Thursday, December 13, 2012

Review: Exiled

Title - Exiled

Author - RaShelle Workman
Series - Immortal Essence #1
Genre - Young Adult Sci Fi
Publication - October 2nd 2011
Format - Kindle ebook


Worlds divided them. Chance brought them together. Only love will save them. 

An alien princess exiled to Earth. 
An arrogant boy. 
One week to get back to her planet or she'll die. 
And, her only chance for survival? She must help the boy find his soul mate. 
Piece of cake!

Stubborn, sixteen-year-old Princess Venus of Kelari wants one thing, to become immortal, that is, until someone exiles her to Earth, kills her irrihunter and takes her family. 

Now she wants revenge. 

First she’s got to get home. But before she can return to Kelari, the Gods have commanded her to help an arrogant boy named Michael find his soul mate. 

Only she doesn't know the first thing about love. 

Rather quickly, her inexperience with human emotion is obscured by other matters--alien-controlled psychotic teens that are out to kill her, and a government group that is set on capturing and dissecting her. 

Worst of all, Venus will suffer a painful death-by-poisoning, thanks to Earth’s atmosphere, if she remains on the planet longer than one week. 

Still, Venus is a Princess and she's got a plan. Surely, with her help, Michael will fall in love with a human. 

But time is running out and Michael is falling for the wrong girl--her.

Opening Teaser

Venus escaped her party. It’d been hailed, ‘The Celebration of the Century.’ Had they asked her opinion, she would’ve called it, ‘The Motley, Molten Party of the Month.’ 
No one did. 
Still, there’d been cake.
 A decadent piece balanced on a plate in one hand as she hurried down the enormous, column-filled hall toward her bedroom. Her faint footsteps bounced and echoed around her, the only sound. 
At the entrance, she waved a hand over the Carania family crest. The door shimmered and vanished. She paused and peered inside. Everything looked in order.
 There’s nothing dead in there.
 It was the unknown she didn’t like. Doors kept out help and could hide secrets. They allowed evil.


I picked up a E-copy of Exiled a while back for free, and when I heard about the tour for the next chapter I had to sign up. Venus has turned sixteen which means she now will become a immortal, setting her on the path to be the next queen. But fate steps in changing her forever when she's exiled to earth with her only chance of returning to help a mortal boy find love. Venus has seven days to help Michael find his soul mate or she won't be able to return to her home planet and Earth’s atmosphere will kill her. Thankfully she's not alone on the alien world she has her bodyguard Zaren an immortal to protect her.

They seek out the help of a immortal who's pretending to be a high school student to help blend with the humans. However Michael isn't thrilled with the idea of finding love since both of his parents have let him down all his life. Then he catches his girlfriend cheating on him on his killing any chances of being in love when he meets Venus who he suspects is the Angel of Death. Venus thinks that by reuniting Michael with his girlfriend will solve her problem but Michael may love his girlfriend but he's not in love with her. On earth Venus learns that one of her own is killing a human which has the government after them too.

I just love the cover for Exiled it's just beautiful. I'm still new to the Sci-Fi genre but the more I've been reading the more I'm starting to really enjoy them. Exiled is a great first book in the Immortal Essence series. I wasn't sure about Venus as a character but the more I read I started to warm up to her and really like her. However with her love life I'm not sure how I feel about it. I try to avoid books that are love triangles because I hate them so much but for the most this one wasn't bad. I found the concept for the story unique and fascinating it captured my imagination refusing let go even after I finished. The story is filled, with action, adventure, romance and emotions that keep you wanting more. Exiled is a decent size book but for me it was a fast read, one of those you just don't want to put down and I ended up staying up super late just to finish. It even took all my will power not to start the next one.   This is my first book by RaShelle Workman and after reading Exiled I'm a quick fan.

5 out of 5  

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