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Species Traitor

(Species Traitor #1)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  112 ratings  ·  47 reviews
2021 RONE Awards Nominee for Time Travel/Science Fiction

A Science Fiction Dystopian Novel

My name is Ava Mendoza, and I am a species traitor.

They came hoping to find a new home after their own planet was destroyed, but Earth was dying as well, and most humans saw their arrival as an invasion. Now, two decades later, the Veilorians have been banished to the District, a
Kindle Edition, 371 pages
Published March 6th 2020 by Twisted Press, LLC
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Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
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Species Traitor is a hard-hitting story that is a mish-mash of sci-fi, Dystopian and romance.
The Veilorians home-planet is gone and they have ventured to earth in their ships as refugees from the stars.
Looks-wise they are very similar to humans, just a larger stature and exotic eyes set the two species apart.
Ava was three when these visitors arrived now 22 years later they are housed in the district a five-mile square plot of land on the edge of the congested and overcrowded city.
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Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)
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My Rating: 3 and a half stars

* I received a free copy of the audio book of this novel from Audiobooks Unleashed. All opinions in this review are my own.

This book is too reminiscent of the real world and I would like more fiction than reality in my books, thanks! On a more serious note, the world-building was so, so, so good. The best part was that the info-dumps were minimal. Everything was introduced as it became relevant.

I think there have been a handful of characters
Nov 23, 2020 rated it really liked it

Freaking good dystopian sci-fi! Ava’s actions were a bit TSTL at times but other than that... Man, it’s a story that’s hard to put down!
InD'tale Magazine
Rating: 4.5/5.0

“Species Traitor” breathes new life into the dystopian genre, delivering an exciting and emotional journey for the readers

Read full review in the 2020 May issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
Ever since Mary asked her readers what she should write next, and gave us this story as an option, I had been eager to finally get the full story. Thankfully she finished it and it was everything I knew it would be.

I remember Mary saying this story would be so much more than just a love story. And it was. It was beauty and raw emotions. It was heartbreaking to the point of tears. But Mary crafted a glorious bandaid in the form of words and amazing characters to mend my heart over and over again
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dystopian-sci-fi
Species traitor is a very deeply emotional read, for me it was anyway. Ava Mendoza is the heroine riveting depiction of what our world would be like if aliens from another planet were to actually show up. Not just to visit, but to escape their dying world. What happens next had the novelty of having "visitors" permanently staying turn in a really bad direction. It got to the point where any human that associated with "them", were labeled Species Traitors!

This was much more than a sci-fi-dystopia
J Davoday
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great start to new series

Great writing as always from this author. Strong heroine trying to survive in a damaged world . This story combines aliens and humans struggling to fight the evils of a crazy scaremongering government. Looking forward to more !!
A friend sent this book to me, and I have no idea why I hadn't read this story by this author since I had read her before. Maybe it's because I don't normally gravitate to "alien" stories. *BUT DAMN THIS BOOK WAS GOOD!* If you like Dystopian stories, this is for you. If you like alien/sci-fi stories this might be for you. And if you love romance, this one will be for you. It's slow to build, but the love story is there. I cannot wait to read the next... waiting on my kindle. ...more
Jun 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
It’s like a sci-fi/dystopian soap opera. The drama never stops.

World-building? 4.5 stars
Where does their food come from they essentially live in a city dome that’s bursting at the seams? Why are the only job options essentially Mirror cleaning outside the dome, trash detail outside the dome, or one of the very few rich people jobs [i.e. doctor or politician]?

Character development? 4 stars
The development of Dean, Finn, & Lena was pretty great.
In the very beginning, the chemistry between Ava
Jul 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
By showing the dark side of humanity, Species Traitor through fiction, explores bigotry that can be applied to current events. I really enjoyed it although there is more character development than action. If you're a critic of the dreaded cliffhanger you'll need to be aware this book ends in one. However, book 2 is already available. ...more
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kate-l-mary
Ok - I can't come up with a synopsis that doesn't give the plot away and doesn't sound like a duplicate of Kate's blurbs for this book.

I liked it. A LOT. It's really, really, REALLY good.

I suggest that ya'll buy this book and read it for yourself.
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received this book via a promo code and this is my voluntary review. Having recently completed the Outliers series which is also based in this Universe I was excited to catch up with another group of heroes from Sovereigns lost twin city, Polis. Here we join Ava, Ione, and Finn and her cities slow creep towards annihilating the alien refugees from Veil even at the cost of their own demise. Not a fan of Apocalypse/Dystopian genres??? This is more like a Science Fiction. If you liked Syfy's Defi ...more
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing

This is one of my favorite authors and she hasn’t let me down this time either. A new series starts in a futuristic earth that has been decimated by war, atomic bombs and climate change. The population lives in small communities spread around the earth; or so they think but no one has been in contact with these other communities in years. They use solar panels for power since there is an abundance of sun which is a major source of the radiation outside of the city. Unfortunately, t
United Indie Book Blog
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
That ending though...😱😱😱
I have enjoyed several books by Kate l. Mary and with each one she is able to draw me in from beginning to end with the world she creates. With Species Traitor, she takes dystopian/sci-fi and really makes you think about the world we live in.
I enjoyed Ava and her strong, caring, wanting to change the world attitude. I’m scared for her and I’m not sure what is going to happen. Finn was a surprise for me, I wasn’t sure I would end up liking him but watching his growth reall
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another piece of artistry from Kate L. Mary. A well crafted story, and study, of what makes up "humanity". This combination of dystopian and alien sci-fi examines tolerance and acceptance of differences between two humanoid species who are forced to live together.

Engaging and thoughtful, it left me thinking and wondering about a lot of "what ifs". The characters are well developed and the readers can't help but empathize with their plights.

My only complaint is that it ends on a cliffhanger. I'm
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The first thing I will say is that there are NO ZOMBIES in this book! But…there are some bad guys, and you'll never guess who they are…or, yes, you probably will. This is a Sci-fi Dystopian novel, that hints of more to come. The protagonist is a strong female (as in all of Kate's books) that doesn't really think things through to conclusion before she acts. As I'm sitting here, looking to the world like I'm sleeping, since I haven't moved for over an hour, my body and mind are screaming out to h ...more
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
i got this book for free in storyorigin in exchange for a honest review, to tell the truth i am already familiar with the writting of Kate L. Mary, and i just can say it didnt disapoint me ^____^ i went deep and strong in this story, i started this morning and after getting the kids back from school i finished, i am in pain for the next book on the story.

in this story aliens come to "earth", but they dont come to invade us, they are in search in a new place to live, and instead of accepting them
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Species Traitor

Ava is a stubborn character who will not bend if she believes the government is wrong. You can easily see Polis and the District in your mind as described. The world and characters are almost real making you think of the possibility. This is a two book series so make sure you have them both as this is one you can't stop reading.
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-obsession
Another awesome book by Kate. I have to say Ava is somewhat naive & does stupid things. Can’t wait to read the next book tho.
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So good!

This book was fantastic! I can’t wait for the next one! Kate L. Mary did it again! This one is definitely a favorite! 💜💜
Sharon Hendrix
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love it!

Kate once again delivers to us another excellent start to a world she has chosen for us to see. Ava and Finn are attempting to find a life together against all odds and Kate ends this with the cliffhanger of all cliffhangers. Nice move, Kate. Anxiously awaiting book two!
Tina Young
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Loved this book. Couldn't put it down!! I am extremely excited for the next one in the series. I can't wait to see what happens next!
Tina Gundy
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Species Traitor (A Science Fiction Dystopian Novel) by Kate L. Mary and narrated by Heather Firth is the start of another fantastic series for this duo! I loved this one! Highly recommend if you enjoy sci-fi with a mix of romance and dystopia, or are a fan of Kate’s work.

What’s it about? The story revolves around Ava, who is a human, and Finn, who is half-alien and half-human. Ava only wants to see her cousin who lives in The District as she is married to a Veilorian (aliens). Tensions are risin
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So good

This is definitely not my usual read but Kate L. Mary wrote it so I had to pick it up. I'm so glad I did. I can't wait to find out what happens next. Without giving anything away, this book had the ability to really make you question the things that happen around you, what would you stand up for, what would you stand for. Definitely worth your time.
Julie Gordon
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Best read ever!

Couldn't put it down had to read it straight through.. Can't wait to read the next book in line, it will be great.
Paula Mills
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another Winner

Anew world creatively designed again by this award wining author. 💥💥💥💥💥Great for all ages .Can’t wait for the sequel! Bravo on another success!
Jessica Belmont
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love Kate L. Mary. I don’t think it’s a secret. I have yet to read a book by her that I don’t absolutely love. Species Traitor is no exception. A mix of dystopian, scifi, and romance, Kate L. Mary has a knack for writing captivating stories in a multitude of genres.
Something this author does really well is taking her readers on an emotional whirlwind. I absolutely love how character driving Species Traitor is. The characters are so realistic and it feels as though I know them well now.
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another great story by Kate L Mary. It is an alien story that really is about "social injustice" sort of. ...more
Olivia Helewa
Species Traitor is a futuristic mash of SciFi and Dystopian with a splash of romance added in. There's lots of worldbuilding in the author's writing style, and well-developed characters. I easily found myself immersed in the storyline. Looking forward to the author's next books! ...more
Carol Heisz
Mar 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loved it!!! Hate cliffhangers though, when is the next book coming out???
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Kate L. Mary is an award-winning author of Adult, New Adult, and Young Adult fiction, ranging from Post-apocalyptic tales of the undead to Speculative Fiction and Contemporary Romance! Her YA book, When We Were Human, was a 2015 Children’s Moonbeam Book Awards Silver Medal winner for Young Adult Fantasy/Sci-Fi Fiction, and a 2016 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal winner for Young Adult Science Fiction. ...more

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