This review contains some spoilers, so beware!
A copy of this book was received from the author in exchange for review. Thanks, Ash Gray!
So, I’ve just finished reading this, just now, minutes before writing this, so the story’s super fresh in my mind. However, it is a very short story (due to be in five to six parts, according to the author), so the review somewhat mirrors this. I decided to use a bullet-point method to better convey my review, which I think works out nicely.
Rose, a sweet and kind librarian, is on her honeymoon with her goofy gym teacher husband when the trip takes a turn for the worst and she is abducted by aliens. When the spacecraft is attacked by the enemies of Empress Nashal, Rose makes it back to Earth freshly impregnated by alien royalty with said enemies on her heels. Now faced with running for her life, she is joined by Zita, a cheerful alien marine, and must make the choice between her unborn alien child and her baffled husband, who believes the child is his.
As you may know, I’m a bit of a sucker for science fiction, so going into this one wasn’t much of a “do I really want to?” for me. The idea was interesting and the content was pretty short, so I thought, yeah, let’s give it a go. At the time, I didn’t know what the rest of the books were going to be about, exactly, but that would have actually only interested me more if I had known.
This first book, though, was kind of meh for me. It was a good set up for what the later books are going to be about (IE, the princess Quinn), but now that I know what the later ones will be, I want to read them more than I really wanted to read this first one. I would still read it, because I don’t believe in skipping around in a series.
But, as for this first book, here’s what I liked:
What I was meh about:
What I didn’t like:
Chapter 7, I think it was, where you’re put in Quinn’s POV and Quinn is counting to ten. That chapter was done so well. So well. Especially considering the fact we’re in the head of a four-year-old and we’re giving a mechanism, counting to a number, that is understandable and achievable for a child, is just very nicely done. I’d read that chapter again.
All in all, it was an okay start to what sounds like a great series, and I might just have to go and pick up the next book in the series once some more parts are out. (Because, if I read and then have to wait, I might lose interest.)
Thanks for reading!