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Addy and Brock are back and this time, they’re headed to Ayezh:
ADELAIDE BECKER has one goal: rescue her father from his enemies and certain death. In a desperate bid to save the father she just met, she puts her faith in the one person she shouldn’t, Daxon Aluxni, an Ayezhni with his own agenda. What she doesn’t anticipate is being drawn to the very people she holds responsible for her father’s capture, her family’s breakup, and the exploitation of Earthborn like her.
BROCK GRIGNI figures Addy will throttle him for disregarding her wishes, but he follows her to Ayezh. While he knows she’s powerful, she isn’t invincible or truly aware of the danger surrounding her, and he wants to be by her side. Used to being as unemotional as any Ayezhni, the strength of his love for Addy surprises him. Unfortunately, along with the good comes the bad, and he struggles with unfamiliar feelings: jealousy, anger, inadequacy, and pain.
Facing almost insurmountable odds, Addy must fight for everything she holds dear. If she fails, not only will she lose Brock and her father, but also the freedom of her fellow Earthborn.
With two planets depending on her, can Addy do what it takes?
Look for the third and final book in the series later this year!
Science fiction hasn't always been my favorite genre because too often characterization gets sacrificed to action. Don't get me wrong, I love action, but it can fall flat if the audience doesn't care about the characters. In Verseborn, and Earthborn before that, we get an in-depth look into Adelaide's motivations and thoughts, so when the action comes, it's even more captivating. We understand why she's willing to risk it all, and we love her for it.
And getting to know her doesn't preclude amazing edge-of-your-seat action. Book 2 picks right up where book 1 left us, and it never lulls. From page 1, you strap in and take a crazy--and so enjoyable--roller coaster ride.
If you love science fiction, don't delay in picking up your copy. But if you've ever hesitated about the genre, let this book be the reason you learn to love it.
Rating: 5 stars
Note: I served as Editor through Indie Books Gone Wild. A positive review was not requested or guaranteed; the opinions expressed are my own.