Thursday, December 29, 2011

Noah Zarc by D. Robert Pease - Review & Giveaway

Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble by D. Robert Pease
Published: August 2011
Published by: Walking Stick Books

My review:
Noah and his family live aboard a huge spaceship, called the ARC, that they use to house the many animals (two of each) that they are saving. To save them, they go back in time and capture the animals before the catastrophic event occurred that destroyed the Earth. Noah's family are the only ones legally allowed to time travel. However, someone else shows up during one of the missions and kidnaps Noah's mom, and his dad is stranded in the Ice Age and cannot return. Noah and his older brother and sister must travel back in time to rescue their dad. Then they have to figure out a way to find their mom, and they have to save the Earth from being destroyed again while doing it.

I normally do not read science fiction, but I think Noah Zarc may have changed my mind about the genre. I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it so much. The story has played on Noah's Arc in a whole new way. It is well written, and Noah is just an awesome kid. D. Robert Pease is obviously intelligent, and it shows in his writing. The only downside is that I was confused with a lot of the time travel and had a hard time keeping up with who was where. Also, I am pretty sure there was a reference to Area 51, which would probably have went completely over the heads of most kids. I think older Middle Grade readers and the younger YA readers would enjoy the fun and fantasy of Noah Zarc, as would the adults who enjoy the YA novels (like me).

A copy was provided by the author for review.

Blog Tour Notes


Noah lives for piloting spaceships through time, dodging killer robots and saving Earth's animals from extinction.

Life couldn't be better.

But the twelve-year-old time traveler learns it could be a whole lot worse. His mom is kidnapped and taken to Mars; his dad is stranded in the Ice Age; and Noah is attacked at every turn by a foe bent on destroying Earth... for the second time.

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Robert PeaseTHE AUTHOR

D. Robert Pease has been interested in creating worlds since childhood. From building in the sandbox behind his house, to drawing fantastical worlds with paper and pencil, there has hardly been a time he hasn't been off on some adventure in his mind, to the dismay of parents and teachers alike. Also, since the moment he could read, books have consumed vast swaths of his life. From The Mouse and the Motorcycle, to The Lord of the Rings, worlds just beyond reality have called to him like Homer's Sirens. It's not surprising then he chose to write stories of his own. Each filled with worlds just beyond reach, but close enough we can all catch a glimpse of ourselves in the characters.

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  1. Thanks so much for this review. I'm glad I might have helped you discover a genre you may have not considered before. Thanks again, and I'm pleased you liked it.

  2. Oh, I've considered it before. I just usually didn't like it. lol

  3. I am usually not a big Sci Fi fan but I will defiantly be getting my hands on this one.

  4. Hey, I'm only 44 pages into my review copy and already love this book. I keep trying to think up excuses not to do my chores, LOL. I do read SF, so I admit I'm hooked on the genre. But I think from my time working with 7th graders that Robert hit the sweet spot for teens and adults who are used to real world or fantasy reading. I'm excited to finish. I hate it when real life gets in the way of fun.

  5. Never been into sci-fi books but this does sound like a interesting read.

  6. I love sci fi. I can't wait to read this.
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  7. I love your blog and glad you enjoyed the book- my students are loving it!

  8. My favorite genre of YA or adult novels is dystopian because the author must create an entire new world. Then the characters must adapt to all the changes that occur. I am fascinated by trying to figure out how the author's must work!



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