Monday, 22 August 2011

Review: Paradise 21

Title: Paradise 21

Author: Aubrie Dionne

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Publication date: August 2nd 2011

Ebook edition: 228 pages

Genre: Science Fiction

Source: Enchanted Book Tours

My Rating: 6/10


Aries has lived her entire life aboard mankind’s last hope, the New Dawn, a spaceship traveling toward a planet where humanity can begin anew—a planet that won’t be reached in Aries’ lifetime. As one of the last genetically desirable women in the universe, she must marry her designated genetic match and produce the next generation for this centuries-long voyage.

But Aries has other plans.

When her desperate escape from the New Dawn strands her on a desert planet, Aries discovers the rumors about pirates—humans who escaped Earth before its demise—are true. Handsome, genetically imperfect Striker possesses the freedom Aries envies, and the two connect on a level she never thought possible. But pursued by her match from above and hunted by the planet’s native inhabitants, Aries quickly learns her freedom will come at a hefty price.

The life of the man she loves.

My review:

The idea of this book is really great...someone rebelling against people who set her whole life out for her - who to marry and what career path to take regardless of her feelings on the matter. And then someone else who had been kicked off of his own ship in a mutiny and abandoned on a desert planet. And everyone is trying to find a habitable planet because Earth was ruined. I mean...I saw the summary of the book and just thought I have GOT to read that!

I don't really read that much science-fiction - not anything like this anyway so I was a little bit apprehensive to start with.

For me this was one of those reads that is just 'okay' which was a little disappointing. I enjoyed reading it, but it's not memorable at the end of the day - it's not one that will constantly be on my mind like some books are.

It also had one of those love stories that I hate. Two characters meet, spend like three days together, and then fall in love? It frustrates me! Granted they spent the most stressful time together possible on a desert planet almost being hunted and eaten but still!

Anyway, this was still an entertaining read. It was full of action and the story was switched between alternating character's points of views. So there was loads of variation of characters and different personalities which was interesting.

Overall it was a good read and a quick one too!

Aubrie Dionne:

1 comment:

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

I've got this book to read in my pile, and I know what you mean about being frustrated with this instant love thing :) That's why it's so difficult for me to like paranormal romances, this love at first sight is just so unbelievable. Anyway, there is a very good sci-fi that I wanted to recommend which I really enjoyed - Enemy Within by Marcella Burnard if you ever decide to try the genre again.