Origins (Alphas #.5) by Ilona Andrews
Genres/Themes: Fantasy, Aliens, Romance (?), Sci-Fi
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Karina Tucker is driving a van of children home from a field trip when an unplanned detour to a seemingly ordinary rest stop changes her life. There, she witnesses a world beyond humanity’s sight, of frightful powers and chaos, where she is in death’s grip… before an irresistibly dangerous male saves her—only to take her captive.
For she is a rare commodity in the shadowy realm she’s entered.
Karina soon finds herself caught in a violent civil war where those with inhuman powers strive to destroy each other without mercy. And it becomes all too clear that she must make a choice: submit and become a pawn, or take hold of her own destiny and fight for survival against impossible odds.
This was a really interesting novella and it is a series I was I could continue if only because I was a bit confused…. but what I did understand of the world was pretty different. Aliens!! Humans as a subspecies of said aliens?!
Very very interesting. I want more!! I really do want to explore this world more and see what is going on and how people live.
As for this story… I thought it was fast, predictably because it is a novella. The romance was….meh. I don’t understand how it came into being, truly. A side affect of it being a short novella, I’m sure.
I hope one day Ilona Andrews continues this story, but if they don’t then at least we have The Innkeeper’s Chronicles which is an amazing alien story! ^_^