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Firmament: Radialloy Paperback – June 1, 2012
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The whole book held me captivated. I loved the setting, on a starship about 300 years from now. I feel like the descriptions of the ship and the roles of all the crew is written so well. I kept thinking "how did the author know to use that phrase?" when it was just the perfect way to describe what was happening on the ship.
The medical descriptions are done skillfully. It kept me intrigued in the work that teenage Andi and the Doctor do together on the ship. They have to be prepared for any wounds or health problems with only the resources on board. Sometimes this could mean getting inventive with their medical care, as Andi finds out when the Doctor can only rely on her to save him.
Each of the characters, I felt, has their own quirks and interesting things about them. They're sketched as complex-enough characters that you feel like you know them as real-life people. That's a mark of a well-written book.
There are many Christian references throughout. I love how God was kept in the story, through prayer and scripture.
The other great thing about this book is that it's clean. No foul language, and romance at a minimum.
There are definitely some twists I didn't see coming, and the excitement just kept building as the chapters flew by. I'm excited to read more of the Firmament series.
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!
It is alien-free sci-fi, so if you're like me and that's a sticky-issue for you, but you still love grand adventure and sci-fi awesomeness, this is the series for you.
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