm glad you liked it. :)

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    1. I'm glad you liked the review, Grace. Thank you for writing the book!

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  2. I love this book! (Which Jonathan knew full well. ;) ) I especially liked how clean it was, while not sacrificing any in the drama/intrigue department. I'm eager to have the other 17 books lined up on my shelf. ;)

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    1. It seems there will be more than one person with all eighteen books. ;) Thank you for commenting, Aubrey!

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  3. I really enjoyed Radialloy. It was fun, and the medical notes sprinkled throughout added a sense of realism that I liked. :D And Crash was a great characterization!

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    1. Thank you for commenting, Kaitlyn! I liked the medical details, too.

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