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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  64 ratings  ·  28 reviews
For elite extraterrestrial pilot EBN-Reyoz-X, awaiting rescue while hiding out in a trailer park is a grueling nightmare. She’s injured, lacks proper supplies and can’t blend in with the indigenous population because she’s seven feet tall and can’t control the trail of wildflowers blooming in the wake of her footsteps. She’s unprepared to begin sexual maturity in the alien ...more
Kindle Edition, 372 pages
Published March 8th 2011 by T.R. Mousner
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Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
This is more of a 4.5 rating from me. I enjoyed the take on this Young Adult Sci-Fi book. It is told from two points of view. The first is EBN, she has crashed landed on Earth. It is interesting to see the negative and positive aspects of Earth culture told through and alien viewpoint. I enjoyed and agreed with the analyzation.

EBN is stuggling to survive in a toxic environment when she meets a young human and bonds with him. He is 13 and she begins to develop feelings for him. It seems that he
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Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
This is more of a 4.5 rating from me. I enjoyed the take on this Young Adult Sci-Fi book. It is told from two points of view. The first is EBN, she has crashed landed on Earth. It is interesting to see the negative and positive aspects of Earth culture told through and alien viewpoint. I enjoyed and agreed with the analyzation.

EBN is stuggling to survive in a toxic environment when she meets a young human and bonds with him. He is 13 and she begins to develop feelings for him. It seems that he
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Andrea
Being is an exciting new novel from TR Mousner. I’ll admit, science fiction is not my reading forte, but I thoroughly enjoyed Being.

The book opens with pilot EBN-Reyoz-X on a mission aboard her space ship. The drama begins almost instantaneously as the ship malfunctions and EBN crashes on Earth, specifically, California. Injured and alone, she must survive on her own with no medicine, food or supplies until help arrives. But, help doesn’t come. EBN can not hide in obscurity because she is almo
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Jennifer
I wasn't sure what to expect from "Being." Science fiction is not one of my favorite genre as they do tend to lean strongly on the Star Trekky feel which I can't stand. Mousner keeps the plot fresh and exciting giving non sci-fi lovers a taste of science fiction.

EBN is a fantastic character. She's super courageous and brave like you wouldn't believe. Put aside the fact that she's from another planet. EBN has the power to heal too.Honestly, I'd like to see more characters with her qualities in YA
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Christin (Portrait of a Book)
Rounding up - 3.5 stars

I'm not an avid reader of science fiction, but once in a while a story sounds intriguing enough that I'll step out of my normal genres. Being is one such story. Complete with a girl forced to rely on her own resourcefulness, government conspiracies, and a little bit of romance, Being is an enjoyable debut novel as well as a good introduction to science fiction if you're curious about the genre.

When EBN's ship crashes on Erox (earth), she's sure it's only a matter of time b
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Mishel Zabala
My Rating: 3.5/5 stars!

Although I have a lot of sci-fi books on my TBR I haven’t really had a chance to delve into the genre. Being succeeds in providing many of the reasons why I want to read sci-fi and reminds me to have an open mind when I read them. I enjoy books that are able to convey universal messages from the author with subtlety and grace. Being was mostly successful in not being too brash about environmental issues that should be important to every person living on Earth. Overall Bein
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Kristen

GENRE: Young Adult & Science Fiction
BOOK THEME: Aliens
RECEIVED: Copy from Author

QUICK THOUGHTS:

EBN is a guardian of the sky for her planet, on a mission something goes wrong and she crashes in Erox aka Earth. Very injured and lost in a place called Lancaster California, as said on her navigation map EBN must find a safe area while waiting for rescue. Finding a safe house in a trailer park she can’t blend in with humans, she doesn’t have enough supplies and she starts connecting with a young
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Jen
Cute story with a lot of excitement from the first page!

EBN is a guardian of the Sky from a different planet – She is on a mission and her spaceship ends up crashing in LA California – an Alien Planet called Erox (Earth)

She tries to send a code to her planet, but it keeps bouncing back to her going un-read. She is stuck.

When she leaves the space ship, the Sents (humans) are there trying to figure out what happened (the ship has a protection that turns it invisible from human eyes)
But the Sent
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Zareen
The sci-fi lover in me totally adored this book!

Full review copied from http://reachforthebooks.blogspot.com/...

Though I admit to having read mostly paranormal romances and dystopian YA novels in recent years, I've always loved sci-fi. Back in middle school, I was the girl who read Ender's Game while many of my female classmates showed more interest in books like The Clique. Being helped bring out my inner sci-fi junkie once again.

EBN-Reyoz-X is not your average female protagonist--she's seven
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aobibliophile™
For 200 years we've been conquering Nature. Now we're beating it to death. - Tom McMillan, quoted in Francesca Lyman, The Greenhouse Trap, 1990


EBN-Reyoz-X is a Guardian of the Sky. her spaceship crashes on Earth and she injures herself while hiding from the United States Air Force. EBN seeks refuge in a trailer park in Lancaster, California and waits to be rescued. in the interim, she befriends a mute teenage boy and his sister. EBN also discovers that she has the ability to heal the infirmed an
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Between the Covers
Reviewed by Christin for Between the Covers

Rounding up - 3.5 stars

I'm not an avid reader of science fiction, but once in a while a story sounds intriguing enough that I'll step out of my normal genres. Being is one such story. Complete with a girl forced to rely on her own resourcefulness, government conspiracies, and a little bit of romance, Being is an enjoyable debut novel as well as a good introduction to science fiction if you're curious about the genre.

When EBN's ship crashes on Erox (eart
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David Sheppard
In Being, T. R. Mousner's imaginative and well-written science fiction novel, a highly advanced civilization on another planet in a far-away star system is, and has been for some time, watching and studying Earthlings. Young elite extraterrestrial pilot EBN-Reyoz-X, a Guardian of the Sky, is on what should be a routine reconnaissance mission from her home planet, Pharallax, that ends in catastrophe. Marooned on planet Earth, EBN's biggest problem is that she has injured herself following the cra ...more
Tracy Riva
Being
By T.R. Mousner
Kindle B004V9G7S0 $3.99

I found Being by T.R. Mousner to be both an interesting and a thought-provoking book. What would happen if an ‘alien’ able to breathe in the combination of gases that comprise the earth’s atmosphere were to land here? What would all of the contaminants in the air do to him or her? What would he or she think of our poor environmental control?

Mousner explores these topics as her ‘alien’ EBN (pronounced ee-ben, like eden but with a ‘b’ instead of a ‘d’) is
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Once Upon
Scifi is not at the top of my list, but Being sure helps move it up some. T.R. tells a new tale about Aliens that you get transported to immediately. The book is set in more than one POV but T.R. does a great job at writing them, so you never feel like you missed out or don't follow what is going on. As far as the ending, she left it so there could possibly be a sequel to follow Being. I think what is great about Being is the message within the story.

EBN is a young female alien that has been st
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Christine Butler
I enjoyed EBN's story. It took me a little bit to get into it, but once I did, I was hooked.

The author, T.R. Mousner, put a lot of thought into the other worlds that she describes in this book. Not only that, but her description of Erox (Earth) through an alien's eyes was pretty nifty too! The aliens have their own language, or more to the point their own words they use for things like miles/kilometers and solar cycles. It was a very creative addition to the story, however; I find too many fict
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Talina Perkins
May 19, 2011 Talina Perkins rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Young Adults / Ages 12 and up
Recommended to Talina by: Author
THIS REVIEW RECEIVED FOR BEING BY T.R. MOUSNER A '4.5 STAR' REVIEW FROM TALINA PERKINS OF NIGHT OWL REVIEWS AS WELL AS A 'TOP PICK REVIEW' FROM NIGHT OWL REVIEWS.

FAVORITE LINE:
“And when life presses your back against the wall, always remember to stand straight and meet your challenges head on.” ~ EBN-Reyoz-X Guardian of the Sky


TEASER:
“We can never control what is in a person’s mind or heart, but we can hold them accountable for their behavior.” I slowly stood and got into my stance facing Shale.
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Holly
May 27, 2011 Holly rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone/anyone.


~May have slight spoilers~

I absolutely loved this book!!

I do not think I have ever read a Young Adult book about extraterrestrial's, and I have to say that it amazed me.

EBN was very, I want to say mature. She reminded me of a very sophisticated woman but then she had the appearance of an eighteen year old.

Also, another thing I really loved was seeing things from Aix, her little brother's point of view. Through him we get to see his and EBN's world, which intrigued me to no-end! Especially with
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David King
Full review is available at my Blog: http://killie-booktalk.blogspot.com

"Being" is T.R. Mousner's debut YA novel and I managed to get a copy through a blog giveaway that I won. I have to admit I had never heard of it before, however as Sci-Fi is my staple and the synopsis interested me I was pretty happy when I won. The novel turned out to be an enjoyable Sci-Fi adventure with an underlying message regarding how we treat our planet and each other.

The book was well written and I was quite surpris
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Lunamoth
Being is a diffrent take on Scifi and YA. EBN is a being from another planet who crash lands in california. After a few frightening moments with the military, she ends up in a trailer park. The story follows EBNs few months on Erox (earth) and it also follows Shale ( the mute boy she befriends) and Aix (her brother) POV as well. It is a well written book and great for any age as it also teaches us.

I loved EBN and her brave, attitude. While on Erox, wherever she walks she sprouts flowers and sh
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Jennifer
I wasn't sure what to expect from "Being." Science fiction is not one of my favorite genre as they do tend to lean strongly on the Star Trekky feel which I can't stand. Mousner keeps the plot fresh and exciting giving non sci-fi lovers a taste of science fiction.

EBN is a fantastic character. She's super courageous and brave like you wouldn't believe. Put aside the fact that she's from another planet. EBN has the power to heal too.Honestly, I'd like to see more characters with her qualities in YA
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Melissa
EBN...i LOVE you!!! This book was just amazing; I loved the characters...Shale, my goodness, I just want to put that boy in my pocket. I loved the alternating point of views between EBN while on Erox (planet Earth) and her little brother Aix whil on their home planet of Pharallax. The story was beautifully written and you get such a good feel for the surroundings and visuals of the planet of Pharallax and how things are in Lancaster, California. The healing powers EBN had and the relationship sh ...more
Amanda P
T.R. Mousner has a way of pulling you into a scene so that you are seeing the environment through the characters eyes. The picture that Mousner paints is very clear and beautiful. I really admire her style of writing.

The story has 3 POV’s which can get really confusing if not written well but you will have no difficulties following along with the story line which follows EBN, Shale and Aix.

The novel also has a strong message attached sort of a warning to us to start appreciating our planet and
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Babs
This book will suck you in with all the great characters and flowing plot. I did not want to put this book down and hate that it took me so long to pick it up. You will not be disappointed what so ever.

I liked the book for the characters. I also like the hidden message with in so to speak to really start taking care of our planet more then we do now. You won't get lost in the storyline you will be able to keep up with all the different things going on.

The author does a tremendous job and will be
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Deborah
*NOTE: I'm hosting a Virtual Book Tour for this author and "Being" on my blog: http://abookishlibraria.blogspot.com "TheBookishDameReviews"

please check in with me on my blog the first week of May for details!

Deborah
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Tamara Mousner studied acting in Los Angeles, played a few anime characters (under her maiden name), worked as an Editorial Assistant at Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts for one and one-half years, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Houston, did a little theatre, studied with award-winning novelists, published a few articles (also under her maiden name), wrote a manu ...more
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