Oct 042013
 
Review: Reach: A Twin-Bred NovelReach: A Twin-Bred Novel (Twin-Bred #2) by Karen A. Wyle
Published by Self published on May 18, 2013
Genres: Adult, Science Fiction
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Rating: three-stars

Scientist Mara Cadell created the Twin-Bred — pairs of fraternal twins, one human and one Tofa — to bridge the profound and dangerous gap between the human colonists on Tofarn and the indigenous Tofa. Unexpectedly, it is the Tofa host mothers who now claim the capacity to bring peace between the two. The Twin-Bred themselves have been forced to abandon their mission and their planet, in the hope of finding a less hostile home. Only one pair remain behind, seeking to build new and separate lives with their own kind.

But Mara and the Twin-Bred should know by now that plans provide little protection. New challenges are in store for all the Twin-Bred, and for those whose lives they touch.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This story picks up immediately after the first one ends, with the majority of the Twin-Bred on a journey into space, with an unknown destination in mind. There were a few times in the beginning where I was confused about situations and characters as there is no recapping or explanations. With that in mind, it would be best to keep the time between reading the two books quite short, as opposed to my 2 years.

I really liked the journey to the wormhole and the destination beyond. I liked how Mara tried to avoid being the designated leader, and instead, tried to guide the Twin-Bred into a democratic situation. It really shows how much the characters have matured over the span of the series so far, and how much Mara respects them.

The situations the Twin-Bred encounter are quite universal in theme, with trust and understanding being the biggest issues. I liked how even though they were basically kicked off Tofarn, the Twin-Bred still tried to use their diplomatic skills to make things better everywhere they went.

Overall, this was an enjoyable space read about humans and aliens that have strong connections with each other. There is excitement and adventure, but the main focus is the relationships between the people, regardless of their species.

  2 Responses to “Review: Reach: A Twin-Bred Novel”

  1. Wow. Sounds like a hardcore Sci-Fi. Sorry it didn’t work quite as well for you. But I understand that time in between reads can be a factor. I have quite a lot of series that I’ve started and have yet to finish as well.

    • It is pretty classic sci-fi space, and I did enjoy it once I remember everything, but I think the time between book 1 and 2 really did have an effect.

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