"Lima has three particular gifts: world-building, the ability to see complex relationships/issues from multiple points of view, and a beautiful flow to her writing style. This book is no exception."
-Lia London, author of The Gypsy Pearl
"This book has everything I love about science fiction: science, technology, cultures, history, politics, and strong themes. I highly recommend it for YA readers and anyone interested in a more classic approach to science fiction.... Really a wonderful book! One of the best I have read this year!"
-E.B. Dawson, author, PhoenixFictionWriters.com
"Writing is smooth, efficient, and professionally edited. Pacing and action sequences are well suited for tween readers, and an ongoing sense of danger kept this teacher turning pages, too. Crash landings, aliens, space colonies, intrigue between species... And always the question--what are those Somavians really up to? I wanted to know!"
-Michelle Isenhoff, author of Recompense
"Wonderfully scripted with believable alien culture that the reader learns along with young Liz. This book deserves to be put along side Asimov, Clark, Crichton and H.G. Wells. This is a must read for any Sci-Fi fan."
-Steven C. Macon, author and book blogger, ThePenBrushNews.com
Annie Douglass Lima considers herself fortunate to have traveled in twenty different countries and lived in four of them. A fifth-grade teacher in her "other" life, she loves reading to her students and sparking their imaginations. Her books include science fiction, fantasy, YA action and adventure novels, a puppet script, anthologies of her students' poetry, and Bible verse coloring and activity books. When she isn't teaching or writing, Annie can often be found sipping spiced chai or pomegranate green tea in exotic locations, some of which exist in this world.