Monday, November 26, 2012

Book Review: COLONIZATION by Aubrie Dionne

Title: Colonization: Paradise 21
Series: Paradise Reclaimed
Author: Aubrie Dionne
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Format: eARC Novel
Source: Publisher
Genre: YA Science Fiction Romance

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 keep her 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?

Review: Forbidden love on a paradise planet that’s anything but paradise, Aubrie Dionne’s Colonization will keep you guessing.

Andromeda’s life is pre-planned. She’ll take her tests, and her job and lifemate will be chosen for her. But everything is about the change on the New Dawn. After many generations, they are landing on Paradise 21, their new home. She has to face a life outside the confines of deep space and a new job. Worse, the boy she loves is chosen for her enemy. Andromeda doesn’t know how she’ll survive these changes, but the worst is yet to come. For the planet isn’t as much of a paradise as they once thought.

Colonization hooks the reader from the first chapter. Andromeda is an unlikely heroine. She doesn’t work hard at school, and she’s known to be a slacker. But she could be the colonization’s only hope for survival. Sirius is the forbidden hunk, and Corvus is simply loveable and strong. I love how Dionne sprinkles in phrases like “black-as-deep-space hair” to show the futuristic expressions ideal for their lives. The plot is fast-paced and intense. The budding romances are sweet and passionate. I love how the colonists still find their choices in their pre-planned existence. This novel is such a great read!

Aubrie Dionne conquered space in her New Dawn series, but now she’s taking over the planet in Colonization. You won’t want to miss out on this new series!

Five Bookworms = I loved it!