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The Others

4.4 of 5 stars 4.40  ·  rating details  ·  45 ratings  ·  18 reviews
A dangerous adventure to save a distant world Ryen is just a normal guy trying to do his job. Unfortunately, that job includes trying to save his distant world on the brink of disaster.

Ryen is on a mission to Earth to find the answers to his distant world's most critical questions. While searching the Yucatan Peninsula for a mythic figure-a savior-who would live a perfect
Paperback, 388 pages
Published September 1st 2013 by Sourced Media Books (first published August 1st 2013)
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Rhonda Clausen
I was highly impressed by the story development, character sketches, and writing style of first-time author, Kristin Bryant. In her new book, The Others, she introduces the reader to a new world, that is both believable and beautiful, and inhabitants of that world that are likable and easy to relate too. Ryen, the main character from Zhimeya, is the dashing and handsome hero of the story, and he finds a fitting companion in the brave and stunning Savannah, the girl he meets and falls in love wit ...more
Not only is this Young Adult Science Fiction novel beautifully written, but the story has depth – it leaves you evaluating your own character and your place in the totality of existence. I was enthralled, entertained and kept in suspense throughout the entire book - never knowing for sure what was going to follow.

I easily identified with the well-developed characters of the book and loved the concept and uplifting message about faith, love and the plausibility of aliens of another world researc
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***Ebook gifted to me by author for an honest review

The cover definitely does not grab my attention, is very significant to the story.

Okay when I was asked to review the book, I was very busy and did not pin down when I would read this book. I read the blurb over and over, and it sounded like it would be an okay book. But nothing was grabbing me into wanting to read it next because sometimes you have to be in the mood. Wellllll, I’m an idiot!!! I
This was such a wonderful book! The plot line was intriguing right from the start and definitely did not disappoint. I enjoyed both the romance and adventure and found it hard to put down. I loved the author's writing style and I am looking forward to her next book!
Katie Watkins
Ryen and his friends had been taught by their ancient records that there would be a Savior to atone for the sins of mankind. But...this would all happen on a planet other than their own. They are sent to Earth to see if this is the place where the Savior lived and died.

Savannah is a girl who is running from her past and is all alone in the world. When she unexpectedly meets Ryen, both of their lives change.

I received a copy from the author for review and this in no way influenced my opinion. I
Really interesting little sci-fi romance novel! The characters were easy to identify with; even the aliens. (Which, if I'm not mistaken, was the point.) And the love story was sweet; I enjoyed reading it from a guy's point of view. I loved the female lead's combination of fearlessness and passion; she proved that you can have both a heart full of love and a back bone of iron ... my favorite combination.

For me, the best part of this book had to be the main idea the author presented: that there ar
Kim Miller
The Others takes on the thought we have all had at one time or another ... "Are we really alone in the universe?" Ryen, Mateo, Chase and Claire are among another wave of researchers from Zhimeya sent to Earth to find crucial artifacts relating to the being they believe to be "The Light."

Filled with excitement as Ryen and Claire travel from Jerusalem to the Yucatan Peninsula and pick up an assistant along the way, Savannah, who has secrets of her own that she keeps closely guarded. As the friends
Mallory Speakman
This book captures you from page 1! Kristin uses such captivating descriptions and rhetoric throughout the entire book. The story told from the point of view of main character, Ryen, creates a bond between him and the reader. The story takes you to a whole other world (literally), and you can't stop turning the pages to find out what is in store next. Kristin really knows how to weave in romance, adventure, culture, history, and religion in just the right degree. Everyone will be able to relate ...more
Beuna Tomalino
This is one of those books that is hard to put down once you begin reading it. I felt that I could picture these characters and that I really knew them. I just had to find out what was going to happen to them next.
I found the plot unique and although I am a religious person I would not consider this a strictly Christian novel.
This book would make a great movie although I am glad to have read it first so I can imagine everything before seeing it on the big screen.
Looking forward to a sequel!
Pia Lorite
This debut book calls for 5 stars.

English is not my mother language, but I certainly find the language in the book very fluent and wellcomposed.

The story is about an almost impossible love, and has a faith theme too but without preaching in any way.

The whole plot is thrilling, and right until the end you never know what will happen.

Sure hope Kristin Bryant has more stories up her sleeves.
A fun YA sci-fi romance. Loved getting to know the characters, was envious of the adventure and cant get enough YA romance. I am waiting for the sequel.
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Fantasy can be so hit or miss with me, throw in aliens and even more so. So even though I loved the premises of this, I was still very apprehensive going in to this. I had no idea having never read the author before what I would be in for.

Would the world be well developed? Would it be too sci fi? Would I connect with the characters and fall in love with them and more importantly, would the world the author created be real and believable?

These questions are such important ones because the answer
It's hard to believe I gave a Science Fiction novel five stars!
This is a gripping tale of others from a different planet, searching for the world where Christ lived. The characters and plot line are fascinating, exciting, and make for a really great read. When I got my book in the mail, I couldn't put it down. I have a newborn, a demanding toddler, and older children I homeschool- sleep is already hard to come by. But this book was too good to put down. I had to buy the kindle version as well to read on my phone so I could keeping reading at night without w ...more
Karen Barrus
I loved this book! What a fun read. It had plenty of action, romance and intrigue and I especially loved the way the author developed the villain . I know who I would want to play him in the movie! I can't wait to read the sequel!
A very creative and different kind of story. It is well written, and is in the young adult catagory, but as an adult I still thoroughly enjoyed it!
I loved this book! it was an easy read that kept me intrigue from the very beginning. I look forward to a sequel!
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
Oh, boy. I need a nice and stress-free book to read now. Review to come.
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Kristin Bryant graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Education and obtained her Masters of Education from California State University, Fullerton. She now teaches psychology and anthropology for a virtual high school. She lives in Orange County, California with her husband and two sons. Kristin was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in February of 2013. She is continuing her fi ...more
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