3 out of 4 stars
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Review by Mikayla Smith.
Adrift on a Sea of Stars by John Stilwell is a science fiction story set in the future where the world's condition has declined to the point of needing a new planet for humans to inhabit. The world governments decide to send a mix of engineers and scientists to find such a planet. Bradley Rutherford is the Captain of the three fleets sent. Except, the book takes place over many centuries but with the same characters...read it so you can find out how. I shall not spoil it! Anyway, the fleet experiences tribulations and hardships along the way with an unprecedented plot and concept. Throughout the story there are creative technologies with descriptive details.
This story caught me off guard. Because I could not find much information or reviews on this book whatsoever, I was pleasantly surprised at the interesting story inside that held my attention and truly entertained me. When I picked this book to review, I chose it for the science fiction element and was not disappointed.
Most of what I have to say about this story is positive. It started with a very interesting and unique beginning with outstanding and vital background information. My favorite kind of story contains action, is Science-Fiction, and takes place in the future. Adrift on a Sea of Stars has all of those qualities I look for. The complex, fantastic, and original ideas incorporated into this book were phenomenal. I devoured most parts of this book because of the anticipation of what would happen next. Despite the formidable mood, there were certain parts with sarcastic and humorous remarks where I just had to chuckle to myself.
Despite all the good things, there were some downfalls. The protagonist was well developed, however the rest of the characters were not. They were not relatable nor were real to me. Also, in some places the details were lacking and other times there were too many to understand everything going on. The story at times was hard to follow and I continually was confused. Proper grammar and spelling are essential to me, so it is always disheartening to read a book that has a few mechanical errors and words that are misspelled or rearranged.
I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. I did not give it 4 stars because it had some issues, but I definitely recommend Adrift on a Sea of Stars to anyone who delights in reading space-themed books. All in all, the story had well written diction and kept me guessing the whole way through.
Adrift on a Sea of Stars
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