From the Stars (The Dimension Series, Book 1) by C.S. Wilde (2016)
NA Fiction | Science Fiction: Aliens | Romance | (TV-14)
“For her, he’ll go to the edges of the universe.
James Bauman’s life flipped 180 degrees when he fell in love with Miriam Haworth, the most incredibly amazing woman he’s ever met. If only she were human, things would be a lot easier.
Miriam cannot love, but this won’t stop her from trying. She must be careful, though. Strong emotions are forbidden in the Whisar Empire. If the council discovers that she’s trying to fall in love with an earthling, they’ll pull her heart out. Literally.
James will do everything in his power to show Miriam what love is, but if he succeeds, the wrath of an ancient alien race might crash upon him… and doom Miriam forever.”
Publication Date: October 11, 2016
pooled ink Review:
First of all, thank you Wilde for sending me a copy of your book! This post should have been up sooner but sometimes the internet decides its against you so I’m sorry but it is here at last!
This was a short, fast-paced sci-fi adventure full of action and romance. It was both nerdy and delightful. While some aspects felt a bit rushed, it is clear that the author put a lot of thought into creating this story and overall it was very interesting to read. I quickly became invested and curious to know what would become of James and Mir.
James was amusingly dorky and quirky which added to his romance with Mir who is in contrast super beautiful, smart, and unendingly curious. The story alternated POVS between James and Mir so that was fun to be able to view the world from their very different viewpoints. Both characters were easy to root for.
The story had some twists and surprises that enhanced the energy of the story and kept it from lulling or drifting. I will say that this was a shorter book and while that’s totally fine it did keep it from really diving in or reaching its full potential. The story could have gone a lot deeper in exploration of James & Mir’s relationship, Arthero’s hunt, and the alien society, their ship, their labs, etc. There were lots of interesting characters so a little more face-time with them would have been great too, more time to get a better glimpse into their heads.
Overall this was a fun alien romance and I enjoyed it. A bit brief but very creative and written with a great snarky voice.
Great job, Wilde!
Purchase here: From the Stars
Meet C.S. Wilde!
C.S. Wilde wrote her first Fantasy novel when she was eight. That book was absolutely terrible, but her mother told her it was awesome, so she kept writing.
Now a grown-up (though many will beg to differ), C. S. Wilde writes about fantastic worlds, love stories larger than life and epic battles.
She also, quite obviously, sucks at writing an author bio. She finds it awkward that she must write this in the third person, and hopes you won’t notice.