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Gamma Rift

(The Trans-Galactic Insurrection #1)

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  24 reviews
I may be a Prince, but there are things that trouble me about my father's royal rule—the forced abduction, experimentation, and torture of alien creatures. The king has a new prisoner who's a carefully kept secret...

There's a young female who belongs to a little-known civilization I have been studying extensively. They are human, belonging to a small, undevelop
Paperback, 338 pages
Published August 17th 2015 by Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Amber (The Book Bratz)
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I originally stick to New Adult contemporaries, only because I never came across anything but those. I jumped at the chance for Gamma Rift. I love science fiction and I love alien books. This was right up my alley. The only way I can explain how I feel about Gamma Rift is this: You have an ice cream sundae, but no matter how much of it you eat you NEVER feel content. Gamma Rift was okay, but I wouldn't read it again.

What I liked:

-The idea behind Gam
America was out camping with some friends when she's suddenly abducted by aliens and brought back to their planet for testing. She has no idea what's in store for her but Prince Garran of the planet she's been taken to does know what her future holds. His father is a ruthless man who likes to prove their superiority over other life forms by abducting them and preforming bone marrow and other live experiments on his test subjects before doing a live dissection on the creature. After a few convers ...more
Kimber Wheaton
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Every once in a while I read a book that leaves me on the fence. Parts I really liked but others... not so much. Gamma Rift is one of those books. Intriguing plot, great visuals, hea even in this impossible situation. Seriously, I wasn't sure how the author would manage to pull off a hea ending with her characters against such odds.

America, the abducted main character, well it was impossible to not fe
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The End, aka my favorite part! Not because it was over but because our characters fought to be together against the cosmos and there is a bit of an hea if you know what I mean. I’m curious as to whether there will be a follow up to this first installment. There are a lot of things that have not been resolved but no further questions have been presented. It’s almost as though the author set this book up for more but at the same time left to where this could be a comfortable
Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alien, paranormal, sci-fi
I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I did not like this at all. In this story a normal everyday average girl by the name of America is abducted and then the book just kind of goes down hill from there. I mean for the first 20% of the book the two main characters can't even see each other. I would have love more of an explanation of the world and the aliens that live in it. I just did not love it. Good idea, just not a good read for me.
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not for me

I couldn't get into this book. I didn't care for either of the main characters or the storyline. I don't plan on continuing with the series.
Cheryl (I Heart Fictional People)
Review originally posted on my blog I Heart Fictional People


The cover instantly got my attention. It is absolutely gorgeous! And when I read that it was about a potential romance between a human and an alien, I knew I had to read it. I’m all for any type of romance because I’m a hopeless romantic, but this one just sounded so unique. It definitely intrigued me.


The romance. Oh, the romance. A human female and a shell-covered male
Sep 25, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: space-kissing
This book was just terrible. Absolutely terrible. Where do I even begin?

America (yes, this is our heroine's name) had zero personality and spent most of the book lying on the floor crying about how she wanted to go home. She makes two escape attempts, and while it does make sense that they'd fail, she then proceeded to do nothing else the entire book but passively let shit happen to her and cry. Also, and this is petty-- I know America is a virgin, but is this book seriously trying to sell me o
Deanna from Deanna's World
I don't normally read New Adult stories but the premise of this one intrigued me since I love a good sci-fi romance. Plus an alien abduction ... I wanted to know all about that!

I felt for America as she went through her captivity and the alien experimentation being conducted on her person. I admire the detail that Ms Lanford went into in describing her ordeal, making it seem a little too real and somewhat believable. The way the experimentation was described, I could see an alien abd
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I was provided a copy of Gamma Rift for a blog tour via Net Galley.

From the start Gamma Rift struck me a bit different from other Alien abduction romances I have read. It has a more serious note and not so tongue and cheek.

America (Yep that is our leads name) is on a camping trip with three friends. They are sitting around the campfire when strange noise sounds, lights come on from above and the panic starts. This entire scene was a bit clichéd. The alien ship coming from
Barbara Desmond
Aug 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Got an Arc from Net Galley.

Thanks Entangled.

This cover is really pretty. I love the colors. I was in the mood for an alien book and I was not disappointed. I really enjoyed this book even though I thought it was a bit weird that two of the characters are named America and Atlanta. I did appreciate the aliens not having names so weird that I couldn't even begin to pronounce them.

A life lesson learned from this book would be to not go camping. America and her friends shoul
Eva Millien
Aug 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
A Prince will risk it all to save one young woman from being terminated in this riveting sci-fi romance.

America is abducted by aliens, subjected to experimentation and scheduled for live dissection and the reader can’t help but get caught up in the story as Prince Garran and America form a bond that will either save them or destroy them. Sweet romance fills the air and provides comfort and hope through quite a bit of emotional turbulence while a Prince decides to risk his own life to
Please make your own judgement on this book and do not just take what I say for your won opinion of it. I thought this story was well written and kept your attention throughout the book with all its twists and turns, but for me the alien and human thing just did not click for me. I usually love the romance no matter what but it was just something about this one that made it hard for me to get into and love.

America was out with her friends when she gets abducted by aliens. When she wa
Christina Reads
Sep 01, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Jess Anastasi
Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was well written and quite an interesting sci-fi romance. I usually read more space opera type romance, steering away from the alien cross-species romances (though I have read quite a few good ones over the years, for some reason they're usually not my cup of tea) but the premise of Gamma Rift sounded really interesting. Almost right away, the characters suck you in as you want to know what's going to happen to the heroine, America, after she gets abducted, and how the hero, Garran is ...more
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the best books I have read this year. It is a great story with lots of exciting twists. Earthling America, a lab specimen on an alien planet, just wants to go home, but she is scheduled to be dissected in two weeks. Alive!!!

Garran, a prince on the planet, has gotten to know her while she is in the lab and would like to take her back to Earth and save her life, but he has no way to get into America's cell without his father, the King, finding out and banishing him from
Aug 18, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The blurb for this book sounded interesting, but, for me at least, the book does not live up to the story premise. The characters are slight and tend to act childishly. The only depth shown is when Garran's sister turns out to not just be a brat. Every problem they encounter is answered with a deus ex machina. The "politics" should have been something played out on a galactic scale but instead come across as wrangling over the sitting room table at tea -- considering they involved racial suprema ...more
Drea (LilyElement Reviews)
This book wasn't for me.
I didn't gel with the heroine. The hero seemed fine but without an equal match, reading this romance felt seriously off. I know America was scared and hurt on an alien planet but I didn't see how the hero could possibly have fallen for her. The seeming reasons for the two of them liking each other was the love of music and the fact that they were different (yet still attractive somehow). I'd have liked there to be more about America that Garran could love than that.
Aug 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alien abduction, a son whose a prince being disgusted with his father's experiment's and dissection's of other life forms. Two totally different people, species even, being drawn to each other, unrequited love, loyalty and rescue operation , all make up this rather sweet alien romance. I enjoyed it.
Annie Wizel
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very good twist at the end of the book just for the characters (America and Garran) to stay together forever!!!!!
Jul 30, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

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Kalli Lanford, a native of San Diego, California, grew up hanging out at the beach and playing sports. When she’s not nerding out at San Diego Comic-Con, she can be seen doing normal-people stuff like teaching high-school English, cooking delicious meals for her family, and attending her son’s football games. In her spare time, she writes new adult fiction and loves listening to hard rock. She hop ...more

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