Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Verita by Tracy Rozzlynn

Published: 5-16-2011
Format: Paperback
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Series: Verita Trilogy
My rating: 5/5 Stars

Synopsis from goodreads:

My parents died, my boyfriend cheated, and my best friend essentially dumped me. Truly alone in the world, I agree to help colonize the newly discovered planet, Verita. Now I’m on a strange new world. I have an overwhelming attraction to Brody, despite the fact that he's totally not my type. Another boy Ryan, utterly hates me for reasons out of my control. And there are creatures in the forest that would like nothing more than to eat us for dinner. My heart and mind are fighting with each other. I'm constantly fighting with Ryan. Concentrating on my job is becoming more and more difficult. Plus I can’t ignore how strange it is that all my friends are falling head-over-heal in love. But when I find myself stranded in the wilderness. The only thing that matters is survival.

I won this book in a giveaway hosted by SupaGurl Books, and the author, Tracy Rozzlynn, sent it to me. Thanks again! Also, Tracy Rozzlynn is actually hosting a giveaway right now for this very book, along with her other book, Fast-Tracked. Go check out her blog by clicking HERE so you can enter the giveaway!

I found Verita to be an incredible mixture of adventure, romance, and science fiction. The main character, Brett, has lost everything-- her family, friends, and boyfriend. She's going through the motions and is just trying to get a grasp on her new, crappy life. When her life is basically at an all-time low, she is offered a very big and unique opportunity to literally leave her world behind, and start a new life. When she awakens on this new planet, along with many kids her age, there's no going back on her decision.

On Verita, Brett finds purpose and adventure with her assigned job as a biologist. She also makes quite a few friends, and even finds herself swept up in an attraction to two very different guys. I really took an instant liking to Brett's character. She is a very intelligent and passionate young woman. She's also quite witty at times, and I definitely had some laugh-out-loud moments while reading this book. Several of the other characters in this book were enjoyable as well. Andi is Brett's best friend, and boy is she full of fire! I also can't stress enough how much I love Ryan. He's a tad testy at times but his reasoning behind his motives are understandable. I got a kick out of his and Brett's interaction, whether they were yelling at each other or hitting it off. I just couldn't get enough of them!!

Aside from the characters, I thoroughly enjoyed the descriptions and imagery of Verita. It sounds like such a beautiful and mysterious place, and the animals sound amazing. I was so mystified by the "meerkits", with their violet eyes and their overall personalities (I wish we had those here on earth!). Tracy Rozzlynn really does a fantastic job of making you SEE Verita in all it's entirety.

The last portion of the book had me crazed to learn the outcome, and I must say I am pleased. Thankfully, the last chapter didn't leave me with a ticked off, cliff-hanger feeling. Having never read a sci-fi/space-like book before, I really wasn't sure what to expect, but this story had my attention the entire time and I really wouldn't change a thing about it. I am very eager to read the next installment of Verita, so I can continue with Brett on her exciting discoveries and journey of the planet. I'm also very interested to learn what Brett will uncover regarding some of the many mysteries and theories she's encountered. Bring it on!

7 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of this one before. It sounds like a good read. Great review!

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  2. I've never heard of this book, but it sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the rec!

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  3. @Mrs Q Book Addict- Thanks! I definitely recommend it, it was a great read.

    @Susan- Yes, definitely check it out! =)

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