Friday, February 13, 2015

{Review} DISTANT SUNS by Patricia Smith

ISBN #: 978-1491220092
Page Count: 262
Copyright: August 30, 2013
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

(Taken from back cover)

Two elderly astronomers and their young apprentice, Lauren, are appointed the top secret task of monitoring a massive cloud of hydrogen heading straight for Earth. When the path of the cloud is altered and captured by the planet Jupiter, they think they have avoided disaster - but you can be looking the wrong way when the end of the world sneaks up on you.

Distant Suns is an apocalyptic thriller about love, self-sacrifice and the human ability to adapt and survive.

Charlene's Review:

Distant Suns is a fairly typical end of the world story. Beginning with the Prologue, the reader is faced with the Earth’s possible demise. That quick pace is set for the remainder of the story. As the Earth is affected by the cloud, plans are made to save a select group of people for future population on another planet. What sets this story of apocalypse apart, however, is the flawless way in which Ms. Smith has balanced all the details with an emotional, character-driven story. As the trio of Jack, Edward, and Lauren track the cloud of hydrogen that threatens to engulf the Earth in fire, it is their personalities and families that became the true focus for me.

The story does shift a lot between locations, and it can be a bit confusing at first, but it sorts itself out. Not a big fan of sci-fi, I read it, quickly and effortlessly, and was actually very disappointed in the ending, as I wasn’t ready to let the characters go. I will be looking into the sequel, as I just HAVE to know what happens next.

*A physical copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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