Saturday, November 21, 2015

Into the Dark (Alexis Carew Book 1) by J.A. Sutherland (Book 2014)

This book was a bit different. The setting was a hybrid of how sailors used to speak and behave in the 18th century, but only in space. Weird concept since the ships still had sails, masts, and the like, but the author tried to explain the whole environment.

The story followed around a spunky teenage girl who joins the Navy as a midshipman when her life choices were to either get married off like in a Jane Austin novel or to do something different. The book was all about her development as she learns the ropes in becoming a Naval spacer while also being the only female on a military ship. The whole 18th century dialog gave the book a unique feel, so that was a plus, but as a standalone book it was only fair since there wasn't enough space action.
Rating - Mid