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Rights of Use (Project Black Book) (Volume 1)

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In the 1960s, Project Blue Book assured America that no aliens visited its amber waves or shining seas.

Thirty years later, Project Black Book knows better and has the flying saucers to prove it, but they still can’t stop the body-possessing Kemtewet from scooping their pick of young women from Earth to host an alien queen.

Sarah Anderson yearned for an escape from her n
Paperback, 422 pages
Published August 2nd 2018 by Astra Invicta, LLC
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Ashley Marie
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
It took me entirely too long to finish this -- I kept getting distracted by other books. But whenever I picked it up I fell right back into the world of Sarah, Maggie, Vinnet, Katorin, and all the rest. I loved the characters; their voices were each distinct and I really dug Sarah's vibe through the whole thing. It got a little wordy in spots for my taste, but it was understandable: Shannon's trying to construct a whole new universe, introduce readers to it, and also plug in the conflict between ...more
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a fantastic book, which I recommend for everyone. It has everything a sci-fi fan might want (aliens, government conspiracy, spaceships) but it is also one of the most accessible sci-fi novels I’ve read in some time. I would recommend it to readers who are new to the genre as well as those of us who have been reading sci-fi since before we can remember.

Unusually for the genre, (though this is changing with more and more novels like this coming out), it features a female protagonist that i
Juli Hoffman
The X-Files Meets Jadzia Dax of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

I enjoy watching science fiction on TV. I was practically raised on episodes of Star Trek in all it's various incarnations. Dana Scully, of The X-Files, was one of my fictional idols. However, I don't read much sci-fi or fantasy. Now that I'm in my "middle years," I prefer non-fiction, autobiographies, cozy mysteries, and YA novels. Therefore, "Rights of Use" by Shannon Eichorn isn't the type of book I normally purchase for myself to read
Shell S.
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just read Rights of Use for the second time, and its characters and storytelling and humor are even stronger and more delightful than I remembered. I will do my best to keep this review spoiler free (and the one place I cross that line is preceded by a "SKIP to the next paragraph" warning).

[Side note, the audiobook is very well done too, though sometimes the humor gets lost in the performer's poignant approach.]

I especially loved Sarah and her hard-earned, wholly believable journey from the pa
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I felt I pretty much had to read Rights of Use the moment I read about its central concept: namely, a civil war between body-possessing alien symbionts over the fate of humanity and of Earth. Kemtewet infest and wipe the minds of human hosts, viewing them as bodies and nothing else; the opposing Gertewet view humans as friends and partners, meanwhile, and share the body between the two of them.

Sarah Anderson and Maggie Rockefeller are two ordinary teenage girls who find themselves thrust into an
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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4.5 stars

Disclaimer: I read this book during the editing process, and I consider the author a friend; however, I can't wait to buy a hardcopy version of this novel of my very own.

I thoroughly enjoy science-fiction of all forms, but there's something comforting about a delicious blend of epic space opera and an Earth oblivious beyond classic UFO sightings. I find it cliche to describe a book as a mix of one popular thing plus another popular thing, but Rights of Use is everything I love about the
K.M. Herkes
Aliens. An interstellar rebellion. Conspiracies and plots.

All these, and humanity stuck in the middle with the fate of Earth in the balance? Talk about high stakes!

This one starts fast & then cranks up the action to eleven. There are a lot of names to follow, but they're all memorable and entertaining, and the deft handling of humor and tension kept me turning pages to see what happened next.

First in a series I will definitely be following to the end.
Jen (chekherjoy)
*I received a free copy of the ebook from the author. Also I know the author in real life, so I may be a little swayed in my opinions. :)
*My video review can be found here:
Honestly this rating is a 3.5 stars.

In the 1960s the US government declassified information about UFO sightings or unidentified flying objects. What they didn't release was the information on the alien sightings and abductions they had identified. Project Black Book is so secret that even the Spe
In the ‘60s, Project Blue Book disproves of the existence of aliens and UFOs. But in modern days, Project Black Book knows better. Flying saucers exist (known as kaxan), transporting alien symbionts called the Kemtewet, who come to earth to abduct young girls to host their Queens.

When Sarah is abducted, she is faced with an impossible choice. Host an Kemtewet Queen, who cares nothing for her and will wipe out everything she is. Or, Sarah can side with the Gertwewt insurgents, hosting one of thei
Raymond Zackowski
A book which starts fast and building a civilization in the stars and explaining the one here on the ground. The book is fast paced switching between the main characters at the right moments, not lingering any longer than is necessary. The story is interesting and the characters complex. Cant wait for the next one to come out.
Abigail Delk
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book is well worth the read and is also suspenseful and fun. The plot was twisty, full of surprises, and kept me turning pages. The world-building/main idea was original and well thought-out. The characters were flawed and human though ironically some were aliens. The dialogue moved the story along and sounded real. Give this book a try, you won’t be disappointed.
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