by Brett Armstrong
My rating: 4 stars
Trilogy: Tomorrow's Edge - Book 1
Publisher: Clean Reads (March 26, 2017)
Publication Date: March 26, 2017
Genre: YA Dystopian
Print Length: 389 pages
Available from: Amazon
In A.D. 2039, a prodigious seventeen year old, Elliott, is assigned to work on a global software initiative his deceased grandfather helped found. Project Alexandria is intended to provide the entire world secure and equal access to all accumulated human knowledge. All forms of print are destroyed in good faith, to ensure everyone has equal footing, and Elliott knows he must soon part with his final treasure: a book of Shakespeare's complete works gifted him by his grandfather. Before it is destroyed, Elliott notices something is amiss with the book, or rather Project Alexandria. The two do not match, including an extra sonnet titled "Day Moon". When Elliott investigates, he uncovers far more than he bargained for. There are sinister forces backing Project Alexandria who have no intention of using it for its public purpose. Elliott soon finds himself on the run from federal authorities and facing betrayals and deceit from those closest to him. Following clues left by his grandfather, with agents close at hand, Elliott desperately hopes to find a way to stop Project Alexandria. All of history past and yet to be depend on it.
Day Moon by Brett Armstrong (Tomorrow's Edge Trilogy, #1)
Elliott is on the run because he knows something the government doesn’t want exposed and it all started with cryptic messages from his late grandfather. The year is 2039 and Elliott has been assigned to work on the Project Alexandria, purported to provide fair and equal access to all of humanity’s knowledge. As part of this initiative all written word must be destroyed, yet it will be through a book left by his grandfather that Elliott will begin to uncover the truth and risk his very life doing so.
As the seventeen-year-old weaves through webs of deceit and innocently trusts in those around him, with the government watching from every angle, privacy and secrecy is almost impossible, and only one person will stand by his side in his quest to undercover the final answer to the clues his grandfather has so cleverly hidden. Secret codes, Shakespearian works and a scavenger hunt bring Brett Armstrong’s YA dystopian tale to life in Day Moon.
See the world through the eyes of a teen in conflict, who has never had to doubt those around him as he attempts to save history, past, present and future from being erased and turned into a cheap imitation of reality at the hands of Project Alexandria and its dark and mysterious backers.
Mr. Armstrong has created a tale that is both unique and fascinating as he brings his world to life and each scene unfolds. I read as much for the enjoyment and entertainment as I do for the experience of escaping into another person’s imagination. Brett Armstrong’s world is definitely worth the visit. Be advised, there is a strong spiritual undertone, but it is not overpowering.
I received this copy from Brett Armstrong in exchange for my honest review.