I had the pleasure of reading an ARC of Ms. Dionne's book and I have to say, I loved it. I've read all of her New Dawn series and this one has a simil...moreI had the pleasure of reading an ARC of Ms. Dionne's book and I have to say, I loved it. I've read all of her New Dawn series and this one has a similar flavour.
Andromeda has spent all 17 years of her life on a spaceship with the other colonists heading to a new planet. She has a crush on one of the boys in her class, who just happens to be her best friend. When the mate assignments and the aptitude tests assignments are given out, Andromeda is upset. Then when they finally land on their new planet, she is the only one to see an alien, everyone else believes she is hallucinating. Is she?
I highly recommend this book, you will be transported to a new land and will explore it along with Andromeda and the crew as they make their mark on their new planet.(less)
Earth is being overrun by zombie-like creatures and the government is collapsing. Spaceships are taking colonists to find another planet to live on. J...moreEarth is being overrun by zombie-like creatures and the government is collapsing. Spaceships are taking colonists to find another planet to live on. James wants to go with the girl he is in love with but he can't. He has a physical defect that won't allow him to go into deep space. He is part of a gang that is helping the survivors left on earth. When his gang discovers news about a partially finished spaceship in the barrens, it is up to James to find it and fly it back (if it can be flown) to the city to load up three thousand potential colonists. Along the way he saves a beautiful woman and the girl she is keeping safe. The woman, Skye, insists on going with him to the barrens. James finds himself attracted to her, but he can't be, can he?
This is a prequel to the New Dawn series and there is an excerpt of Tundra 37 in the back of this book. Although it's a prequel, you can read it as a standalone. Ms. Dionne is an excellent storyteller with vivid details and characters you want to see succeed. It is an excellent read!(less)
Imagine the civilization of earth collapsing with food shortages, gang violence escalating, people living in less than perfect conditions and the thre...moreImagine the civilization of earth collapsing with food shortages, gang violence escalating, people living in less than perfect conditions and the threat of nuclear war hanging over your head. Now imagine you and a select three thousand are on a spaceship heading for Paradise 18 three hundred years into the future. You won’t see it but future generations will be able to colonize this planet. You were born on the spaceship and your job is that of a Matchmaker, numbers and analyzing but one day something goes wrong and the ship crashes on an icy planet. Your worldview is shattered and so is your job. You hold a secret in your heart, one that will either save your fellow citizens or destroy them. Which will it be?
Ms. Dionne has written a romantic science fiction story that not only tugs at your heart but gives die hard science fiction fans the thrill of being in space aboard a spaceship bound for an unknown planet. Her characters are well-formed, and the writing is pure visual magic. The main character, Gemme, the Matchmaker is sweet and tough and her voice is unique. All of the characters are unique and I found myself wanting to know more about each one. This is the second book in the New Dawn series and even if you haven’t read the first book, Paradise 21, you can read this one as a stand-alone. I highly recommend Tundra 37 as a great read! Five stars all the way! (less)