I have been reading more and more indie sci fi books as I am finding that there are some really original story lines out there. This is definitely the case with Bettina Melher's "Decide", the story a young girl who is catapulted into a race to save all of humanity. Set over 30 years in the future, the main character, Elizabeth, is cast through a series of events in which she discovers an object that will change the course of her life. I found this to be a great story, very original, with an interesting cast of characters that definitely pulled me and had me invested in their trials. A great read from start to finish.
Elizabeth Dart no longer dreams of the future, for she is haunted by demons of her past and plagued by childhood memories. She succumbed to her monotonous life in an oppressed world where freedom and choice do not exist. That is, until the day she discovers an alien object and her life takes a dramatic turn. Suddenly the future is all that matters – the future of mankind.
Elizabeth is not alone. She, amongst many others around the world, has been selected to ensure the continuity of the human race. The creators of the alien object warn the chosen ones of the impending destruction of Earth and tell them their only chance of surviving is to abandon their home.
In a race against time, Elizabeth must uncover the truth and decide whether the mysterious messengers can really be trusted.
With the help of her friends, Amelia and Dominic, Elizabeth embarks on a journey beyond human comprehension and learns that nothing ever is as it seems…
DECIDE is a gripping story about love, loss, friendship and ultimately the very survival of mankind.
DECIDE is a science fiction novel with a mix of action, drama, romance and suspense. A story that will keep you turning the pages until the end.