Review time!! So I’ll review The Connection by Dana Claire today plus there’s a giveaway at the bottom so sign up for that too! The full tour schedule can be found here.
Author: Dana Claire
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance
Publishing Date: November 24, 2021
Beatrice Walker thought she lived in a normal world—that is until she learned she’s a living hostel for an alien energy source, and apparently the answer to preventing extinction.
Bea has no memory of her last moments with her mother. The week they’d gone missing is a complete mystery. Suddenly moved back to her hometown with her father, Bea has rekindled her friendship with her two best friends—and seems to have caught the attention of an arrogant, yet gorgeous boy named Cash Kingston. But there’s more to Cash than his annoying attitude and good looks. Cash isn’t human, and he’s now in charge of protecting Bea from those who know what she keeps safe inside her: the energy source that once belonged to his murdered girlfriend.
Tensions mount as Bea learns her energy source must be paired with the one Cash holds to protect both their planets from an imminent threat. But what Bea doesn’t realize is there’s more to her than being human a host, that her feelings for Cash are not just a prophetic plan that will save their planets, and that the fate of everything lies in her choices.
Thank you to Dana Claire and Rockstar Book Tours for a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review. This did not affect my opinion in any way and all opinions are my own.
I never thought I could like an alien this much. I mean a lot of the scenarios I imagine everyday, that I know will never actually happen, star aliens in them that I love from books I’ve read but this was even better. The Connection is a Young Adult Sci-Fi-Romance novel with a fascinating plot, lovably characters, facts-paced writing, thriller, twists, action and romance of course.
Bea is a regular high school student- or so she thinks, when she’s actually the vessel for an energy source from another planet, Ferro and the drool-worthy Cash, who is from Ferro, has to keep her safe in order to save both their planets from extinction. Bea doesn’t remember anything of the last time she spent with her mother and her and Cash have to figure out why she transplanted the energy source into her in the first place and a lot more is going on of course.
I loved the banter and bickering between Bea and Cash. They were the perfect teenage couple, I liked watching them grow closer slowly and all the challenges that they faced together. Bea was the perfect female protagonist, and a lot of them in YA novels are really whiny, annoying and damsels in distress but Bea wasn’t, she was as mature as someone her age and someone in her position would be and she faced her challenges head on and didn’t want others to have to save her.
The plot was so fascinating, it had me hooked from the very first chapter. The prophecies, life sources, asteroids, saving the planets and everything else. I’m pretty sure I read the book in one sitting and couldn’t keep my attention away. The book kind of ended on a cliffhanger and I can’t wait for the second book to come out, because I HAVE TO KNOW MORE.
I’m a big fan of YA, Romance and Science Fiction so I loved this book (and I definitely hope that in the last book in the series, they get their happy ending) and it’s a definite recommend for anyone else who loves these too.
About the Author
When author Dana Claire had several poems published as an elementary school student, she was hooked and writing became her passion. A shared dream of hers and her mother’s, she promised her dying mother that she would become a published author and that dream has been realized with The Connection.
Dana believes that a good story is made through strong character development; when readers become attached to the characters’ emotional state and are invested in their objectives. She believes that the beauty of reading is that one can live a hundred lives within the stories of books. Her own stories come to her in her dreams, and she wakes up with book ideas.
Dana’s family is very supportive of her writing and the creativity and sentiment driving it. Enjoying bicoastal living between Los Angeles and New York, Dana says she “lives the best romance in the world being married to the most amazing man she could ever ask for.” The Connection was her debut YA novel, the first volume in the Blood-Light trilogy. The Reclaimed Kingdom is her second novel.
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