Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Colonization~ spotlight~

Finding a new home has never been so dangerous. Andromeda has spent all seventeen years of her life aboard a deep space transport vessel destined for a paradise planet. Her safe cocoon is about to break open as Paradise 21 looms only one month away, and she must take the aptitude tests to determine her role on the new world and her computer assigned lifemate. As a great-granddaughter of the Commander of the ship, she wants to live up to her family name. But, her forbidden love for her childhood friend, Sirius, distracts her and she fails the tests. The results place her in a menial role in the new colony and pair her with Corvus, the oaf? But when Andromeda steps foot on Paradise 21, her predestined future is the least of her worries. Alien ghosts from a failed colonization warn her of a deadly threat to her colony. And when Sirius's ship crashes on the far ridge in an attempt to investigate, she journeys to rescue him with Corvus. Andromeda now must convince the authorities of the imminent danger to protect her new home. What she didn't expect was a battle of her own feelings for Sirius and Corvus. Can she save the colony and discover her true love?
About the Author
Aubrie Dionne
Aubrie grew up watching the original Star Wars movies over and over again until she could reenact every scene in her backyard. She also loved The Goonies, Star Trek The Next Generation-favorite character is Data-, and Indiana Jones. But, her all-time favorite movie is The Last Unicorn. She still wonders why the unicorn decided to change back to a unicorn in the end.
Aubrie's books have received the highest ratings from Romance Times Magazine, as well as Night Owl Reviews and Two Lips Reviews. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Astraea Press, Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Publishing, Inkspell Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. When she's not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras. Romantic Science Fiction and Fantasy
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My thoughts:
The New Dawn is a space ship, vast as a large city. It has been home to Andromeda (the protagonist), her family, and her colony for many generations; however this all changes when it lands on the long anticipated planet called Paradise 21.
The new world, Paradise 21, is breathtaking, but with deadly infectious plant life that could potentially infect an entire colony. Andromeda works against the clock to save her colony from being wiped out. Along her journey she will encounter all kinds of strange and unusual things and situations; even communicating with a ghost of a person she once knew as well as alien ghosts.
I am a sucker for teen romance and Aubrie did a fantastic job on incorporating this into the story. First I fell for Sirius and hoped that Andromeda and he would be able to break the ridged rules of being matched for marriage to someone other than each other. But then, as the story continued, I really began to like Corvus. His strength of character, sweet personality, loyalty and good looks were hard to resist. Soon I found myself rooting for him instead of Sirius. Even so, I am hoping that Aubrie will bring Sirius back into the story for some good ole romantic rivalry with Corvus.
This book was so much fun to read and I recommend it to teens, tweens, and adults. I am looking forward to see what will happen in book 2, Reconnaissance.

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