Reconnaissanceby Aubrie Dionne
While sneaking out to prove Andromeda is a fake, Nova finds an alien ship hovering over their colony. Lieutenant Crophaven assigns her to a
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Nova Williams has lost her one shot at Lieutenant hood and at love. Lieutenant Crophaven has promoted her rival, Andromeda, all because her lifemate, Sirius, sacrificed their mission to win back Andromeda's love.
While sneaking out to prove Andromeda is a fake, Nova finds an alien ship hovering over their colony. Lieutenant Crophaven assigns her to a reconnaissance mission, giving her a second chance to redeem herself. Sirius must fly her and a research team to the vessel to decide if they are a threat. Thrown together with the lifemate that betrayed her, she battles with her own jealousy while her team battles for their lives.
Can she forgive Sirius in order to save her team and warn her colony?
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From what I’ve read, this book picks up where the first book left off. To me, this book can be read as a standalone. The author did a great job in giving a story separate from that one but also giving info where needed to keep the reader up to speed with prior happenings. Will I go back and read the first one? Yes, because enough of that story is given, without giving too much, that it struck my interest immediately. The characters that the author created have spunk. Nova, who the book is about, is stubborn as a mule, but as the story going on you feel her insecurities, jealousy, disappointment plus her hopes, dreams and possibilities. She’s a creature of habit that learns quickly that she is part of her own undoing through her actions and words. The love story is one that many of us have dealt with ourselves. Being in love with someone who loves someone else. Through the dangers that have them together, the couple learns to put that aside and be able to trust one another, count on each other, and work together to get out of the danger and finish the mission. This book is YA science fiction at its best. You are grabbed by the story from the very start, you connect with the characters, you experience the horrors of the alien race and feel like you are right there in the story itself. Science fiction is not an easy genre to write, it’s very easy to go off course of the story with too much information, too much fantasy infused details, etc, but this author has nailed it. I recommend this to any lover of science fiction, be it hard scifi or mainstream or campy like Starship Troopers (which I have seen more times than should be humanly allowed) and feel that this would also be a good read for anyone adventuring into the scifi genre for the first time.
Reconnaissance begins at the award ceremony.. However, it is not Andromeda we follow in this story it's Nova. They survived the microbes but these poor survivors from Earth can't seem to get a break. This time it's Nova that makes the discovery. This story goes into depth about Nova's life, and even while still in the beginning, you begin to understand why she's pushed herself all those years and why she resents Andromeda so much. If the reader disliked Nova in Colonization, they'll have an annoying feeling of guilt once they start learning about miss prim and proper. Andromeda in this story, is much different than she was in Colonization. She's no longer the love sick little girl chasing after her best friend. Now, she's more adult in her ways, especially her thinking. I was impressed with her choice of the team, especially with the fact that excluded herself and Corvus from it. This story definitely doesn't lack in action department from the beginning there's plenty of action as Nova, Sirius, and the others face a new threat to their new colony on Paradise 21. All in all this book was lot more action packed than Colonization. I hope Aubrie continues with the series. There's a small unresolved issue which leads me to know there will be at least one more book to follow this series if not more. I give this book 5 of 5 paws Reviewed by S.Cu'Anam Policar Freaky Fiction Writing Author Fae Books Tour Host/Reviewer Girls <3 Books Tours Host LadyAmber's Book Tours Host B3 Book Tours Host I Am A Reader Not A Writer Blog Tour Host Shades Rose Tour Host GWR Tour Host As You Wish Tour Host