From the Sky

Beyond Moonlight Dust Trilogy - Volume 1

Young Adult - Sci-Fi
346 Pages
Reviewed on 04/24/2018
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Author Biography

Jennie resides in Pittsburgh,PA. She is a writer and Mufon field investigator for the Westmoreland County area and true believer !

    Book Review

Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

A tragic experience on a lonely stretch of road alters the life of a young teenage girl in the sensational young adult science fiction novel, From the Sky by Jennie Nicassio. While driving and texting, Samantha Hunter and her twin brother Finn are in a fatal car accident. An unidentified man miraculously saves Sam, but Finn is killed instantly. Still grieving six months later, Sam's mother succumbs to her depression and is laid to rest next to Finn's still fresh grave. During her mother's funeral service, Sam sees a stranger across from her at the cemetery and is curious about him, but he disappears before she can discover his identity. Soon after her mother's funeral, Sam's archaeologist father takes a position with a New Mexico university, and together they leave Pittsburgh and their former lives behind. As Sam adjusts to her new life, she keeps running into the stranger from her mother's funeral. Who is he? Why is he stalking her?

From the Sky by Jennie Nicassio is a thrilling science fiction novel. It has a magnificent plot rife with beings from other worlds and government alien conspiracies. The New Mexico setting with the conspiracy angles surrounding Dulce, Groom Lake, and Area 51 is not only perfect but also educational. I knew about some of the subterfuge and secrets of the region, but was astounded by how much more there was to the rumors. The author has done an exceptional job of incorporating the facts and data of her research into the plot and developing a brilliant novel. This is the first in a series, and I can't wait to read the subsequent otherworldly adventures that Sam experiences. Young adults and older readers who love science fiction novels based on extraterrestrials living among us will find this series a must-read.

Ray Simmons

From the Sky is a delightful young adult novel by J.E. Nicassio. This exciting book is a blend of government conspiracy novel and sci-fi with a strong element of romance. Samantha Hunter is a very wounded teenager. Her twin brother Finn is killed in a car accident one night and Sam is charged with driving while texting. Sam herself is almost killed in the accident and her mother dies soon after. Sam thinks this is all her fault and the guilt is tearing her apart. Sam and her dad need a change. They need a new lease on life so they move from Pennsylvania to New Mexico. But the past, particularly that fateful accident, follows Samantha to New Mexico in the form of Lucien Foster, a tall handsome boy that Sam finds herself drawn to despite her pain and guilt.

From the Sky is at its core a teenage romance and we get a good look at young love and what it means to love when everything seems to be against you. Lucien is not what he seems and when he reveals the truth of who he is to Samantha, her world is changed forever. These are great characters that are realistically portrayed. They are American teenagers who have to grow up fast because dark forces are out to get them. J.E. Nicassio gives us a past paced and exciting tale full of car chases, close calls, and the angst of star-crossed love. Teens and even older readers will love From the Sky.

Anna Moore

“FROM THE SKY is a nice YA surprise, delivering a great combination of SF with romance motives and few drops of conspiracy theory—the result is a believable story full of action that younger reader will highly enjoy.”