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Neron Rising

(Neron Rising Saga #1)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  201 ratings  ·  62 reviews
“I…am nothing.”
He takes a step forward, shaking his head twice, with absolute conviction. “You’re not nothing, Nova.”

In the Eon galaxy, Dominion controls any planet with solid Neron deposits, and Nova just found out they’re coming for hers. Korpillion isn’t supposed to have any Neron—the galaxy’s purest form of energy—but Nova Ainsley has been working with the owner of a
ebook, 112 pages
Published November 27th 2018 by Keary Taylor Book, INC
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Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I happen to come across Keary Taylor's name back in 2015 when she started her House of Royals series and I became an instant fan of her writing. When she finished that entire House of Royals world this year, I was a bit sad, but became excited when she described what she was writing next.

Neron Rising is a totally different genre that I have read before but was very intrigued to see what Keary would bring us. Neron Rising is a Sci-Fi/Romance and is written in episodes (something not to me) but st
Marta Cox
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
So in a galaxy far far away ( sorry I couldn't resist ! ) lies a planet over populated by those happily escaping the brutal Dominion . Feeling safe as their planet doesn't possess the hideously powerful Neron most just struggle with boring everyday survival. I say most because a minute few know of a pocket of the much coveted Neron and that includes Nova sometimes known as the weapons maker !
This is the first instalment so definitely not a whole book but I felt thoroughly drawn in and very intri
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am so grateful that I had been approved to read this because it absolutely blew me away.

The front cover drew me towards this book, it had a very Star Wars feel to it and I adore this type of genre when it comes to reading. I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I came to the realisation that it was 88 pages long but it feels so much longer than that because of how great the story itself is.

I loved the whole world that Nova describes, it wasn’t confusing or too much for me as a reader. I tru
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This isn't the first book I've read from this author and I'm glad to say that I liked this one as much as her other series. Neron Rising hooked me from the beginning. It's fast-paced and even though it's only 112 pages, there are four "episodes" in this saga so that's nice!

In this book, we follow Nova. She's (illegally) making and selling Nero weapons to earn money and survive on this overpopulated and polluted planet. We quickly learn that she is connected and can communicate with someone in h
Jacqueline J
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-romance
So this review is going to be for the first three episodes which I've read so far. First off and I hate to say it but the price is pretty steep for the amount of pages and reading time you get. The story isn't done and I'm not sure I'm going to continue to pay $2.99 for each 150 pages (approx.) On to the story..

I like the world building and the story arc. It's different and well developed. It has a pretty solid space opera feel to it and the romance element is well presented and well paced. I re
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When I first saw this book, I immediately fell in love with the cover!! I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I started reading it, as I’m usually not a fan of sci-fi or space fantasy. But this book far exceeded my expectations from the very first page. I read it in one sitting because I just had to know what happened. I am eagerly awaiting the next episode.
Dec 26, 2018 rated it did not like it
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Kate (BloggingwithDragons)
I found out about this book through the Reylo community, and I wasn't disappointed. Though I was expecting more of a blatant fanfiction type of novel, with characters and settings ripped right from the screen, Neron Rising is an original story, with only its inspirations from Star Wars.

Nova, an engineer, lives on the planet Korpillion, one of the few planets deemed inhabitable because it doesn't have any Neron. This blue substance, which is in everything and used for its amazing powers, is somet
Penny Noble
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was really, really reluctant to read this book because the genre isn’t one of the ones I generally read in. However, since I have read and appreciated the author’s works before, I went ahead to took the plunge. And, OMG, I am so glad I did! This series is episodic in nature so don’t expect a full book, but there was just so much in this one. Intrigue, attraction, action, and plot just all came together to create a book I didn’t want to stop (in point of fact, I did read it all in one setting)! ...more
Kristine (A Cozy Booknook)
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, sci-fi-fantasy
This is an exciting new series that is told in episode format. The author quickly drew me into the story and has left me wanting more. The author has built a world and created characters easily pictured. I don’t want to say too much for fear of giving anything away. I will say, I’m very curious to see what happens next.
This was soooo incredibly flat and even a little boring. Also, all that futuristic, space slang? Confusing as fuck. And, yet, I find myself wanting to continue it. Just for the future romance, goddamn my weakness.
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I am both in wonder and broken after reading Neron Rising. Wonder because once again, Keary's extremely talented writing has me in awe. Broken because her story has also left me hanging on an edge, like dangling dangerously on the edge of a cliff waiting to see what happens next, because I seriously need Episode 2 now!

Keary Taylor is so talented with her writing that every time there's even a whisper of a new book I stalk her endlessly online (Keary, if you're reading this don't freak out :
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you're a fan of Star Wars, the Red Rising trilogy, and basically anything space-related this could be you kind of story. However, the relationship and romance aspect is key to the story line!! So don't go into this book thinking its going to be all destroyer ships and battle scenes, because (thank god) it's not!
I myself love any story that takes place on other planets and in the future, but with all the science fiction there is out there, romance usually has a small, censored, role in the var
Fans of the Star Wars sequel trilogy and Rey/Kylo Ren shippers will love this book! While I am an Original Trilogy girl at heart, I do like the new movies well enough and secretly do ship them; I know, I know- he's bad news and it would be a terrible relationship, but that's the beauty of it being fictional! Personally, I’m still holding out hope for this fan theory that I heard saying Kylo Ren is a double agent who infiltrated the First Order to take them down from the inside… granted, this was ...more
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley, sci-fy
.... Honor, glory, love. When did we become a galaxy full of survivors?”

In a nutshell.
88 pgs and Im amazed how it still managed to love the story, the characters and worldbuilding . End of episode one left me yearning to read more about this world, about Nova and the fate of their galaxy.

The first chapter felt choppy and didnt really grip my interest, but after that it just got better and better. Its exciting, realistic and I could easily picture the world the author created.
The few issues I fac

Mollie ~Ravenclaw Romance Reader~
I’m giving this 4/5 stars on the assumption that it’s supposed to be a novella, and therefore there’s not enough space to flesh out characters and world-building as much as I’d normally like.
Someone in my Reylo discord (yeah I’m trash, but who’s going to fight me willingly about it?!) saw this book recommended on Facebook, and I took one for the team and volunteered to read it. We all love fanfics, but we’re still picky people, of course!
I can see a lot of parallels, but I guess you could apply
Deirdre O'Dwyer
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been following Keary Taylor for a couple years, and I am so addicted! However, I wasn't super excited about this book. I've never been too into the sci-fi genre, but do enjoy Star Wars with my family, and this book had that feel. Boy, was I wrong about Neron Rising!!! I absolutely loved it and couldn't put it down!

As with all of Keary's work, her characters all so well thought out. I absolutely adored Nova (the main character) from the start, she is certainly complex, leads with her heart
 Diana Davis
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Neron Rising: A Space Fantasy Romance (The Neron Rising Saga Book 1) Kindle Edition
by Keary Taylor
I received an eARC via NetGalley and am choosing to leave a fair and honest review

A good book that goes a bit overboard with scifi language that is proprietary to this series is still an exciting and action packed romantic sci-fi adventure. If you can get passed the tech speak like: Lunars for months, Solars for years and various new expletives, the writing is tight and the characters are fantastic.
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this novel from net galley and the publisher. Thank you!
This novel was a short read and the series is being told in "episodes". In this first episode, we meet Nova, who wants to get off the planet with her father and friend. She has a job but on the side makes weapons illegally with Neron. The Dominion wants control over all the Neron and they currently do not know about the Neron deposits on Korpillion, but secrets never stay secrets forever. Neron has incredible powers when it weapo
Gemma Ironside
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Neron Rising is a new dystopian series by the author Keary Taylor. Neron Rising is set in space on a planet called Korpillion, where Nova lives a plain and boring life until she decides she wants to change the life she has but it didn’t change the way she wanted it too.

From the beginning of this book I really connected with the main character – Nova. She is a character that is kind and caring and although she was taking part in some illegal activities she was doing it for her families future. I
JanaLee Longhurst
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There's a reason I will read anything certain writers write, no matter the genre. Keary Taylor is one of those writers for me, and the reason is simple. She's a storyteller. The genre doesn't matter. I know I will immediately fall into the story with all of my senses. I feel like I'm there, witnessing it happen. This is why I didn't mind a bit when Taylor announced her sci-fi series, even though it isn't usually at the top of my TBR list, and, boy, was I right to follow along.
Neron Rising, the f
Feb 12, 2019 rated it liked it
This is the epitome of a „guilty pleasure“ read: Fast-paced, enjoyable and fun even though it lacks a bit of substance, character growth and extensive world building. The reason for this may be that a) this book is very short and b) is only the first episode of a series.

If you‘re a Star Wars fan A LOT of the themes, sceneries, weapons and even characters in „Neron Rising“ will feel familiar to you. The inspiration is so obvious that it borders on plagiarism. For example: The main villain in „Ner
Steffany Martin
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My reading interests are normally firmly planted in the paranormal and fantasy fiction section but I would make an exception for this series. It took a while to get into the new world because it seemed like a place out of Star Wars. The characters are what sold it for me. Nova was beautifully written and unique in her own way. I was a bit confused about the voice in her head because it was introduced in a strange manner, however it was soon established it was a weird connection and she was not c ...more
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
TLDR review:
I was pleasantly surprised! This isn’t my normal read but I saw an ad on Facebook and it sounded interesting!

As always my review might contain spoilers so please read at your own risk!

Heat level:
Low. I’m sure this series will have romance but this book didn’t have much.

- The world building was really well done and done in such a way that felt natural. One of my biggest pet peeves with space novels is the world building dump. Where the author just dumps a ton of world infor
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a new style of writing for Keary Taylor. I am a fan of science fiction and fantasy and was really excited about reading this book. It takes place on Neron and I found myself drawn into the story almost immediately. As the plot unfolded, I really enjoyed the adventure that we were taken on, as well as getting to know Nova’s character. Keary Taylor writes a great heroine and Nova is no exception - she’s strong and fiery throughout the novel and this left me wanting to know more about her. ...more
Ashlie Payton
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I went in truly not expecting to like this novella at all. I am not a fan of anything remotely sci-fi at all so I was skeptical going in and nearly already having my mind made up that I would not enjoy it. Wow, was I ever wrong!! There were the strange names and phrases throughout, but it didn’t bog down the book to where it felt heavy and confusing at any point. The unique phrases made sense and by the end of the book I was definitely invested and can not wait for the next one to come out. It d ...more
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Falling into space

Keary Taylor , exceptional book ! Writing was excellent. If you want to leap into an age - if they come ? You jump planet and run . Nova - weapon maker collects her money on the side . On a world yet unknown of the blue Nero - until they find out before she is ready to jump planet.. killing and taking over entire planets . They want all the blue energy . Running to a ship. Given to her by none other - a most feared one , who has just arrived. Mentally connected and sharing tho
Feb 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-books
I didn't realize this book was so short! I was left hanging when it was over, that's for sure. This book was action-packed. We flew through the worldbuilding at just the right speed, not lingering too long on explaining self-explanatory things, nor leaving us confused about how this world works. The main character was active and interesting. I definitely guessed the twist about half-way through, but that's okay. I'm intrigued and I definitely want to continue the story. I read it through in one ...more
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
While reading this book I realized the main character, Nova, is just like everyone else. She is tired and bored with her life. She wants to change her destiny and find adventure. She realizes she needs money to do that. So she’ll do whatever it takes to get her and the people she loves to her idea of Shangri-La. In the process she makes a discovery about herself and realized what you wish for might not be all that you thought it would be. Nova is just beginning her journey. I cannot wait for the ...more
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Keary Taylor is the USA TODAY bestselling author of over twenty novels. She grew up along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where she started creating imaginary worlds and daring characters who always fell in love. She now splits her time between a tiny island in the Pacific Northwest and Utah, with her husband and their two children. She continues to have an overactive imagination that frequen ...more

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