I recently won a goodreads giveaway for a book called Beyond Cloud Nine by author Greg Spry. I received a very nice signed paperback copy of the book straight from the author, which i will admit is pretty damn cool. I'm not recieving any money to review this book, just the book itself which hey free books which is always awesome. Now on to the actual review.
The book takes place in the future after mankind has started colonizing space. Scientists are on the verge of creating a new technology which will allow them to travel faster than light. When the test pilot stumbles upon a conspiracy involving terrorist who call them separists and aliens things get crazy fast. The main character Brooke Davis is a very real feeling character to me. She wasn't a perfect person, she was flawed and not necessarily always a nice or good person. But Brooke was a strong and goal oriented person who wasn't going to let anyone in her way. When the occasion called for it brooke always stepped up and did what was necessary or right even if her superiors told her not to.
The world building was believable even with the required futuristic bits to make it a scifi book. The technology while very futuristic still came across as something that could be achieved. The aliens suprised me when their background came out, but I wont tell you too much about them because that would ruin the book for you. The only thing that didnt come across as realistic to me was the cereal boxes that become bowls with everything including milk in them. :) but you have to have something fantastic in a sci-fi book and if they did exist it would be very cool.
This book is going to be a series with the second book called "Beyond the Horizon" taking place years after this one and involving Brookes niece Maya and I very much look forward to its release because I will be reading it too. I gave this book 4 out of 5 on goodreads because while I did really enjoy reading this one it was a slow read for me.
Beyond Cloud Nine by Greg Spry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I recieved this book from the author via goodreads for free and jumped right in. I've never read anything by this author so didn't know what to expect and I really enjoy discovering new authors. This was a great read, the world was a believable but technologically advanced future. I quite enjoyed the main protagonist, she was flawed but basically a good person. She had a goal she worked towards and didn't let anyone or anything stand in her way. I loved that the plot had a twist that was unexpected. I can hardly wait for the next book in this series.
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