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Age Appropriate For: All Ages
Best for Ages: 10 and up (mild violence)
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.
“The book has the setting of Star Trek, the drama of Star Wars, and a huge dose of originality from Pennington.”
I haven’t read a lot of sci-fi. I am just very picky about my sci-fi. Most of the sci-fi written is not God-honoring and is pretty bizarre. However, ever since I heard about Firmament by J. Grace Pennington, I have wanted to read it. I picked up a copy for my Kindle on sale. I would be willing to pay full price for this story. Yes, it was that good.
Andi was awesome! Normally, I hate girl characters with boy names. However, Andi was too likable to hate. She was very feminine, which made up for her name in my opinion. Pennington created a deep and relatable character when she created Andi. I cannot wait to see Andi in the books to come.
The setting was pretty awesome. I like watching the original Star Trek series and the Surveyor felt a little like the Enterprise. However, before you start thinking “Oh great, a Christian Star Trek, this story is very original. J. Grace Pennington has a lot of talent, and it shines in this book.
There are a lot of unexpected twists and turns that kept me up way past when I needed to be asleep. Firmament: Radialloy definitely kept me reading to the last page and made me very eager for the next book.
I highly recommend this book for sci-fi and/or adventure lovers, and for those who enjoy well told stories.