Alone

Alone After her family is killed in the cleansing Bethany s purpose in life has changed No longer will she be allowed to work to save her dying planet As a slave endurance is her goal as she marks each da

  • Title: Alone
  • Author: Edie Melson
  • ISBN: 9781943104673
  • Page: 497
  • Format: ebook
  • After her family is killed in the cleansing, Bethany s purpose in life has changed No longer will she be allowed to work to save her dying planet As a slave, endurance is her goal as she marks each day as one moment closer to an eternity spent reunited with those she loved But when her planet is invaded, everything changes Now she must decide either to align herself wiAfter her family is killed in the cleansing, Bethany s purpose in life has changed No longer will she be allowed to work to save her dying planet As a slave, endurance is her goal as she marks each day as one moment closer to an eternity spent reunited with those she loved But when her planet is invaded, everything changes Now she must decide either to align herself with those from her planet who condemned her faith and killed her family, or with the warriors who have conquered her world Ultimately her choice will mean life or death for than just her planet s ecosystem She alone holds the key to a powerful secret, and the fate of the entire galaxy depends on her decision.

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    1. Truth or lies. Life or death. Debut novelist Edie Melson sweeps the reader into the world of tomorrow where planets and people collide and belief systems are for the weak. Move over Sci-Fi super writers, Melson will give you a run for your bestseller list. Who can Bethany trust when those around her are responsible for sending loved ones to their death? But the giants who have invaded her planet are enemies. Both planets face extinction without her knowledge, but will she be able to use it? Will [...]

    2. Reminiscent of the best Robert Heinlein or Arthur C Clarke stories, Melson explores the Christian faith spread through the galaxy. What might it look like over time and adulteration? It’s not all that different from ethnic cleansing on earth.A dying world exploited to the extreme by a small group of powerful people are led by an influence of evil greater than time…a race of appointed spacefarers bent on taking over…an interpretation of moral codes passed down from generation to generation [...]

    3. Title: AloneAuthor: Edie MelsonPublisher: Prism Book GroupISBN: 978-1-943104-67-3Buy Link: prismbookgroup/store/indexReviewer: Teresa Fallen AngelBlurb: After her family is killed in the cleansing, Bethany’s purpose in life has changed. No longer will she be allowed to work to save her dying planet. As a slave, endurance is her goal as she marks each day as one moment closer to an eternity spent reunited with those she loved. But when her planet is invaded, everything changes. Now she must dec [...]

    4. This is the first novel that I ever read by this author so I had no idea what to expect. I enjoy a good young adult dystopian novel, but it’s rare to find one within the Christian Fiction genre. Alone by Edie Melson doesn’t disappoint. This was a fun futuristic novel that where people from different planets and worldviews collide. In a world where Seekers (or Christians) are being persecuted for their beliefs and where believing in God is seen as weak.This is one of the best sci-fi novels th [...]

    5. I rarely read speculative or science fiction, but ALONE transcends the label of a particular genre. This is a compelling read. The story is a universal one, a heroine's quest with a Christian message. Bethany's character is relatable and real. Her world is believable, a product of Melson's excellent writing and masterful world building. I look forward to reading Melson's future books, regardless of the genre.

    6. I really liked this book up until the end. Really interesting concept, good world-building, I could envison both the book's present depiction of the planet and the memories that the characters had of how it looked when they were young. But I thought the book ended rather abruptly, with several plot lines left hanging. I assume a sequel is planned, but a little more resolution, or even some acknowledgement at the end that, say, the research on the father's work would continue, would have improved [...]

    7. Interestingly well written novel with a futuristic setting. The characters are believable making this novel well worth the read. The author has an expansive imagination and takes the reader along on an edge of the chair adventure.

    8. Couldn't Put It DownAlone by Edie Melson is a wonderful story I didn't want to put down. The plot was complex but could be followed. I loved the characters. It reminded me a little of the original Star Wars movie. I'd definitely recommend this book!

    9. Okay just to get this off my chest I am going to start with my biggest pet peeve: Titles that do not go with the story. (And no I do not think this is a spoiler.) Why is this titled Alone? Bethany, the main character is never Alone. In fact she seems to suffer from a perpetual lack of privacy. The title should have been "will everyone please leave me alone!" I'm sorry if that's a stupid reason to deduct a star but there you have it.Now I can review the rest of the book. Bethany is a seeker, a Re [...]

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