Ty and Marcus Mitchell are average middle school brothers growing up north of Chicago until one night when they’re hurtled through an inter-dimensional gateway to a parallel world defined by its multiple moons and planet-wide apocalypse. As they struggle to figure out where they are and how to get home, the boys encounter refugees of “the last day” from the distant city of Atlantis and a mysterious girl called Bellana, the sole survivor and resident of the devastated city of Spartanica. Ty and Marcus soon learn they only have seven days to get home. But before they can leave, they must battle through long-extinct predators, track down the elusive Professor Otherblood, and rescue a new friend from certain death. Is all of this insanity just Ty’s overactive imagination or are the brothers truly on the brink of being stranded on the brutal wasteland known as Spartanica?
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Powers Molinar grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago and earned engineering and business degrees at the University of Iowa. While he works as a process engineer and project manager during the day, his passion is writing science fiction. His first novel, Spartanica, is the culmination of several year’s of part-time effort mostly late at night and on weekends when he wasn’t enjoying time with his wife and kids, all of whom were big helpers getting Spartanica written.
Review for Spartanica
Anyone who has a tween knows that finding the right book can be very difficult. Spartanica offers the preteen an age appropriate read that will make mom and child happy. The entire book is an action packed adventure that even boys would like!
My daughter and I started to read this together. She ended up finishing it ahead of me because she couldn’t wait for me! We have a hard time finding books for her, she is more of a tom-boy that isn’t into girly love stories. She is also very happy that this is book one! She already wants to know when the next one comes out!
Spartanica is well written. The words are perfect for middle schoolers, not to hard or easy. I did enjoy the story to and thought that it was a great quick read. I would recommend this book for pre-teenagers, or anyone that likes young adult Sci-fi books. If you have a kid that is difficult to purchase books for you should definitely head over to Amazon and get this book.
Powers believes every kid has the potential to become exceptional. In addition to being a blast to read, he truly hopes his books spark kids’ imaginations and inspire them to read more and maybe even become writers. Being a solid reader is a foundational piece of leading an exceptional life. Powers hopes his books can be part of that foundation for as many kids as possible.