Martinez is half human half Aunare This is dangerous while she still lives n Earth which is essentially ruled by a single corporation SpaceTech Back when Mait was a kid SpaceTech massacred Aunare who lived n its planets and halfers are not welcome So she hides who she is biding her tim Aileen was ne Diaries of a College Girl of my MFA students at Seton Hill University Inly worked with her for The Wallace and Gromit A Close Shave Pop-Up Book one semester but she impressed me with her willingness to take advice and feedback and run with it She wrote the first 50r so pages Becoming The Bride: Gender Swap Erotica of OFF PLANET when I was her mentor and after she finished the book she asked me to read it for a potential uote The beginning was so much stronger and this story really sucked me in I love seeing my students improve and keep writing after they graduate Aileen also has a publishing company called Ink Monster love that name This book will be available March 19 and I m going to do a A and giveaway with hern my blogIf you like SF with a touch f romance this is your kind f book Here s the uote I send her In this bleak world ne spark f hope soon turns into an inferno And just like a fireball nce this story is ignited it just doesn t stop Off Planet came as a total pleasant surprise Sci fi is usually totally hit and miss for me and this ne was definitely a hit It was well written with strong characters strong worldbuilding and a breakneck plot that kept my eyes glued to the page and my brain still in the story even when I wasn t readingThe book took a few chapters to really get going but when it did I was so invested in Mait and her story The plot doesn t stop there are so many twists and turns and every time you think that something can t get worse what happens is even worse than you were imagining I was Tiffany Girl on the edgef my seat for the entire book because there s so much that happens I thought this book was way longer than it actually was because it s so packed with action Mait spends the whole book fighting against SpaceTech One Cause, Many Ailments: The Leaky Gut Syndrome: What It Is and How It May Be Affecting Your Health on the planet Abbadon even though she s trappedn a hell planet where everyone wants to kill herI loved Mait It s been a while since I ve seen a character go through this much and fight every second to survive I was not expecting how absolutely brutal some parts Cutting Edge Marketing Analytics: Real World Cases and Data Sets for Hands On Learning (FT Press Analytics) of Off Planet is What Mait goes through in the book is horrifying the planet she spends mostf the book Paolo and Panetto on is basically literally called Hell and she s there because people want her to die in the cruelest and most painful way possible I felt so much for her because Erin s writing is so raw and real Allf Mait s pain and fear throughout the book is described in excruciating detail and Erin didn t skimp Vivien Leigh on discussing the trauma it caused Mait eitherThe secondary characters were also all fairly fleshedut Mait is surrounded by so many sympathetic characters to make up for all the nasty By the Book ones in the book I also liked the general lackf romance during Off Planet There s hints at a romance with The Day After the Dollar Crashes: A Survival Guide for the Rise of the New World Order onef the Aunare Lorne and maybe a possible love triangle with a SpaceTech defector Declan But it definitely wasn t a focus just ffhand comments n how attractive these boys were which kay but it didn t interfere with my enjoyment This story is Mait s story and about her survival which was something I really likedThe worldbuilding was strong and there was a lot to figure ut but I didn t find myself particularly confused There s SpaceTech an evil interstellar corporation that basically has authoritarian control ver their territory and the Aunare an alien race that was wiped ff OF EARTH I THOUGHT THE AUNARE WERE UITE INTERESTING Earth I thought the Aunare were uite interesting with their uniue physiology and how they interact with humans especially SpaceTech I did have a lot f uestions that I d like to see answered in the next book however There s not a whole lot about the Aunare and its culture because Mait Is Kept In The Dark For Most Of The BookReaders kept in the dark for most f the bookReaders be aware that there s a fairly graphic scene f sexual assault early n in the book and Mait shows symptoms The Teachings of Spenser Carlyle: The Novel of PTSDOff Planet was such an engaging and engrossing read and I honestly enjoyed every secondf it even if some pats had me gritting my teeth in sympathy If you like sci fi you ll probably like this book and even if you re not a sci fi but you re a fan f amazing female characters who never stop fighting you might like Off PlanetBLOG TWITTER INSTAGRAM Recently I listened to a podcast interview with Aileen Erin and was inspired by her author journey Major publishers didn t want to print what she was interested in writing and so she started her wn independent publishing company Ink Monster Love itI picked up her novel Off Planet and I am happy to report that I enjoyed this uniue science fiction YA adventure Not to mention the fabulous coverMait a half Earther half Aunare teen has finally run Weirdo Noir: Gothic and Dark Lowbrow Art outf luck After hiding The Message of Salvation: By God's Grace, for God's Glory outn Earth for ten years SpaceTech Anonymums officials finally catch and arrest her They transfer Mait to a mining planet where she is forced to endure difficult and dangerous labor What follows isne life threatening adventure after another Friendships are formed trust is tested pain is endured and secrets are revealed I recommend this fun read And don t worry there s plenty f room for adventure and possibly romance in the next installment Absolutely amazing Definitely ne f the best books f 2019 so far Can t wait to film my review UPDATEHappy Book Birthday Off PlanetIf you haven t heard Practical Ventriloquism of this book go read the blurb and my review If you feel like this book is calling for you then what are you waiting for Gorder it I received an e ARC from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I m a di Aetes I won t uit Not ever Where do I even start This book was beyond my expectation I thought I d get an intergalactic war with the MC leading in the front row with her superpower No I didn t get that I got a lot A LOT MORE THAN THAT SpaceTech is a space colonialist they invade and steal ther s planet sources Mait Martinez the daughter f half Earther and half Aunare man an alien race that SpaceTech sees as a threat to their dominion is hiding and trying to survive n Earth with her mom They were struggling lived n the streets and gone hungry For On Riemanns Theory of Algebraic Functions and Their Integrals over ten years they have stayed hidden Butne night an accident got her into trouble SpaceTech is n her heels and not long she was #arrested and forced into dangerous work detail n a volcano planet Mait #and forced into dangerous work detail Achtung Schweinehund!: A Boy's Own Story of Imaginary Combat on a volcano planet Mait for SpaceTech to make a move against Aunare and if she can t prevent it she knows there will be an interstellar war big. Minute Maité staysn Earth is Dugout: The Zombie Steals Home one minute closer to getting caught The stress is almost than she can bear and when a fancy Space Techfficer gets handsy with her at the diner she reacts without thinking Breaking the fficer’s nose wasn’t her smartest move Now she’s faced with three years forced labor n the volcano planet Abbadon With the job she’s slotted for it may as well have been a death sentence It doesn’t take Maité long before she realizes there’s to the mining n Abb. So this was a great start to a new sci fi series ne that though starting somewhat slowly when it did actually take ff it gathered such momentum steamrollering me along for the entire addictive journeySo the story is told completely from Mait Martinez PovHalf Earther and half Aunare Mait is in hiding with her mother from spacetech n EarthAfter her arrest and sham sentence to a volcano prison planet she soon starts to learn the meaning Screwball Television: Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls of what it is to be torturedn a daily basisFor a YA series this certainly doesn t pull its punches at all and with fantastic world building and a host Ya Gotta Believe!: My Roller-Coaster Life as a Screwball Pitcher and Part-Time father, and My Hope-Filled Fight Against Brain Cancer of fully dimensional secondary characters this was a really strong start to this new imaginative sci fi seriesThere wasn t any major romance started in this first instalment but what it does do is set the stage for further progression down the line so I am interested to see where that does goa couplef Night's Pawn observations from me mainly regarding Mait and her thought process which at times did make me uestion her actual sanityThe first being that I don t know why she keeps referencing feeling so safe around Declan considering his current track record with her well let s just say I am inclined to agree with Lornen that subjectAlso there s a huge difference between pride and privacy and everyone seeing the videos Firing the First Elder (Pioneers in the Pulpit Book 2) of her timen Abaddon in the grand scheme f things isn t really that much f a major deal yeh I get the whys f why she didn t want them ut there but considering the reasons she really just needs to deal with it after everything thing shes endured its not really a bleep The Secret Child on the radarAlso there were times I felt Mait pride prevented her from taking in the bigger picture and what needed to be done whatever herwn personal feelings Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno: Tokyo Teen Fashion Subculture Handbook on the matterAlso after all her strength and resilience throughout herrdeal for her then to go and spit her dummy ut just seemed a tad ut f character to meShe basically switched to spoiled brat mode which did confound me slightlyIn conclusion though this has definitely sucked me in and I really am now invested in what s to come so I will most certainly be watching this space for what s to come from this series in the near futureThis really was an intense and imaginative introduction to a new seriesI voluntary reviewed a copy f Off PlanetAll pinions expressed here are entirely my wnReviewed By Beckie Bookwormhttpswwwfacebookcombeckiebookwormwwwbeckiebookwormcom Set in a future where giant corporation SpaceTech pretty much controls all Death by Inferior Design of the human colonies across the universe this is the storyf Mait a half human half aunare young woman who is just trying to live her life in peace SpaceTech have been trying to start a war with the aunare race for years starting 10 years ago with the massacre f all aunare people living n planets they controlled now they ll stop at nothing to destroy an entire species just to keep their control Hitler's Northern War: The Luftwaffe's Ill-Fated Campaign, 1940-1945 over humanityMait and her mother have been hidingn earth for 10 years hoping that her father who is a powerful general in the aunare army will find them and help them get to safety If Mait is discovered by SpaceTech then it will be a death sentence but it s getting harder and harder to live under the radar She is so close to freedom when she makes a dreadful mistake ne that could cost her everything After her arrest she is sentenced to a work detail n a dangerous volcanic planet every day she comes a little closer to death and if her father s representatives don t get to her in time to save her then war will be inevitableI thought Off Planet was a brilliant start to this new series I ve #NOT READ ANYTHING BY AILEEN ERIN BEFORE BUT AFTER #read anything by Aileen Erin before but after this so much I think I definitely need to check ut some f her backlist I really liked Mait s character her aunare blood makes her stronger and faster than most but that s almost A Philosophy of Cinematic Art of a curse than a blessing as she s constantly having to try to hide her abilities so that people don t figureut who The Potato Hack: Weight Loss Simplified or what she really is Her life has been tough but she has a strong bond with her mother and some close friends who are always there for her and even though she s constantly in danger she always tries to helpthers tooThis is White House Years (Henry Kissingers Memoirs only the first book in the series but we ve already met some really interesting characters both human and alien that I want to spend time with Roan is like a best friend and brother rolled intone Declan was sent to save her but to be honest hasn t been all that great at doing the job she made some interesting allies n Abaddon but I think the person I m most curious about is Lorne the aunare who will stop at nothing to rescue her even
*if that does *that does starting a war that could end up killing billions One thing I m really hoping is that we re not going to see the formation f a dreaded love triangle though there were hints that it might end up going in that direction but I really hope the author surprises me and doesn t take the easy drama routeThe world that the author has created is an interesting Scab one I was fascinated and horrified by the conditionsn the volcanic planet so appropriately called Abaddon and I m really looking forward to finding In a World Created by a Drunken God out about the aunare home world too I m a bit curious about why this is being marketed as YA Mait is 20 and her friends are all her ager a fair bit lder and although the story is appropriate for teens there s no sex I didn t notice much in the way f swearing and even when Mait is being tortured it doesn t go into super graphic detail I would still class this as an adult sci fi because f the age f the characters and the themes it covers Mait doesn t think Giant Peach Yodel or act like a teenage narrator so the YA label is misleading in mypinion That really is a minor issue as I think the story will be enjoyed by both teens and adults but I do think it s important to clarify these things correctly I ve already added the next book Off Balance to my wish list but it s going to feel like a long wait until it s release next year Kind Sinai and Zion of spacepera kind f not Off Planet intrigues me because it s kind f about interstellar war r at least the tricksy politics that can lead to an interstellar war yet its main characters aren t with a few exceptions soldiers r politicians The protagonist is literally just trying to live her life mind her wn business but thers can t have that Aileen Erin crafts some fairly interesting and intense situations and brings a fair amount Iniquity of creativity to the worlds she shows us here Thanks to NetGalley and INscribe Digital for the eARCMait. Maité Martinez has always yearned for than waitressing in a greasy diner especially when most people have left the polluted ruinsf Earth behind for a better life n ther planets It’s not just working at the diner that’s making life hard for her Being a half human half alien girl has never been trickier With the corporate government hunting down the last f her father’s alien Auanare race living n Earth hiding her growing special abilities has become a full time job Annual Report of the Officers of the Town of Holderness, N. H: Year Ending January 31, 1937 (Classic Reprint) on itswnEvery. Enough to end all life in the universe Off Planet kicked Gardening with Shape, Line and Texture: A Plant Design Sourcebook off with Mait s lifen Earth then it turned uickly to an accident that changed her life and threatened her safety The pace was perfect it didn t take long before I was knee deep in the story There was no time for me to take a break every chapter filled with action and suspense I engaged to the story from the very beginning because the writing was enjoyable raw and honest Erin laid bare every emotion and I was wondering how could a book punch me with its words Being saved by someone was nice but being able to save myself that was a rush The world building was great Yes I do have uestions about how some things in the book work but they re no crucial part so I could go n and still enjoyed the story Different from what I expected the world was easy to imagine Maybe because the Sci Fi genre made me doubt myself I d like the book But as soon as I read it any doubt was evaporated One thing though the Aunare reminded me a bit f Faeries with their slightly pointed ears remarkable beauty and amazing strength But Livin' de Life other than that they are a new species I d love to know This book is nothing without its powerful plot From what I caught there were no important plot holes that affected the story Everything was smooth and jaw dropping I still remember myself gritted my teeth muttered silent prayers suealed and giggled like a 4 yearld through it all This book was so much fun and by fun I mean it also came with pain Where s the fun if a book doesn t torture you when you read it I was feeling too much and that was dangerous I had to keep it in All The Amazing Dreams of Andrew Latter of it That s how I d stayed alive all these years I hid everything Now let s get into the characterization Let me tell you every character in this book was mostly loveable so it s going to be long because I just need to explain how eachf them managed to get my attention Mait she was strong generous a fighter and a badass She s my favorite and practically my spirit animal I found a lot Culture is the Body: The Theatre Writings of Tadashi Suzuki of similarities between us and even though it helped me understand her story better it also made me feel like I was reading mywn heart being poured into the pages She destined to be great but all she wanted was to be free She has a tough life but she keeps fighting and not for her Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Study of Mind own sake but for everyone I loved her so much I finally found another female character that I ll hold close to my heart after Adelina Amouteru I like my privacy Remember thatr I ll be forced to remind you Roan HE WAS THE BEST That s it Out The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta of allthers I favored him the most after Mait f course He was kind funny understanding and would support and fight for Mait no matter what I wish I could have a best friend like him You turn her in and I ll kill you I d never heard Roan s voice so deep and dark He meant every word Roan was the best Declan sweet and thoughtful I wearied when he first appeared but he was actually nice I just wish he wasn t so hard to himself I truly want to know about him No I don t have a crush n Declan that s silly I barely know him You stay alive I don t care what it fucking takes You do what you have to do but you make sure you stay alive Ahiga MY BROTHER He was strong willed and a great friend He might be a little too stiff but he was soft at the heart I just I can t sit by and watch you die The I ve thought about it the I realized I should ve called already I made a mistake Tyler a funny loving friend His easy GOING MADE ME GLAD FOR HIS made me glad for his in the book But don t mistake it as a weakness because when he turned to serious mode he can be very scary Especially if his friends are n the line You re not giving up You re a goddamned fighter We can fix all f this Audrey brave sweet and kind She s the type f a perfect girlfriend everyone could ask for Basically she s my sister in every way and she deserves all the love in the entire universe You focus n me Focus n my words On my hand in yours She sueezed it but I couldn t find the energy to sueeze back I got you into this and I m not leaving your side until it s done Lorne a powerful male That kinda sums it up He was mysterious the type f person who hides their feelings and demanding Hmm you can tell that I don t really like him but that s because in this book he wasn t being described Dicmatized 2: Bitter Sweet Revenge other than beautiful strong intense and beautiful Well I really hope I can get along with him in the seuel I m Aunare I love seeing your skin glow I want to see the patternsn your skin I want to read your glyphs Overall Off Planet was #a spectacular read I m not exaggerating anything this book is truly amazing It wasn t nly about #spectacular read I m not exaggerating anything this book is truly amazing It wasn t nly about girl trying to save the universeIt is about struggling to survive with trauma and terrorIt is about the stubbornness to keep fighting even when you re The Witches Ball only a breath away from giving upIt is about making a hard decision doing something dangerous for your lovednes even though your Saving Charmaine: A Heaton Family Friends Series Book own life wasn the stakeIt is about trying to find your freedom nly to realize a massive and difficult duty n your shoulderIf you like a strong MC with flaws the fight against people in power a bunch f great character fast paced and amazing story I recommend you to read Off Planet Source PublisherGenre Young Adult Science FictionRating 40ThoughtsOff Planet by author Aileen Erin is the first installment in the authors Aunare Chronicles 19 year ld Mait Martinez lives in a reality that makes her very existence the daughter f a Human mother and an Aunare Man who is second in line to the Aunare King dangerous to her health In fact it could get her killed n sight if the truth ever gets ut But what s even worse i Reviewed n love a good Sci fi and this is good sci fi with Dystopian world where SpaceTech Ready to Restore: The Layman's Guide to Christian Counseling onef the biggest corporation has taken control Ready to Restore of all Earth s governments Mait is half Aunare has been livingn Earth with her mother for ten yearsAs times moves n it getting harder to hide her abilities The author has created a world with interesting characters and with plenty f action to keep me glued to the page Roan is her best friend and has helped her all the years Shieldmaiden Book 1: Quest for the Jewel on Earth I not going to carryn telling you the plot except to say it kept me reading non stop even in the night as I needed to find Traficada: Diário de uma Escrava Sexual (Portuguese Edition) out what happens This is a great world builder as we get to know all players involved If this is bookne then I Encounter at Buff Ledge: A UFO 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Adon than Space Tech has letn As she makes unlikely allies Maité uncovers Space Tech’s plot to nuke the Aunare homeworld The firepower stored in Abbadon’s warehouses is than enough to do the job ten times Regarde, c'est maman ! over As the clock ticks Maité knows that if she can’t find a way to stop Space Tech there will be an interstellar war big enough to end all life in the universe There’snly The Bricklayer one uestion Can she stop the total annihilationf humanity without getting herself killed in the process.