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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Review and Giveaway: Paradise 21 by Aubrie Dionne

Publisher: Entangled Publishing
ISBN: 1937044033
Pages:247 pages
Genre: Fiction/SciFi/Fantasy  
Challenges-100+ Reading Challenge, Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge
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Summary from publisher:

Aries has lived her entire life aboard mankind's last hope, the New Dawn, a spaceship traveling toward a planet where mankind can begin anew- a planet that won't be reached in Aries' lifetime. As one of the last genetically desirable women in the universe,she must marry her designated genetic match and produce the next generation for this centuries long voyage.

But Aries has other plans.

When her desperate escape from the New Dawn strands her on a desert planet, Aries discovers rumors about pirates - humans who have escaped her before its demise - are true. Handsome, genetically imperfect Striker possess the freedom Aries' envies, and the two connect on a level she never thought possible. But pursued by her match from above and hunted by the planet's native inhabitants, Aries quickly learns freedom will come at a hefty price.

The life of the man she loves.

My Review:     

I’m of the mind that if you can’t get into a book in the first 20 or so pages, you just need to give up and move on. I was into this book after the first couple of pages and that is something completely unusual for me.

I loved Aries. She was so kick-ass and strong. I liked that she wasn’t the type of kick-ass heroine that seemed foolhardy but she was smart in most of her actions. I also liked that she had a vulnerable side. Striker was a borderline perfect hero. He was just as kick-ass as Aries. But he also had a soft side as well. He had a kind and caring side. It’s very nice to see that in a hero.

I thought Aries and Striker had amazing chemistry but I do think that they went from “just met” to “in love” way too quickly. It wasn’t a problem but I prefer to see more development in the relationship before they are “in love”. I did love the sci-fi aspect of this book. It’s usually a throwaway for me but, with this one, it was absolutely necessary to my enjoyment of the book. I loved it. It was very action-packed and compelling.  I usually have to put the ereader (whether it be the Nook or Sony) down periodically because I find it uncomfortable to read from a device for a long time but I just couldn’t put this one down.


Giveaway!! All commenters on the interview and my review will be entered into a giveaway for an ecopy of any of Aubrie’s previous books. All commenters on the interview will be entered as a tour wide giveaway for some beautiful necklaces provided by Aubrie herself. Just list your email. No follow required (although it would be nice). Ends Thursday August 25th.



*A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for review.   My opinion is my own and has not been influenced in any way and any monies   made from associate or affiliate accounts are recycled back into the  blog.


  1. Thank you so such a great review!!! :)

  2. Great review! Book sounds great and Aries very interesting character!

  3. This sounds like a great book! I loved the character interview too! I would like to enter the giveaway!
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