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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
Freesun's Rescue is the first book in The Sunterria Series by Michael A Gaughan. It is the year 2155 and Earth is no longer habitable. With its natural resources depleted and its core damaged beyond any repair, the humans had to look for other planets where they could flourish, but soon even those places were overpopulated. Under such circumstances, Ryan knew that his life is never going to be easy. He may be just a teenager, but even he knows that things are not going to be easy for him or his fellow human beings. Everything is so simple, yet it becomes abundantly complicated when he encounters Ribera who is badly injured and needs medical attention. The only problem is, they don’t know who he is and where he came from. This is the start of Ryan’s journey as he finds out that by saving one life, he is putting himself forward to save the rest of the human race as well. So much pressure has been put on Ryan’s shoulders and he must find a way to cope with it and save everyone along with himself.
Fast-paced, action-packed and filled with amazing adventures, this is a story that had me hooked the moment I read the prologue. Ryan is such a mature yet vulnerable character, he shows strength beyond his years but he had an innocent air that made me love him the moment he was introduced. The story itself is very entertaining and is a great start to a series that is bound to be incredible. While Ryan’s character stands out for being the protagonist, Ribera’s character brings depth to the story and acts as a catalyst at many points. The author describes everything while making sure that his words paint a vivid picture in your mind. You will feel like you have been transported in Ryan’s world and you are living everything along with him. This is a great start to a wonderful series and I loved every moment of it.