{Review} The Choosing by Lucy Varna (with Giveaway)

{Review} The Choosing by Lucy Varna (with Giveaway)The Choosing by Lucy Varna
Series: The Pruxnae #2
Published by Bone Diggers Press on June 12, 2015
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction
Character(s): Aliens, Paranormal Guys
Pages: 248
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Ziri Mokuru has lived her entire life in the rural village of Arden Hollow on the planet Tersi. While her parents are off having adventures and being Very Important People, she’s struggled simply to find a place where she belongs. One night, she investigates a disturbance in her home and discovers an armor-clad man sorting through her belongings. Her first thought is for her parents’ safety, not to question why this man is in her home late at night without even the courtesy of knocking. After all, no one among the trusting Tersii breaks into someone else’s home without a good reason.

Ryn abid Alna has an excellent reason for sneaking into Ziri’s home. After years spent scraping together enough vud for the bride price, he’s finally ready to steal a wife. One look at Ziri’s sweet smile and Ryn decides no other woman will do. She can fix anything she touches, so why not the loneliness he’s lived with since he was enslaved as a young boy?

Though Ziri longs for love, she’s not so sure she’s ready to settle down with the man who kidnapped her, especially after he jumps her into a nest of Sweepers, a sinister alien race bent on mayhem and destruction. As the day draws near when she faces Ryn’s family on the Choosing field, Ziri ponders the hardest decision of her life: Fight for Ryn and the place he’s made for her in his heart or choose another man as a life mate and risk never knowing love.

Katie: So if I’m being honest here, romance is not my usual go to genre. I like to read romance but only about one in four or five books I read are probably romance.

Science fiction on the other hand, I’ll take any day of the week. So when you mix a little sci-fi with the romance, you’ve got me.

When I read the back of the book and saw that the Ziri’s parent’s were off being “Very Important People” I thought right then that this was going to be a cheesy romance. Once I opened it up and started reading though, I saw that it wasn’t like that at all. Granted it does have a rocky start- How could it not when the two MC’s don’t speak the same language?- I am very happy I didn’t let that stop me.

I was also surprised at how much action this book has considering its only 248 pages. Non-stop action!

I wish both character’s hadn’t been so stubborn and had tried harder to communicate with one another. I was having trouble with it at one point because even once they learned to speak to one another, they still didn’t express their feelings to each other. Do you realize how frustrating that is? I just wanted to scream at them and tell them to talk to each other. Also, I didn’t love the tidbits of made up lingo. There is a glossary in the back of the book but it does not include all of these words.

What I did like, was how patient and gentle Ryn was with Ziri. And I liked that Ziri was strong and smart and not afraid to fight for what she wanted.

All in all, I enjoyed reading this book.

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