Zola Flash

Zola Flash

by T. Marie Alexander

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Overview

EVEN THE INNOCENT CAN BE MARRED BY WAR

Zola is a Victian. And for as long as she's been alive, her planet has been at war with the ruthless, demeaning Payohlini.

After witnessing the gruesome murder of her family, Zola Flash decides it is time to escape with the one person she was taught to hate before she meets the same fate. Earth seems to be the perfect place to hide out - to pretend her whole life didn't come crashing down.

While on Earth, fitting in and making new friends are Zola's main goal. It's what she wants. A family to call her owns. But then, Zola uncovers family lies and the true reason behind this never ending war.

Now it's up to Zola and the enemy, who is swiftly stealing her heart, to save her people and gain retribution for her family. But when revenge and protecting her people mean relinquishing her freedom, she's left with a difficult choice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996906401
Publisher: LaTeaikia Alexander
Publication date: 10/30/2015
Series: Zola Flash Series , #1
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

T. Marie Alexander lives in Arkansas. She can be found sitting at a computer on any given day, usually writing or looking up something to do with fashion. When she is not doing either of those things, she's reading on her Kindle or binge watching Roswell on Netflix time and time again. She shares her apartment with her husband and some annoying ghost that like to take her belongings. Her dream of becoming an author started around the age of seven when she would glue small pages together and write about her favorite thing at the time, boy band crushes. T. Marie writes Young Adult Science Fiction and Paranormal Fiction.

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Zola Flash 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
thicks More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to love this story as much as I enjoyed the blurb. I do like fantasy and while this is good and ends quite well (cliff-hanger alert) it starts off choppy and you are fed information to fill in the gaps and then it becomes clear and more enjoyable. Zola has no clue that she's royalty and no clue of the danger that surrounds her. This pour child is beat up, thrown around, rejected multiple times, and so many other situations that it's ridiculous and really makes it hard to relate to someone who doesn't get a clue and continues to put herself in harms way. Will I continue the series yes I will because it is good although sometimes painful and I really want to know what happens next. This author is new to me and while fantasy allows our imagination to soar it can only do that with the correct tools and this book definitely has my imagination doing something.
Jolie More than 1 year ago
I liked the plot of Zola Flash. While I have read other books with various takes on the same plot, this one did grab me and hold my attention. I don’t know what was different about this book but the plot grabbed me. There were some plotlines that did not need to be in the book. Like that Trevor plotline. It added nothing to the book, except to show that Zola was dating someone to make Pin jealous. Would I have connected better with the book if that whole plotline disappeared, maybe? Instalove was huge in Zola Flash. I don’t know why YA books need to have the main female and main male character fall in love after a few days. They don’t know each other. It is safe to say I am not a fan of Instalove. In Pin and Zola’s case, Pin was her enemy. He was a Payohlini and she was a Victian. Those races were at war. They hate each other and the races do not mix. But Zola falls for Pin. I do think that she fell for him because of the trauma she endured in the beginning of the book. I did like Zola. The author did a great job up until Zola arrived on Earth building up Zola’s character. Then she stopped. There was no more development until the end of the book. Zola became stunted. Her character was stuck in a never-ending loop of taunting Pin and being a brat. Zola did break out of that loop towards the end of the book but still. Pin was almost too mysterious. Getting him to talk about himself was like pulling teeth. He kept vital information from Zola until almost too late. There were times where I wanted to bang my head off something hard because of that. There was a huge twist in his plotline that I didn’t see coming. I was shocked when certain facts were revealed. I also felt that he lead Zola on. I mean, you can’t kiss a girl and then friendzone her. Well, guardian zone her. No wonder she was confused about how he felt about her. I would have been too The end of the book was explosive. There was a fight scene that had me on the edge of my seat. Also, Pin’s big secret comes out. That secret did shock me because it came out of left field. The book does end on a cliffhanger. I do not like cliffhangers in books. It is almost like the author ends the book mid-thought. Saying that the cliffhanger was not used like that in this book. The author ended the book but left enough unsaid to make me want to read book 2. I said above that I felt disconnected from the book. I liked Zola but felt that her character had no development until the end of the book. I enjoyed the book but felt that there were plotlines that dragged the book down and took away from the story. I also felt that Zola’s past should have been revealed sooner. And there was Instalove. I did love the story. I felt that it was well written with good world development. I liked Zola and Pin together. I thought that they had great chemistry. I also liked that Zola was a strong female. She overcame some serious trauma. She was not someone to mess with. I would give Zola Flash a rating of Older Teen. It is a pretty clean book, language, and sex-wise. Zola and Pin kiss a few times but it goes no further than that. There is violence but the author did a good job of not getting too graphic with it. I would recommend this book to family and friends. I would not reread it but would be open to reading other books by the author. **I received a free copy of this book and volunteered to review it**
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Zola witnessed what no young teen should ever see, the murder of her entire family and she knows her own safety is on the line. Together with one of her world’s sworn enemies, she escapes to hideout on Earth. You see, Zola is a Victian and she is trying to create a sense of normalcy on a foreign planet with the mysterious Pin, a member of the Payohlini race, the very race who killed her family. Like any teen, Zola has her angst-filled moments, and her crushes, too bad her crush is on Pin, the unattainable guy who serves as her “family” on Earth. One minute he is like a best friend, the next he is cold, distant and almost cruel, but when push comes to shove, he is always there for Zola, watching her back, but keeping so many secrets. When given a choice, remain on Earth or return to her home world to become Queen, while being forced to marry the future Payohlini King, sixteen-year-old Zola chooses Earth, even it if means Pin will leave. Will she be safe on Earth or will she be tracked down like an animal? Just when she thinks things couldn’t get worse, the lies that were her life come to light and she learns she has no one to depend on but herself, even Pin lied to her, further shredding her heart. T. Marie Alexander presents Zola Flash, a teen alone in the universe with the weight of her people’s survival on her young shoulders. Zola is proof that even aliens can feel teen angst, insecurities and being caught in that no-man’s land of not being a child and not having the maturity to be an adult. Ms. Alexander’s tale is perfect for younger teens and young adults who will identify with what Zola is feeling in this science fiction fantasy that is well-written, emotional and filled with danger and deceit. Zola Flash is a great foundation to what looks to be an out of this world YA series. I received this copy from T. Marie Alexander in exchange for my honest review.