Official Review: Daisy's Run by Scott Baron

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Official Review: Daisy's Run by Scott Baron

Post by kandscreeley » 12 Oct 2018, 11:24

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Daisy's Run" by Scott Baron.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Daisy is rudely awakened from her cryo-sleep by the ship's artificial intelligence named Mal. Something hit the ship, and there have been fires onboard. Repairs are needed as they are still six months out from earth, their final destination. Daisy senses something isn't right, though. There are too many glitches for a new ship such as the Vali. And, there seems to be a small oxygen leak, though Mal doesn't sense it. On top of that, most of the crew are mechanically enhanced - and Daisy doesn't trust them at all. Will she be able to figure out what's happening with the ship and crew before it's too late?

Daisy's Run is a science fiction book and the first in the Clockwork Chimera series. The majority of the book takes place in space; however, earth and a base on the moon come into play at the end. I would classify this book as dystopian in nature.

Being the first in a series, there is a cliffhanger. While part of the storyline is left incomplete, the plot arc from the first book was still finished enough to appreciate the novel. That's not to say I didn't want to immediately move on to read the next book. I can't wait to see how the story continues.

The characters were wonderfully realistic. Daisy immediately bonds with her shipmate, Sarah. The two are quite alike. Tamara is the ship's botanist and seems a bit more standoffish. Barry is the cyborg assigned to the ship; he can do more than the human crew could dream of. Plus, he doesn't have to sleep. Even the ship itself has a personality. Despite all this artificial intelligence, including mechanical limbs with AI enhancements, there was humanity aplenty - both nice and not so nice. Sometimes the humans were more like machines. Often you weren't quite sure which was which, a testament to the author's skillful writing.

From the beginning of the story, I was fascinated. Mystery abounds. The reader is left wondering who is who and what secrets the ship and crew are hiding. How exactly does this all pan out? I couldn't put it down. My favorite part, without giving too much away, was seeing the earth and learning how it came to be in its current state.

Overall, I enjoyed Daisy's Run more than words can express. The editing was great with only a few mistakes dotting the pages. The characters were life-like, and the plot moved quickly, nonstop from beginning to end. This is why I give it 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend this to all those who enjoy science fiction stories, especially dystopian lovers and those who love advanced technology.

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Post by Bianka Walter » 15 Nov 2018, 14:28

Ah, the big D.
Dystopian authors seem to be getting it right these days!
I see this book is available in the volunteer section - SOLD :)
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Post by kandscreeley » 15 Nov 2018, 14:33

Bianka Walter wrote:
15 Nov 2018, 14:28
Ah, the big D.
Dystopian authors seem to be getting it right these days!
I see this book is available in the volunteer section - SOLD :)
I have to warn you, though. You won't quite be clear about what's going on until close to the end. :) Enjoy!
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Post by kfwilson6 » 15 Nov 2018, 15:30

Wow, such a rave review! I love dystopian novels. This sort of reminded me of the movie Passengers. It seems like any time someone goes out into space, there are issues with the ship. Definitely makes me weary of space travel. It's all well in good to read in a fantastic novel though.

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Post by charmperit » 15 Nov 2018, 15:41

A very intriguing plot having Daisy figure out the mystery happening in the ship. And plus points that it has a futuristic technology!

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Post by Cecilia_L » 15 Nov 2018, 16:51

From the beginning of the story, I was fascinated. Mystery abounds. The reader is left wondering who is who and what secrets the ship and crew are hiding. How exactly does this all pan out? I couldn't put it down. My favorite part, without giving too much away, was seeing the earth and learning how it came to be in its current state.


This sounds very suspenseful--you piqued my interest! Thanks for the recommendation.

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Post by brandalyngill » 15 Nov 2018, 17:33

Very well written review. I was looking for examples of quality work and found this review to be quite intriguing.

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Post by Caylie_Cat » 15 Nov 2018, 19:27

It is great that you enjoyed the book so much, and although it is not my preferred genre, your review makes me long to read it. Well done!

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Post by inaramid » 15 Nov 2018, 20:25

Ditto with the Passengers comment. I was instantly reminded of that too, although with a LOT less romance it seems, which is a plus for me. I love that "mystery abounds" in this story and that despite being part of a series, the story arc of the book is "finished enough" to be appreciated. Will definitely check this out!

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Post by kandscreeley » 16 Nov 2018, 08:35

kfwilson6 wrote:
15 Nov 2018, 15:30
Wow, such a rave review! I love dystopian novels. This sort of reminded me of the movie Passengers. It seems like any time someone goes out into space, there are issues with the ship. Definitely makes me weary of space travel. It's all well in good to read in a fantastic novel though.
You're right! There are many movies I've seen where the ship is a bit mysterious. Thanks for your comments!
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Post by kandscreeley » 16 Nov 2018, 08:37

charmperit wrote:
15 Nov 2018, 15:41
A very intriguing plot having Daisy figure out the mystery happening in the ship. And plus points that it has a futuristic technology!
Of course! Futuristic technology is so fun to me! Thanks!
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Post by kandscreeley » 16 Nov 2018, 08:39

Cecilia_L wrote:
15 Nov 2018, 16:51
From the beginning of the story, I was fascinated. Mystery abounds. The reader is left wondering who is who and what secrets the ship and crew are hiding. How exactly does this all pan out? I couldn't put it down. My favorite part, without giving too much away, was seeing the earth and learning how it came to be in its current state.


This sounds very suspenseful--you piqued my interest! Thanks for the recommendation.
Oh there is a definite mystery element to this one. You kind of have to guess what exactly is going on from the clues that the author leaves along the way! Thanks.
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Post by kandscreeley » 16 Nov 2018, 08:39

brandalyngill wrote:
15 Nov 2018, 17:33
Very well written review. I was looking for examples of quality work and found this review to be quite intriguing.
Thanks. I appreciate that.
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Post by kandscreeley » 16 Nov 2018, 08:41

Caylie_Cat wrote:
15 Nov 2018, 19:27
It is great that you enjoyed the book so much, and although it is not my preferred genre, your review makes me long to read it. Well done!
If you like mystery, you might still like this one even if you aren't a sci fi fan. It was intriguing for sure. Thanks!
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Post by kandscreeley » 16 Nov 2018, 08:43

inaramid wrote:
15 Nov 2018, 20:25
Ditto with the Passengers comment. I was instantly reminded of that too, although with a LOT less romance it seems, which is a plus for me. I love that "mystery abounds" in this story and that despite being part of a series, the story arc of the book is "finished enough" to be appreciated. Will definitely check this out!
It's DEFINITELY less romance in this one. There is an aspect, but that's absolutely not the focus of the story at all. Thanks for your compliments!
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