Monday, January 19, 2015

Book Review: Radialloy

I am so glad to have found Christian Sci-Fi!  I  received a copy of Radialloy in exchange for my honest review. So here it is!

A little about the book:

"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."
What I enjoyed:

 I have wanted to read Sci-Fi for a long time, but most of it has magic. I was so grateful to finally find a truly Christian Science Fiction book!

It is always enjoyable to have a girl and boy adventure, and have them depend on each other, but most books take it too far. They make this adventure into a romance. I was relieved to find out that Andi was able to foster adventure and relationship making I thought it was brilliant how J. Grace made this brotherly love come about in a most unexpected way.

I read most of this book between the hours of 10 p.m. and 2 a.m two nights in a row. I fell asleep reading it and had to finish the last chapter the next morning. Needless to say, Radialloy has a gripping storyline.

I love how J. Grace was able to have her characters be drawn closer to God through the story, and keep Him a big part of the story, while not feeling like you are reading a theology book. Don't get me wrong, books on theology are great too, but sometimes you just want to read a thrilling novel!

This is a story about friendship. It is about trust, letting go of your worries, and giving them over to Christ. It is about loyalty and betrayal. It is about secrets and the finding of truth. It is about a girl with a rare disease, that will not give up.

What I didn't like as much:
I always really try to be honest about this so readers won't be surprised by some unpleasant part of the book, and so my opinion is valid. Nonetheless, there is nothing questionable! :)

Who I'd recommend this book to:
Pre-Teens to Young Adults would enjoy this book most. I, at 14, enjoyed it immensely and can't wait to read the second book, "In His Image."
A bit about the Author:

"Being an author helps me have a better appreciation for His care. As an author, you take delight in planning every little detail of your characters' lives, you can't wait to give them wonderful gifts, you are saddened to take them through the valley, but you know you have to to give them something more beautiful."

J. Grace Pennington is an author, daughter, sister and Christian. She loves the wind on her face, her family, to be alone and listen to beautiful music.  She loves good stories and horses and looking up at the stars.  

You can also see this review on Amazon and Goodreads!