Thursday, August 31, 2017

Day Moon (Tomorrow's Edge #1) by Brett Armstrong

In A.D. 2039, a prodigious seventeen year old, Elliott, is assigned to work on a global soft-ware initiative his deceased grandfather helped found. Project Alexandria is intended to provide the entire world secure and equal access to all accumulated human knowledge. All forms of print are destroyed in good faith, to ensure everyone has equal footing, and Elliott knows he must soon part with his final treasure: a book of Shakespeare’s complete works gifted him by his grandfather. Before it is destroyed, Elliott notices something is amiss with the book, or rather Project Alexandria. The two do not match, including an extra sonnet titled “Day Moon”. When Elliott investigates, he uncovers far more than he bargained for. There are sinister forces backing Project Alexandria who have no intention of using it for its public purpose. Elliott soon finds himself on the run from federal authorities and facing betrayals and deceit from those closest to him. Following clues left by his grandfather, with agents close at hand, Elliott desperately hopes to find a way to stop Project Alexandria. All of history past and yet to be depend on it.

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Day Moon is a futuristic Christian fiction novel.  The premise of the book is interesting and I really liked how the author incorporated classic works into his story as a focal point in the plot like something to be treasured.  I love books and I love reading.  I can't imagine a world that would take away the books I treasure most.  It would definitely be something worth fighting for.

While I liked the premise of this book, the story itself lacked quite a lot for me.  It was very wordy and the plot seemed to move forward at a snail's pace.  It lacked urgency and the forward momentum that captures you and keeps you wanting to know more which is especially important in a story like this one.  I had a hard time staying with it and I will admit to skimming a lot without losing track of what was happening.  

The characters were okay but didn't inspire me.  I didn't feel that emotional connection to them or the story that I look for as a reader.  The main character is supposed to be seventeen but didn't act or talk that way at all.  He came across as an adult most of the time.  I had to keep reminding myself that he was just seventeen.

I see a lot of potential here but unfortunately this story just fell a bit flat for me.  I can tell that the author is well versed in the English language and proficient in the technical aspects of writing which is impressive.  I really appreciated that this book was clean- no swearing, profanity or sexual content.  

You can pick this book up on Amazon for under a dollar so if you are intrigued by the blurb and love this kind of book, give it a shot.  I'm only one girl with one opinion not shared by all.  :)

Content:  This is a Christian fiction book so you will find talk of God and Jesus Christ.  There were a few instances of mild peril and mild violence.

- I received a free copy of this book from the author.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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