Monday, March 4, 2013


Title ~ Colonization
Series ~ Paradise Reclaimed, #1
Author ~ Aubrie Dionne
Publisher ~ Inkspell Publishing
Published ~ 7 November 2012
Genre ~ YA/Sci-Fi

My Rating ~ 3.5 bites out of 4

The colony ship New Dawn has been traveling in space for centuries. One of many ships bound for various planets the inhabitants of New Dawn lost contact with the other colonists long ago. They may well be the only humans left from a doomed world and they need to make it Paradise 21 and not just survive, but thrive.

Like the colonists before her, Andromeda Barliss has spent her whole life on board the ship. However, unlike those that came before her, at age 17, she will be landing on Paradise 21 and making it her new home. Whether she wants to or not. Annie would rather stay on board the ship than go out onto a strange new world and build a new life. When she gets her work assignment she’s happy she’ll be working with her mom, but very unhappy when she doesn’t get her best friend Sirius as her lifemate. What will she do? Is the planet as safe as they’d been told all those centuries ago? What about her Grandma Tiff telling her she would save the colony? What’s up with that? Annie is about to find out many things about her fellow colonists, Paradise 21, her lifemate and, most of all, about herself.

This is a great sci-fi story, well-written with an interesting plot and well-fleshed characters. I found Annie to be a bit of a whiner, but she gets herself together by the end. I’m curious to see where this series is heading and I’m going to look into Dionne’s A New Dawn series since they seem to be loosely tied into the Paradise Reclaimed series.

*Many thanks to Inkspell Publishing for providing me with a review copy. Please see disclaimer page.

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