I received a copy of THE FIRST PRINCIPLE by Marissa Schrock from Kregel Publications in exchange for an honest review. It is characterized at Christian, Futuristic Fiction. I found the novel intriguing, for I am trying my hand at my own “futuristic” novel, although mine leans more toward “dystopian.”
In THE FIRST PRINCIPLE, Vivica lives in the United Regions of North America. There are many twists in this story, and the setting is vivid. You really feel as if you are a part of this futuristic world. The chapters are fast-paced, so prepare to read this in one sitting. You won’t want to pause for a break.
Vivica is the governor’s daughter, and she’s faced with a tough choice: rebel or abort her baby. I truly enjoyed the way Marissa Schrock handled the delicate matter and took into account Christian principles, as well as family love. I highly recommend this book and I can see it doing well with both adults and young adults.
With the publication of my own books, I’ve been pickier about covers, and I’m not sure about this one. I would have preferred something with more action – I wonder if it will attract young adults. The model, however, captures Vivica’s strengths and weaknesses.