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Firmament: Radialloy Paperback – June 1, 2012
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I loved this book. And let me start with a disclaimer: I don't read a lot\am not a fan of the sci-fi genre. It's SO hard to find clean books in that genre, which I the main reason I don't read a lot. That's the main thing I loved about this book. It was completely clean. The minimal amount of non-graphic violence aside, there was no language, no weird creepy sci-fi stuff, no romantic\sexual content. I would gladly recommend this to my little siblings, which I not something I can often do with this genre.
The characters were all fantastic. I instantly connected with many of them, especially Andi. She struggled throughout the book with what to do in certain situations, whom to trust, etc, which made her such a great character. So many heroines in books these days are perfect and have all the answers, which is so unrealistic! I think that's why I connected with Andi so well; she's a "real" and relatable character. I also loved her father, the doctor. He was so sweet, yet a bit tough too. One of those "grizzly bears on the outside, teddy bears on the inside" type of characters. The main villain, was great as well; for awhile I actually kinda liked him! (before I knew who he really was, of course. A well-rounded villain, with a plausible motive. Also, Crash was pretty amazing. I loved his humor, his arrogance, and his flaws. He wasn't perfect, which was great. Definitely my favorite character.
The plot was very well done; everything laid out at just the right time with perfect pacing. There were a few plot twists that were nicely done, although I saw more than one of them coming. (per usual, for me, I guess). It was very believable (well, as believable as a sci-fi plot can get!) and realistic. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, and freaking out a good portion of the time. Kudos to the author!
CONTENT NOTE: Clean except for some non-graphic violence, and death. SPOILER [The three bad guys end up killing themselves due to their foolishness and greed.]
All in all, I would highly recommend this!
I also appreciated the Christian worldview it was written from. Miss Pennington was able to weave in some good Christian views and "morals" if you want to call them that, without being preachy or awkward.
I think my favorite character would have to be Andi. I can really identify with her and I can't wait for the other book in the series to come out and see if Crash manages to stay alive and healthy. :P
All in all, I really enjoyed Radialloy immensely. It was great science fiction and a great story. I give it an A+.
As a totally random aside, the cover of this book is awesome, but it plays with my mind. I cannot get over the notion that Andi Lloyd has a feather stuck in her hair. See it? No? Oh well. Maybe it's just me.
Even though this is a science fiction book it all felt and sounded real. The author has obviously done her research and put in the time to create a plausible situation. As a med student I appreciated the medical jargon sprinkled in, but it was all explained so one would never feel lost.
If I had to pick one thing I really liked about the book, it would have to be the characters. They're all well developed and you find instant connections with all of them. I also appreciated the parts where Andi refers to her Christian faith, especially to help herself and another crew member through a tough situation. You never really get Christianity put into science fiction and I enjoyed the fresh take. I look forward to reading more in the Firmament series.
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