Friday, October 4, 2019

Departing (Earth's Only Hope Book 1)

by Joynell Schultz

Departing: A Thrilling Romantic Apocalyptic Series with Aliens (Earth's Only Hope Book 1) by [Schultz, Joynell]

About the Book:

Title: Departing (Earth's Only Hope Book 1) | Author: Joynell Schultz | Pages: 284| Genre: Science-Fiction | Recommended Ages: Young Adult and Up

Book Description:

Live or die, stay or go, the choice is meant to be easy...

I can either board an alien spaceship with my fellow criminals or rot in prison on a dying Earth.

The spacecraft's captain, a handsome alien who looks remarkably human, has been visiting me in my dreams for over a year. He has given me the companionship I need during my time locked up in solitary confinement and the way he holds me in the dark makes me forget the Earth is on the brink of extinction.

In the midst of another ice age, humanity will be wiped out soon, but the alien spacecraft gives hundreds of us another option. If I get on that ship, I have a chance at surviving.

And I’m a survivor.

Only a deadly disease is spreading among the aliens and has already wiped out three-quarters of their population. It appears to be a virus, but as the aliens continue dying despite all precautions, I begin to wonder if the disease is something else.

How do I keep the man I’ve fallen in love with safe?
And if he dies, along with the rest of his alien race, how will us humans manage a ship filled with unknown technology?

But if the disease also wipes out the humans on board, none of this will even matter.

Books in the Earth’s Only Hope Series:
Connecting (Prequel): Available in the Rogue Skies Box Set
Departing (Book 1): Available now
Surviving (Book 2): Coming this fall
Returning (Book 3): Coming this winter

Purchase on Amazon

My Review:

Wow! This was an unputdownable story! It gripped me from the beginning right through to the end! Nothing is as it seems and no one is perfect. Does love conquer all or will survival instincts have the last say?

Even though this is Book 1, there is a prequel novella called Connecting in the Rogue Skies collection. It's also a good story with different main characters who get mentioned in Departing. There was a good stopping point in both the prequel and first book, but the adventures have only just begun! I can't wait to read further!

Disclosure: I received an ARC. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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About the Author:
Joynell Schultz

Joynell Schultz

Joynell Schultz manages the family zoo (literally!) and writes romantic speculative fiction in her (nearly non-existent) free time. She's a pharmacist by training (boring!) but prefers to hang out with zebras and bears or some imaginary characters.

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