Tamara Carrington always felt different. One event in high school left her wondering if maybe she really was a freak, although she'd managed to leave that experience in the past-buried deep within her psyche. With the arrival of exchange students from the planet of Azelle to her college, Tamara's long-buried memories threaten to erupt. As Tamara's emotions build and her friendship with the Azellians grows, so does the knowledge of secrets within her own family.
With the deterioration of her mother's health, Tamara doesn't know where to turn for answers or solace. What has her family been hiding? Why does she feel inexplicably drawn to the Azellians? What will happen if she unleashes her long-suppressed passion? Will she survive or even recognize herself afterwards?
Wanting answers, yet being afraid of what she might find, Tamara wonders if it would be better to remain asleep.
|Publisher:||Merry Dissonance Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.06(d)|
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Reviewed by Michelle Randall for Readers' Favorite Tamara is working to finish her college degree at a time when it has been discovered that there are other planets out there with life on them, and in fact ambassadors have been sent and received for over 50 years. This year is going to be different as the Azellian ambassador has proposed having a sort of foreign exchange program at the University, with four Azellian students coming to Denver to study for the year. Tamara is excited because her grandfather had been the ambassador to Azelle years ago, and she is interested in learning more, even if her grandmother is having a hissy fit about it all. The thing is that there are secrets in Tamara's life and past that are on a collision course with the Azellian students, and nothing is ever going to be the same. Alawahea: The Azellian Affairs is the first book in a series that introduces the reader to another culture and begins the story of interactions, fears, differences and similarities. Author Sara L. Daigle has created a story that is captivating and realistic, the fears and prejudices that are projected towards the Azellians are the same fears and prejudices that we, as humans, project on anyone we don't know much about, and the problems it can lead to are enormous. Alawahea: The Azellian Affairs is the first book in a new series that looks to be both entertaining and thought provoking. All the characters were so well written and developed that, as a reader, I felt a connection to them each from the start, and it was easy to get caught up in the story, and following them and wanting only the best for each one. Author Sara L. Daigle has created an environment that is so realistic and believable that you feel like you are part of the story as the reader. I think this is a great book for all readers. A book that causes the reader to look at preconceived prejudices, and how we think and treat someone slightly different than ourselves, is much needed and should be read by many people. Will it change attitudes? Maybe of a few, those open to understanding, and that in and of itself is worth the read alone.