Author: Rinelle Grey
Series: A Barren Planet Romance #1
Published: February 27th 2013
Page Count: 287
Genre: Interplanetary Romance
Shelf: Review Copy
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Marlee's people are dying—the valuable anysogen gas that covers their planet is making the entire population infertile. When the council tells her she must leave her partner and choose another to improve her chances of having a baby, she’s devastated. She swears she’ll never love again—it hurts too much.
Tyris thinks he has everything he wants, despite his world suffering from overpopulation—until his wife leaves him because he is forbidden to have children.
In an attempt to convince his world, and his wife, that he’s worthwhile, Tyris goes hunting for a lost planet said to contain untold riches in the form of anysogen gas.
When he crashes on her world, Marlee and Tyris agree to pretend to live together while they try to repair his ship and escape from the planet. But as they battle the harsh winter on the planet together, keeping their distance becomes even more challenging than the snow, the council and the risks of a real relationship...
There’s an intensity to Grey’s writing that you feel throughout the novel. Grey’s story is well laid out and intricately put together, but her writing style is what really puts you over the top. This is a show, not tell, type of novel, making everything completely and vividly real. The author combines typical Earthly activities, values, and activities with futuristic yet extremely real events in a seamless manner. Everything combines in such a magnificent manner to create a world that is simultaneously in the future yet vividly in the past. The lives of the characters are simpler yet with much more complex issues than we could ever encounter.
The characters in this novel are brilliant. The main characters are so well developed that you can’t help but love them. You get to know them as intricately as if they were your neighbours (the ones that you like, of course). I really appreciate the fact that the supporting cast are all developed in such a way that they could stand on their own in another novel. No one is simply a name on a piece of paper. They are all real individuals. You get to know everyone in such a way that you either love or hate them. Their trials are so intense and realistic that there’s no in between. It is nice to know, however, that relationships work the same way on all planets as they do on Earth. Watching these characters come together was heart-warming and absolutely hilarious at times.
Overall, this novel was definitely out of this world. I can’t wait to continue on this journey with these characters that I’ve come to know and love.
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