United (Alienated #3)
by Melissa Landers
What is it about:
After thwarting a deadly coup and saving the alliance between their worlds, Cara and Aelyx have finally earned a break. Their tiny island colony is everything they dreamed it would be―days spent gathering shells on the beach and nights in each other’s arms.
But the vacation is short-lived.
The treaty between Earth and L’eihr has awakened an ancient force that threatens to destroy them all. The Aribol, mysterious guardians charged with maintaining interstellar peace, deem the alliance a threat to the galaxy. They order a separation of the races, decreeing humans and L’eihrs must return to their own planets within the month or face extinction. In fact, they already have agents in place on Earth, ready to begin.
With the clock ticking, Aelyx and Cara assemble a team of colonists and race back to Earth, where they unite with old friends to solve the mystery of who the Aribol are, what they want, and the real reason the alliance has provoked them. As tensions build to a full-scale war, Aelyx and Cara must fight harder than ever―not just for their future, but for the survival of both their worlds.
What did I think of it:
A great conclusion to a fun SF trilogy.
This book has lots more action than the previous two books. The Aribol want the humans and L'eihrs to end their alliance and are not giving them much time to consider their options.
Cara and Aelyx decide to secretly find a way to oppose the Aribol and together with some friends they set out to earth. They encounter lots of problems and dangers.
Again it was easy to sniff out some of the things that were going on, but the story was too entertaining for that to be a grumble. I was hooked from the start until the very satisfying finish. If you're looking for a fun YA SF series, you really should give this trilogy a try.
All in all I think the first book was the most serious when it comes to current issues. The second book was the most suspenseful, while the third had the most action. All three are fun and entertaining.
You bet I'll be picking up Starfall soon and that I'll keep an eye out for more books by Landers.
Why should you read it:
It's a fun and action-packed YA SF read.
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