Monday, September 10, 2012

Book Review: HAVEN 6 by Aubrie Dionne

Title: Haven 6
Series: New Dawn #3
Author: Aubrie Dionne
Publisher: Entangled Publishing (September 11, 2012)
Format: eARC Novel
Source: Author
Genre: Science Fiction Romance

A product of an illegal pairing, Eridani is the only woman without a lifemate aboard the colonization ship, the Heritage, and she is determined her less than perfect DNA will not get in the way of finding love. As the ship nears it's final destination of Haven 6 after five hundred years of travel, images of the surface show evidence of intelligent life on a planet that's supposed to be uninhabited. Commander Grier assigns Eri to the exploratory team to spy on the alien society and return with information on how to defeat them.

When Eri's team lands, tribes of humans attack and Eri is saved by Striver, the descendant of a colonist and a pirate from Old Earth's colonization efforts in other parts of the galaxy. Striver helps Eri rescue her team and they are drawn to each other despite their different allegiances. While Striver battles with trusting Eri, Eri must decide whether to warn him and his people about the commander's intentions, or follow orders and complete her mission.

Review: Faith in humanity comes from the strength of love in Aubrie Dionne’s Haven 6, a thrilling conclusion to the epic New Dawn series. 

Linguist Eridani Smith lived her life on the Heritage as a second class citizen because of an illegal pairing. Yet her skills come into play when scouting vessels report that the planet Haven 6 might not be as uninhabited as the colonists hoped. With a small exploratory team, Eri has to travel to Haven 6, befriend the aliens, and report to the commander about how to exterminate them, but nothing is as easy as it seems. The so-called aliens are humans from Old Earth too, and she has to decide whether to follow orders or her heart. 

Haven 6 quickly had me sitting on the edge of my seat and holding my breath while I read. To think of traveling hundreds of years to find out your planet is already taken must be devastating. The characters are well-rounded and feisty with their individual quirks. The plot weaves through several characters and brilliantly touches on the other books in the New Dawn series. Dionne has created a fantastical world set amongst the stars. The stakes are high and packed with emotion, and the writing style is beautiful and firmly set within the characters’ minds. At the end, Dionne ties up the threads from her entire series to reaffirm the theme of hope, unity, and love. 

Haven 6 by Aubrie Dionne is the perfect end to a fantastic science fiction romance series, although I miss the characters and worlds already.

Five Bookworms = I loved it!

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