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Exiled by RaShelle Workman
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Feb 07, 2012

it was ok
Read from January 26 to February 07, 2012 — I own a copy

Venus is the main character of this story, framed for a crime she didn't commit. Next thing she knows, she's on earth (yes, it's all about aliens!). She isn't allowed to go back to her planet Kelari until she completes a task: make one particular human find true love. Yes, really. So lame, but it was repeatedly admitted by the characters in the book, so I guess it's easier to accept that crap knowing that the author knows it is such a stupid excuse.

Helping Venus with the mission is her protector Zaren. Earth's atmosphere is toxic to an unchanged Kelarian like Venus, so she only has 1 week to accomplish her task before she dies of earth's poison. Traitor Kelarians and alien hunters complicate Venus's goal and the story generated a bit of suspense and wonder as to how it's all going to end.

I was enjoying and getting into the story right up to that point in chapter 46, when Venus told the human Michael about some Kelarian history. Loooooong ago, the tribes of their world had a big war, that led to "many months" of big fire. To make the long story short, "everyone died." BUT, "out of the thick ash a child arose....the Goddess of Fire, Aetha. Her skin and eyes glowed silver, and she wore nothing except her BOOTS!" Say what? Is there a shortage of more NATURAL items to attribute power to? Can you believe that crap? So get this, as a child that rose from the ashes, she was naked but for a pair of boots.... and when she grew to womanhood, she still wears the boots, so I am guessing the boots are alive coz it grows as well? magical, maybe? How can someone put so much power in a pair of boots, such that when a Kelarian undergoing a change to become immortal, it could harm their transformation , could even become fatal the way I understand it, if their boots are removed. One more thing, if everyone died during that big fire, WHO made the #%@#___ boots? After that, my interest fizzled out. Thank goodness there were only a few chapters left before the end of the story. It could have been a 3-star.

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