Reviewed by Xanthe
Member of The Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
The Journey starts right off from where The Screening Room finished off and is definitely a series that needs to be read in order due to the continuing storyline.
Owen, Gael, Colette, Domo and the Proxy for the Routine set out to put plans in motion to check out the supposed missing colony on Mars but with an unexpected pit stop first bringing the group into contact with those that resist the rule of The Routine. Their mission continues on with a lot more unknowns that they thought but have no other option than to continue on.
There’s a really good pace that keeps your attention on everything that is happening to and with the characters as they travel through space from Earth to Mars. Drama unfolds right from the first moment and keeps building to a crescendo that explodes at just the right moment, keeping the reader on the edge of their seat needing to know what comes next. Occasionally I got lost with a couple of the techno terms but it was easy enough to follow along and enjoy the story.
There are a lot of great characters involved throughout and I found myself especially coming to like Domo and even the Proxy draws you in, aided by Owen and his determination to treat it as a person, just like Domo. Owen and Gael have the chance to build and develop their new relationship whilst away from The Routine and their feelings grow deeper just as their attraction heats up. But with any mission, there is always the risk of mistrust or betrayal and the possibility comes to light at the inopportune time of the four being stuck in their shop together. It’s up to Owen to figure out who he places his faith in going forward and if he sticks to the plans they laid out when they first set out on their mission.
I’m really enjoying this series and hope to hear more from these characters and their fight against The Routine. I highly recommend it to fans of sci-fi and new adult romance but do make sure to read the series in order.