26 February 2012
Author: Aubrie Dionne
Format: eBook (ARC)
Rating: 9 out of 10
Summary (Thanks to Entangled Publishing): Gemme is a hi-tech matchmaker who pairs the next generation of Lifers aboard the Expedition, a deep space transport vessel destined for Paradise 18. When the identity of her lifemate pops up on her screen, she’s shocked that he’s the achingly gorgeous and highly sought after Lieutenant Miles Brentwood—a man oblivious to her existence. Believing everyone will think she contrived the match, she erases it from the computer’s memory.
Just as comets pummel the ship and destroy the pairing system forever.
With the Expedition disabled, the colonists must crash land on the barren ice world of Tundra 37 where Gemme is reassigned to an exploratory mission, led by Lieutenant Brentwood. Only in the frozen tundra does she understand the shape of his heart and why the computer has entwined their destinies.
My Take: Let's go in order here. At first, the novel was a bit confusing. You get thrown right into the story and sufficed to say, I had no clue what was happening. That didn't last too long though. I was glad to know what was happening. One thing that I loved about this book was that you get right into the action. You don't have to sit around and wait for something to happen. It doesn't get boring because things keep happening, granted, some things come out of left field but it's easy to keep up. Actually, overall, the novel is a pretty easy read. It helps that it keeps you interested.
There are a few strange things that happen, I won't ruin it. Trust me, none of it is bad or even too far fetched. It was scary enough to believe that this was actually a possibility for Earth was scary, then again, The Hunger Games scared me in the same way.
I also liked the destiny aspect that was added into the story. No spoilers, this is tough! Okay, well when you read it, because you should, you'll understand. I'm proud to say that I figured the end out a good while before I made it there but I still felt the need to read it until the end.
Final Thoughts: I loved the action and how plot twists and turns kept coming at me. I liked how there was a bit of talk of destiny in the story. I enjoyed that it was in the future, that there were new 'terms' used for objects and jobs, and that all of these new things and changes were explained so that the reader could clearly understand. Plus, who doesn't love a unique name every now and again. You should read it, just saying.