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Sonar The Crashing (Sonar #1)

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Is it more than déjà vu? With the Romeland family it may be destined to be true.

Life on Earth is not the only place where devastation occurs and hard choices must be made. The Royal 4 of Kadan live in the Sonar galaxy, three hundred million light years from Earth. They travel to Earth to obtain the resources that they need to give their world a fighting chance. Their mis
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Paperback, 494 pages
Published October 5th 2013 by CreateSpace (first published October 1st 2013)
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Whispering Stories
Jul 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
*The book has 3.5 stars on my blog but Goodreads doesn't allow half stars*

**I was gifted a free copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review**



Shiray is from the planet Kadan. Falling in love with a prince wasn't part of her plan, but when handsome Prince Bryan, shows his interest, the two embark on a love affair, and soon after her seventeenth birthday, they are married.

Their planet is at war with their neighbouring planet, Polaris, and need resources from Earth to help them fight. Shiray
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Kat
Dec 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
With this book being my first new adult novel, I wasn’t too sure on how I would stand on the more romance-heavy reading. After talking to B. Truly, I received a little bit of a better understanding of what New Adult entails. The genre is just the next step between Young Adult and Adult. So I gave this book and genre a shot. And I’m glad I did!

When I started to read the first chapter, I thought I wasn’t going to enjoy it as much as I had anticipated. I will say that I thought the writing was a li
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Annie Page
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-read
won this on Goodreads
Sonar The Crashing by B. Truly
Love the way the author writes this story. It flows so well and easy to imagine the characters and places. Four you people are found in Colorado with no memory of who they were. Three are placed in one foster family and the other in a different one. Syira her brother and Nile are having dreams of a different time and planet with three moons. Shiray is having same dreams and ask her professor to help her remember. When she does Syrira sets out to
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Jessica
Oct 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Space aliens with magic powers? Yes please! I loved the story line and everything else involved. I wish the sequel was out now so I didn't have to wait. I loved that the epilogue wasn't really an epilogue but a previous part of the book from someone else's point of view. I thought that was really cute. I only gave it 4 stars because there were some spelling errors and the swapping of character names. But those were few and far between that they didn't bother me too much.
Kathy
Jun 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
It was intresting to see Shiray's and Syira's point of view interwine with each other throghout the whole book. They both have a lot of obstacles they have to overcome. There were times I laughed out loud while reading this book. I enjoyed reading Sonar the Crashing. I am intrested in reading Bryan's point of view in the next book.
These Violent Delights (Robin)
Oct 10, 2014 rated it really liked it


I was given this book to review for the blog tour for this book and its novella.

Find my tour post and reviews here on my blog: http://wherebooksleadus.blogspot.com/...
Marie
Jan 04, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just started. I met B Truly at Space City Con. She is such a passionate person. I cannot wait to read this book!
Aldii - perfectioninbooks
Nov 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
*I was given a copy of this book in exchange of a honest review*

This is an entertaining, fast paced book with a relationship we all dream about and action that keeps you wandering if anyone will survive.

The Writing:
I liked that this book has two POVs. We are used that if there are two POVs, one is from the female main character and the other from the male main character. That doesn't happen in this book. Both POVs are from females main characters and that are like sisters. Each one of them have
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Christine McIntosh
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Pratr- Authors
Feb 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Independent Reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock.

Bryan, Shiray, Nile and Syira are on a ship heading for Earth when they lose control of the ship and it crashes. They are found wandering ouside of Boulder, Colorado with no memories. Bryan, Nile and Syira are sent to one foster family and Shiray who was found separately was sent to another. They are placed in high school because they don't know there ages and guess. After being on Earth for a couple years they all start having w
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Deana Simpson
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book! If you love Sci-fi and romance I highly recommend. It is an easy read once you get into the story I was done with the book in 3 sittings. At the end of the day its a great story and I cannot wait until the sequel to find out what happens to Syria and Kadeem. The author is a wonderful storyteller with a lot of potential and I cannot wait to see what else she has in store for her readers and fans.
Angie Schaefer
It took me a long time to get "into" the book. I picked it up and put it down quite a few times, however, once I got into it I found I didn't want to put it down. Slow start in my opinion but a great middle and ending. I love a book that really draws me in and makes me think. I loved the quote “This was no regular dream; this was a waking dream. Who was I? It had to have happened in my lifetime. I could feel it in my soul.”
Melissa
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
This was a wonderful book full of action and romance. I couldn't seem to read it fast enough. This is one of those books that the rare moments you put it down, you are wondering what's next. I am so excited for the second book. This being the authors debut novel was shocking. I am not only looking forward to the next book in this series, but the many other books this author should (and will) undoubtedly write.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review via NETGALLEY.
Nick
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book. Truly helped me understand so many things that are normally unexplained. And some questions that are normally left answered i find myself asking for more. Cant wait on book 2 thanks for the good read. I definitely recommend this book to anyone of any age anywhere
Jaime K
Jul 01, 2014 rated it did not like it
I won this in a Goodreads giveaway.
Somebody get this woman an editor. There is an insane amount of repetition, formatting errors, and the sex scenes sound like Truly is attempting to write a trashy romance novel without the language and detail.

Shiray is married to the prince of her planet, Bryan. His sister Syira is her best friend and their brother Nile joins the three on a mission to Earth. They're looking for crystals that will help their people, the Kadans, in a war against the Polars (who a
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K.M. Montemayor
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who love science fiction, action, and romance. It has a graphic novel feel to it.
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Leah
Sonar: The Crashing

Sonar: The Crashing, by B. Truly, is the first of the Sonar series. In this book, four teens in Colorado are suffering from amnesia, everything from before last year is a complete blank. Three are related: Jason, Jaden, and Harmony; and living in one part of Colorado. The other, Paige, is not a sibling and was placed in a foster home a town away. Soon they start having strange dreams of another world and discovering that they all have abilities. Paige starts having dreams tha
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Sarah-Jayne Briggs
May 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).

(This review may contain spoilers).

The concept of life in other parts of the universe is an interesting one and despite the blurb of this book giving away quite a bit of the storyline, I did find it to be a really intriguing plotline. Unfortunately, there were quite a few things that didn't sit right with me.

I found it really difficult to differentiate the two POV characters. Until the other one was named, I wasn't actually sure whos
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Hywela
Sep 01, 2014 rated it liked it

There were elements in this SF young adult story that reminded me of 'Roswell High', and that's not a criticism, I loved that series. There's a lot to like about 'Sonar crashing.' The characters are easy to relate to and although for me it was a slow start, once the story gets going it is an interesting and engaging read.


I found the switch between the viewpoints of the two female lead characters a bit confusing, especially as the two characters' names are so similar (Shiray and Syira. (They don'
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Librarian Judith
This book as an interesting premise: four teens from another planet crash lands on our planet and have no idea who they are.-- until they start having strange, shared dreams.

The characters were interesting. The story is told in first person from the point of view of both Shiray/Paige and Syira/Harmony, which at times can get confusing until you realize which is talking. And, they all have a desire to learn who they are. Syira and her brothers, though, have settled into their new environment well
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Ally
Dec 26, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I won a copy from Goodreads First Reads.

Sonar The Crashing may be interesting for some people but not for me. Or at least when I got to about the halfway mark of the book.

(I abandoned this book at the 2/3 mark).

Sonar The Crashing isn't very pretty. It's a four hundred, five hundred page book. Most people can't even bother to read something like this. It's just too long and too much. But I do admit that the synopsis is quite attractive. I mean, alien book. Who doesn't want to read a book like
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Vanessa Sims
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, romance
3.5 Stars
What do you do when you crashed land into Earth of no memory of how you got there or what happened before you got there?

Shiray lives her life as if she were another regular human, until one day she realizes she is royalty and it up to her and her siblings to save their home planet.

I enjoyed this read, it was very different from most of the fantasy romance I have read before. The characters are engaging and have you wondering what will happen next. My only problem was that a couple of ti
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Robin
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: science-fiction
The plot sounded very interesting but the writing and errors made it a difficult. I don't think people really talk like the characters. Just the way the sentences were written. I did not see the point in having them swearing. That seemed unnecessary, as did the sex scenes. I ended up just skipping over all that. Some parts were repetitive. I did read the entire book because I was caught up in the storyline. I just wish it could have been written better. Perhaps the next book in the trilogy will ...more
K.M. Montemayor
This is a great additional scene to find out what happens immediately following the crash. It gives more details about the characters' feelings as they wake up, disoriented, in a strange new place and without any memory.
Petula
Dec 13, 2014 added it
Did not finish.
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“I've been thrown into a turbulent triangle, but even though I have deep feelings for Shiray doesn't mean my feelings will disappear for Melanie immediately. Fate has really dealt me a cruel hand of cards.” 3 likes
“This was no regular dream; this was a waking dream. Who was I? It had to have happened in my lifetime. I could feel it in my soul.” 2 likes
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