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Imminent Danger: And How to Fly Straight into It

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High school junior Eris Miller thinks shes having a bad day when her roommates boyfriend catches her stepping out of the shower wearing nothing but a towel. Then she gets abducted by scaly six-armed aliens with a strange fondness for the color blue, and her day suddenly gets a whole lot worse.

Trapped on a spaceship bound for the slave markets of Sirius B, Eris fears she
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Kindle Edition, 360 pages
Published January 11th 2015 by Michelle Proulx (first published January 9th 2013)
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Allie Potts
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Guardians of the Galaxy have a younger, bookish, half sister, and I couldn't be happier to have met her.

The dialogue was witty and the action fast paced. While I would have preferred that Eris be somewhat older (because why are teenagers the only ones to ever have any fun), she is not your typical damsel in distress. Thankfully, the author didn't limit her character development to the protagonist. Each of the major characters, and even a few of the minors, are three dimensional with
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N.N. Light
Just when she thinks her day can't get any worse than it is, Eris gets abducted by aliens and whisked off to a slave ship. No matter how much she tries, Eris can't wake up from this nightmare. Just when she thinks all is lost, she meets Varrin, a space pirate. He promises to get her back home but as she falls for Varrin, she realizes she and the rest of the galaxy are in Imminent Danger. What's a girl to do?

I loved this book and the writing style totally reminded me of Hitchhiker's Guide Through
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Audrey Driscoll
Feb 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Right at the beginning of this book, seventeen-year-old student Eris is abducted by a bunch of six-armed, blue-skinned dudes. Not long after that, a handsome guy named Varrin blasts onto the scene and we are off on an exciting romp through the galaxy.

This book is categorized as Young Adult, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, even though Im an Old Adult and not really a fan of science fiction. The characters are distinct and likeable feisty Eris, attractive but infuriating Varrin, and a charming,
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Rhiannon
Mar 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I first started to read Imminent Danger , Michelle Proulxs debut novel, I instantly fell in love with the characters. I mean I had my moments where I wish Eris had done this and that Varrin hadnt done that, but I had gotten so involved with the characters that I couldn't put the book down. Theres definitely a lot of romance in this book, but I secretly love that in a novel. Forbidden romance, hatred between the lovers, unrequited love love it! During one of the scenes on Vega Minor you ...more
Paul
Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great novel by my niece, her first. A plucky, sharp-tongued heroine, infuriating hero/villain and Raiders of the Lost Ark pace make for a thoroughly entertaining read.
Matilda
Its not every day your willing to be kidnapped by weird aliens with a fondness of blue because you may just get rescued by someone like Varrin (one smoking hot alien giving daemon (Obsidian) a run for his money). But this book does this to you!


High school junior Eris Miller thinks shes having a bad day when her roommates boyfriend catches her stepping out of the shower wearing nothing but a towel. Then she gets abducted by scaly six-armed aliens with a strange fondness of the colour blue, and
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Blackbird LSD
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A sudden, violent jolt shakes you out of your daze, you glance around and remember where you are. Glancing out a window you see countless stars winking back at you, another violent jolt shakes the ship and everything snaps. Looking to your left, at the highly advanced weapon controls you see Miguri, he turns to you and smiles. His striking blue eyes shimmer and his spikey white hair sticks out in every other direction. His long furry tail swishes behind him as he concentrates elsewhere . You ...more
Francis Franklin
Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
The blatant insincerity of Michelle Proulx's Imminent Danger And How to Fly Straight into It is made clear even in the title. The novel itself is stuffed with romance tropes and science fiction tropes, and littered with cultural references. There are times when you expect someone to just hand the naive Earth-girl heroine a copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, with those wonderfully soothing bright pink letters 'DON'T PANIC', because ultimately this is a story of real men, real women, ...more
Emily Wrayburn
Originally posted at A Keyboard and an Open Mind

Generally I like my sci-fi Earth-based. Interstellar travel is just not something I usually get into. However, after seeing a couple of friends review this book favourably on GoodReads, I thought I would give it a go. It sounded fun, if nothing else.

Due to essentially being in the wrong place at the wrong time, high school junior, Eris, finds herself kidnapped by six-armed blue aliens. This is the start of an adventure across the galaxy, during
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Michelle
This was a great book! It really lets your imagenation run wild at parts and other parts really brings you into focus on certain things and makes you think. I hope that we will get more background in the sequel because the first books was such whirlwind of activity for Eris and you could really connect with her in the the overwhemling sense of all that was happening in her life. I love the charaters and the development of the book. At first I thought stuff was a little far fetched but as I got ...more
Linda Walters
Feb 07, 2015 rated it liked it
I liked this story although at times Eris made some silly decisions in who she trusted but then again she's young. Varrin and his arrogant self confidence was quite funny at times. The author did a good job of not only describing different aliens and their attitudes but also the interactions between Eris, Varrin and some of the "people" (aliens) that they meet along the way. Varrin has made quite a few enemies as he has been on his own but there was also a whole lot to him than it seems. Other ...more
Micheala
I only read ten painful chapters before stopping. There's a mile long list of issues here but I'll only say a few.

-so much telling. Books need to "show" more and not "tell." It made it rather boring.
-really, where the hell is this book going? It isn't at all what I wanted to read.
-the main character sucks. Her thoughts are not cute and witty, yet that's how the author tried to set her up as. She gets captured, is pissy and then ends up conversing with the aliens. Um, what?? If I was caught I
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Sean
Apr 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Terrific read! Great story put in a great setting with interesting, well-developed characters. Yes, there is a bit of romance, but it's done well too! During all her adventures, Eris experiences pretty much anything the universe has to offer, from the highest of highs in luxury hotels, to the lowest of lows acting as a lab rat, and nearly countless alien abductions. This book has a little bit for everyone! Michelle is sure to take the young adult story world by storm with this one, and I am very ...more
Emma Nicholas
Apr 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic. A definite read.
Liz Calderone
I won this book here on good reads(and was surprised when i did)
Since i didnt really expect to win (no one does, but i didnt think i had a chance in hell of winning this one and so happy i did)
I didnt really know what to expect from the book. While i read a few sci-fi books before im not really all that used to sci-fi with space aliens but this was pretty interesting, and i give the author major points for creativity with the different aliens, languages and the world(s)she created. It all kinda
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Seren Nos
Mar 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Plot: Shy, bookish, seventeen year-old Eris Miller is having a bad day. Her shower runs out of hot water (which is enough to ruin my day by itself), her roommate���s hunky boyfriend catches her in nothing but a towel, and she gets abducted by aliens.

Because, you know, the best way to find out humans aren���t alone in the galaxy is by learning you���re going to be sold into slavery by a bunch of scaly, six-armed aliens with a strange obsession for the color blue.

Shortly after Eris befriends
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Kira Blue
Mar 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Plot: Shy, bookish, seventeen year-old Eris Miller is having a bad day. Her shower runs out of hot water (which is enough to ruin my day by itself), her roommates hunky boyfriend catches her in nothing but a towel, and she gets abducted by aliens.

Because, you know, the best way to find out humans arent alone in the galaxy is by learning youre going to be sold into slavery by a bunch of scaly, six-armed aliens with a strange obsession for the color blue.

Shortly after Eris befriends Miguri, a
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Dave Higgins
Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Combining intergalactic peril with comic romance, this book offers entertainment free of both mawkishness and explosion-escalation.

Eris Millers biggest problem is not quite fitting in at her rich boarding school. Until she is kidnapped by aliens intent on selling her in slavery, rescued by a dashing renegade called Varrin, and then sold into slavery by her rescuer.

While having a seventeen-year-old protagonist does not automatically make a book Young Adult, the combination of the passions and
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Beth Madden
Oct 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Id been meaning to read Imminent Danger for some time. When I finally did read this independently-released young adult science fiction romancea genre Im now hoping to see much more ofit was after trudging through a book a really didnt enjoy at all. Im not meaning to make comparisons here, but reading Imminent Danger directly after that disappointing book did highlight many glowing aspects of this very well-written novel.

For starters, despite being set predominantly in space surrounded by
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Rosie Amber
Mar 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Imminent Danger: And How To Fly Straight Into It is a YA sci-fi tale. I enjoy watching several Sci-fi series on TV where its very visual, portraying this same image to a reader using the written word is a great skill. I'll be honest I had forgotten the reason I downloaded this book and I opened to the first page with no idea of the storyline. From the title I assumed a mystery or a thriller, so was shocked when seventeen year old Eris was quickly abducted by blue aliens.

At first I did that eye
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Meredith Purk
The Space Odyssey genre isnt one Ive explored very much outside of things like the Star Wars movies. And romance books dont tend to be my thing, generally speaking; especially teenage love. But the humorous way in which its presented, and the fact that the romance serves as a backdrop to the action and the world makes this a really fun read, even for a man.

Its very easy to see the space odyssey influences in the setting and characters. Like Star Wars and Firefly, there are a lot of common themes
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Sasa
Feb 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I usually don't write reviews, but recently I thought I should maybe start.
This book was a real jewel I found on Kindle Unlimited. I loved all the characters, especially Eris (alone the name is awesome). I liked how she seemed to accept everything so easily, which I usually don't since it's unrealistic. But considered her past and er status on earth it makes sense. Plus she showed courage, but was not some kick-ass hero. She had issues alright and she got angry. But I loved her.

Alien spiceman
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Kate
Mar 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First of all, I'm not generally a sci-fi fan. I love Back to the Future, can't stand Star wars, don't watch Star Trek. You wouldn't think I'd enjoy a book about a high-schooler who gets abducted by giant reptilian aliens and goes on a cross-galaxy adventure, would you?

But I did. I devoured it and had a great time reading.

Michelle Proulx's writing is very readable. She knows how to describe an alien so that the images are vivid in the reader's mind, but she doesn't seem to be out to impress
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Nicholas Rossis
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Douglas Adams meets Jude Deveraux in this little gem of a book. Hilarious and filled with unexpected twists, this science fiction romance was a surprising hit with me. It combines both genres best traits to create a highly enjoyable book that mixes tongue-in-cheek humour with romance and adventure.

I first met Michelle Proulx through her blog, and read her excellent free short story, The Coin Collector before reading Imminent Danger. I was pleased to find out that her sparkling writing and
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Camika Hayes
Feb 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(No synopsis because I don't want to spoil anything)If you like quirky, lighthearted, well-written material this is for you. In my opinion, there are not nearly enough books of this type. I laughed quite a bit, but enjoyed the more serious moments as well. The plot is solid and the author's ability to weave an action-packed plot amidst the character development is amazing. I will wait impatiently for the next installment in this series.

I could easily see this book on a bestseller's list. If
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Andrew Toynbee
Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
From the first page, I was drawn into this light-hearted and fun tale of Eris, a high school student who wanders down the wrong path and finds herself being abducted by blue, six-armed aliens. From that moment on, Eris is kidnapped, sold and rescued at a dizzying rate, eventually finding herself in the dubious care of Varrin, a piratical spacefarer with an interesting past.

If you're looking for a fun read, I'd highly recommend 'Imminent Danger'. Michelle's style is fresh and fun, with snappy
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Bethany
Feb 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
I'm quite surprised by the fact that, in the end, I really did enjoy this book. Yes, it was hopelessly predictable an even more hopelessly cheesy. It reminded me of a high school creative writing class, with how all the descriptions were written. But it was legitimately entertaining! And I thought the author had really good sci-if concepts, for travel and communication and such. I wish I could see those ideas put to use in a more grown-up sci if novel rather than a YA breezy read. I won't ...more
Jo
Feb 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent read. The characters are endearing, the dialogue humorous, the storyline entertaining, and the tone charming. The story as a whole was a lot of fun. That may not sound like the highest of praise, but I do mean it as high praise & fun is really the most accurate adjective I can think of. When I say fun I dont mean it in the cute little fun-sized candy bar sense. I mean it in the spending a day at Disneyland sense. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and recommend it highly. In fact, ...more
Lyndi W.
Jan 31, 2015 marked it as d-n-f
I'm 56% through this and I can't think of any reason to keep reading. Eris is kind of annoying, falling in and out and back in love with the guy that sold her as a slave to be experimented on by aliens. Just not feeling it. Somehow it feels stagnant, even though it's technically not. Plenty has happened so far, but it feels like build-up to something bigger. I just don't have the patience to get there right now.

But since I've made it this far, I'll try to finish it later. Maybe. Probably not,
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Maggie Gram
Apr 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic book! :D Very fun, happy, lighthearted and funny!

I would highly recommend reading this book whenever you are feeling down or stressed or anything like that. It is a great pick-me-up.

It's very well written and very clever. The author does a great job establishing connections with the characters, I really look forward to seeing them again in the sequel.

Eris has a very entertaining spunky attitude and you can't help rooting for her throughout all her adventures in space.

Recommended to
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