Friday, June 5, 2015

No Refuge by Annie Nicholas [Review]

 No Refuge by Annie Nicholas
No Refuge (Known Universe #1) by Annie Nicholas
Format: ebook
Source: free Kindle download 2/17/15
Date read: February 21, 2015

Known Universe
1. No Refuge -Kindle

Annie Nicholas
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Hunted to near extinction by an alien race called the Ko, my people have run from Earth and drifted so far among the stars we can’t remember the way back. We live everywhere, but call nowhere home. The Ko want us erased from existence and memory. They don’t even want our DNA in the space dust. Humans disguise themselves as other alien species and hide in plain sight. It’s the only way we can survive.

I believe in the myth of Earth. I’ve even discovered a bona fide book written in the dead language of my people. My man, Brody, dreams of a secret human colony. He’s searched for years, hunting any rumor we’ve run across, and finally he’s made contact. Usually, he’s the one grounding me to station and keeping my head out of the atmosphere. Time for me to return the favor…that is, if I can ditch the Ko who’ve discovered me, thanks to my incessant artifact-hunting. If we don’t make our rendezvous, and the Ko don’t kill me, Brody just might…

CONTENT WARNING: Aliens, cargo ships, and a fast paced race against all odds.
Thoughts on No Refuge: I have a weakness for sexy sci-fi. I've never hidden this. Pretty much any decently written book I come across that can tell a romantic (or just plain sexy) story set in space earns a big thumbs up from me.

This book earned a thumbs up.

Lucille and Brody are human and a quirk of fate or chance or whatever led them to one another. Being on the run from hostile aliens makes relationships...complicated. They've never seen each other without their disguises and without any human birth control they need to be very careful with how physical they get. (I kinda loved that part because it made sense to me. If there are no humans around, why would there need to be birth control that worked for humans?)

Honestly, I love pretty much anything set in space/on a different planet/with aliens so this worked for me on a lot of levels. There was danger, loyalty between Lucille and Brody, and a whole lot of fun.

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