Thursday, March 27, 2014

Ashley's Review: Reconnaissance (Paradise Reclaimed #2) by Aubrie Dionne

Reconnaissance (Paradise Reclaimed, #2)
Reconnaissance (Paradise Reclaimed #2) by Aubrie Dionne
Publication Date: April 5th 2013
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction Romance
Pages: 260
Format: Paperback
Source: Gifted
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?
~My Thoughts~

I must clearly be crazy to read this book. Why? Because I’m arachnophobia, which means I’m afraid of spiders (deathly afraid). Yet here I am, reading a book that contains giant ass spiders and loving it! Haha. Though the giant alien spiders aren’t just that, spiders, they’re mutant spider bodies are combined with another element and it was quite the surprise. Loved it!
You’re probably wondering why I read a book that has giant ass spiders written into it if I’m deathly afraid of them? Well for one, I absolutely love this series! Two, I love Aubrie Dionne and I will jump through hoops (or face my fears) to read her Paradise series! It keeps me so interested and engaged that time flies by without me knowing, those kind of reads are exactly what I want when I’m busy and tired from school.
I enjoy how in each book in this series is based off a different characters point of view. Colonization was based off Annie (Andromeda, not a big fan of this name, quite the tongue twister) and this sequel was based off Nova, Annie’s archenemy. At first I couldn’t really tell the difference from their voices, even though Nova had strong feelings of hatred towards Annie, however as time went by I was able to tell them apart and get attached to Nova as I had gotten attached to Annie and her story. I’m very happy that Nova got what she wanted (not a spoiler, there’s many things she want’s, you’ll have to read to know what I’m talking about).
Reconnaissance starts off right where the first one ended, very little time has passed and that made the read so much more pleasing. And along with that, it isn’t long before the action starts and we’re sitting on the edge of our seats. This made me smile that I didn’t have to wait with the world building (nothing wrong with it, but sometimes when you’re tired it can become a chore) to get to the heart racing and intense scenes. And they were intense! Mrs. Dionne definitely had the hairs on my arms stand on end. Got chills running down my spine throughout the read!
Overall I couldn’t put down this book and when I did, I couldn’t wait to get back to it. At first I didn’t know where this was going or how this one and the first one worked together but at the end I was able to see a bigger picture. I’m hoping to god it doesn’t end with the next one! I can see this series going more than three books.

Reconnaissance is an action packed, spine chilling read that’ll have the hairs on the back of your neck standing up, with a heartwarming romance that shows us that sometimes we are allowed second chances.

Will disturb your being
Sweet Readings Everybody!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for reviewing this! I'm glad you enjoyed it.