Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Roth Blog Tour and Giveaway with Jessica Frances

Roth (The Invasion Trilogy Book 2)
By Jessica Frances
Publisher: Jessica Frances
Published: Aug. 13, 2014

Amazon Synopsis:

I was taken and left for dead on a planet far from Earth. My new nightmare is called Roth. I have only Hank for an ally here and a burning rage that builds higher with each passing day. But we have a plan. One that will hopefully give humans back the Earth. One that will ensure I get revenge for what was taken from me. I will stop at nothing to get Earth back. I am willing to die for this.

I made a mistake. I sent Mattie away from Earth and now she is in more danger than she ever was there. The threat to her life doesn't just come from my people, but from humans as well. I have to find her. She needs to know there is more at risk than just her life. She carries a secret, one that would lead to our deaths if anyone found out. 
If we want a future together, then we need to escape Roth and leave the war and everyone behind. 

What happens when their plan begins to fail? What will they do when a new threat presents itself, one more dangerous than anything they have ever faced before? Will Mattie be able to survive the loss she is forced to endure? Will Marduke be able to protect her from not only his people and hers, but also from herself? Is there still a way 
to save Earth? Is there even a way to save each other? Or will humans fall? Will Earth be lost to them forever? 

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My Thoughts:

Roth is the second book in the the Invasion series. I highly recommend reading book 1, Earth first. If you'd like to read my review of Earth, you'll find it here.

Roth picks up with Mattie having been transported to Roth, and Marduke returned home to his planet of Oden. Mattie is living in what amounts to an internment camp. She reunites with Hank and they, along with a few others plan a way to break out of the camp. They are determined to somehow free themselves and get back to Earth.

Meanwhile, Marduke learns from his mother that there is a high possibility that Mattie is pregnant with his child. He is frantic to rescue her, but he's been placed in solitary confinement by his own family.

Roth was written in the same format as book 1, with alternating chapters from the points of view of the two main characters of Mattie and Marduke. I liked that because it gave the human/alien perspective as well as the male/female  perspective.

If you've ever believed in Murphy's Law - you know "Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong" that seems to be the way Mattie and Marduke's luck is in this story. It is one fast roller-coaster ride that you won't soon forget. On the run from beasts and enemies, both alien and human alike, Mattie and Marduke narrowly escape with their lives, but they don't make it back to earth.... yet. You'll have to wait for the next book to see what happens.

Roth is definitely a book meant for an adult audience. There is some strong profanity used and definitely some graphic sexual scenes that leave little to the imagination. The book mainly focuses on the action though and the love-making is kept to a minimum.

There was just one little thing that irked me while I was reading the book. Every time the word "past" was supposed to be used in the text, it was always written "passed". I know it sounds the same, but grammatically it's incorrect. This occurred several times throughout the book.

Roth is definitely a book that will hold the attention of anyone who enjoys a book full of action-packed suspense. I gave this novel 4 stars out of 5.

Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.

About the Author:

Born and raised in South Australia, Jessica spends her days working in a bakery, afternoons catching up on lost sleep, and nights reading and writing. After having the Taken Trilogy taking up space in her head for years, she was relieved to have a break and her mind clear. But apparently the free rent was spoken to Mattie and her friends, because now she is hearing new voices and a whole new story. The Invasion Trilogy was then born.

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1 comment :

  1. Thank you for your kind review and signing up for the review tour! :)