A Measure of Serenity by Bryan Prosek

I'm on tour today with iRead Book Tours with a YA science fiction book. I'll be honest that I was not sure about this book when I first saw it. I enjoy what I call light sci-fi, meaning it is based more on the present and with characters with special abilities. This book fits the bill perfectly and I'm so glad I read it. I hope you enjoy a peak into this book and be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post for a chance to win one of two copies of the book. The book is also on sale on Amazon.com for $0.99 when I checked today.

Book Description:
A million thoughts, but only one right thing to do.

Eighteen-year-old Serenity Ashdown has a brilliant mind: she counts, calculates, and analyzes everything, all the time. Awkward. When her father suddenly disappears, Serenity follows his trail to a parallel dimension. The feds on the other side claim to want to help her go home, if she helps them reconstruct the right codes for the portal between worlds. But it’s soon clear they want something more: a gateway for invasion, because this version of Earth is dying.

When Serenity learns that her alter-ego was killed in battle, she assumes “the other Serenity’s” identity and uses her unique abilities to lead the resistance in a mortal fight against the tyrannical super-government that is poised to invade her universe. Serenity has no idea how to be someone she’s not, but she has to try—or she may not have a home to return to.
This book captured by attention from the very first chapter. Serenity is in a car accident with her family and her mind automatically calculates the probability on who she can save and I mean full on calculations that happen in an instant. I knew this was going to be a very interesting book. The book itself is beautiful and clearly shows numbers re a large part of the story.
You can't help but relate to Serenity. She is an 18 year old college senior who is thrown into a parallel universe where things are familiar but yet so different. All she wants is to get home alive, which is no easy task. As I read this book I questioned who Serenity should trust. The author's visual writing style had me picturing the scenes in the book and feeling like I was with Serenity. This is a book ya and adult readers will love. I would relate it to the style of Hunger Games series and Divergent series in general form but it stands on its own. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!

Meet the Author:

Bryan Prosek is a science fiction writer and business attorney. Along with his debut The Brighter the Stars and the forthcoming A Measure of Serenity, he has published books and articles in legal trade journals and magazines. When he isn’t writing or practicing law, you can probably find him watching science fiction movies or television shows. He loves the big screen and the small screen. There’s a good chance that he’ll be watching one of the numerous Star Trek movies or series, but he could be watching anything from Guardians of the Galaxy to The Conjuring.

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  1. A measure of serenity looks like it will be an interesting read.


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