Unearthed (UN-Forgettable #1)
Out of this World...
Tess MacKenzie has always dreamed of taking her place among the stars, but racing through the galaxy is not quite what she had in mind. An aspiring singer, she's finally on the verge of her big break when she's abducted by the hottest alien she could have ever imagined. An alien who claims the fate of millions depends on her.
...and Into His!
I'd mark this as containing spoilers, but the only spoiler is if you read it. I've read a ton of SF and this is a bad parody of many of the standard SF plots. However, any fan of SF will tell you that the basic rules of the world have to work. Nothing works in this universe. Transport systems, gravity concerns, planetary laws, communication devices, basically name any element and it doesn't work.
The power of the...more
She's kidnapped by somebody. Somebody with a floating robot - not something you see every day. When she wakes up, she thinks she's on a boat. So she plans to jump ship, even though she could be in the middle of the ocean. Then she finds out she's on a spaceship and still tries to escape. What the hell is she gonna do? Jump out of an airlock? Commandeer a spacecraft and fly it home? Like she has any fucking clue how to fly anything or even where home is? No. Once you'...more
The story stayed with the events without throwing in a lot of different side stories. The action scenes were minimal, but kept you reading. The characters (Cohl and Tess) are wonderfully compatible with their relationship developing smoothly (without the b*tching and screaming foul).
All-in-all, a happy story!
It was better than I had thought! Starting with low expectations maybe helped its cause... It really was quite enjoyable (sorry Jim!) I even shed a couple of tears (yes, I must be a bit of a sook). I had a few overall issues:
* The H/h fell too quickly for each o...more
Cohl takes Tess back to his home-world, and manages to convince her to help him in his cause. And of course, the two of them fall in love. But neither of th...more
Out of This World...And About Three Others
Tess MacKenzie isn't having a good night. She's just got paid for her last gig, much needed funds for those pesky necessities like rent and electricity, and she's walking to her car late at night. Alone.
Okay, so maybe that's not the wisest course of action she's ever taken, that fact made painfully clear when a mugger steps out of the shadows and demands her cash. There's no way she's going to just calmly hand over her hard-earned money, b...more
Prince Cohl and his trusty side kick robot Pitz kidnap an earthling singer Tess. She wakes up on his spaceship, and is told she has a unique voice needed to help the prince unlock a musical puzzle to acquire a special amulet which Cohl plans use to bargain for his abducted father's life. Think Indiana Jones in a spaceship but a lot younger.
What I liked: I love Sci-Fi Romance! There are space ships and planet wide civil wars, and Cohl treats space travel li...more
If I were to say what genre they’d go in, since people are always big on tags and stuff like that, I’d think these are romance with a sci-fi-ish twist, and not the other way around. There is a lot going on in each book, and there’s a whole universe weaved for them, but I feel the main element is the rom...more
If you had asked me a year ago if I liked Science Fiction I would have given you a strange look and told you of course not. I have most definitely changed my mind. It is one of my favorite genres now. Specifically Science Fiction/Romance.
Unearthed by C.J. Barry drew me in from the very first chapter and I didn't put it down until I finished it. This story is a more "believable" science fiction since the inhabitants of the planets outside of earth are mostly humanoid. I found it highly en...more
The story is written with an upbeat pace that kept my attention. The characters are engaging and quick-witted. I loved Cohl's robot bodyguard! Wish I had one of my own!
This is not a high brow science fiction novel. Don't look for minute details on quantum space theory or black...more
I love Sci-fi romance. My favourite authors are Lizzy Ford and Alexandra May so this one took me by surprise.
But this is a great story if you love Star Trek/Lost in Space type Science Fiction Romance. There's quirkiness, suspense, mystery and lots of heartbeating romance.
The story takes us from Earth to a space abduction (I refuse to use the word alien!) and then bring on the chemistry!
I loved the two characters, their development was sweet, endearing and the story was told really well by the a...more
The kidnapped pop singing earthling experiences a world somewhere, far far away. But not so far she can't come visit back to Earth once in a while. :).
Loved the vivid description of the heroes home planet, the spaceship, the battles on and off the ships.
The Indiana Jones-esque adventures on the planet of the long dead civilization.
Wonderful space adventure bas...more
The sci-fi was terrible and what was with one half of the bad guys wearing stinky animal skins as uniforms, in their space ships?
The angst and guilt felt by the H towards the h for kidnapping her, then letting her be stolen by said animal skin wearers, then getting her involved in deadly traps to reach the amulet of power! Ridiculous. If he had felt genuine remorse none of that would of happened.
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It was funny, romantic, quirky, adventurous, and suspenseful. I thought Tess did a wonderful job handling all of the things thrown her way; I felt her reactions and emotions to the situations were realistic. Cohl was a great hero. Though he was stubborn at times, he really cared for Tess and wanted what was best for her. I'm looking forward to reading the others in this series.
That's probably the reason why I didn't appreciate this book, maybe the next in the series will be better, I hope....
THANKS TO NETGALLEY AND CARINA PRESS FOR THE PREVIEW
Its a quick, fun read. I wish it had more details upon the other characters, like depth and all. The interplanetary problems were hardly described, which kinda put a damper.
Funny, entertaining, kept me up all night reading.
It was like hanging out with a bunch of really awesome people for a weekend. You know you can't make a life out of it, but it sure is fun and leaves you smiling.
I never rolled my eyes once. Lusty Quest-y Adventure.
Pick this one up, relax and enjoy it.