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Day Moon

(Tomorrow's Edge #1)

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3.69  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  29 reviews
In A.D. 2039, a prodigious seventeen year old, Elliott, is assigned to work on a global soft-ware initiative his deceased grandfather helped found. Project Alexandria is intended to provide the entire world secure and equal access to all accumulated human knowledge. All forms of print are destroyed in good faith, to ensure everyone has equal footing, and Elliott knows he m ...more
Kindle Edition, 389 pages
Published March 26th 2017 by Clean Reads
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Dianne
Elliott is on the run because he knows something the government doesn’t want exposed and it all started with cryptic messages from his late grandfather. The year is 2039 and Elliott has been assigned to work on the Project Alexandria, purported to provide fair and equal access to all of humanity’s knowledge. As part of this initiative all written word must be destroyed, yet it will be through a book left by his grandfather that Elliott will begin to uncover the truth and risk his very life doing ...more
Natalie Vellacott
Dec 23, 2017 rated it liked it
How do I sum up this lengthy novel? Probably by saying that it's a great idea for a plot but the delivery needs massive improvements.

The year is 2039 and everything has gone digital; cars, homes etc. The government are controlling everything (sound familiar?) through technology. Elliott is a young man tasked with uploading paper books to a central digital database. However, he finds a mismatch in the database and from then on things start to go wrong. Elliott realises that his dead grandfather
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Valicity Garris
This review is long overdue—by nearly a year—but I’m glad that I finally get to sit down and share what a wonderful work this is with you.

Day Moon was described to me by author, Brett Armstrong, as a near-future science fiction/dystopian novel with a young male protagonist. I was definitely interested, considering the book had a Christian foundation in the writing, but I was also interested in the ‘near-future’ aspect.

The book takes place in A.D. 2039—honestly not so far away and follows seven
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Kadee Carder
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Day Moon falls in the vein of the National Treasure films, which I enjoyed immensely. I love a good “solve the riddle, find the clue” plot, and Day Moon keeps readers quite on their toes as we follow Elliott through a convoluted world where he must decide who to trust, which truths to unearth, and what he will do when he faces the results of his decisions. With some blissful romance and tantalizing imagery, Armstrong provides audiences with a fun ride through futuristic Appalachia. The pacing at ...more
Brices Mice Christian Book Reviews
Reading Day Moon by Brett Armstrong was like looking into our future. Never mind that the story was set in 2039, the characters reveal the same passions of love, distrust and longing for God's guidance when their lives were in jeopardy as the same way we acknowledge the trust we look for in today's world.

Armstrong sets the setting by giving brief details of everyday life, such as the way cars have transformed so travel was safer and lives were no longer in danger of accidents. The most important
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Day Moon is a futuristic Christian fiction novel. The premise of the book is interesting and I really liked how the author incorporated classic works into his story as a focal point in the plot like something to be treasured. I love books and I love reading. I can't imagine a world that would take away the books I treasure most. It would definitely be something worth fighting for.

While I liked the premise of this book, the story itself lacked quite a lot for me. It was very wordy and the plot se
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Cheryl
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
The concept of the story was interesting. Thus the reason I wanted to read this book. This book started out fine. The author did a good job of laying out the premise for the story. The book that Elliott's grandpa left him had me intrigued. I wanted to know more about Project Alexandria. Who won't be intrigued by the idea of a book of Shakespeare's work that was ever changing.

Ok, so here is the deal. While, I did want to like this book more than I ended up doing so; it turned out that I really s
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Parker Cole
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book by Brett Armstrong. He has a great wordsmith skills as well as a wonderful imagination. I love the setting of this story as well as the secret of his grandfather. The novel moves at a steady pace so it made it easy for me to pick back up where I left off when I had to put the book down.

I enjoyed this first novel by Brett and can't wait to read more of his work.
Peter  Younghusband
The author asked me to review Day Moon as he felt I would enjoy it as it is similar to a novel I recently reviewed. The description grabbed me so it was not a difficult choice to make. Day Moon is not his debut novel: he has a previous one, Destitutio Quod Remissio. This novel is in a totally different genre, Historical Fiction, while Day Moon is the Science Fiction & Fantasy and Futuristic genres.

Looking at just these genres, it shows that this author has diversity in his writing talent. D
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Brandy
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian, fiction
This book is such a smart read! The author did very well in writing this book so much so that the reader wants to read it slowly and devour every part of the book. I'm a quick reader, and like to get through books within a couple of days, but I took my time with this one, because of all of the intricacies and details that the author places in the book.

The characters are smart, well-written, and develop nicely as the book goes on. I love Lara and Elliott and I really enjoyed watching their relat
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Lila Kims
Apr 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Not a bad dystopian! I didn't find it amazing, nor can I say that I even liked it a lot. I liked it, and that's it. :)

Language: ✩✩✩✩✩. We're good in this area, I do believe!

Abuse: ✩✩✩✩✩. I think we're good in this area, as well. Looking back, I can't recall anything abuse-related that would turn a YA reader away.

Lust: ✩✩✩🟉 (3 1/2 stars). There were some kisses (at least one was pretty passionate) and physical attraction between the main character Elliott and his friend/romantic interest. None of
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Pam Jennings
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's just a book his grandfather left him. So why is everyone suddenly determined to have it? What is it about this book that is so special. As Elliott begins to ask himself these questions, he discovers that there is, in fact, more to the book than meets the eye. It seems that grandpa was purposefully leaving clues for him to find and decipher. As Elliott, his "almost" girlfriend and his cousin embark on the trail of clues, he never expects the web of deception they will start to uncover. Can t ...more
Fiction Aficionado
Oct 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: speculative
3.5 stars ~ It was the premise that drew me to this novel—the idea of a world where all books have been converted to digital forms, and physical books have been destroyed in the name of ensuring everyone has equal access. It’s an idea that sounds good in theory, but it doesn’t take much imagination to see the possibilities for abuse of this kind of system. I love my Kindle, but that kind of literary socialism? Yikes!

The future world Brett Armstrong has set this story in is very similar to our ow
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Camille Esther
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Day Moon. In an age of action-packed stories, it was refreshing to find something with more realistic reactions from the characters—they make mistakes, get discouraged, jump into things too hastily, and experience doubt. The characters are all very different from one another and have different motivations and goals that make for a complex story.
I enjoyed the descriptiveness up to a point. About halfway through the story, however, I started to skim or even skip areas of descripti
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David Bergsland
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Entertaining Christian speculative tale

I have to admit I enjoyed the read though I felt disappointment. The spiritual level is vaguely religious. God is presented as a source of help to the believer. But it’s now six hours since I finished the book and I honestly cannot remember if Jesus or the Holy Spirit were even mentioned.
However, the hero and his grandfather are definitely shared as fairly strong believers. Nevertheless, there’s no personal relationship with the Lord nor any evidence of the
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Iryna Combs
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I felt fortunate to stumble across this author and his book Day Moon. It is an interesting story of a group of teenage friends trying to solve a huge mystery. While Project Alexandra being worked on, Elliott is doing his best to reveal the truth behind it. He must be careful who he trusts as it seems like everyone around him can betray for their own good. They must go through obstacles and big problems, not intended for teenagers, in order to survive.
I enjoyed reading Day Moon and following the
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Kate Ashley
3 stars - From Underground Book Reviews

There is much to enjoy in DAY MOON. The premise itself will hook you and pique your interest. This may be a futuristic sci-fi novel but the world in which the protagonist Elliot walks on is quite close to the present one. It is a chillingly plausible near-future which makes it so believable. And referring to current trends in technology and pop culture as “old school” or “classic” by that time will definitely bring a smile to your face.

However, for an actio
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Caitlyn Santi
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such a great read! I don't typically read a ton of dystopian fiction but I do enjoy a good dystopian every once in a while, and it was absolutely fabulous to read the strong Christian element in this book (a rare find in the dystopian genre) I think that was my favorite part of the book! I also loved the thread of romance that was woven into this story.
The writing style was a bit literary for my taste, and there were times that I would have liked a bit more action and a bit less description, but
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April Pulliam
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Day Moon, the first in Tomorrow’s Edge Trilogy by Brett Armstrong, is a blend of mystery
and adventure with a futuristic flair. Elliott, a teenage programmer for Project Alexandria, is the
main character in this tale of a quest to solve a mystery initiated by his deceased grandfather.
Elliott is joined in his venture, albeit somewhat unwillingly, by Lara Hopewell. Having lost two
family members tragically, Elliott and his cousin, John set out to put together the pieces of a
puzzle designed by their G
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Beckie Burnham
Oct 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Day Moon by Brett Armstrong is a rather ambitious novel that creates a futuristic world in which all knowledge is codified in a central data bank for the good of all mankind. At least that’s what the government is professing. In actuality Project Alexandria has a sinister side that the reader soon comes to suspect is subverting knowledge rather than making it available to all who seek it. The future is not so far away as the action takes place in 2039. Technology is pretty advanced, but not unbe ...more
Eva
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017-books
Actual rating: 2.5 stars

I was intrigued by this book's premise and it delivered in some ways, but not in others.

To begin with the good, I have to say that I found the world of Day Moon to be interesting and well thought out. Project Alexandria is a big part of the book's focus, and I think it's pretty neat, the way that there are so many layers to it: the name means two different things and it has both good and bad uses and, yeah, it was cool. I also like that this book was set in a not-so-dista
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Joel Thimell
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
One of the toughest challenges in writing a compelling mystery is giving enough information to keep the story moving and entice the reader further and further without revealing too much and giving the end away. That difficulty is compounded when the book is just the first installment in a trilogy. How do you find a satisfactory ending that isn't THE END and won't disappoint the readers?

Brett Armstrong meets those challenges in Day Moon by incorporating numerous genres and a variety of twists. T
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Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
When I read the synopsis for this book I was intrigued. First off, as a reader, seeing all those books being digitalized and then being thrown away made me sad, but also made me think that there is probably some truth to that in the future of books! I thought the story line was creative, and the way the author described how people would act, react, and go about their everyday lives is exactly how I imagine it. I think it would be fun to read this book in thirty years to see how spot on it really ...more
B.W. Morris
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Day Moon tackles an interesting "what if" situation: What if all printed works were digitized, only for the government to decide what each work really was all about rather than actually reading the original writing and coming to your own conclusions about it?

That's the situation the main character, Elliott, faces in Day Moon, when he recognizes a version of Shakespeare's works his grandfather left behind does not match what is entered into the government database, a digitized compilation of all
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Janet Sketchley
Pluses: This is an interesting, and disturbingly possible, near-future dystopian novel, with some neat twists near the end. The protagonist, Elliott, has the sort of real Christian faith that means he's still figuring out how to apply it to his struggles. Also, the scenery when they get out of the city is so lifelike I suspect the author has spent quality time in the Adirondacks.

Minuses: It's a book that needed another good edit before publication. Sentences tend to be complicated, a touch cumbe
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Robin
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
An excellent read. Slowly builds by giving a look at what has changed by 2039 and the life of a seventeen year old young man. As the tension increases, the suspense builds. What a story. Totally enjoyed it. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
InD'tale Magazine
This book is an enjoyable mystery with a unique plot and engaging characters.

Read full review in the 2017 July/August issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Marisa
Apr 29, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed
This was a read I had to abandon, but I did give it about ~160 pages before giving up. The premise was fairly intriguing to me, but I wish I had realized that the religious connotations were going to be quite so heavy handed. I’m not opposed per say, but it just didn’t quite fit with the expectation.

Regardless of the religious content, the reason I had to put the book down was because it was so dragged out. The story just never quite felt like it was moving anywhere and there wasn’t any urgency
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Audrey Caylin
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