Author: Aubrie Dionne
Series: A New Dawn Book 3
Publisher: Entangled Books
Publication Date: September 11, 2012
Synopsis: A product of an illegal pairing, Eridani is the only woman without a lifemate aboard the colonization ship, the Heritage, and she is determined her less than perfect DNA will not get in the way of finding love. As the ship nears its final destination of Haven 6 after three hundred years of travel, images from the surface show evidence of intelligent life on a planet supposed to be uninhabited. Commander Grier assigns Eri to the exploratory team to spy on the alien society and return with information on how to defeat them.
When Eri's team lands, tribes of humans attack and Eri is saved by Striver, the descendant of a colonist and a pirate from Old Earth's colonization efforts in other parts of the galaxy. Striver helps Eri rescue her team, and they are drawn to each other despite their different allegiances. While Striver battles with trusting Eri, Eri must decide whether to warn him and his people about the Commander's intentions, or follow orders and complete her mission.
My Thoughts: I was so happy that I was approached to review Haven 6. I've read the previous books in the A New Dawn series and I was not disappointed. I was, however, left wondering what happened to Striker and Aries in the first book, Paradise 21. Haven 6 gives readers of this series an amazing look into what happened to them and their descendants on Refuge.
In this book we follow Eri, who is a linguist, as she travels down to Haven 6 (Refuge) to find out what kind of beings live there. Eri is considered genetically inferior, and I think in the beginning she maybe felt that was true. As the book goes on, she shows amazing strength and bravery. She was an amazing female lead.
Striver tries to do what is right all the time, except maybe where his brother is concerned. Striver and Eri's relationship was very interesting. Neither of them knew if they could trust each other. They seemed to have an instant connection though, and I loved reading about how their relationship developed.
Weaver, Striver's brother, and the Lawless were very exciting elements to the story. I liked Weaver a lot. His internal struggle with what was right was written really well. Even if I didn't agree with his choices I could easily see why he felt the way he did.
I also really loved Aquarius and Litus. Their journey as new life mates really had my attention. The rest of the characters were well written, and they had depth. The planet of Refuge sounds both beautiful and terrifying at the same time.
I would say that Aubrie Dionne has done another amazing job with Haven 6. I couldn't put it down once I started reading. I am sad to think the series may be ending.
About the Author:
Aubrie grew up watching the original Star Wars movies over and over again until she could recite and reenact every single scene in her backyard. She also loved The Goonies, Star Trek the Next Generation-favorite character was Data by far-, and Indiana Jones. But, her all time favorite movie was The Last Unicorn. She still wonders why the unicorn decided to change back to a unicorn in the end.
Aubrie wrote in her junior high yearbook that she wanted to be "A concert flutist" when she grew up. When she made that happen, she decided one career was not enough and embarked as a fantasy, sci fi author. Two careers seems to keep her busy. For now.
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I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.