Good morning, y’all! I want to start by congratulating my buddy Michelle Cornwell-Jordan on the upcoming release of her novella, Race For the Moon. It’s her first attempt at the Steam Punk genre and it’s available for pre-order!
I got the chance to read it and wanted to share a few thoughts on the book, which you can check out on Amazon.
First off, I have to say that I have read most of Michelle’s work and it never ceases to amaze me how different each project feels. Each one has its own distinct soul and this one was no exception. It centers around a girl named Ivee who is living in a world where the adults have disappeared and the teens/kids have formed their own mini-societies.
The different camps in the book are clearly defined and Michelle does a great job of not only setting up this world, but the different characters who inhabit it. Ivee is a fun, strong heroine who has a love for science and a disdain for fighting. During the course of the novella (the first in a series), Ivee finds herself forced into an adventure that has a profound effect on her outlook on different things. I am really interested to see how it all plays out in the end.