Book Review: Saving Mars by Cidney Swanson

Title: Saving Mars

Author: Cidney Swanson

Series: Saving Mars Series

Publisher: Williams Press

Release Date: August 3, 2012


Book Summary:

When the food supply of
Mars’ human settlement is decimated, seventeen-year-old Jessamyn Jaarda,
the best pilot Mars Colonial has ever seen, flies to Earth to raid for
food. Earth-Mars relations couldn’t be worse, and her brother is
captured during the raid. Breaking rules of secrecy and no contact, Jess
finds an ally in Pavel, nephew to a government official, but their
friendship only makes more agonizing the choice before her: Save her
brother or save her planet?

I loved Cidney Swanson’s Rippler series so when I was given the chance to read this book for review I took it.  Now, I’m not a big Sci-Fi reader.  I don’t mind Sci-fi in movie/television form, but its not normally what I gravitate to for reading material. However, I am so glad I read this book!

This book caught me from the first page and I couldn’t stop reading it whenever I had the chance to read.  I enjoyed the concept, the writing and pace of the book, the characters, the story and futuristic descriptions.  This book excelled in adventure and the story took some nice twists and turns. Do I want to continue reading this series even though I’m not big on Sci-Fi, heck yeah!

If you like a great story, an interest in a futuristic world, great characters and adventure then I’d highly recommend this book for those pre-teen and older.


Rating: 4.5 Stars – Highly Recommend
Content: clean
Source: From publisher for review
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  1. I am not sure how I feel about delving into another book set in space. Although this one does sound like it would be very good, the last book I read in space called 179 hours on the moon or something like that, was complete and utter rubbish. I will have to think about this one.

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  2. S. J. Pajonas (spajonas) says:

    This is the second time this one has come highly recommended. Adding it to my Amazon wish list!