This review first appeared on and was written for OnlineBookClub.org. It has been trimmed here and the rating has been adjusted for a 5-star system, which is more common.
Tara Basi’s The Orb is a sci-fi novel that talks about the clash of The Church and The Orb Industries. The book brings us to a world who views an alien blue orb as its god. Early on in the story, we meet the Pilgrims who are devoted believers, the Ungodly who do not believe, and then the Pilgrimists who aim to hurt and bring terror all around. This book is guised as a science fiction but I seriously believe that it’s actually a satire, dropping social and moral takes here and there.