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The Eslites

(The Eslite Chronicles #0.5)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  239 ratings  ·  74 reviews
Can Miranda save the Eslites?
When an advanced alien species invades Earth, it negotiates an agreement with the world’s leaders to provide cures for various human diseases in exchange for a generation of young women. Detained in an otherworldly facility named Nidus, sixteen-year-old Miranda Mays is designated a superior donor and must submit to risky egg extractions, which
Kindle Edition, 20 pages
Published January 1st 2013
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Jocelyn Sanchez
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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All I can say right now is 'WOW'. I loved this short story, and when I got to the end it made me want to read more. I love the plot, it was so unique and creative....words can't describe it. I really think that if the author continues on with this story it could be a bestseller. I am so interested to find out what happens next!! Seriously I recommend this story, short but so, so amazingly entertaining. ...more
Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
My Rating: 2 and 1/2 stars

Book Format: ebook, web browser

Two stars or three. That really is the question, isn't it? Goodreads really needs to add half stars.

I gave this book the lesser amount, two stars. It was more than ok, but slightly less than me liking it. And I did take in consideration that this is Doporto's first book. But I just didn't quiet make the cut for three stars. In the small amount of time that I read all 14 pages (which I found odd since it says that there should be thirty-si
Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)
Feb 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: in-my-habitat
Original Review posted on Bookwyrming Thoughts
Original Rating: 4.5

Disclaimer: I received this book from the author for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my review in any way.

This review was originally intended to be posted on Monday. Due to internet problems (it does get pretty annoying, lol), the review has been postponed till today. Many apologies if you were expecting to somehow appear on Goodreads or on here on Monday.

Anyhoo, this was a quick read, which I mana
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Once I learned what the plot was, I was hooked! I loved it from beginning to end. Yeah, it was hard to put down. I just became glued to the pages. And all I knew is that I wanted more!

The book starts out with Miranda having to go get tested at a facility in West Virginia. It's required by The Eslites. The Eslites look human and blend in. The only differences is they're very intelligent, physically fit, and more technically advanced than us humans.

Miranda has her own private room and shares a bat
Mar 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Eslites is a short story about a sixteen year old girl named Miranda who discovers that she is a superior donor for the alien race known as the Eslites. The Eslites have come to earth demanding that humans help to save their race from extinction and they test every girl between the ages of fourteen and twenty-five to find donors.
This story captured my attention right away with the emotions that Miranda and her family were dealing with as she was called to be tested. Miranda was such a perfec
Jennifer  Ricketts (Donnie Darko Girl)
I read this along with my Goodreads group, David Estes Fans and YA Book Lovers Unite, downloading my own copy which is offered for free at this time on Amazon and Smashwords.

Please don't tell me there isn't more! I was pulled in right away and loved it. I have a strong feeling there will be more coming soon; this story is that good. I can easily see this becoming a series or trilogy. This has to be only the beginning of meeting Miranda, and I want to find out more about this world the author ha
Nay Denise
Mar 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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**I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review**

Very interesting prequel. I have not read the book just yet, but this prequel was excellent. I'm not huge on sci-fi, but this has changed my views so far. I love Miranda as a character so far. Witty and sarcastic. The Eslites are sexy human looking aliens (as Miranda describes them). I love how Dimas, the headmaster of Nidus, took Miranda aside to talk and how she informed him on a woman's needs and luxuries. I didn't like
Dec 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this prequel to the Eslite Chronicles. Its been a while since I've read about aliens but these aliens can be questionable. At first I thought Dimas was an old guy cus usually older guys are the leader of things but I read the excerpt of The Arrival and I saw he was a younger guy maybe twenty but still a bit old for a sixteen year old and he's an alien don't forget about that. I'm interested to see what happens with Miranda. :-) ...more
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This short story was given to me by the author to read in exchange for an honest review.

I am so upset this story was a short one! This author and story have so much potential. I wanted to yell when I Realized it was over! I want to know more, how does it end? Do the humans get away? Do the Eslites survive...Oh so many questions.

Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, ya, 5-star-read
This is a REALLY good short story. If this was the bait, I'm on the hook! When is the next story coming out? This isn't a topic that I've read a lot about, so I find it interesting and I'm curious what will happen next.

I received this story from the author for an unbiased review and I am VERY pleased with the quality of the story.

Anxiously awaiting the next story!
Chris The Story Reading Ape
The storyline was good and had potential for a full book length version, unfortunately, the author chose to give it all away in only a few short chapters.

The final revelation about the Eslites was a nice twist though.
 Bella Marie
Jan 31, 2015 rated it did not like it
Keep away keep away keep away!!!
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What do you think of all these novella’s and prequel’s I’ve been reading lately? I think its been a nice change of pace from full length novels. Anyways, today I’m reviewing The Eslites, a prequel novella to The Eslites Chronicles series, and let me tell you, it was the perfect start. Though I’ve never heard of this series, I was really intrigued by the description of the book, and I’m really glad I got the chance to check it out.

Check out my full review here!

Sandra "Jeanz"
Mar 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
My impression's from the blurb are that this novella will be an introduction to a possibly dystopian, sci-fi, series with perhaps some romance thrown in. I am looking forward to it a lot. I read quite a few genres but I always get a kind of pulling back to reading some dystopian/post-apocalyptic whenever I can. I am needing a little slice of dystopian and I'm hoping this novella fills that hunger, as I have a few "review by date x" books to finish before I can just look at the bo
Jan 25, 2017 rated it did not like it
I feel bad giving this only one star, but I really, really did not like it. I know she has raving reviews from many people (on and, has a fair number of books published, so there are some who like her writing. I am not one of them.

For me, it read like the first draft of a high school composition.

Written in first person, stream-of-consciousness, it was not a pleasant read. I cannot fault the author for poor grammar or spelling, she obviously knows how to spell and how to
Feb 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3stars
I always find it more difficult to rate and review short stories. The very nature of a short story usually means less character development and more action. I miss the character development.

The main character, Miranda, describes herself in the story as a rebel but there's not much rebelling going on here, except in the way she speaks to the person in charge. There's no kind of action to back up her words.

Dimas, the man in charge and villain in the story, is authoritative and threatening in one
Robert Zimmermann
Mar 12, 2013 rated it liked it
There was an interesting concept to this story. Though, I think that it’s a concept better fleshed out in a longer piece. I’m a fan of short stories, but I feel that this one was in need of a little world building at the very least.

While reading questions continued to pop into my head about just what kind of events lead to this alien race coming into control in the way they did. Also, the use of the term “state of the art” occurred often, but there was nothing to base that off of. This was obvio
Shayna Varadeaux
Apr 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Miranda is a sixteen year old girl with the love of her family and Bryce. She is the love of his life and he is hers. She is being taken for testing by the Eslites as all women do when it is their time.
Miranda puts on a brave face and only hopes for the best but fears the worst.
But inevitably the outcome wasn't the desired one....
I am hooked and NEED more of this page turning story!

(view spoiler)
Mar 02, 2016 rated it did not like it
The idea behind the Eslites is certainly captivating, if not original. In short, an alien (all male) race must reproduce with humans to survive because they can't by themselves. They inserted themselves into the general population about 10 years ago to begin seeing if humans were compatible.

It seems very far fetched. Also, Miranda isn't a great character. She seems very flat, and there isn't a lot of character development for her, or anyone else.

Also, the lines about humans being on God's side,
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OK CM Doporto, you rocked it. Even if this was SHORT I was a VERY GOOD SHORT!

Miranda was one strong chick I can say that for sure. She is taken away from her family and not at a young age but when she is older and has boyfriend. She is taken by the government to be processed but the Eslites who are an alien race to find out if she is suitable to help save there race from extinction.

Miranda wont let them take her with any satiation. She will keep her head high and hope to return to her family a
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: free-from-amazon
Good premise. So-so execution. Poor editing. It has potential as a longer story but most things were skimmed over.

I did almost stop reading when I saw this sentence just as the characters were parting: "Bryce's lips seized their embrace with mine." Uh? What? His lips had a seizure? They grabbed hers? I'm almost certain the word intended is CEASED not seized. Very bad editing. Too bad because with decent editing and a little revision this story could have been up to four stars.

Their were a few
Every female between 14-25 is sent for government testing. If you fail the test you are sent home untouched to your family. Pass the test and you are selected for breeding with an alien species that need to repopulate, by donating your eggs.

This one was ok but didn't really grab me. Miranda was a bit of a pain, always mouthing off to the chief officer she has to deal with. Her behaviour could have put all the girls in danger. Also I hate babies so a story centered on producing babies and babies
Kevin Hammond
May 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was pretty interesting. What you have in this one is a prequel short story to introduce you to the world and the problem, the main characters etc. In this kind of short story I want to come to the end of it thinking, will I want to read more. for me the answer was yes.
The eslite race is facing failure so they are interbreeding with humans as their DNA is supposedly compatible. The Eslites have some unusual qualities to them and as they take young women from Earth to meet their purpose I go
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I love this cover, it really pops! Also I LOVED this short story. It's so unique and was such an awesome read. I am upset because it was so short but hopefully there will be more books to come. I really want atleast one full length novel!!! I want to know what happened in the seven months that Miranda and Kate were away from home. Also, I would love a little POV from the evil leader himself Dimus, and maybe a few chapters
Nov 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-aliens
Very well written...a little short for me, but since I received it as part of an ARC, I actually enjoyed it more because I got the rest of the story after that. This part was pretty much error free and a good start into the second book. I liked the concept of an alien race coming to Earth seeking assistance with continuing their race in exchange for helping humans with diseases that we have not yet found a cure for. At least in theory....I definitely got pulled in rather quickly and was quite re ...more
Jan 06, 2013 rated it liked it
The Eslites is about Miranda Mays who is recruited by an alien race known as the Eslites as she is a superior donor, and it is these donors that are required to help this non-human race from extinction. It is a quick short story, but I feel it was incomplete; it felt like there was much more that needed to be told. If it were a full novel I'd be intrigued. The Eslites shows potential as it gradually develops into a paranormal-based story from its science fiction developed beginning despite th ...more
Feb 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this short story. In just 20 pages the author could successfully show who the character were, where it was placed and what the plot was. Amazing!
It was really interesting and a good way. The type that makes you think and keep on reading. That bit at the end with Dimas and Miranda...*shudder* Well, you have to read to find out! CANNOT wait for the next one!!

*And once again; this note is for me, but since this book is below 60 pages, it will not have a spot on my 201
Alina Popescu
Nov 01, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

A superior version of humans comes to our planet in search for a solution to their race going extinct. They find it in experimenting - unethically so from the humans' perspective - on human females. Miranda is one of the girls taken from the warmth of her family and separated from her boyfriend, to then be tested on and used to donate eggs. While rough and extreme, Eslites' actions are fueled by nothing more than desperation. Dimas, their leader, although portrayed as the devil himself
Christine Stockton
Nov 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This amazing novel takes the eternal struggle between good and evil to new creative heights. The setting is unlike any I have read before and, while containing elements of science fiction, yet the whole while I found it believable. The plot was compelling and I was draw into it at an ever increasing pace. The heroine's character is crafted so as to be one I routed for and cared about. She possesses great bravery and maintains a view to the higher good in spite of great personal emotional and phy ...more
Saptarshi Prachi
Mar 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
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This was a quick short read, and perfectly written as an introduction to the first book. The only thing I would have liked to have been different were more details about what exactly happened during the test. That part was skipped, and the story jumped straight from the main female protagonist being chose and taken to the headquarters to being chosen and part of the program. However, besides that the overall story was pretty good, and it had me interested enough to want to read the first book.
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CM Doporto lives in the great state of Texas with her husband, son, and daughter enjoying life with their extensive family along with their Chihuahua and several fish.

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from The University of Texas at Arlington. After working briefly in the area of Public Relations and Advertising, she pursued a career in the field of Human Resources. CM considers herse

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