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For 15 year old Tommy, life changes completely after his mom dies. His father takes him to live with him. And the cool thing is his dad lives in a ship, how cool is that?
The story takes us through Tommy's journey as he tries to adjust to this new life, a life he was never prepared for (his dad is this feared ship commander). We see through his eyes, how he sees the world around him. There is a legend about Amethyst eyes, and a certain tribe is after him because of that. I wont say much about this, as I would be giving away too much.
The author did a wonderful job creating likable characters, and descriptive writing. The pacing was well done. I recommend this book to fans of Sci-fi, or anyone looking to begin on the sci-fi genre, both YA and adults
Amethyst Eyes was especially a delight to read as Debbie Brown is such a talented writer and the pictures she created with the words she chose were just so vivid and alive. Some of the worlds she has created in Amethyst Eyes are alien to earthly beings but she invites the reader in and makes them feel right at home. I didn't feel like I was on the outside looking in at all. With each word, I became part of the adventure. An adventure I invite you to join.
Thank you, Debbie, for crafting such an amazing story. I look forward to your upcoming novel, Emma, the story of Tommy's parents.
This is not a book for people who want to be on the edge of their seat with their heart pounding in their mouth as they flip pages until 3am. It is thoughtful and carefully developed. Debbie Brown does a very clear job of building worlds--both familiar and alien--and the cultures that go with them. Some of the paradigms she created sparked interesting conversations with my kids. Brown also knows how teens think, as evidenced in the depth of the main character, Tommy. She captures a wide range of emotions without being melodramatic about it. I appreciated that this wasn't a superficial teen hero.
On that slower pacing thing... It didn't bother me once I settled into the rhythm because I'm from a generation that is used to reading more exposition. Because the action wasn't hurried most of the time, I didn't feel in a rush to finish it, and yet I wanted to know what was going to happen in these very interesting settings. By the end of it all, however, we definitely are cheering for Tommy to come back in the next book and make a good fight to save Earth, so the urgency arrived. (Not giving spoilers here.)
Basically, if you're looking for mega-exciting science fiction adventure with all kinds of suspense and action, this may not be a top pick. If you're looking for thought-provoking, detailed imaginary worlds with some characters you can care about, it's solid. Your reaction will depend on what you prefer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The story starts with Tommy, a 15-year-old home-schooled mountain kid raised by a single mom. Suddenly, Tommy and his mom are in a car crash which kills his mother and Tommy is... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Brian Thompson
Amethyst eyes, also known as violet or purple, are possible in human beings but extremely gem-like and
fascinating, considered by some to help make any man or woman drop-dead... Read more
Imagine you find out your dad is an alien. That’s how the story opens up, with Tommy being whisked away from Earth by his alien father. Culture shock takes on a whole new meaning! Read morePublished 10 months ago by Vered Ehsani
I really enjoyed [Amethyst Eyes] by [Debbie Brown]. In the introduction it states it was written for reluctant readers, which is what I teach. Read morePublished 13 months ago by christine hooker
Tommy's mother, with whom he had been very close to, died in an accident in the very beginning. His grief was quite believable, but suddenly his dad, who's an alien, appeared and... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Matthew
Disclaimer: I won a copy of this book back in January and sadly I didn't find time to read it earlier. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Miri
Debbie Brown’s young adult novel, “Amethyst Eyes,” makes a break for the stars with such realistic characters, action, and drama that imagination seems more like reality. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Author Stephanie Parker McKean
I don't usually read science fiction but decided to give this a go - I received it in exchange for a review. You know there is a disaster in this book because the blurb tells you. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
The author did an amazing job with reaching the audience. Read more