In her mind, she had one choice. Desertion. But again... Unlucky. She should've known better. A failed escape attempt leaves her chained to an airship chair with nothing but her bag, a vial of her family's super moonshine, and her anxiety for company.
Fact #372 - Sometimes moonshine is not the answer.
Numbing her fear seemed like a brilliant idea - until pirates attack her ship looking for goods of the female variety. Looks like she'll have to save herself, but... unlucky strike three.
Fact #401 - Pirates aren't princes. They're extortionists.
It was just one sip... maybe two.
When fantasy and reality blur, can Allie save herself?
Allie is an interesting character. She makes it clear from page one that she is not getting on the ship regardless of what the lottery said. She doesn't want to leave her family and home. I empathize with her. When given the choice, I stay home too. But Allie doesn't have a choice. Armed with a backpack full of her things and a few vials of her family's famous moonshine, Allie plans to escape if she can. Clearly, her plan isn't very sound, and she is forcibly placed on the ship to a new planet. To calm her nerves, she takes a few sips of her vials and finds reality blending with fantasy.
Overall Amber Vial is a good start to a new sci-fi series that involves pirates and a little space travel. The world-building is just getting started here, and I'm excited to see where the author takes us next. Allie is a fun, relatable character who I can already see will get in lots of trouble. If you enjoy a quick read or sci-fi, I highly recommend you pick up a copy of this one.