Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Omega City by Diana Peterfreund

What would you do if everyone else discredited your father's work?  Would you support him, doubt him, or leave him?  Their mother left them.  Gillian still supports him, but Eric is doubtful.  Gillian wants to prove him right.  However, that's dangerous.  Her dad has a good reason to be paranoid...

Balzer + Bray and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published today, so you can grab a copy at your local bookstore now.

Gillian is a determined girl who is trying to protect her dad.  She thinks his new girlfriend has plans to snoop in his work and get information she doesn't have.  He thinks she wants to be his research assistant.  Eric is ambivalent about it.  As long as he can play his video games, he's happy.

This author has created quite the adventure here.  It's a mix of sci-fi/fantasy that reads a bit like a Jules Verne novel.  I like it.  There's a big corporation, a missing scientist, and a hidden city involved, along with several other characters.

When Gillian discovers her dad's girlfriend is copying pages of information from him, she starts trying to make sense out of them.  The scientist didn't write things in black and white.  He used his own references and made vague notes.  Good thing they have boy in class that's into science.  Bad thing is he gets going on tangents.

Every character has his or her challenges in this story.  It's good adventure story that has potential for another.  Somehow, I think our scientist might be back.  Or maybe Gillian is going to go find him.  What ever Ms. Peterfreund writes, it will be fun to read.

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