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The Connection

(The Blood-Light Trilogy #1)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  126 ratings  ·  118 reviews
Beatrice Walker thought she lived in a normal world—that is until she learned she’s a living hostel for an alien energy source, and apparently the answer to preventing extinction.

Bea has no memory of her last moments with her mother. The week they’d gone missing is a complete mystery. Suddenly moved back to her hometown with her father, Bea has rekindled her friendship wit
Paperback, 1st edition, 241 pages
Published November 24th 2020 by Chamberlain Publishing House
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Chiara | _ckarys
Jan 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
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I didn’t think I had it in me to thirst for an alien, but the year is 2021 and it’s already off to a surprising start.

THE CONNECTION is a YA sci-fi told in the dual perspective of Bea and Cash. Bea is a human girl living a normal high-school girl’s life—or so she believes. In truth, Bea is the vessel of an energy source from Ferro, a foreign planet, and Cash (who comes from Ferro) is tasked to keep her safe in order to save both Earth and Ferro from extinction. Together, Cash and Bea must uncove
Thais • tata.lifepages •
Jan 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
The Connection had me hooked from the start with a fast paced whirlwind of teenage hormones that kept my eyes glued to the page! If you like sizzling chemistry full of angst and enemies-to-lovers trope this read is definitely for you.

It reads more like a romance with sci-fi undertones. It focuses on the dynamic between Cash and Bea, who can't stand each other but are attracted to one another. Cash is from another planet, with super strength and unnatural powers and who luckily happens to be the
Booktastically Amazing
Jan 10, 2021 marked it as to-read
Why do I have a thing for hot aliens? totally not the crushing sense of idio-
Patricia's Book Kingdom
3.5 Stars

I don't normally read books where one of the main character's suffers a loss of a boyfriend/girlfriend before meeting their counterpart, but I got intrigued by the synopsis and the fact that it has sexy aliens (you can thank Jennifer L. Armentrout and her Lux series for my love of extraterrestrial creatures).

The Connetion is full of mystery and each chapter presents more questions than answers. The story is told from dual POV, one being that of Cash Kingston, creature from another pl
Vanessa (ve_xo)
Jan 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
I hardly ever gravitate towards books that involve extraterrestrial, I was pleasantly surprised with this title! I was happy the author presented me to this title!

The Connection's plot was one that lures you and keeps you hanging on! I usually dont connect very well with the multiple POV, but the author does a great job building the characters along with their personalities and traits. The enemies to lovers essence is definitely my favorite part, I love the angst between the MCs. I totally rec
Maria Elena | _mkarys
I admit I’m still relatively new to stories about aliens, so I’m always very eager for the opportunity to read one. Being someone who believes that the universe is too vast for it to be populated only by us human beings, I love seeing how people interpret something fictional that may very well be real in some far corner of the galaxy. The possibilities are endless.

The Connection was one of such stories. It follows Bea, a seemingly normal high school girl, and Cash, a (very hot) alien from Ferro
Jan 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Connection: Two Worlds. One Connection is the clever and intense debut novel from promising young author, Dana Claire.

Written in the first-person perspective, alternating between the two main characters, Beatrice (Bea) Walker & Cash Kingston, each chapter will leave you thirsty for more. Living and attending high school in Pennsylvania, Bea is your average teenage girl, until the devilishly handsome and arrogant Ferroan guard, Cash Kingston arrives to protect Bea and the alien energy source
Jan 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
Sci-fi has always been my favorite genre to read about and hence I grabbed this book and see my choice didn't disappoint me at all.

The book is filled with exciting twists and shocking scenes. The author has presented two different perspectives before the reader, one from the point of view of a normal high school girl, Bea and the other is Cash who is from a different planet, Ferro.

Though Bea isn't a normal girl as she thinks of herself. She is the energy source from Ferro which means she is also
Jan 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
The Connection is a YA fantasy thriller/romance/mystery. Just when you may think you have the plot figured out - you actually have no idea! Each answer provided leads to ten more questions. However, the plot is not confusing, just twisty! Twisty in a great way.

I don't usually gravitate toward alien fiction, but there was definitely enough "humanness" in the story to keep me intrigued. You are learning about main character Bea's life as she is learning about it. I related to her thirst for the tr
Jan 16, 2021 rated it liked it

A couple of questions. Did this book suck me in? Yes. Did it remind me of Twilight and yet was also unique? Yes and yes. Was there swearing? Yes and I did not love it. Am I curious where the heck this series will go? Yes!

Over-all this was an interesting world and an interesting start of a series. I couldn’t fully love Cash. I don’t know why? He just wasn’t that likable, which I think is the point. I wish there would of been more friendship building between Cash and Bea. I felt like she went
Lucky Codex
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Book is narrated from 2 characters Beatrice and Cash Kingston. Beatrice is a ordinary school going girl, living in a normal world. Initially Cash Kingston (Non - human) doesn't know how and why his girlfriend Seraphine died. Beatrice sees cash Kingston in school and she hovers around cash because of his good looks. Beatrice 's entire life change when her mother Faye dies and she knows that she has a deep connection with the Aliens(outside world). How did Seraphine die? How did Faye die? Grab the ...more
Tonja Drecker
Feb 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Two worlds, two threats, and two heroes hit, clash, and struggle in an exciting read, which keeps the action and tension high all the way through.

Beatrice and her father have finally moved back to the town they'd lived at years before...before her mother died. Settling in with old friends, her life is more than normal until five students walk through the high school doors. Everyone knows them except for her, but that doesn't stay that way long. Especially the one guy—super hot and a super jerk—h
pat nekuda
Jan 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Upfront, I haven’t read a YA book in years. I’ve read “Beautiful Creatures” and “Hunger Games” and enjoyed those books. Science fiction? Not my cup of tea—I don’t care for the having to learn about new planets, new mythical creatures or how a war is fought 250 years into the future.

So, I approached reading this book with a big, deep sigh. First good aspect: it’s based on Earth in current day America (yeah!). That fact made this book so much easier to get into. The aliens took a bit of getting us
Riella Cristobal
Jan 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
An exciting and quick-paced read, The Connection is the 1st in Dana Claire’s YA series. Beatrice is just trying to finish high school after her mom's death in an accident she cannot remember. Back in her hometown, she finds solace in her best friends and running track. The arrival of Cash Kingston, who is gorgeous and arrogant, and his attention to her is yet another thing in her life she does not understand. But Cash is not human, he is an alien and he and his team are tasked with protecting a ...more
Feb 04, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The connection is a YA Sci-fi/romance about Beatrice and Cash. Cash is a kick ass alien who picks up the responsibility of protecting Beatrice after her mother dies and (unknown to Beatrice) places an alien energy source in her... Did I tell you that Cash's girlfriend just died? Oh yeah... that alien energy source in Beatrice, its the match to the one in Cash and is prophesied to save both Cash's world and Beatrice's. OH WAIT!! I forgot to tell you it's also is Cash's dead girlfriends. But hush, ...more
Jan 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
My rating: 4.7/5

The Connection by Dana Claire is the first book in a trilogy.
The story follows Bea, a seemingly normal girl who is somehow more connected to the aliens than she knows, Cash, a Ferroan guard and prince who holds a powerful source, and his team as they struggle to solve the questions Faye, Bea’s mom, left behind.

In the beginning, we are kind of thrown into this world in the middle of the action and mystery. Bea doesn’t have memory of the last time she saw her mom alive or why the
Jan 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is a fabulous YA sci-fi book. It has been a while since I have read any high school-based science fiction, in the opening chapters I love the nod to the Twilight high school and that the characters use this pop culture reference. We do get some very cliche high school scenes in here but I was all up for it!

In this book we follow Bea who thinks she’s just a high school student and the other perspective we have is Cash who is from the planet Ferro. Both are dealing with the loss of someone t
Feb 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Sierra Santanelli
Jan 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was an enjoyable, quick read that I would recommend to those interested in present-day YA supernatural or sci-fi romances.

The Connection is very reminiscent of a lot of the YA supernatural/dystopian/romance series that have risen to popularity - the dynamic between the main characters serves up Roswell/Divergent/Twilight vibes (in the best of ways). Naturally, I ate it right up. It is angsty and full of all of the teenage feels that make reading a book like this such an awesome escape from
Komal Chhabra
Jan 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book was promising in several respects. I was enough intrigued to read it to cover. It was well published, edited and maintained me as a reader. True characters adapt to the storyline and new words, and certain science-fi aspects can be clarified if necessary.
🤗Two big characters are in the novel. Beatrice Walker is a normal teenager, a high school teacher. The male actor, Cash Kingston, seems to be still close. He's depicted as rude and often feigned violent. Beatrice and Cash met at gradua
Bhagyashree  Bagchi
Jan 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Readers of YA, take notice: This book has all the potential of becoming the next big hot seller in YA romance.

Beatrice Walker is a normal teenager (or so she thought). Her entire life changes when she meets the handsome and arrogant Cash at school, and realises he isn't human. A prophecy connects her and some extraterrestrials; together they must must try to save Earth and Ferro from annihilation. Bea is also pursued by some very powerful enemies from both the planets. What happens?

There's the
Dharani Kannan
Jan 22, 2021 rated it really liked it

I needed no more motivation to start this book than the book cover that grabbed my heart the moment I saw it. I'm deeply touched on reading the dedication part!

The story begins with both action and emotion, as Cash's girlfriend Seraphina has died! I wonder if anybody else could describe action in this way- so alive. Those minute descriptions flashed as a live image in front of my eyes. The story was written in such a way that it pulled me inside it. But one thing distracted me once in every few
Jan 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Thriller and action in one go !
A mandatory read.

This story revolves around Beatrice Walker, a normal girl living a normal life. She later comes to know that she has the power that will prevent the universe's extinction. I loved the character of Cash. It seemed like an adventurous ride with multiple twists and turns. I loved all the characters including Tasha; sister of Cash, Samantha, Faye, Darla, and many more. Realities and secrets unfolded many assumptions.

The first person narration makes t
Sukaina Majeed
Jan 22, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
girl studying in Cartwright High School till one afternoon as she returned home she realises she has a connection with the world of Ferri and the Ferroeans have come on the earth to understand this connection and take back what is theirs.
Hooked! Absolutely hooked for the first page. This sci-fi YA was a treat to read.
Cash, Beatrice's bodyguard is another voice in the book that explains what's happening with Beatrice.
With every page the book reveals new information between the planet Ferro and
Jan 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What do you think about aliens and the presence of life on other planets? If this is something that excites you then you must grab this book.

The story is about two amazing personalities, Bae and Cash. While Bae is living a life of a normal girl on earth, Cash has come to earth from the other planet Ferro to team up with Bea and save both the planets, earth, and Ferro from extinction.

How is it gonna be for Bea when she will come to know that she is the source of energy for Ferro and she is going
Jan 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing read this was!!!
The book revolves around Beatrice, a young college girl with friends named Darla and Chris. Beatrice seems to have a crush on one of a new attendant of the high school named Cash Kingston. Sounds simple, no..!!
But it isn't.
Beatrice Walker is living hostel for an alien energy source, whose power will prevent the universe's extinction.
Beatrice and her non-human-and annoyingly gorgeous-bodyguard Cash are part of a prophetic plan whose outcome to save their planets
Jan 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
• 𝑩𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝑹𝒆𝒗𝒊𝒆𝒘 •

𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: The Connection
𝗦𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀: Blood-Light #1
𝗔𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿: Dana Claire
𝗥𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴: ☆☆☆☆ 4.5/5

𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗲: 𝘐 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘣𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸.

I loved this book, it was really good. I feel that I cannot say I don’t like alien stories anymore, because this is the second alien story that I loved. Maybe it is just that I am lucky and I just read some really good ones. Anyway, this is such a good debut for this author with this story. It kept me captivated from star
Nicole Vanadia Davis
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Hot aliens? Check. Worlds in mortal peril? Check. Fast paced steamy shenanigans and intergalactic political treachery? Check and Check. Interesting spin on aliens from outer space. Still not sure if they come in peace or not. Cash is an arrogant jerk. But he also cares deeply. Bea is the unaware human who will somehow save two worlds. She handles everything thrown at her fairly well. Character development was great for the two main characters. I would have loved to see more from the secondary gr ...more
Komal Yadav
Jan 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
So here I am jotting few reasons why loved this book 👇

• The story is very fascinating with right amount of twists and turns entering the plot at right time. It kept me hooked till the end.

• There's very hard twilight vibes in the initial few chapters 😍, especially when Cash and his friends enter the high school.

• Sizzling chemistry between Beatrice and Cash, damm!! Again reminded me of Edward and Bella 🔥

• Tightly bound story with no or may be one or two loopholes.

• Mystery, thrill and engaging
Jennifer Brown
Jan 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and am so glad I purchased it. I don’t usually read this genre and wanted to change it up and try something new...and I am so glad I did! I don’t want to give too much away...but I love suspenseful books and this one did not disappoint. It was very well written and had me engaged the WHOLE TIME. Dana Claire is super talented and I’ll be following her to see what’s next. I know she has some more books coming out very soon and I will definitely be ordering those! Can’t wait. I’ve ...more
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When author Dana Claire had several poems published as an elementary school student, she was hooked and writing became her passion. A shared dream of hers and her mother’s, she promised her dying mother that she would become a published author and that dream has been realized with The Connection.

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