I had a really hard time coming up with my dare for this month. I hemmed and hawed and then I had an epiphany: we haven't dared you to read any sci fi lately and I read the most wonderful sci if novel recently. Science fiction is a genre I'm enjoying more and more, with or without a romantic element. The book I'm daring you to read this week is pretty much straight-up sci fi awesomeness: A SOLDIER'S DUTY by Jean Johnson. Johnson also writes paranormal romance but A SOLDIER'S DUTY is my first book by her so I went in with no preconceived ideas of what the story would be like. And I was completely sucked in and blown away!
A SOLDIER'S DUTY is the beginning of Ia's journey. Simply put, Ia is a precog who learns at a young age that billions will die if she doesn't navigate the perfect course through her future. It's a heavy burden for someone little more than a child but Ia takes it on and away the story goes. My description, however, is a poor summary because Johnson has crafted a marvelous and gripping tale of bravery, battles, and loneliness with A SOLDIER'S DUTY. Plus, this book is a lot more accessible than some of the other science fiction I've tried do I would definitely recommend it if you're looking to experiment with the genre or if you're just looking for a great read.
Want more? I bet you do! Here's the cover copy for A SOLDIER'S DUTY:
Ia is a precog, tormented by visions of the future where her home galaxy has been devastated. To prevent this vision from coming true, Ia enlists in the Terran United Planets military with a plan to become a soldier who will inspire generations for the next three hundred years-a soldier history will call Bloody Mary.
Daring You To Read is a weekly feature here on Tynga’s Reviews where we dare you to read some of our favorite older releases (at least 6 months old). All the books/series we choose to feature are titles we adored and think you should give them a shot! We think it’s a super awesome way to discover that special book who might have slipped off your radar!
What do you think? Have you read this series? Are you willing to accept my dare?