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Before the Vela invasion, Rhyan's biggest concern was getting through a day of school. But when she is thrust into the madness of a kill-or-be-killed world, her true strength emerges and a deadly warrior is unleashed.

Stumbling through the new morals of a post-apocalyptic world, she learns to depend only on herself. As she gets closer to discovering what the aliens actually want, her lethality becomes unmatched, and she soon learns the extent she'll go to in order to survive.

©2017 Xela Culletto (P)2018 Xela Culletto

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Excellent Story!

I received this audio book for free in exchange for my honest review. This very well written story is accompanied by expert narration. It will keep you mesmerized till the end.

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Apocalypse Brings Societal Restructuring

Even in today's less rigid society women often times face obstacles taking on the roles typically held by men. However in the wake of an apocalypse the rules change. This book begins like most others that feature in tact post apocolyptia. Disease outbreak, zombie plague, technological critical economic collapse etc. Pockets of survivors picking through what is left of the infrastructure as they avoid the danger that hounds them.

In this book's case, men seem too hold the roles of protectors, leaders, and tacticians, yet high mortality rates and the advent of many women finding themselves as hardened survivors quickly breaks the traditional roles apart. The narrator seems to have no issue switching between male and female voice types, although since there is a good deal of female to female dialogue the conversations can get slightly confusing.

The author leaves several ties open for further books. The base framework of a series is present, although the histories and background could use some filling out. I look forward to seeing how the author accomplishes this.

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  • Edward
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  • 06-07-18

great story

I loved this story and thought the narrator was very good,can't wait for more.If you love syfy,get this now!!!

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Strong and Worthwhile Beginning

At my request, this audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an -->unbiased<-- review

I really enjoyed this. I was worried it would rely too much on well-worn tropes, which is common, but Xela Culletto does a great job of crafting her own story. It is dark, as you'd expect in a post-apocalyptic and war-ravaged world. Rhyan is an intriguing protagonist with a lot to her, and I found it worth exploring her persona and still want more. I found myself feeling things on her behalf... anger, maaaaaaybe murderous desires, vindication, and more. It was really a lot of great writing crammed into, for me, a shorter book. The secondary characters all added to the story without becoming a burden to it. Rhyan encounters some predictable elements, and some less so, and some elements that are predictable but still surprising! I never felt too much like I knew exactly what would happen. There are still a lot of questions (in a good way) left after this book ends, and I would definitely look into book 2 when it comes out.

Tonia Blake does a great job. Different voices, some emotion to add color, and clarity. It wasn't a 5 star only because it still felt like she was telling the story, but not *living* the story. Still, very solid and only added to my experience!

Everything was really well done, but I don't think we quite hit that 5 star level. I have high hopes for book 2!

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Great Audiobook

The story is dark, the characters real, and the aliens intriguing. Looking forward to the sequel.