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Posted August 27, 2014
Baby, Species Intervention #6609 Book One by J.K. Accinni is an unusual sci-fi series that held me prisoner. In a good way, of course. I read with a fury not sure where this story would take me. I was entertained and loved the clever escape this story held. The writing is so good that I could have kept reading and reading but then I had things to do and it was hard to pull me away.
This is a series I can see people getting hooked on. Takes you to another world and does it in a clever way that had me mesmerized. The turns were unexpected which added to the lure. Couldn’t have predicted any of it. If you want to take a little ride into the future, an alternative future then these are the books for you. You might now want to come back.
Posted March 13, 2014
When I got Baby, I wasn't sure if I would like it because of the cover art. I'm really not one for a Sci-Fi type book. As I began reading I felt pain for Netty because of her life as a slave to her husband. As the book progressed and Baby was introduced, I loved the little guy for cheering up Netty and the same with Wil when he came into the story.
The plot was well thought out but I had a little bit of a hard time connecting with the characters. There were times I had difficult following along because of the different writing styles I came across within the book. I did enjoy the plot because it's unique. Baby takes the reader on a journey where love, pain, and happiness are abundant.
I enjoyed reading Baby and finished it quicker than I thought I would. I suggest giving Baby a try because it's easy to enjoy after putting aside the issues within the plot and characters. I plan on reading Echo, the second book within this series next. I recommend giving this one a try.
Posted October 13, 2013
Beautifully written and impossible not to savour, ‘Baby’ follows the story of Netty, a woman married to a
tyrant of a husband as a teenager in the 1920s. J.K. Accinni explores the different facets of human
nature, contrasting the caring, nurturing and loving qualities of Netty with the cruel, ruthless and
preying nature of her husband and his cronies.
Having escaped her husband’s clutches, Netty works hard to make a living from her parents’ old farm.
She is helped in her efforts by a creature she calls Baby, and who she finds in the woods and nurtures
back to health. Baby is not of this world, having been sent to Earth on a mission to improve and assist
the planet. But is shocked by the depravity the human race is capable of. Netty’s life changes
completely after her meeting and adopting of Baby, and she accepts the subsequent changes to
herself and her crops as miracles from God.
Her journey fascinated and gripped me to the very end, and ‘Baby’ is not only great historical fiction,
but also excellent science fiction as well as a bleak look at humanity and the effects of our actions on
the world around us and each other. Yet ‘Baby’ is all too plausible and very, very chilling. J.K Accinni
has not flinched from her observations of the human race and this is a book that needs to be read,
thought about and discussed - at length.
Posted April 22, 2013
I love this book. This book pulled at your heart strings and made you root for Nettie, Baby, and Wil. After being married to Robert and treated like she was nothing, Nettie discovers some of Robert’s secrets and takes off. Going back to where her family once lived, Nettie discovers an alien that she names Baby and discovers the healing powers of it. They become very attached to each other and Nettie wants to protect Baby. But when a stranger comes around and enters Nettie’s life, will she be able to keep Baby a secret or will that endanger their lives? This is a touching story of true love and friendship and the beginning of a wonderful series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 18, 2013
Posted April 18, 2013
Being an abused spouse my heart went out to Nettie. And when she found Baby I was so happy for them both. This was a very good read and I will be telling my friends!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 16, 2013
I had the joy of reading J.K. Accinni's book Baby. The book itself pulled me in and it only took me 3 days to read because I kept forever getting lost in the story. I love the portrayal of Netty and how she goes from a caterpillar to a butterfly with the help of the amazing Baby. I could imagine baby trotting along behind Netty everywhere she went and I was just so very enthralled with his character. He was truly amazing. How he had unending and relentless love for Netty and then for Wil. I like how his demeanor changed when he was with the two different characters and how they formed a family where again beautiful things come from a damaged past. I especially like how Baby was the "protector" of the kittens that touched my heart and really showed the heart of Baby himself. Ms. Accinni is a very talented wordsmith and you can tell her heart was in this book fully heart and soul. I would read this again and again and if I could give it stars they would be infinite because I loved this story so very much! I can't wait to move on to Echo which is sitting right beside me as I type.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 16, 2013
I enjoyed reading this book, "Baby" tells the story of a young woman, Netty, and a lot of the unfortunate struggles she goes through. She marries Robert, a man 20+yrs her senior. He was absolutely vile and repulsing, who only marries Netty after finding out she's the heir to a huge land fortune. His men were equally as repulsing, the things they did were truly awful.
When Netty finally escapes, she comes across Baby, who she takes into her home and cares for him as if he was her own. From there things started to change for the better for Netty, she finds love with Wil and they become a happy little family. "Baby" has its ups and downs but overall I enjoyed it.
My only downside was the different points of view without warning by the different characters.
Posted April 16, 2013
I received a copy from the author for review. This book was very interesting and quite different from anything I have ever read. Netty, the main character has been married to a man who turns out to be this evil opportunist who abuses her. She finally escapes after a brutal encounter with her husband and right hand man. She travels back on to her family's farm, the only place she can go and feel safe. While trucking through the woods she stumbles upon a unique creature. She takes the creature home, and names it Baby; Netty and Baby grow fond of one another and Netty notices that Baby just brings her joy and her life is starting to look up. Then one night she comes upon a drifter and then the three of them become a family. Life seems like it just keeps getting better and better for the three of them until things turn take a turn for the worse. I couldn't put the book down because I just had to know what was going to happen. I loved the beginning to the middle of the book, As for Netty, I loved her character because she kept fighting no matter what and never gave up. It takes a strong person to deal with what she had to face. As for Wil, he was great for Netty, but some of his decisions just pissed me off. A lot could have been prevented had he chose a different path. Baby is an amazing creature and I feel like we didn't even get to know the half of what he was capable of. The relationship between Netty and Baby reminded me of that of a man and his dog; strong, everlasting, loyal companions for one another. After reaching the middle to the end of the book, that is where I was beginning to have trouble on whether or not I liked how it ended or if it may have drug on a bit too long. Don't get me wrong, a lot happens, and what happens will make your jaw drop and just make you want to keep reading, but for me when it ended I was just not happy with the ending because I was confused as to what was going one with Netty, Wil, and Baby at this point. I give praise to J.K Accinni on her imagination because this is like nothing I have ever read. It was a refreshing take on paranormal. I love when books don't fall into the norm when it comes to paranormal. Still a good read and I will be continuing the series because I feel as if the series will get better and that book 1 was just a small setup for more to come. I had a really tough time deciding on giving it 3 or 4 stars because there was tones I loved about it, but then the ending just wasn't what I expected and left me a bit unsatisfied, but at the same time makes me want to continue in order see what comes of the series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 16, 2013
Baby was one of the most interesting books i have read this year. It is an alien story that adults and teens can get into.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 15, 2013
Baby, being the first book in the series started out a little slow, but that is to be expected in a first book. It is set back in a time where a woman would be married at a young age. The pain, physical & emotional, that Nettie endured during this marriage were hard for me to read on a personal level not because of grammar (thus the reason I rate it an 18+ read). However watching how she grows in her life after meeting Baby was much more enjoyable but still with a few hard moments. This story has real life problems with the addition of Baby an alien added to stir things up.
One thing that I will say that I saw true in this book and it is true in real life...Evil corrupts those weak in faith but the Good are rewarded! I saw no faith in Robert Nettie's husband but saw plenty of evil, it is only Nettie's faith that helped her get as far as she did. At least that is how I saw it.
It will be interesting to read Echo and see what happens next.
I gave this book a 3 star for a good story and good writing, even if I didn't like some of the content that is not a reason for me to rate it other wise.
Posted April 14, 2013
i got this book on Amazon on one of the free days, i just finished it last night, and i could Not put it down!
it had me laughing, it had me crying, it just Had me enthralled. It was very refreshing and new, not something i've ever read about, and i can not wait to read the next book in the series! great book , recommended to everyone
Posted April 5, 2013
The begining of this book was hard for me to read, but once i got past the first bit I really enjoyed it!
Alot of unexpected twists , very entertaining and I really liked the character baby. Sounded very cute and i wanted to have him as a pet! Can't wait to read the next book!
Posted April 3, 2013
When I started to read this book, I thought to myself "What did I get myself into"? A book based in the late 1920's with a couple living on a farm giving their daughters hand away in marriage.
Wow, was I wrong! Once Netty got the courage to leave her abusive husband and run to a place where she always felt secure, that this story started to draw me in. Of course this is when she encounters a dying creature. She feels the need to take it in and care for it. Not only was this story a tragic at times but it was also very touching.
The love that bonds these two is heartwarming and yes I will admit it, it's a tear jerker as well.
Your emotions take a ride right along with the twist and turns that develop in the story.
If you are a pet lover and a person that believes that things happen for a reason, then I must say this is the kind of book that you will not want to put down. ET may be phoning home, but I'm calling on Echo being even better!
Posted April 3, 2013
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.
Wow, I love science fiction, but this book is much more! It's a love story.
Netty is a wonderful character. Unfortunately, she is forced to endure abuse from her rapist husband. Although badly treated, her spirit is not broken. When an opportunity to escape arises, she takes it. I loved her warm and generous heart. When she finds a hurt creature, she takes it in and looks after it. She names it Baby.
Baby is an alien, who has a mission. One that gets blurred once he meets Netty. I grew attached to Baby. He has a unique way of looking at things, almost childlike. However, his mission is not altruistic.
Wil is also a fantastic character. He is loving and kind, and just what Netty needs. Together, the three of them make themselves a unique family.
I knew going in that this book would be dark, but I felt a bit like a rabbit caught in headlights! I was totally fascinated with this story! The violence is very disturbing, but I found myself completely hooked. I found the characters very life like, and I became very sympathetic to them. I also took an extreme dislike to Netty's husband. He deserved worse punishment for his crimes! The book is very fast paced and before I knew it, I had reached the end. The ending was a complete shock, and had me in tears. I am now looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Echo.
J.K. Accinni has written an amazing science fiction story that tugs on every emotion: anger, disgust, hate, love, happiness, sadness and terror. Due to the extreme violence (abuse and rape), I do not recommend this book to young readers, or those who are squeamish or of a nervous disposition. I do, however, recommend this book if you love a well written science fiction/love story that will stay with you long after you have finished the book. - Lynn Worton
Posted April 2, 2013
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. At the beginning you couldn't help but feel the turmoil that the main character Netty felt living with her abusive husband. It was a violent Marraige and he had only married her for land and money that she had inherited but didn't know about. She finally gets the courage to escape his clutches so she runs and runs to the only place she knows. She ended up at the delapitated family home. One day Netty comes across a injured creature and she nurses it back to health. After that they become bonded. This is one book that is a page turner right from the cover. I typically do not read Sci-Fi books but the talk on these books I couldn't resist the peer pressure. The characters were really well developed and the author has a great ability to create vivid imagery. I definitely look forward to more from this author.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.