Cassiel Winters is on a mission to find her brother, and the only place she can do that is Earth’s Space Academy program. The odds are not in her favoCassiel Winters is on a mission to find her brother, and the only place she can do that is Earth’s Space Academy program. The odds are not in her favor though as secrets and lies are found on every corner, and Cassiel may not be able to trust those that are closets to her. She’s then thrust into a war that she may have little chance of getting out of, unless she plays her cards right.
Honestly, I read this a few months ago back in the summer time, so this review may not be as faithful as I would like it to be, as so much time has gone by, but I do remember my general first impressions. I have this thing about science fiction books that revolve around alien invaders, and so far only one book has been able to get passed that little barrier I have against them.
This novel almost made it through, but not really.
I was a little hesitant to read this book because it did remind me of that one Science-Fiction-Novel-About-Aliens-But-Not-Really-About-Aliens-That-I-Enjoy-So-Much but I liked the fact that Young didn’t make it exactly the same as the SFNAABNRAATIESM, since there were some difference that didn’t end up grinding my gears as much.
Overall, I enjoyed the strong female character. There were moments when I got completely lost, but Young brought me back, which helped the novel get its fourth star. I was a little let down by the end, but luckily this is a series, so hopefully great things will come that way.
I would recommend this novel for sure, especially for those that enjoy science fiction novels. And for those that don’t, I mean, why not? Time to break out of the shell and experience new things, as I always say. But Cassiel was the exact type of heroine I expected her to be. I especially love the way that the story was vivid in detail and just made it come to life.
Mystery mixed in with old romance flames and whole lot of questions.
This book did have interesting characteristics - I did like Skye, though sometimeMystery mixed in with old romance flames and whole lot of questions.
This book did have interesting characteristics - I did like Skye, though sometimes I thought she was being a little weird at times (and for a moment completely fell to the idea that she might just be a little out of it) but I was a little happy to know she was right in the head. It would have been so cool, and this is why I entertained the idea for so long, in the way that a romance/erotic novel would turn out. I mean, I don't know about most of you, but I have not seen something like this just yet, especially in this growing genre, so a little twist in the ending I would not have objected to!
Besides that there was really nothing remarkable about this story. I mean, the characters of Skye and Trace felt familiar, because this type of writing has been done to death. Honestly, I think it's about time I close my current chapter on this genre for now, because I'm seeing and hearing the same thing over and over again, and the tale loses it's momentum after awhile.
I guess the same thing can be said about romance in general, but at least there's room there for different things to happen and occur, and the author who does it right can allow for this moments and give the readers a new and unexpected ending.
But I think this book is really giving me some perspective on shutting the door on this genre, at least for now.
By the way, Trace's name and his occupation - don't think I didn't notice what happened here. ...more
All I can think about is why this series has to end. I don't think I've loved a couple so much as I do Olivia and David, no matter how infuriating OliAll I can think about is why this series has to end. I don't think I've loved a couple so much as I do Olivia and David, no matter how infuriating Olivia can be! More to come but I just can't express how much I love this novel, this whole series! ...more
So, this is one of those books where the people that are around me while I'm reading this wished that I was illiterate Oh my god. Oh my god. Oh my god.
So, this is one of those books where the people that are around me while I'm reading this wished that I was illiterate.
The way I wanted so badly to just jump Olivia and end her was so profound. I understand her, the commitment she made to Bill. But come on! The feels! The feels for David Dylan! They are there; I can see it, Pluto can see, all can see it except her!
David Dylan, I want you. Olivia might be difficult, but I will take you.
I just don't understand who would put themselves into that type of suffering. The way these two are, there is just no denying their attraction and their emotions for each other.
The whole thing was such an emotional roller coaster, I wasn't sure if I would come off of it in one piece, to be honest. I was pulling my hair at everything. I don't know how Hawkins does it, I honestly don't, because she is just a master at this.
The struggle that Olivia was facing and just how things were working out, or not working out in this case.
I still cannot believe I have to wait until September for the last book. One thing Hawkins has going for her is the fact that she keeps me wanting to come back for more and more!...more
Can anyone say Best Erotic Literature of 2013?! I can, I can!
Okay, so maybe erotic isn't the genre this one falls under (even though there were plenty Can anyone say Best Erotic Literature of 2013?! I can, I can!
Okay, so maybe erotic isn't the genre this one falls under (even though there were plenty of scenes that had even me reaching for a glass of water) this romance novel is different and enjoyable. Hawkins never lost my attention throughout the book, and I am so glad I got the chance to read it!
At first, when I saw that this was bout a married woman possibly cheating, I thought I would hate her. I do, but only because she's so stubborn! I understand how she must feel and what she would be going through, but I just wanted to smack some sense into her or at least pray she sees the light soon.
The tension between her and David was so hot that if someone even thought of lighting a match it would start a huge fire.
I read this in one night, there was no sleeping until I found out what happened at the end.
I thought I would end up dying in the end when I saw where Hawkins left me. I am so glad that there was a second book and that there will be a third! I am so happy and so sad, because of the wait.
This is one of those moments when I wish that authors would write faster!
Still love this series though. It isn't just about the romance and the sex, but about finding oneself.
So, I have to say, this is the Best Romance Book of 2013! Heck, maybe it can even have both made up awards....more
My first Susane Colasanti novel and I must say, this was worth it! A quick, fast, fun read about summer romancing. While I may never have one (then agMy first Susane Colasanti novel and I must say, this was worth it! A quick, fast, fun read about summer romancing. While I may never have one (then again, we can never say never) it was interesting the way this novel played out. Believe me, the line waiting (and the sore feet) I had to do at BEA in order to get this book was well worth it.
When Skye meets Seth, it's a summer romance waiting to happen. Skye, though, is still a high school junior, while Seth is off to college. Not only that, but they have their socioeconomic differences that come between the two throughout the novel.
While simple, this book still touched on a lot of really important and real life issues; not just for those in high school, but those in college.
I absolutely adored the changes in point of view throughout the book. Between Skye and Seth, I had a lot of fun getting into the mind of a guy.
The whole thing was entertaining and made me like this book a whole lot more.