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Closing the doors: A review of United by Melissa Landers

United by Melissa Landers (Audiobook) This is book three, and the end of the alienated series. 26180279There is a lot going on in this book. The author introduces a new alien world and culture that not only threatens to destroy Earth, but L’air as well. (I may have misspelled L’air. Sorry)

Anyway, while I can’t say I enjoyed this book as much as the first two, It was a satisfying ending. There is a decent amount of action an adventure, and maybe a touch too much politics for my liking, but necessary for the plot. This book closes all the open doors on every character, letting you know how things pan out (good or bad) for everyone mentioned in every book (including the bad guys)

I was definitely satisfied with the ending, and I also noted that a few side characters were sent off on a little adventure of their own – Hello opportunity for a spinoff! All in all, I recommend this series. It’s good alien-induced fun.


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Take me away to a new world! A review of Starflight by @Melissa_Landers

Starflight by Melissa Landers (Audiobook) In this science fiction adventure, Humans have inhabited worlds far beyond our galaxy. A young orphan girl, hoping to erase past mistakes, sells herself as a six-month indentured servant in exchange for passage to the outer realm, where she can work as a mechanic and start a new life. Things go wrong along the way, though, entangling her with a crew of smuggler-types who send her through a race through space from pirates, bounty hunters, and the police. This is a fun story about finding friends, and maybe even love, in the most unexpected places. Lots of action, a fantastic cast of well-rounded, believable characters, and an entertaining plot. (Right down to the sugar glider ship mascot).

I really like how the author had a complete backstory for every character, and each quirky personality stood on their own. Also, we had Solara, Doran (the guy who indentures her) and the crew, each with their own stories/personal/legal issues, and all these wove together to keep complicating each other’s problems, yet the group always bound together to get through it all. I really appreciated the complexity in this one. Tons going on, but it never got confusing. Great for science fiction adventure lovers.

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