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From Sky to Sky by Amanda G Stevens | Book review by Loraine Nunley #bookreview

What is this book about?

Daredevil Zac Wilson isn’t the first celebrity to keep a secret from the world, but his might be the most marvelous in history: Zac doesn’t age and injuries can’t kill him. What’s more, he’s part of a close-knit group of others just like him.

Holed up in Harbor Vale, Michigan, Zac meets two more of his kind who claim others in their circle have died. Are their lifetimes finally ending naturally, or is someone targeting them—a predator who knows what they are?

The answers Zac unearths present impossible dilemmas: whom to protect, how to seek justice, how to bring peace to turmoil. His next action could fracture forever the family he longs to unite. Now might be the time to ask for help. . .from God Himself. But Zac’s greatest fear is facing the God he has run from for more than a century.

My review:

I don’t have a definitive feeling for this book. I found the premise of this story very interesting. Speculative Christian fiction is not my usual read, but I’m glad I took a chance and read this one.

The writing was well done and it held my attention until the end. That being said I found that part of my interest in moving forward was hoping to clear up the confusion that I felt for the first part of the book. I had that nagging feeling that I was missing something. This is the second book in the series and perhaps I needed to read the first book beforehand? I’m not sure, but I was curious. What was the background on these characters who couldn’t die? Was there a cure for their condition?

I liked Zac’s personality but as his story went on, I found myself unable to connect with his strong motivation to help those people he had just met. His friend David, who is the  main character of the first book, was more interesting to me. I will have to read his story.

There was also a character that was referenced throughout the story that I kept expecting to show up somehow, but they didn’t. The ending was nice but I daresay it felt like a cliff hanger. Is there a third book to look forward to?

The inspirational thread, which was Zac’s journey back to God, was well done. I loved that it was woven into the sci-fi/fantasy aspect of the story.

What I enjoyed most about this book:

The premise was interesting and the writing well done. The story pushed me to turn the pages just to satisfy my curiosity.

What I didn’t like about this book:

I felt like I was dropped into the middle of the story and I had trouble connecting with the characters.

Would I recommend this book to others? Perhaps. If I had read the first book, I might be more inclined to recommend it, although maybe my confusion at the beginning was due to the fact that Speculative fiction isn’t my normal read. This is the second book in the series and I am intrigued enough by the idea and writing that I will see about getting the first book to read.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Amanda G Stevens, author website

-Loraine Nunley

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