Book Review: Gale: A Sci-fi Novella

Good Evening Folks,

I hope your day ended up well.

My first day back at work was irksome, but I constantly reminded myself to keep my cool and overall it worked pretty well. Let’s hope the rest of the week passes by fast for all of us!

Today I finished another book, this time around it’s Gale: A Sci-fi Novella by Lyssa Chiavari.


I bought this on an ebook haul not too long ago. This novella has been on my TBR for at least several months, but there’s just something about it that attracted me. I just had to dive in, so that’s exactly what I did!


Miranda doesn’t want to be different. On Gale, being different can get you killed. When her seizures began, Miranda tried to keep her abnormality secret. But then the visions started—ominous hallucinations of strange lights in the sky, an otherworldly monster with wings like a dragon, and a girl who appeared from the clouds like a bolt of lightning. Despite the ever-present threat of the Watch, Miranda is determined to find out what the visions mean. Little does she know that the answers might lead her to freedom…


The Review:



I gave this novella four and a half stars!

This was my first read by Lyssa Chiavari, and I was very impressed!

Gale: A Sci-fi Novella takes place on a planet called Gale, where the winds are ever blowing. Miranda has only ever known the harsh rule of the Brotherhood on Gale, where being different can get you killed. That’s why when she starts having seizure fits and strange visions she and her parents worry for her life.

What do her visions mean? Can she figure it out while keeping her seizures subdued, or will she disappear like anyone else that stands out?

This novella was a great quick read.

The characters, while simple, were well executed. Miranda’s response to what’s happening to her seemed very believable and she has a great introverted head on her shoulders. Ferda was great too with lots of mystery surrounding her. I enjoyed their connection. I also liked her friend Ari, though I would’ve liked to see him just a tad more fleshed out.

The plot was simple but done well. From the get go, I was on board for this brief adventure, and I wasn’t disappointed. There were plenty of things to figure out that kept me intrigued: Miranda’s visions, who the Brotherhood really are, what is this Orbe planet, etc etc.

If I had to pick at something, I would say that the ending felt a tad too abrupt and I would’ve liked just a bit more descriptive detail here and there, but overall I really blazed through this one and greatly enjoyed it.

Definitely worth a read!

That’s a Wrap!

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    • Thanks friend! It’s an indie read worth checking out. I was conflicted between a four and four and a half but at the end I just really loved all the elements that were present.

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