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Ice Planet Barbarians
This novel is about young viable women being part of an alien abduction. They are abducted by these aliens for their galactic sex trafficking ring. (Knowing this, please be sure to check your triggers for this novel, there are a few) While in space, headed somewhere in the unknown, there seems to be a fuel issue. The aliens are therefore forced to dump the women they abducted, or rather their “cargo” as they refer to them, on a random planet. The protagonist, Georgie, somehow finds herself to be the leader of these women. So when they land on an unknown Ice Planet, she finds herself treading out to find help, or a way home… The story then begins when she meets this James Cameron-looking horned Avatar hunk of an alien.
Now, as far as what to expect in this novel, there is a lot of spice… a lot. While it doesn’t overshadow the plot, because surprisingly there is a decent plot around trying to save her fellow humans and communicating with alien life, and overall survival, the story really focusses on the erotic alien sex and explicit scenes. One thing I do have to say though, is that this novel doesn’t take itself too seriously, especially with lines like: "It wasn’t a monster come to eat me. It was this monster. Who’s come to eat me out." - which was extremely hilarious. (Yeah, the alien literally starts eating her out upon saving her because apparently she smelled good? I cannot make this stuff up.) Reading this, you may be thinking… ok… then why is this a 4.5/5? Well that is sort of hard to explain, but mainly because within the structure of the novel, it doesn’t feel cringey. The style of writing is super easy to read and really follows a logical train of thought. It doesn’t feel like the author was forcing certain ideas on a character in order for the novel to make sense, but rather flows quite accurately. I am not sure if that makes sense to anyone else but myself, but oh well. The other element that made this a 4.5 for me, is while the plot is really not explored as much as it could have been, it had the basis for a very good plot even without the spice. What I mean by this is, while I do love authors like Katee Robert her novels without the spice wouldn’t have much of a plot. In those novels, the plot was the spice, which again, sometimes I really love. In this instance though, this is what makes this novel outshine the rest.
If you want to read this novel out in public, I recommend either and ebook or purchasing the new special edition which honestly if you look at the cover, makes the novel look like a teen sci-fi novel. Have you read this novel? Let me know what you think!
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2023 Reading Challenge
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