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Off Planet

(Aunare Chronicles #1)

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In an all-too-plausible future where corporate conglomerates have left the world’s governments in shambles, anyone with means has left the polluted Earth for the promise of a better life on a SpaceTech owned colony among the stars.

Maité Martinez is the daughter of an Earther Latina and a powerful Aunare man, an alien race that SpaceTech sees as a threat to their dominion.
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Published March 19th 2019 by Ink Monster, LLC
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Maria V. Snyder
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aileen was one of my MFA students at Seton Hill University - I only worked with her for one semester, but she impressed me with her willingness to take advice and feedback and run with it! She wrote the first 50 or so pages of OFF PLANET when I was her mentor and, after she finished the book, she asked me to read it for a potential quote. The beginning was so much stronger and this story really sucked me in. I love seeing my students improve and keep writing after they graduate. Aileen also has ...more
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
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So this was a great start to a new sci-fi series, one that though starting somewhat slowly when it did actually take off it gathered such momentum steamrollering me along for the entire addictive journey.
So the story is told completely from Maité Martinez Pov.
Half Earther and half Aunare Maité is in hiding with her mother from spacetech on Earth.
After her arrest and sham sentence to a volcano prison planet, she soon starts to learn the meaning of what it is to be tortured on a daily basis.
For a
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Shannon
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
UPDATE:
Happy Book Birthday, Off Planet!
If you haven't heard of this book, go read the blurb and my review. If you feel like this book is calling for you then what are you waiting for? Go order it.


I received an e-ARC from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


I’m a di Aetes. I won’t quit. Not ever.


Where do I even start? This book was beyond my expectation. I thought I'd get an intergalactic war with the MC leading in the front row with her superpower. No, I didn't g
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Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Off Planet came as a total pleasant surprise. Sci-fi is usually totally hit-and-miss for me, and this one was definitely a hit. It was well-written, with strong characters, strong worldbuilding, and a breakneck plot that kept my eyes glued to the page and my brain still in the story even when I wasn't reading.

The book took a few chapters to really get going, but when it did I was so invested in Maité and her story. The plot doesn't stop, there are so many twists and turns, and every time you thi
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Sarah
Set in a future where giant corporation SpaceTech pretty much controls all of the human colonies across the universe this is the story of Maité, a half-human half-aunare young woman who is just trying to live her life in peace. SpaceTech have been trying to start a war with the aunare race for years, starting 10 years ago with the massacre of all aunare people living on planets they controlled, now they'll stop at nothing to destroy an entire species just to keep their control over humanity.

Mait
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Shelley
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction
*Rating* 4.0

*Thoughts*

Off Planet, by author Aileen Erin, is the first installment in the authors Aunare Chronicles. 19-year old Maité Martinez lives in a reality that makes her very existence, the daughter of a Human mother and an Aunare Man who is second in line to the Aunare King, dangerous to her health. In fact, it could get her killed on sight if the truth ever gets out. But, what's even worse, is that if she is caught, it could lead to
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Sara (Book Series Recaps)
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recently, I listened to a podcast interview with Aileen Erin and was inspired by her author journey. Major publishers didn't want to print what she was interested in writing, and so she started her own independent publishing company, Ink Monster. Love it!

I picked up her novel Off Planet, and I am happy to report that I enjoyed this unique science fiction YA adventure. (Not to mention the fabulous cover!)

Maité, a half Earther, half Aunare teen, has finally run out of luck. After hiding out on Ear
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Kara Babcock
Kind of space-opera, kind of not? Off Planet intrigues me because it’s kind of about interstellar war, or at least the tricksy politics that can lead to an interstellar war, yet its main characters aren’t (with a few exceptions) soldiers or politicians. The protagonist is literally just trying to live her life, mind her own business, but others can’t have that. Aileen Erin crafts some fairly interesting and intense situations and brings a fair amount of creativity to the worlds she shows us here ...more
Emilie Haney
Feb 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook, ya-sci-fi
Ok so I was pretty excited to read this book because I tend to love YA sci-fi. But… This book has so much cussing in it I nearly didn’t make it through. There was a period around 20% where I almost gave up, and if it hadn’t been an audiobook I might have, but I decided to push through to the end.

I think the book really started to pick up once the main character got off of earth, but to me it seemed a little unrealistic that she faced everything she did in the way that she did. I also often found
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Cheryl Whitty
Reviewed on http://bookaddict.live,
I love a good Sci-fi and this is good sci-fi with Dystopian world where SpaceTech one of the biggest corporation has taken control of all Earth’s governments. Maité is half Aunare has been living on Earth with her mother for ten years.
As times moves on it getting harder to hide her abilities. The author has created a world with interesting characters and with plenty of action to keep me glued to the page. Roan is her best friend and has helped her all the years
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inabookshell
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely amazing!! Definitely one of the best books of 2019 so far! Can’t wait to film my review!
Minx
From the start of Off Planet, I could feel Maité Martinez’s tension in her every decision. She knew very little about her alien heritage except that she had to keep it hidden or that she and her mother would be executed. When she started experiencing changes that she didn’t understand and had a hard time controlling, it just made her even more determined to stay hidden. Unfortunately, when she forgot herself in a moment of panic, it put her directly into the crosshairs of the people she had been ...more
Fall-Out-Book-Nerd
I was sent an eARC of this book from Netgalley in an exchange for an honest review.

Off Plantet is a great way to start off a sci-fi series based around politics, intergalactic wars and the prejudices in different alien races. I'll admit that I actually requested to read this book purely because of the cover and title and the fact that it was sci-fi. I didn't read the synopsis and I'm quite glad I didn't because it gives away the first 100 pages or so and with it being only 350 pages Im glad I di
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Angela Cuéllar
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I NEED BOOK TWO!!! AHHH!!!

It didn't matter how long life forced me to put down this book day to day, the moment I picked it back up I was sucked right back into the story. Every. Time. With every chapter the emotions, the intensity, and the intrigue grows until you find yourself out of pages and desperate to know what will happen next.

We start off on Earth, although it's a grungy futuristic world run by an evil corporation called SpaceTech, but it isn't long before we begi
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Katherine Paschal
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Hiding out on Earth, waiting until the day where the authorities would discover that she is a halfer- half human half Aunare alien, Maite knows that it is only time until she will be arrested. When tensions are already high, Maite ends up attacking a handsy customer at the restaurant she waitresses at- a customer who just so happens to be someone in power. Maite ends up arrested and sent off planet to work her punishment off. But she ma
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Siriusly
Jan 29, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
When first listening to this book, I didn't like it. But, knowing that it has good reviews (4 stars here on Goodreads), I told myself to stick to it because maybe it gets better. Here I am 15% into listening to this story and it's just not doing it for me. Not only is the writing mediocre, I just don't give a hoot about the protagonist. She has no depth, no real emotion. There's no connection. Top that with lazy dialogue, it can't continue. Aileen Erin tries so hard to have natural cussing in he ...more
Mae Crowe
Off Planet was a remarkably low-effort yet thoroughly enjoyable read. I knew from the start that I was taking a risk with this one - I don't have the greatest track-record with YA scifi - but this novel did not have the same tonal and story pitfalls that I've grown used to.

That is to say, the narration and story were both quite unique. For a while, I was quite concerned for how easy everything was going for the protagonists. It seemed unrealistic considering their isolation and the sheer amount
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Hristina
This one is seriously hard to review without spoilers, so I'm gonna keep it as short and bleak as possible.
Off Planet is an intriguing and fun introduction to the Aunare Chronicles series.
I really enjoyed the world the story is set in, it's vividly described and easy to immerse yourself into. The plot is strong and well-paced, it's interesting, it's what makes this book so good. All the characters are well-developed, but Maité is especially easy to relate to. The writing flows beautifully, it's
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Sheila Kaye
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a long time fan of Aileen Erin's Alpha Girl Series and was excited to start her first book in the Aunare Chronicles, Off Planet. The book follows a young woman, Maite, who is half Earthling and half Aunare as she tries to escape Earth after hiding for many years and reunite with her father at their home planet. She's helped along the way by a loyal group of human friends and the beginnings of a love triangle seem to be developing between her, a human male and Aunare male that I believe will ...more
Lenni Jones
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs-and-special
Oh man, there’s just so much to say, but I can’t without writing spoilers!!! Don’t worry, I’m not going to spoil anything, it’ll just be difficult😂😂😂

When I started reading this book, I felt like I was cheating on “Becoming Alpha.” That book is tied for my most favorite book ever with “Ella Enchanted,” so it was a bit hard for me. THAT’S how much I enjoyed this book. I loved Maité, Roan, and Lorne. Not Declan so much.

I felt like Declan didn’t really do enough to stop all the bad things from happe
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Sharon
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you for the opportunity to read Off Planet by Aileen Erin, the first book in the Aunare Chronicles.

I have been in a bit of a reading slump lately, nothing has held my attention until Off Planet; I was hooked, completely engrossed and wanted more! I loved every moment of it and I was actually disappointed when I finished and realised the next book won’t be released until 2020. It actually left me little teary on a few occasions reading about the MC, I can’t remember the last time that a boo
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Hannah
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great story from Aileen! I'm so glad I read it and now I can look forward to having another series to read with the next books!
Dana
Apr 26, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought the plot was really good, but I gave it only 3 stars because of the excessive profanity. It was hard to enjoy the book when every other sentence had swear words in it.
Lauren Kastermans
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tbr-2020
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Sarah TheAromaofBooks
NB: I received this book via NetGalley, which doesn’t impact my review.

Every once in a while I find a paranormal series that I actually really like. It’s rare, and it’s kind of a weird thing because it doesn’t seem like a genre I should enjoy at all, but here we are. Last summer I thoroughly enjoyed Aileen Erin’s Alpha Girl series and signed up for her newsletter, which is what led me to the ARC of her newest book, Off Planet, the first in a new series, due to be published later this month.

Overa
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noémie
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you so much to Netgalley for providing me with a free digital advance reader's copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I was intrigued by this book from the moment I read the synopsis. A futuristic story with space travel and aliens? Of course I was in.

From the beginning, Aileen Erin creates an intriguing set up in a futuristic version of Albuquerque in the United States. Futuristic but still holding elements of the past, the world we are presented with is visually stunning but
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Tonja Drecker
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the most exciting reads I've seen this year, and I can't wait to dive into book two.

SpaceTech controls most things on the planet, and powerful as they are, they are at constant odds with the Aunare —an alien culture who leads Earth in many areas. SpaceTech has fought this by killing all Aunarians on the planet. Maite, the daughter of the leader of the Aunarian and part human, has been hiding on Earth ever since the first wave of genocide with her mother, living in constant fear of
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Haley Renee The Caffeinated Reader
Honestly, I found Maité so relatable, she's a young woman thrown into a world where she's struggling to survive and that's it, that's her goal, sure, in the end, she wants to do more but at the very start, we have someone who is trying to just survive. Her Father is a very important Aunare but she has no memory of him after Liberation week (when all the Aunare were shunned by Earthers, but I won't go too much into that and give it away). All Maité knows is that he's alive out there and that her ...more
Ren HappilyBuriedInBooks
This is another solid (and comparatively more massive) story by Aileen Erin. If you liked her other books and the characters within those works, this one will likely be up your alley as well. It’s a lot more sci-fi and a little less paranormal. I’m already looking forward to the second book!

Thanks to Aileen Erin and Ink Monster for the delight I felt when opening the package and finding this gem. (I received this book through Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review, of course.) Read
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Darius Murretti
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audible, ya
Maité Martinez ( a 12 year old ass kicking human/alien half breed ) a cross between a 1/2 Latina woman and 1/2 a physically powerful alien race teh "Aunare" . Her Biological Father ( who i she never met as she lives on the streets with her latino mother on earth in like a gang ) who is like the ruler of the " Aunare " . The "Aunare" are on the verge of war with "SpaceTech" ,an unscrupulous galactic corporation that sees teh Aunare" as a threat to their dominion of the universe .

Maité finds her
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Aileen Erin is half-Irish, half-Mexican and 100% nerd-from Star Wars (prequels don’t count) to Star Trek (TNG FTW), she reads Quenya and some Sindarin, and has a severe fascination with the supernatural. Aileen has a BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles, and spends her ...more

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