Stellarnet Rebel by J. L. Hilton
Stellarnet Series #1
e-ARC provided by NetGalley courtesy of the publisher
Release date: January 2nd 2012
Number of pages: 273
Welcome to Asteria, a corporate-owned, deep-space colony populated with refugees, criminals and obsessive online gamers. Genny O’Riordan has shifted in from Earth determined to find a story that will break her blog into the Stellarnet Top 100, and even better—expose the degradation of the colony’s denizens.
Duin is an alien—a Glin—a hero of a past revolution against the Glin royal family, yet branded a terrorist. Duin speaks every day in the Asteria market, hoping to spur humans to aid his home world, which has been overtaken by the evil, buglike Tikati.
When Genny and Duin meet, what begins with a blog post becomes a dangerous web of passion and politics as they struggle to survive not only a war but the darker side of humanity…
The first thing that got me interested on this book was Genny and the fact that she is a blogger and the author showed to was a future were people can live as this. Genny is smart and act like an reporter most of the time, plus she has an incoming from her blog. She shows all the injustice from aroung the universe. Yes, they are interstellar. And I do love a good alien story, because the authors can travel and create different worlds.
In this book Genny traveled to Asteria, a colony for refuges and decided to show all the injustices, from cleaning to homeless. But what she didn’t expect was Duin, an alien, the first she ever met. This colony as several others was created by the humans and usually only humans lived on these.
Being a blogger the first thing Genny did was try to understand Duin and why was he making an speech about he’s planet distraction. I loved Genny because she’s true and loyal to her investigations, showing everything she discovered and really trying to help Duin find resources and an army to save his people.
The book is really great, we can meet Duin and his passion for the water, since he’s planet is based on water. We can understand this different future and how things continue the same. Plus there’s a triangle in some parts of the book, but I will not say when to not spoil. Also a MMORF game called Mysteria that shows how addicted people continue for their technology. It really helps in times of battles.
I loved this world and the Glin, will definely read the next one on this series. I’m so glad that in the end the US decided to do the right thing.
Books in this Series:
#1 – Stellarnet Rebel
#2 – Not revealed
“I’m done, Duin.”
“You haven’t eaten much.”
“I’m done waiting.” Genny got up from her chair and moved into his lap. With one hand, she slid the bava fabric off of his shoulder.
There was another hunger. With relentless lips and hands, they consumed each other. She didn’t just want, she demanded him. Genny removed her clothes and Duin wound the bava around them both, cocooning her against his bare skin as he held her in his lap.
“I don’t know much about Glin anatomy,” she reminded him.
“I do have an advantage. There’s a deluge of information on the Asternet about human mating.”
“It’s called porn, Duin.”
“And it’s very helpful. Though there are some things I don’t understand.”
“I’ll teach you anything you want to know.”