Friday, May 25, 2012

Review Day: Ginnie Dare

It's review day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today's book is Ginnie Dare by Scott Roche!

Title: Ginnie Dare
Author: Scott Roche
Rating: 3.5/4 stars

(description from Amazon)
Ginnie Dare is the communications officer for her family’s space faring shipping company. They arrive at Eshu for a routine supply drop and discover that the entire settlement’s population has vanished. Their search of the site reveals nothing out of place, except the people, but ends in a tense confrontation with the natives. During the conflict, Ginnie discovers an alien artifact that may be the key to diffusing the conflict. Can she decode the artifact before it’s taken by the Sector Defense Force? Will it help them to discover the missing colony’s fate? Or, will the whole thing spark an interstellar war? (end)

The novel takes place in space aboard a shipping company's (The Dare Company) space craft.  It's an adventure of Ginnie, her father, and their crew.  Ginnie is an excellent character.  She's young, adorable yet tough, inquisitive, sweet, very intelligent and extremely brave.  She's everything I wanted to be when I was younger! The entire novel is such a fun, creative story.  The Eshuans, the Dares, the Commonwealth/military, all of the characters were well thought out and very well developed.  The story line was very interesting as well.  I loved trying to figure out what was going to happen next, what little adventure Ginnie was going to take the reader on.  Scott did a remarkable job of keeping the reader intrigued, while keeping the story light and friendly.

Why only 3.5/4 stars?  This book lacked the plot twist that I was hoping for.  Although the twist IS quite good, it's not what I wanted.  However, this novel is perfect for YA/MG readers and anyone who wants a light and fun read.

Ginnie Dare can be purchased for $.99 on Smashwords using this code: YB49F  until December of 2012.  It can also be found on Amazon here.  Don't forget to say Hi to Scott this week on ANSA!  Happy Reading!

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