by K.R. Whittaker
“On Earth, Cassie Hudson, a Communications Specialist, becomes disillusioned with her so called ‘safe’ life in New Zealand when her brother is violently murdered.
On Theros, Prince Xentar of Antiqua commands the warship, Sheldahrian. He and his Skyfleet engage in a desperate war to save the kingdom. Xentar is determined to bring peace to Antiqua, yet he harbors a secret that could lead to a path of destruction for his people.
Out in space, an unstable fracture linking Theros and Earth means two worlds are set to collide.
The fate of both worlds rests with one man and one woman.
Linked across time and space, their destinies converge on the edge… of Fracture.”
“Author, Speaker, Trainer, DiSC Accredited Facilitator. Karen is working on a series of 3 books, Fracture is the first in the series. She currently works (still) in her day job in the sunny city of Sails, Auckland City, New Zealand.”
Genre: Science Fiction with Romance
“She pulled out onto the wrong side of the road, her heart pounding. They were only halfway past the tanker when headlights from an oncoming car came straight for them, its horn blasting. As Cassie pulled in front of the tanker, narrowly missing its front bumper, she glanced at the driver of the oncoming car. His eyes and mouth were wide open in disbelief. He kept his hand on his horn and Cassie and Zac could hear it fading into the distance as they sped away from the tanker.”
Theme: Don’t be afraid to be who you are.
A prince follows his instincts and trusts an enemy for no reason at all–endangering everyone. A doctor that would rather follow her heart than her loyalty. An earther far from home discovers that two hearts crashing and clashing together mean more than simple attraction.
What’s not so good:
Some of the sentences read awkwardly which knocked me out of the story–at first. I got used to it though, and eventually the phases became the narrator’s voice.
What stands out:
I liked the characters, and how they interacted. Even though they had bigger problems than just getting along, I found myself smiling or cursing along with both Cassie and Xentar. Not much for deep romance, I enjoyed their fateful union without the heartbreaking drama or sexual interludes.
It was well written, and entertaining. My surprise was enjoying ti so much. I made the mistake of envisioning aliens and humans parallelling with Romeo and Juliet.
How silly is that?
My Rating System
5.0 = Outstanding
4.5 = Entertaining with a surprise that I’m still thinking about
4.0 = Well written and entertaining with a surprise
3.5 = Well written and entertaining
3.0 = Well written and entertaining but something let me down
2.0 = Find a better editor
1.0 = Find a better writing circle and start again
Unknown author.(n.d.).Karen Whittaker Biography.In Smashwords. Retrieved August 25, 2012, from http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/karenwhittaker
Unknown author.(n.d.).Editorial Reviews Product Description.In Amazon.Retrieved August 25, 2012. from http://www.amazon.com/Fracture-series-ebook/dp/B006TTFY3O