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4.11  ·  Rating details ·  63 ratings  ·  47 reviews
One pre-apocalyptic Earth. One desperate space mission to find a solution. One unexpected alien.

When Dr. Sakota Thorell signed onto the mission to scout out a new, habitable planet, she knew discovering extraterrestrial life was always a possibility. But she never expected to find an alien adrift in space, nor for that alien to be so intriguing. Sakota feels an instant an
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 193 pages
Published October 12th 2018 by Covey Publishing
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N.N. Light
Earth is on the brink of extinction. The only solution: find a new planet to inhabit before it’s too late. Dr. Sakota Thorell is one of the crew on Sleipnir and her mission is to find a planet equal to Earth somewhere in the galaxy. It’s been a year and so far, nothing but all that changes when she discovers an alien floating in space. She’s drawn to Astraeus and it’s more than scientific curiosity. A romance blooms but along with it comes danger. Can they find a home for humans or has the rescu ...more
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, sf
A very good SF with a touch of romance!

The idea is good and the writing flows smoothly.

I liked how Astraeus was described. Not his physical description (even if that's not bad at all! LOL), but his ability to survive in space, to read and influence minds! How cool it would be if we could do that!?!!!

The heroine was interesting too and the chain of command aboard of the human starship was very well described! It seemed so real!

I didn't like how her authority was undermined by the captain and the
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“..there’s a person floating right outside..[the window of the vessel]..He’s got some kind of weird black body armor on, and he’s not wearing any face gear. He’s looking right at me. I th-think he’s alive.”
Thus, in the 4th paragraph of the book, the author grabs the reader, to join her on the best space-odyssey since Robert Heinlein’s books. Sleipnir is a mobile intergalactic research facility whose job is to perform science in different solar systems, to look for and report any possible habit
Jennifer G
Oct 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Dr. Sakota Thorell is the lead Doctor on a space exploration from Earth. Earth is in ruin. Humans have destroyed their home, destroyed each other, and now their best hope for survival is to find a new planet. She always expected to find alien life but not to find it (him) floating outside the window of her lab. Astraeus looks human but his differences are vast. His body, mind, and soul are superior. He is evolved in a way humans could only aspire to. But he is alone, the last of his kind. Lethal ...more
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Earth is headed for annihilation and a team has been sent out into space to find humans a new planet to live on. Dr. Sakota Thorell is part of the team sent out to find them a new home. Sakota knew there was a good chance of running into other life form or aliens on their journey but what she did encounter was unlike anything she ever expected.

Sakota saw an alien life form floating outside the window of her lab. This alien was very similar to humans. They brought the alien life form on board th
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Not my usual genre, however, the storyline was well written, the plot was well planned and the characters were written with great detail and depth which kept me totally glued to my kindle until the very last page!
Sep 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

This read like an old fashioned science fiction novel.
There was a good mix of Science Fiction and Romance which leaves you wanting to know more about the characters.
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I honestly Wasn't sure about this book I was pleasantly surprised The author had me entreat until the very last page very well detailed I would definitely recommend this book ...more
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow such a good sci fi with a little romance, I really enjoyed this one, a really page turner awesome wild ride enjoy the ride
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I do love a great sci-fi read and this book delivered. It had a great story line and I really like the main characters. This is a new author for me and I am looking forward to more.
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read this story and it left me wanting more. I really hope there is a sequel. First of all, let me say that I love the names of the characters, (Astraeus and Sakota). However, I have to say what I love the most was the adventure, suspense, action and discovering who Astraeus was. I was continuously fascinated with his abilities, and I wonder how he would help Sakota and her fellow crew members defeat the enemy. In addition, I was curious to see if the characters in Astraeus would find a perman ...more
A.L. Kaplan
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Haley Cavanagh has created a futuristic view of the universe and human nature. Her world and alien cultures are interesting and well thought out. I was particularly fond of Astraeus’s people. Earth is no longer inhabitable, and there are several present-day references as to why. The story is filled with action, romance, some paranoid space marines, and a major twist.

Dr. Sakota is a strong-willed female character who is enthralled by Astraeus, a human-like alien found floating in space. She is al
Sherry Westendorf
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You go to scout out a new planet and what do you come across but a hot alien drifting around in space. Wow. A very well written story that is brought to life so well you think you are there. The characters have depth and fit so well with the story. I highly recommend it. I received a review copy from reading deals and voluntarily review it.
Charlene Chua
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love the whole book from start to finish with sakota & astraeus relationship
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Audio book review
This story will grab you it’s a first of its kind , I’ve never read or heard one like this . The author has a great imagination and with that imagination it will grab you and you’ll wonder what’s next .
Hero is Astreaus. Heroine is Dr. Sakota Thorell.
Dr. Sakota Thorell Is looking for life in another galaxy . There is no Earth Humans destroyed it . Dr. Sakota Thorell decided to consetratevon her career. She was looking for her soul twin , her soul mate , she gave up on meeting
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
When a space exploration ship encounters what appears to be a single, human male floating outside the ship's viewport, there are a lot of questions to be answered. Fortunately, their new guest can communicate with the ship's doctor. Unfortunately, the news he brings isn't good.
A bit romance, a bit xenophobic space marines, a LOT space invaders, this story is action packed, touchingly human and interesting from cover to cover.
I enjoyed the growing relationship between the doctor and the alien, th
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story is extremely exciting! From the start it captured my interest and I have been glued to the page throughout. Whilst out in space on a mission Sakota is busy doing her job. The discovery of an alien floating in space next to their spaceship changes her life completely. What’s more, she seems to have an immediate connection to he alien which confuses her and excited her at the same time

I don’t want to say anymore about the plot, save to say it is extremely exciting, well thought out and
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2018, sci-fi, sweet, alien
Astraeus is a very well and intelligently written sci-fi story that made me feel like I was watching a sci-fi movie from beginning to end. The heroine, Sakota, is an intelligent, strong woman from Earth who has to deal with the politics of her spacecraft while trying to learn more about an alien (she dubs him 'Astraeus') found outside their ship. Sakota and Astraeus have a sweet "fated mates" romance but it is really in the background of what is more a sci-fi adventure. It includes the fun techn ...more
Rachel Brune
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book starts off with a bang and then gets more intense from there. Dr Sakota Thorell is on a mission to help find a new planet as humans have pretty much finished mucking up the one they have. Right off the bat, we see her encounter something crazy and new and awesome, which of course some of the other members of the crew don’t know how to process. I’m trying to avoid spoilers, but suffice it to say, the characters in the book are well-rounded and even the ones I wanted to enjoy disliking t ...more
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Two hearts beat as one!
Hats off to Hailey as she publishes her first book!  I loved it!  The characters were great.  I really got a feel for all of them.  This was a fascinating sci-fi story that I could easily envision as a movie.  And she made me cry!!! That doesn't happen often, but definitely shows how well she draws you into the story and the characters.  I don't know if there will be a follow up to this, but should be interesting to see where it could go.  Hailey opened up the black hole,
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a rather interesting story. I greatly enjoyed the plot and liked the characters. You are given decent background of things and there is a good flow. I didn't find the romance part a very strong part of the story, more of a minor plot point. I would have liked to learn more about how Astraeus' species find their mates and how the bond actually forms. All in all it was still enjoyable and worth the read! ...more
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-read, arc, 2018
Astraeus is an interesting thought provoking read and I was captivated from the first page until the last. I loved Astraeus and Sakota's connection and how their relationship developed throughout the story. I absolutely loved Alistair and his devotion to his daughter Sakota. Great writing, intriguing characters and an action filled ending make this a 5 star read. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. ...more
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this story. The writing is mostly well done, the story line is fast paced, and the characters are realistic. I did find that while some concepts were very futuristic, there where several times that the dialogue felt too current and not advanced enough to be so far in the future. Over all the story catches you right away and keeps you engaged until the end.
Tera Comer
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great science fiction romance that does not totally focus on the romance aspect. There was plenty of action, suspense and adventure in this book with quite a few surprises that you never see coming. The narrator did a great job making me feel like I was taking the journey with the great characters in this story.
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I like some sci-fi books, but not at all all of them. But this book made me really interested. The author made a good background information, and an idea that made me hooked on the book. A new author for me, but I would love to see what Else she dishes out.
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Interesting sci-fi story with likable characters. There is a little romance, but it's more of a background plot point. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author. ...more
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is an intriguing adventure story that I truly enjoyed.
Joanna E.Lopez
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When the alien tells his tale-

I received this book voluntarily as an ARC in exchange for an honest review. In the not too distant future, Earth Is in ruins. Its resources are depleted and inhabitable. People who still live on Earth are hungry and poor and in need to find another planet to inhabit. Ten astronauts consisting of scientists and the army take that challenge to find that planet. Dr. Sakota Thorell is a British scientist on this voyage. One day one of her fellow scientists brings her
Feb 02, 2019 rated it liked it
I received this book for free through NetGalley.

Sakota is a doctor on the space ship Sleipnir, on a mission to find a habitable planet for humanity to move to because Earth can no longer sustain human life. But while Sakota's scientist friends believe their priority is to do scientific research and learn, the military regiment on board is convinced they have to treat anything alien with extreme prejudice because it might be a potential threat.
After a mysterious alien is found floating outside, w
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Haley Cavanagh is an Army veteran, author, and playwright. She resides in the United States and enjoys spending time with her family. She also writes romance novels as Roxanne D. Howard.

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