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Caeli Crys isn’t living—she’s surviving. On the run after the genocide of her empathic people, she witnesses a spaceship crash near her hidden camp. When she feels the injured pilot suffering from miles away, she can’t help but risk discovery ...more
I received a copy of this for review on Netgalley and was really interested in the synopsis and was hoping this book would wow me. However, right from the get go I was completely disinterested in this almost entirely. Rarely would I DNF a book this early in (15%) but it's just been sitt ...more
I was fairly bored and did a good amount of skimming towards the end.
Too much romance and not enough sci-fi for me. Violence and sex happened mostly in the of ...more
Seriously, this book is a snooze fest. All tell, no show, with characters that are damn near perfect to the point of being boring, I had nothing to grab on to that would keep me engaged. It was a slog to get through to the end.
It starts off in the present with the shipwreck and then goes back in time to show Caeli’s life for chapters, probably just under half the book is C ...more
Publisher: Wise Ink
Publishing Date: December 2015
Publisher Description: Caeli Crys isn’t living—she’s surviving. On the run after the genocide of her empathic people, she witnesses a spaceship crash near her hidden camp. When she feels the injured pilot suffering from miles away, she can’t help but risk discovery to save his life.
Review: Caeli Crys is….you guessed it, Speshul. She’s always blushing or being demur ...more
A book about space, two people coming from different planets falling in love and empathic people who can heal other with their minds. Seems like a lot of fun!
And it was. I loved the first part when Caeli meets Derek and she tells him her story. The change between present and flash back was well done and easy to follow. I loved learning more about Caeli's past.
I only gave 3 stars to this book though ...more
Horizon is a very well planned with a story that takes place in two very different worlds. Commander Derek Markham is from one and Caeli Crys is from the other. They meet when Derek crash lands on Caeli’s planet. This sets up a plot full of action, danger and of course some romance.
The story requires quite a bit of backstory about both worlds. In Caeli’s case it is done as Caeli tells her story to Derek. It is not a short telling. In fact when you put all of the elements together they are the s ...more
What didn't work for me: You never really got to know Derek. He seemed like a good guy, but he could have just been that guy for Caeli He could have been like Marcus. He ...more
This book started out quite interesting. A space ship crash, an injured man, a girl with strange psychic healing powers, a planet at war. There were other small problems, the characterizations were little weak. But the main problem was that about halfway through, the book loses itself, as the reader is suddenly whisked off planet and subjected to intergalactic politics that you don't really care about...while wond ...more
I felt such pain for her - I can't even begin to imagine the suffering and hurt she has gone through. She is such a kind soul and her greatest gift is to heal others. ...more
At first, I had a problem getting into the role - trying to figure out how Caeli knew certain things, how Derek was going to really come forward as a leading character - it just took me awhi ...more
When Derek crash lands on a planet he is dying when a girl rescues him and heals him. The girl is Caeli a member of an empathic race who were killed. She is now on the run from the people who killed her race. The book flashes between the present and Caeli’s past through the empathic connection Caeli shares with Derek. This was an intriguing concept and lent itself ...more
Caeli Crys isn’t living—she’s surviving. On the run after the gen ...more
Caeli is a healer and a sensitive empath. She is one of the few remaining of her gifted people after a split off race on her planet attacked and destroyed her community. They took the children to be brainwashed and a handful of survivors to use for their skills and as a cover-up to the truth. Caeli had begun to settle in working with the Doctor and hospital staff at the new community. She was asked to join an undergrou ...more
Pacing: The first half of the book blazed by and not in a good way. The entire first half of the book was basically an info-dump in which the author set up the characters to give reasons for their interactions in the second half of the book. That being said, the second half of the book, while slow, moved at a more understandable and enjoyable pace. Still, there was a lot of breezing by to get to th ...more
This was an OK sci-fi read.
Poppy is and empath and healer. On her world the population is split between those who have some sort of paranormal ability and those that don't. After the majority of her people are killed she escapes her enemies and is living off the land. She sees a spaceship crash and saves the pilot. That starts her adventures with Derek, and Alliance Commander.
I thought the plot dragged on at times and there were a few scenes that were just plain boring. There is a ...more
Genre: Sci Fi and Fantasy
Release Date: Dec 1, 2015
He’s a pilot with an interplanetary alliance working to fight off some emotionless/merciless aliens.
She’s an empath who escaped the genocide of her people and saves the aforementioned pilot with her phenomenal cosmic powers when he crash-lands on her planet.
Together they (kind of?) fight crime.
Overall, the book was completely and totally adequate.
It’s your average science fiction rebellion story, complete with ...more
The backstory and world building in the first part of the book is written like a novel in a novel and well done. It tells Caeli’s life as a Novali living on the planet Almagest with another group of people called the Amathi. The biggest difference between the two groups is the Novali can do things with their minds like hide the planet ...more
This is a really poor Science Fiction opera.
I found the characters to be one dimensional and the story one of the worst I have read.
Personally I would leave this well alone.
Derek Markham crash lands his fighter on a previously unknown planet after an attack by a mercenary ship that suddenly appeared out of nowhere. Derek is the leader of a fighter squad attached to the space ship, Horizon, who had been sent to set a probe to mark the location of a previously unidentified planet. His crewmate dead and he himself critically injured, he is found and healed by Caeli Crys, a fugitive slave that had faked her...more
It's about a human-like empathic woman meeting a man who crash lands on her planet.
There's little character development, and in a short time these two are in love with each other. I found it difficult to connect or understand their attraction for each other; there simply wasn't enough depth in the writing to accept this ...more
This is one of those 'Fun to read', stories that gives everything you want, A beautiful woman with mind reading skills, somewhere on a planet with little to no population, somewhere you can get away from people and live off the land, then, we must have an alien presence, of the opposite sex (of course), who happens to be someone important on a spaceship with a mission and desperately wants you to join him in the stars. Sounds like a good nights dream. Haha I now ...more
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Tabitha's HORIZON series has won seven independent book awards. In addition to writing novels and short fiction, Tabitha is managing editor for the Inkitt Writer's Blog and a partner and senior writer for Book Club Babble. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband, four kids, and various fur babies. ...more