From USA Today best-selling author Aileen Erin
In an all-too-plausible future where corporate conglomerates have left the world’s governments in shambles, anyone with means has left the polluted Earth for the promise of a better life on a SpaceTech-owned colony among the stars.
Maité Martinez is the daughter of an Earther Latina and a powerful Aunare man, an alien race that SpaceTech sees as a threat to their dominion. When tensions turn violent, Maité finds herself trapped on Earth and forced into hiding.
For over 10 years, Maité has stayed hidden, but every minute Maité stays on Earth is one closer to getting caught. She’s lived on the streets. Gone hungry. And found a way to fight through it all. But one night, while waitressing in a greasy diner, a customer gets handsy with her. She reacts without thinking.
Covered in blood, Maité runs, but it’s not long before SpaceTech finds her....
Arrested and forced into dangerous work detail on a volcano planet, Maité waits for SpaceTech to make their move against the Aunare. She knows that if she can’t somehow find a way to stop them, there will be an interstellar war big enough to end all life in the universe.
There’s only one question: Can Maité prevent the total annihilation of humanity without getting herself killed in the process?
Have listened to it twice and I’m exited for book 2
The reader did a great job with the pronunciation of the names and the “different voices” for the characters. I think the writer did a great job setting up the world and background for the main characters. I highly recommend this book! I’ll be listing to it a couple of times
I was all good and interested in this story. It is an interesting concept and I hope one day I’ll be able to come back to it. But public sexual assault that everyone blames the victim for…including the victim is a hard pass for me right now. And it is just a few pages that set up a huge part of the story. I still can’t get passed that. A short skirted waitress obviously wants a man to touch her inappropriately.