Science Fiction. It’s almost embarrassing to admit how much I like this genre. Star Trek, X-men, even Stargate — I’m in. I blamd it on my father. You don’t grow up with the entire collection of Star Trek (Original and Next Generation) on the shelves without it seeping it into your worldview at least a little. I must admit though, there’s something so fun about imagining the future with all its new gadgets, funny customs, and alien people groups. That’s why I was happy to take a look at Brock Eastman’s new book, Taken (Quest for Truth).
Here’s the description from Amazon:
Suit up! Jump into hyper flight with the four Wikk kids! Forced into a high stakes hunt for their missing parents by the sinister Captian Vedrik, the siblings’ only hope is their parents’ Archeos e-journal. Can Tiffany decipher the clues within it? As time runs out, it’s all up to Oliver and his Federation training to fly the Phoenix and protect his crew. But twins Mason and Austin endanger the mission when they unexpectedly meet . . . the blue boy!
I have to say, this description does do the book much justice. The book is quick-paced, interesting, and full of interesting family dynamics. I like the balance between the seriousness of the older siblings with the impishness and sometimes reckless behavior of the younger twins. I found myself staying for “one more chapter” time and time again. The descriptions of the scenery were beautiful and there was just enough suspense to keep the reader steadily engaged without adding any scariness to the book. I liked the unexpected twists and turns as the older two journeyed to find parts for their ship and clues about their parents, and the utter fancifulness the younger twins encountered after meeting a strange blue boy.
Check it out for yourself!