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Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher
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Dec 03, 13

bookshelves: arc, brazen-review, sci-fi, romance
Read from October 28 to 29, 2012

Reviewed for Brazen Reads:

Sharon Lynn Fisher’s Ghost Planet, out tomorrow from Tor/Forge, is a two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist, and it’s easy to see why. Fans of sci-fi romance will find echos of Stephenie Meyer’s The Host will find some similarities in the world Fisher has created here: Colonists from Earth settle on a new planet only to discover they are quickly attached to an alien symbiont that takes on the appearance of a dead person from their past.

Elizabeth, the main character, is immediately sympathetic. She doesn’t know she’s a “ghost” and immediately drags us into the conflict. The sci-fi elements of the story are nicely balanced with the romance (often an issue with cross-genre romances), and Fisher keeps both the action and the romance moving. She also doesn’t tie the symbiont relationships to romance in all cases, which keeps it from being a little too-too.

There’s a bit of a morality lesson in the symbiont-human tie to the planet’s ecology that’s a little bit too Wall-E overkill, but the overall story was better than a lot in this genre, and well worth the read.

This book was provided by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
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Sharon Fisher Thanks so much for reading and reviewing!

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