Goodreads Summary: The biggest thing on 15-year-old Tommy’s mind is convincing Mom to let him go to the drive-in, but when an accident claims his mother’s life and puts him in the hospital, the arrival of his estranged, alien father brings more changes than he had bargained for.It doesn’t take his father long to figure out that Tommy knows nothing about who or what he is. Without any explanation, Tommy finds himself onboard his father’s spaceship where he is forced to trust a man he does not know in a world he knows even less about. Adapting to his new life seems overwhelming, and his father’s solution may prove to be Tommy’s finest challenge yet…Jayden. A few months younger than Tommy, high strung and always in a mood, the doctor’s daughter definitely didn’t like being ‘told’ to help Tommy fit in. Jayden is not the most welcoming or patient of tutors, let alone a friend.As fate would have it, Tommy quickly learns that none of these things compare to the peril that comes from being born with amethyst eyes.
My Views: Alright, so the book is finished and here’s my review.
I have never been a fan of sci-fi and this is where my habit of not reading a blurb caught up with me. *Sigh* This one’s a sci-fi adventure.
I liked the way the book started. It was both cheery and interesting and I wanted to know what would happen next.
I had not contemplated a space ship and another planet on the horizon but that is precisely what happened. Lots of different gadgets and ways of living came up. Quite interesting to know of life and its ways on another planet.
It was great to see 15 year olds behave their age unlike when they behave like adults or kids in some of the other books I have read. It was refreshing to see the point of view of a 15 year old boy.
The book is almost fast-paced. I said almost because I’m such a fan of thrillers that it wasn’t fast paced enough for me. There were too many drinks (non-alcoholic) and drinking than I cared to read about. I’m sure the author was only trying to make the reader know about the differences prevailing in drinks in different cultures and looking at it as a way of calming down. But well…
Having said all that, I am sure fans of sci-fi and adventure would love this book. It has all the ingredients in it to keep you bound and reading on.
It didn’t work for me because I don’t like the genre in general, there’s nothing wrong with the book.
2.5/5 stars – somewhere between ‘It was ok’ and ‘I liked it’.
Highly Recommended for Sci-fi adventure lovers.
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About Debbie Brown:
For as long as she can remember, Debbie has been creating stories in her head. She hated to go anywhere without a pen and paper, just in case. As a graduate of the Institute of Children’s literature, while pursuing yet another writing course, she finds herself doing what she loves . . . learning and writing. The course gives her an excuse to just sit down and write. Over the years she has worked as a nurse, a teacher, a martial arts instructor and a CIC officer in the Canadian Forces. Her hobbies have varied from woodworking, to auto-mechanics, with music, painting, karate, holistic medicine, gardening and camping thrown into the mix. Let’s not forget reading. Debbie’s perfect cure for a long winter’s night is curling up in front of a fire with a good book while snowflakes drift slowly past the window. Never having been much of a city girl, she lives with two of her four children, her husband Jean-Pierre and their pets in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec. She couldn’t imagine life without the beauty found in the trees, mountains and lakes that surround her.