Sunday, November 7, 2010

Review: Icarus Rising by Bernadette Gardner

Icarus Rising by Bernadette Gardner

Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Genre: Fantasy Romance

Heat Rating: 3



To save a dying race, sociologist Caleb Faulkner will forfeit his humanity. He has volunteered to join with an alien creature in order to take part in an ambitious breeding program designed to spare the dominant race on the planet Icarus from certain extinction. Dr. Zara Abbott has spent months helping to prepare Caleb for the joining, hiding her feelings for the man who will become the mate to an Icarian female as soon as he receives his symbiotic wings. When the joining proves disastrous, Caleb and his alien symbion can think of only one thing, mating with Zara. After so long preparing to sacrifice Caleb to the Icarians, will she be able to refuse the man who makes her heart take flight?

Hunter's Review

This book was very fascinating. I’ve never read anything like it and, frankly, from the blurb I was intrigued. Caleb’s joining with his symbionic partner does not go well and Zara is miserable. She’s been in love with him since she met him and had to hide it due to her job restrictions.

I was ready to be wowed and I was. Bernadette Gardner is a great writer and I expect to see big things from her. My only complaint? It wasn’t enough. She created an amazing world, a huge opportunity to literally create her own universe for this amazing love story. Instead, the book is over too fast for my taste. I wanted more. More Caleb, More Zara, More Everything.

But I loved what there was to love and I recommend everyone fall into this amazing experience that they’ll never forget.

4 1/2 Tea Cups!

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1 comment:

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

I'm glad you liked Icarus Rising, thank you for the review! The story of Icarus isn't over yet, though, look for Icarus Unbound coming soon from Liquid Silver.

Thanks again for reading!


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