Nova by Margaret Fortune

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
3.8 Llamas


This book is one of my favorite books. I love it soooooooooooo much!!!!!!! There are a few issues within the book though…

First – there happens to be some curse words. There was even a coarse word on the review on the front cover of my copy. If I own the book, I do what I always do, take a pen and ink ’em right on out. Blood and violence are the second problem. It does show up a lot, but to be fair, the girl in the book is a bomb so… you know.

But even with those in the book, I still love it soooooooo much. I only suggest reading this if you are willing to ignore the violence and coarse words. Over all… ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ!!!!!!!!


  • Sci-fi!!!!!!!!
  • Totally awesome plot line
  • Largely youth appropriate


  • Some coarse words (or curse words…)
  • Some blood


The clock activates so suddenly in my mind, my head involuntarily jerks a bit to the side. The fog vanishes, dissipated in an instant as though it never was. Memories come slotting into place, their edges sharp enough to leave furrows, and suddenly I know. I know exactly who I am.

My name is Lia Johansen, and I was named for a prisoner of war. She lived in the Tiersten Internment Colony for two years, and when they negotiated the return of the prisoners, I was given her memories and sent back in her place.

And I am a genetically engineered human bomb.

Lia Johansen was created for only one purpose: to slip onto the strategically placed New Sol Space Station and explode.

But her mission goes south when her clock malfunctions, freezing her countdown with just two minutes to go. With no Plan B, no memories of her past, and no identity besides a name stolen from a dead POW, Lia has no idea what to do next. Her life gets even more complicated when she meets Michael Sorenson, the real Lia’s childhood best friend.

Drawn to Michael and his family against her better judgment, Lia starts learning what it means to live and love, and to be human. It is only when her countdown clock begins sporadically losing time that she realizes even duds can still blow up.

If she wants any chance at a future, she must find a way to unlock the secrets of her past and stop her clock. But as Lia digs into her origins, she begins to suspect there’s far more to her mission and to this war, than meets the eye. With the fate of not just a space station but an entire empire hanging in the balance, Lia races to find the truth before her time—literally—runs out.

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