December 11, 2017

#BookReview: Freefall by Joshua David Bellin

Publisher: McElderry Books
Number of Pages: 320
Fiction Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction 
How I Acquired this book: Netgalley, Edelweiss 
Overall rating: ★★★
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About the Book:
In the Upperworld, the privileged 1% are getting ready to abandon a devastated planet Earth. And Cam can’t wait to leave. After sleeping through a 1,000-year journey, he and his friends will have a pristine new planet to colonize. And no more worries about the Lowerworld and its 99% of rejects.

Then Cam sees a banned video feed of protesters in the Lowerworld who also want a chance at a new life. And he sees a girl with golden eyes who seems to be gazing straight though the feed directly at him. A girl he has to find. Sofie.

When Cam finds Sofie, she opens his eyes to the unfairness of what’s happening in their world, and Cam joins her cause for Lowerworld rights. He also falls hard for Sofie. But Sofie has her own battles to fight, and when it’s time to board the spaceships, Cam is alone.

Waking up 1,000 years in the future, Cam discovers that he and his shipmates are far off-course, trapped on an unknown and hostile planet. Who has sabotaged their ship? And does it have anything to do with Sofie, and the choices—and the enemies—he made in the past?

About the Author: Joshua David Bellin has been writing books since the age of eight (though his first few were admittedly very, very short). He is the author of Survival Colony 9 and its sequel, Scavenger of Souls. When he’s not writing, he spends his time drawing, catching amphibians, and watching monster movies with his kids. A Pittsburgh native, Josh has taught college English, published three nonfiction books (one about monsters!), and taken part in the movement to protect the environment. You can find him online at

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: This one I think would have been better if it would have stayed in the past or the future. 

Check out author's other books or related books? Maybe 

Recommend this book? If you like books that switch times then sure. 

Notes and Opinions:   The start of this one was killer but shortly after the first chapter you learn that this is going to be in he narrative of past and present. Which for me it felt like it slowed the story down.  I really did love the characters but that switch back and forth really didn't work for me at all.  I wish this would have been told from the past than book two could have picked up where that one left off.  

This is a book about survival and although I didnt like the jumping from past to present it was still fairly good.  I did think at times it was hard to follow and I wasn't fully understanding what was going on.  

The romance was ok in this one as was the cast of characters.  I had little bit of trouble connecting with them all but really enjoyed Cam.  

In the end this one had its good parts and bad parts. I do with it would have been a series though. 

Go Into This One Knowing:  Looking for a new sci-fi story check this one out! 

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