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Out of the Ashes

(Maji #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  1,161 ratings  ·  183 reviews
For Nova, a twenty-three-year-old survivalist, wandering a barren wasteland was a lonely existence. But her day-to-day life was about to drastically change forever. Gone were the days when her only worries were rabid animals, augmented humans, the unforgiving scorching sun, and rogue watchmen. Now, Nova found herself faced with a new threat, and he was tall, grey, and horr ...more
Published July 11th 2017 by L.A. Casey
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L.A. Casey
Jan 17, 2017 marked it as finished-writing  ·  (Review from the author)

Title: Out of the Ashes
Series: Maji
Standalone: Yes
(Note: All books in the Maji series can be read as standalone novels)
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Release Date: July 11th, 2017

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Sentranced Jem
Sep 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: re-read-2017
I have lost the number of times I've read this book. It's come to the point where I don't even bother updating it on goodreads anymore.

I think this may be the only science fiction romance that I enjoy.
L.A. Casey, when is the next book coming out?!
4 It’s the Maji Way Stars.

The Earth is dying. For the first time in existence humans are the endangered species.
Our heroine Nova is totally kickarse she knows when she is in the wrong she has strong self-preservation which I loved and the author managed to balance her out well with dealing with what was going on being a strong and independent female and appealing to me as a reader. Nova’s sarcastic comments are placed well and infuse humour throughout the book. Nova had a hard life on earth liv
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book has officially made me a science fiction romance junkie! I seriously adored this book and all of the characters. It was beautifully written!

Nova is on Earth, which is dying out. In the beginning, she comes off extremely judgmental against people that were different than what she's use to. But, over the course of the book she grows as a person and becomes open, which allows her to find love within Kol.

Kol is a prince of the Maji, and is on a mission to find females for his planet. Kol i
Julia's Book Haven
So I love L.A. Casey and I think like most readers when an author you love branches into a completely new genre it can be a little scary. So anyone who is also a fan and is unsure about reading this book, I just want to say, DO IT. All the awesome that is Casey's writing with the added awesome of hot aliens that are completely devoted to their females? Yes please! If you like scifi romances I highly recommend this one. I'm really looking forward to more in the series and more from this author!

Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
Likely the most annoying book I've ever read. Nova was just some whinny little girl who was constantly crying or running away without reason.
The poor guy tried everything to help her adjust and feel loved.
But she didn't get any of it.
While I really liked the hero and the world building of this story. The female lead was soooo annoying. Crying isn't cute. A female that cries at the drop of a hat and gets scared over everything, even brothers play fighting, is stupid and weak! I'm not sure why this author thinks it is a good characteristic in a female but it isn't. It's pathetic and annoying. I like my female leads strong. Not cry babies.
A shame because besides the really annoying crying heroine. The story was good.
I usually like L.A. Casey's writing, but in this case: wtf? The number of times she repeated the words, "hummed" and "hmmmm" is ridiculous.
Even the sex scenes were underwhelming.
The amount of sexism excused as "but this makes me feel safe" or "but it is better then the Earth I knew" is too damn high. No, no, no missy!
I just can't with this book. I really don't know how I finished reading this.
The last great hurdle was so annoying". The "excuse" for it to happen was so idiotic I wanted to throw
Jul 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
☆ I received an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! ☆

This book was enjoyable but not anything I haven't come across in a sci-fi/post-apocalyptic and romance novels. One thing I noticed like all of the other LA Casey reads was that the females were still all hellraisers and the males just have to take their bat sh*# craziness. I don't know about anyone else but oh hell naw I would not put up any one being mouthy or scrappy with me. I felt a little sorry to the males i
Hannah G
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: stand-outs, favorites
4.5 stars.
4 Stars~~
Parts of the story are so ridiculous it's funny, and other things seem like something a guy would come up with. For example: (view spoiler)
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While I had some issues with this story line, overall I couldn't put this book down!! I read late into the night when it release and even after I left the gym and should have been showing so I could get to work on time! If you like alien books then I would recommend this book.

Nova is from Earth and has always had a rough life. Since pollution has destroyed the Earth and somehow caused the sun to die, humans have a limited time left. When Nova goes to the world base near her, she finds it aband
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was my first ever venture into the world of Sci Fi romance and you can be certain it won't be my last especially if there are more books to come in this series for sure.

Nova is a young woman who has had to fend for herself in what I would maybe call apocalyptic Earth.
She's rescued or kidnapped depending on whose perspective you look at by an Alien culture called Maji not sure if that is even the right term. Remember sci fi newbie here.

Anyway the Maji have their alphas in fact all of them
Rachel K
Sep 09, 2017 marked it as not-interested
not really a fan of this author. she always seems to write really shitty, weak-arsed heroines who have no backbone. so while this series is new and might be something different, i will more than likely be disappointed. so nope.

Wow! This is the first book I've read and actually wrote dnf in the review. Usually I will power through. I had to stop reading to maintain my sanity. I wanted something fun to read because I'm reading other books that are emotionally draining right now. Those books deal with heavy topics, and I wanted to balance out those books by reading something funny and light, but this book was a huge disappointment. The premise wasn't logical, the main female character was judgmental, I don't like the
Oct 28, 2017 added it
Shelves: dnf, 2017-reads
I'm going to dnf this one. It's just not reading well, and I have too many other things to read than to spend time struggling through this. Here's what I didn't like:

-Lots of editing errors
-Overuse of italics to show emotion and emphasize words
-Info dumps
-The heroine's reactions to the aliens just didn't ring true to how one would expect a person to react in that situation.
-I read a lot of alien/human romance, and I didn't find these aliens interesting at all. I was constantly rolling my eyes at
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
L.A. Casey took a leap into Sci-Fi Romance and what a leap she took. Out of the Ashes is book 1 in the Maji series and is a great start to kick us off into this new world.

We are no longer alone in the universe and the human race is now an endangered species. Earth is on the brink of imploding and Nova our heroine is fighting for survival. She's alone and doesn't trust anyone. When she stumbles upon a space craft she panics and does what she always does she runs. But in doing so her path crosses
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
Out Of The Ashes was a great introduction to the amazing new Maji (sci-fi romance) series by L.A. Casey. It was filled with such a perfect combination of heat, sass and heart. I really loved Kol and Nova and could not get enough of their chemistry and passion!

Picture this: Earth is a barren wasteland and humans are borderline extinct. Threats are everywhere and predators and foes are one and the same. It's kill or be killed and Nova, a survivalist, is used to fighting her battles and day to day
Sep 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was my second rethought of this book and I still enjoyed it but at times, the book was a bit bogged down. I don't think my Kindle actually uploaded the extended addition even though I manually went in and update this book and re downloaded it.

I'm still excited to read book two and still curious which alien/human gets the next book.
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very cute!!! I can't wait to read the second one!!

alien-human romance that I enjoyed very much!!
Book Loving Fairy-Blog
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Star Rating: 5 stars

Holy hell..

I have never ever read science fiction for one but science fiction romance, I am sold!

I was intrigued to read this book because well its LA Casey for one and two if she can get me to read a science fiction romance then I am game!

Kol and Nova are fire!

Nova is a strong and independent female and only knows to run when things get tough and scary, to survive she must run. Except she cant when her eyes land on a being not from earth.

Kol is enamored by the female that he
Maddy's Reading
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alpha-male
I was glad this was my first Sci-fi romance coz I couldn't have chooses better.
I have been a big fan of this author with her Slater brother's series but I was rightly hesitant starting this book- the genre was totally new to me.
I loved the world the author has created, I could feel all the emotions that Nova was feeling with her world dying. And the prospect of a new planet compatible to our own where we could begin anew was absolutely terrifying and thrilling.
Loved this book and all the char
m ✦ foesandlovers

This book certainly wasn't perfect but I DEVOURED it like I haven't devoured a book in quite some time.

I read other books by L. A. Casey but this is by FAR my favorite of hers.

I'm positively OBSESSED with this world and series and I want -- no NEED -- more more more more more. I WANT ALL THE STORIES.

I will be here for it!!!! Gaaaah! I need to know when the next book comes out *cries forever*.
Shannon   The Romance Addict!
I really didn't like the beginning(so slow) But thanks to the almighty ;) that it picked up. I can't wait to read more from these 2 races/species.
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: have-on-kindle
Title: Out of Ashes (Maji #1)
Author: L.A. Casey
Publisher: L.A. Casey
Edition: Kindle
Amount of Pages: 344
Genre: Science Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, New Adult

Date Read: 29-11-2019 - 30-11-2019

Favorite Quote: “Are you sure we’re compatible?” he asked Surkah without looking away from me. “She is very small.” What the fuck does that mean?

I was very excited about this book, I really was in the mood to read a book like this and I really wanted to love it. I did enjoy reading this book, allot,
Kendall {Book Crazy}
I've only read one other book from this author, and it was a contemporary book, so this book obviously being paranormal was going to be completely different and have a different feel to it! I was really excited when I first heard about this book because I love paranormal books and I knew that this book sort of focused on aliens, so it made me even more excited for it! I started my ARC as soon as I received it and I honestly couldn't put this book down until I had finished it! I read the first ha ...more
Kerry Fletcher
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"I'll declare my dominance and force his submission by putting my foot up his ass!" - Nova

Bahahahahah now that's a sassy human!!! Glad to see that doesn't die in the future!

Nova is all alone on earth. Losing all her family she walks alone. She is a survivor though and has learned to look after herself. She hears word that something is going on with aliens landing on earth. She goes to investigate and gets caught by watchmen who are judge jury and executioner in the future. She fears she is abou
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reviewed @ Thoughts By Tash
Review copy kindly provided by the author in exchange for a honest review
I’m always looking for something different and good to please my vast tastes and not afraid to take a chance on something new and exciting. I must admit when I saw the email that announced this title. I was curious as L.A. Casey is known to me for her contemporaries in particular Frozen which I loved and enjoyed. So this definitely fell into the category of something different and I couldn’t wai
Nightbird Novels
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4.5 Stars

Nova has been on her own for a very long time. Living in the wasteland that the Earth has become, she has always done what she can to just simply survive. Hearing of some visitors whom she plans to see for herself, her curiosity ends up landing her in a tough position…

Kol is the commander of a ship and crew whose mission to rescue human females just turned extremely interesting. Upon meeting Nova, she may be scared and confused, but she also refuses to be intimidated by Kol and his alph
Ria Alexander  - Reading Is Our Satisfaction
Brilliant and SciFi is not a fav of mine

This is my first outing with L.A. Casey and it most certainly will not be my last. OUT OF THE ASHES is the first story in her MAJI Series, as with all the books that will follow, it can be read as a stand alsone. SciFi is not my favourite genre, but this would have to be one of the best that I have read. The author kept me interested with her wonderful characters, brilliant descriptions and a completely plausible and exceptional storyline.

Nova and Kol ar
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L.A. Casey is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who juggles her time between her mini-me and writing. She was born, raised and currently resides in Dublin, Ireland. She enjoys chatting with her readers, who love her humour and Irish accent as much as her books.

Casey's first book, DOMINIC, was independently published in 2014 and became an instant success on Amazon. She is both trad

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