Monday, October 22, 2012

E-book Giveaway: "Firmament: Radialloy"

This giveaway is over, and according to, the winner is... Ophelia! Congrats!

"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 help her father and herself before time runs out." (Description from

After seeing reviews of this book on several blogs, I finally decided I had to buy a copy. I have not read much science fiction, but I was drawn to what people were saying about the  story's intriguing characters. I must say, I was not disappointed. We're talking layers of bad guys whose identities are surprising, a cocky cousin who is both amusing and annoying, a kind and semi-eccentric doctor, and his adopted daughter--21-year-old Andi--who is the main character and narrator of the story. As the story progresses, the plot becomes increasingly complex right up to its dramatic climax. I was kept guessing the entire way; just when I thought I had it figured out, something would veer off most delightfully. I wish I could say more, but I don't think I can without giving away spoilers! Suffice it to say, I found this YA science fiction a page-turner and would recommend it to anyone ages 13+ who enjoys adventure and mystery and can handle bad guys.
About the author: I am J. Grace Pennington, author, daughter, sister, Christian. I love Jesus more than life itself. I love the wind on my face. I love my family. I love to be alone and listen to beautiful music. I love dark chocolate. I love to learn about the human body and how it fails and heals. I love relationships and psychology. I love good stories. I love horses. I love to look up at the stars. I love good poetry. I love to cry. I love to pray. I love words. I love kindnesses. I love theology. I love to laugh, really laugh, not laugh because I should but because something's really funny or delightful. I love hugs. I love beauty, people, and emotion. I am a romantic, and an idealist. The most important things to me are God, people, nature, story and music. Those are the things I love.
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Stay tuned! The next giveaway, "Draw to Learn the Book of Proverbs," begins October 29th.
Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this review; all thoughts are mine and 100% honest. A big thanks to Grace for sponsoring a copy for the giveaway!