Out of the Ashes
Book Review - OUT OF THE ASHES by L.A. CASEY
This was my first ever venture into the world of Sci Fi romance and you can be certain it won’t be my last especially if there are more books to come in this series for sure.
Nova is a young woman who has had to fend for herself in what I would maybe call apocalyptic Earth.
She’s rescued or kidnapped depending on whose perspective you look at by an Alien culture called Maji not sure if that is even the right term. Remember sci fi newbie here.
Anyway the Maji have their alphas in fact all of them are alphas but their unwavering need to protect and treasure woman is swoon worthy.
Nova has to come to terms not only with the impending destruction of Earth but the fact that she is now in the hands of strangers who are different in her in many ways but at the same time have some similarities.
Nova she was a tough gal and definitely wasn’t afraid to tell Kol at times where to go and how to get there.
Kol was commanding and definitely showed why he is one of the leaders of his species.
Together these two have almost a battle of wits that was completely entertaining. I definitely couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to see if they would end up together and how the hell they would navigate the differences they had as well as the way they lived their lives which was so different.
I was definitely pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed this book considering that it is my first sci fi read. Let me tell you though these characters definitely left an impression.
I found myself laughing, smiling, and at times saying OH SHIT as I giggled to myself. There were also elements of angst in this book as Kol and Nova find themselves connected to each other.
LA Casey also has some supporting characters in this that stand out as well. I am dying to get their stories, Sukrah and Mikoh especially.
If you are fan of romance it really doesn’t matter the sub genre this book is a definite recommend for me and if you haven’t read a Sci Fi romance before then seriously this is a great book to start with.
Reviewed by Mel
For Nova, a twenty-three-year-old survivalist, wandering a barren wasteland was a lonely existence. But her day-to-day life was about to drastically change forever. Gone were the days when her only worries were rabid animals, augmented humans, the unforgiving scorching sun, and rogue watchmen. Now, Nova found herself faced with a new threat, and he was tall, grey, and horribly stubborn. For Kol, a two-hundred-year-old daredevil, sailing the never-ending waves of deep space was a vast and thrilling life to lead. He had one objective on Earth—rescue as many human females as possible and return them to his home planet. It was supposed to be simple, but no one told Kol that a human female’s tongue could slice a male like a blade. His charge was short, strikingly attractive, and she talked way too much. Nova wasn’t going to be kidnapped without putting up a fight, but Kol was more than ready to go toe to toe with her. These two species set out on a collision course that would redefine the phrase "The Big Bang" forever.