Dove Arising Excerpt – Review

Because my name’s pronounced “fate,” it sounds like destiny’s calling every time someone addresses me…

Thanks to the lovely tweet I got from author Karen Bao I discovered that Dove Arising – which is my Waiting on Wednesday for this week – has a sampler already up! You can find the link at the bottom of the page, but first a look at what the 2015 release is all about…

Phaet Theta has lived her whole life in a colony on the Moon. She’s barely spoken since her father died in an accident nine years ago. She cultivates the plants in Greenhouse 22, lets her best friend talk for her, and stays off the government’s radar.

Then her mother is arrested.

The only way to save her younger siblings from the degrading Shelter is by enlisting in the Militia, the faceless army that polices the Lunar bases and protects them from attacks by desperate Earth-dwellers. Training is brutal, but it’s where Phaet forms an uneasy but meaningful alliance with the preternaturally accomplished Wes, a fellow outsider.

Rank high, save her siblings, free her mom:  that’s the plan. Until Phaet’s logically ordered world begins to crumble…

So far I am loving this book! The writing is spectacular. I’m very intrigued by Phaet who doesn’t speak at all. Her muteness allows us to see much more of her character through her actions and thoughts which I think is a very unique decision to make with a character.

There’s a lot of science-y talk, which is difficult for me, but it doesn’t detract too much from the reading experience, which I appreciate as a strong social sciences student. The excerpt ended right when things were getting good, and so now the anticipation for its release is even higher! Mark your calendars, folks, this baby is dropping on February 24, 2015.



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