Reversal Zone: a review


J. Grace Pennington has published four science fiction novels. They each have a unique bent to them, but this one is very different. Each book is a standalone, but as with any series, you get more of the story if you read them all in order. In Reversal Zone, the main character, Andi Lloyd, becomes the only one who can save the ship and crew. Can she do it in time?

About the Book

Nothing is as it should be.
After weeks of boredom, Andi is excited when the Surveyor is called upon to rescue a freighter that mysteriously vanished in uncharted space.  Excitement quickly turns to unease when the ship encounters an unknown phenomenon—a cloud that appears not to exist.  But with the freighter’s crew in danger, the Surveyor has no choice but to venture into unknown territory.
As soon as they enter the cloud, its unstable effects wreak havoc on the ship.  They’re flying blind.  Every piece of equipment is malfunctioning.  And every member of the crew is unable to think straight or act like themselves—except Andi.
Now she’s expected to guide them through the predicament with no previous command experience and no one to turn to for support.  And with each passing hour, it becomes clear that if they don’t escape the cloud soon—they won’t escape it at all.

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About the Author

Grace Pennington has been telling stories since she could talk, and writing them down since age five. Now she lives in the great state of Texas, where she writes as much as adult life permits. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading good books, playing movie soundtracks on the piano, and looking up at the stars.

You can find out more about her writing at



This is the fourth book in Grace Pennington’s Firmament series and the sixth book I have read by her. Her writing has always impressed me and this book was not disappointing.

Characters: 1/1

I’ve met each of these characters before and love them all. To see the act so different was fascinating. As an author myself, I can’t imagine writing a book like this and Grace did a great job!

Dialogue: 1/1

Superb. Each character had realistic, speech patterns that changed as needed and did so realistically.

Plot/Storyline: 1/1

I have never read a book with a more original plot. The twists and turns were unpredictable, especially the last plot twists in the story. I’m sorry I can’t tell you more, but I don’t want to spoil it for you.

Overall Writing Quality: 1/1

Grace kept some things secret to the very end and did so very well by giving us just enough to peak curiosity, but not too much to give anything away. I’ve become fairly good at guessing whodunit, but this time I hadn’t a clue.

Un-put-down-ability: 1/1

I started reading Reversal Zone before an event and almost didn’t make it on time. Then I finally got to pick the book up again and was forced to stop because my family needed food. If I’d had my choice, I would have read it all in one sitting.

Conclusion: 5/5

If you like twists and turns, you will like this book. I know I loved it and I’m not really into science fiction.


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Grace is generously offering three prizes. A signed copy of each of her three previous novels in the series. They are each standalone stories, but they are also connected. If you would like to read more about them, you can read about them here: Radialloy, In His Image, Machiavellian.

To enter the giveaway, please fill out this form.

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  1. […] last one was the best! If you’d like to know more about the books, I have reviews of books three, four, and five on my […]

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