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The Reality Dysfunction (Night's Dawn Trilogy #01) [ THE REALITY DYSFUNCTION (NIGHT'S DAWN TRILOGY #01) BY Hamilton, Peter F ( Author ) Oct-08-2008[ THE REALITY DYSFUNCTION (NIGHT'S DAWN TRILOGY #01) [ THE REALITY DYSFUNCTION (NIGHT'S DAWN TRILOGY #01) BY
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Starbridge - A.C. Crispin One thing I love about discovering new books (or old ones for that matter) is that once in a while there are real gems among them. Starbridge is one of those. It has a kickass heroine, more than one spaceship, a first contact between humanity and aliens, and romance. Now, I am not one for romance in books at all unless it's not the main part of the story and done well. Mahree is a believably written 17year old girl who grows immensely throughout the whole story. Sure, she starts out complaining about her being ordinary but this soon changes. And yes, she does get the guy but hell, she says no when he proposes to her instead of falling into his arms swooning over him and saying yes. Even their struggle with their relationship is written in a way that most normal people can relate to. Yes, that was a swipe at those who think Edward's and Bella's relationship is great. I hate Twiligt, so sue me. Starbridge though was a great and fun read. Though it didn't have much action in it, it has a lot of interpersonal conflict, interspecies struggles, and the first contacts are done in a really believable way. While a lot of it reminded me of the utopian universe of StarTrek, I liked the idea that the curiosity for other species was portrayed for both sides. And I liked that aliens weren't simply humans with blue skin and antennas on their heads. The diversity of alien life forms Crispin wove into her story is absolutely amazing. I loved this book and I will definitely read more of this author, and the rest of this series :)