Romy’s life is simple—for a genetically enhanced space soldier; pick up space junk with her four friends, and stave off the invaders fixated on stealing Planet Earth.
It isn’t much. But it’s temporary—only another 850 years to go, give or take.
When her crew tangles with a gulp-worthy alien mothership, Romy’s return ...more
1) A fabulously satisfying romance with an awesome hero who's an alpha WITHOUT BEING A PRICK.
2) Simple, yet excellent writing that reels me in like I'm a fish on a hook and just does not let me go.
There's a small bit of OW drama here, ...more
I really loved the Ms. St. Clare's Tainted Accord series, so when I saw she had written a space/science fiction/dystopian series I knew I had to try it. I mean, I love all of those things when done well.
Boy, was I underwhelmed. I think there is a good idea here, but the writing felt very young and almost amateurish. I mean, the main group, or "knot", are soldiers in space defending Earth from an alien race. Sounds cool, right? Welllll, so far, and I'm 70% done with book 2 mind yo ...more
Rosemary (nee Romy) was born in, and works in, outer space. She and four comrades, Thrym, Elara, Phobos and Deimos are the misfits of the workforce that cleans up space debris and fights off a vicious enemy known as the Critamal.
After a battle, she and the rest of her little group (w ...more
I'm slowly trying to get through all of Kelly's books, and this one I have been putting off because I'm not a fan of science fiction but I was mildly surprised with how much I liked this book. I knew it would be good because all of Kelly's books are, so I definitely should have trusted I would love it no matter what genre it is, and should have read it sooner.
All of her stories are super unique and so different from each other and Kelly has the best world building. At this beginning, it ...more
I personally really liked the characters and the companionship of knot 27. Additionally I really enjoyed the jabs and jokes as knot 27 went through puberty. However with that being said it took me quite a while to get used to the writing style. It had a disconnected feeling to it, and the author would time jump and then refer to what happened during the time jump. This left me sort of discombobulated at time ...more
Not being an overly large fan of sci-fi, I didn't really know what to expect while going in. I can honestly say that the sci-fi stuff was explained enough for me to understand but wasn't bogged down with the boring side of sci-fi, so I was pleasantly surprised.
Romy's genetically enhanced life is simple: Protect earth against an alien invasion while it recovers from global warming so humans could possibly reside there once again in the future. ...more
The tone of The Retreat is a bit dark-ish, it does have some t ...more
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of The Retreat from the Rachel E. Carter YA book club on Goodreads!
This is exactly how I like my sci-fi books to be.
A spunky MC, with an awesome group of friends (I totally got the one for all and all for one vibe, hell yes!!), experiencing dangerous, unknown adventures.
This incredible adventure takes place after Earth's global warming, that has destroyed Earth as we know. Romy, and her knot (her "crew"), Deimos, Phobos, Elara and Thrym, are soldie ...more
I loved the depiction of the relationships between the knot members, a cross between being friends and family ties. The dialogue was an absolute joy – so much said in few words. Other relationships were equally delightful – I was grinning constantly during the target-shooting episode with Romy’s new friends. And all the puberty references were snort-inducingly funny – a piece of total brilliance.
Kelly St C ...more
This futuristic Sci-Fi fantasy is packed with action, suspense, and the surprises just keep coming! Written in beautiful Kelly St Clare style, I simply can't wait until the next in the series. ...more
What's Good: a well-paced read that can keep you turning the pages. The premise is intriguing, even knowing the hammer's gonna fall. Once stranded upon Earth, things change in more ways than Romy and her friends could've imagined. Despite all the teen drama & angst that dominates the book it never gets too bogged down by it.
Dialogue, while usually stilted, is often funny. Houston, a medical doctor, is a walking rifftrack- always ...more
Well, it did more than that. It sucked me into yet another world with many more characters to fall in love with.
Romy is our spunky little heroine who ...more
And now I have another series to be crazy obsessed over, with its sci-fi bad-assery and conspiracies and love-able characters galore! Like, seriously? Houston? Love him.
Though, I still hold the Tainted Accords oh so muc ...more
That being said I greatly appreciate receiving a copy from the author and I voluntarily ...more
I am a huge fan of the Tainted Accords series by this author and was excited for this release. Sadly, I read this book so quickly that the wait for the next one will be quite long!!! Highly recommended and anxiously await more of this story. Warning, the cliffhangers are nail-biters!
I liked this book. I'm not sure if I like it enough to read the next one, due to the fact that it dragged in places making me want to skim. How often the word "knot" was used was VERY annoying. There wasn't enough interaction between Atlas and Romy for me to root for their relationship. None of the relationship seemed very substantial besides being told that they were. Except for maybe Phobos and Deimos and then Phobos and Elara. I liked the kooky doctor the most. There was a plot twist, and ...more
Wow, wow, wow. What an action-packed adventure this book was! I love sci-fi of all types, whether hard sci-fi, space opera, sci-fi/fantasy mix, soft sci-fi, sci-fi “light,” whatever you call it - if it’s science fiction, I’m in. To be honest, I expected that this book would be more soft or “light” sci-fi, heavy on the romance, but I was pleasantly surprised at just how much actual science fiction there is here. Now, please don’t let that scare you away if you are not typically a sci-fi reader; t...more
Thanks to Kelly and Rachel for giving me this opportunity!
4 Romy Is Perfect Stars/5
Wow this book really surprised me! When I first started it, I’m not going to lie – it was hard for me to get into. There were multiple things that bothered me, such as the lingo that is thrown around straight from the start. It’s hard to get into a book if you have no clue what the author is trying to say. That was quickly resolved ...more
I really enjoyed this book, it started out a bit slow for me, but once the action started it was a fast read.
The main character is Rosemary (Romy) who is part of a knot of 5 space soldiers tasked with protecting Earth from an incoming alien race. To make matters interesting, Earth currently uninhabitable due to global warming i ...more
Interestingly enough, this storyline is not as fast-paced as I thought it was going to be (until the end, but more on that later). Yet at the same time, it isn’t at all boring or what I’d call slow. It starts out pretty nice, actually, with a fun introduction to the crew you’ll be spending the next 300-or-so pages with, then moves into some action and suspense; but after that, excepting a few spikes, the overall feel is pretty even-keel for a dystopian. The va ...more
This is the story of Romy and her team who have fought in a battle in space when their ship crash lands on the Earth which has been uninhabitable for over a hundred years, (so the researchers told them) what Romy finds is not what she expected.
Romy is injured and in a forest somewhere on Earth, while trying to locate her team when their ship broke apart in orbit as it crash landed she finds different animals and ...more
Books have always been magical and mysterious to her. One day she decided to start unravelling this mystery and began writing.
The Tainted Accords was her debut series. The After Trilogy is now available.
A New Zealander in origin and in heart, Kelly currently resides in Australia with her ...more