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Review Tour: Alliance by Aubrie Dionne

Hey guys! Welcome to today's blog tour! Sorry its late, it really slipped my mind:(


First Published: 31 Jan 2014
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Pages: 236

“Saving him meant saving her colony…”

Lyra Bryan has been saving people her whole life from a chick in the ventilation pipes to her mentally ill brother when his mind drifts back to Old Earth. She meets her match when she finds a gorgeous alien man aboard the arachnid ship. Captured after a failed attempt to save his people, his spirit is broken, craving only vengeance. To save her colony, Lyra must save his body and soul.

Lyra’s lifemate, Tauren, is jealous of her obsession with the alien man and will do anything in his power to break them apart. While they travel to the arachnid’s home world to defeat the mother brain once and for all, they must set aside their differences and work as a team. But, can Tauren be trusted?

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Aubrie Dionne

Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her books have received the highest ratings from Romance Times Magazine, as well as Night Owl Reviews and Two Lips Reviews. She has guest blogged on the USA Today Happily Ever After Blog and the Dear Teen Me blog and signed books at the Boston Book Festival, Barnes and Noble, and the Romance Writers of America conference. Her writings have appeared in numerous publications including Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Inkspell Publishing, Astraea Press, Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. When she's not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras.

And now, check out my review of this book!

Finished Date: 16 Jan 2014

My Rating


My Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All views expressed are mine alone.

Alliance was a rather good book. I did enjoy it. I really liked the whole Paradise Reclaimed series actually, there is a real sense of continuity and each book literally picks up where the last left off. This made for a good read as it gave me better insight into the world that was Paradise 21.

In this book, we are reintroduced to Lara. Remember her? She was present in Colonization, albeit a really tiny part and again in Reconnaissance, where she had a slightly bigger part, yet not a major one. The thing is, what we saw of her in these 2 books made me feel like she was a bimbo, and simply put, not a very likeable character.

Yet, what happened in this book is that the character development was really good. Aubrie Dionne seems to do this really well. From a not very likeable character, she develops the character into someone worth respecting and someone you begin to admire. She did that with Andromeda in Colonization, who really matured over the book. She did that with Nova in Reconnaissance, who managed to put aside her prejudice to save the colony. She did that again here, with Lara, where we see Lara grow into a strong girl who is willing to fight for what she wants.

The plot of the book was really good too and provided an excellent continuation of the series. The action was exciting and kept me turning pages. It was interspersed with rather good dialogue which made for a very engaging story.

All in all, I really did like this whole series. It was really well structured and I liked seeing how everyone had an important part to play, and that a problem wasn’t just so easily solved after all. Paradise Reclaimed is a really good series, and I hope that there will be more books! After all, we are told at the end of Haven 6 that eventually they left Paradise 21 for Paradise 18. So yep, after it seems like the threats have been neutralized here, I’m curious to know what other things can play out in the future!

So yep, that's about it for today! Thanks for visiting!


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