Retaliation The Oceanstone Initiative, Book 2 Haley Cavanaugh First Contact Science Fiction Romance Covey Publishing, LLC December 27, 2019 204
One doctor, one alien lover, one botanist, and one engineer on a desperate mission to save earth from human destruction.
Sakota saved Astraeus and her friends from certain death, but in doing so, she gained the attention of the Oreck, who will stop at nothing to destroy everything in their path.
With their ship severely damaged, Sakota and her crew land on a nearby planet and seek sanctuary while they make repairs to return home. But nothing on this perfect planet is as it appears, and Sakota soon learns they've traded one danger for another.
Hunted and targeted, will Sakota be able to carry out her mission, or will everyone she cares about be destroyed?
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I read this second book of the series without the benefit of the first. It tells you what great world building and strength of characters are evident in this series because I was immediately drawn into the narrative, and had no issues being invested in the story. My favorite part of this book was the strength of the main character, Sakota. She is truly the heroine of her own story. Her interactions with her own crew and the new aliens they encounter are easy to identify with.
The pacing of the action kept me on the edge of my seat. The plot also had enough detail to allow the reader to visualize the different worlds without bogging down the pace of the action. I truly enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it to fans of science fiction who want a great weekend read.