Monday, January 23, 2017

Zola Flash and The Forgotten by T. Marie Alexander

Goodreads Summaries

Zola Flash


Zola is a Victian. And for as long as she’s been alive, her planet has been at war with the ruthless, demeaning Payohlini.

After witnessing the gruesome murder of her family, Zola Flash decides it is time to escape with the one person she was taught to hate before she meets the same fate. Earth seems to be the perfect place to hide out – to pretend her whole life didn’t come crashing down.

While on Earth, fitting in and making new friends are Zola’s main goal. It’s what she wants. A family to call her owns. But then, Zola uncovers family lies and the true reason behind this never ending war. 

Now it's up to Zola and the enemy, who is swiftly stealing her heart, to save her people and gain retribution for her family. But when revenge and protecting her people mean relinquishing her freedom, she's left with a difficult choice.

The Forgotten

Her family
Her home.
Her sense of self.

Another home.
And Pin, the Payohlini she loves above all else.

With Renz gone and no one to command the Payohlini army, Zola assumed everything would go back to normal. Well, as normal as life could be for someone like her. The war should be over and her planet and people should be safe. Having accomplished what she set out to do—getting revenge for her family’s murder, she even dares to dream of days spent as a normal girl, of dates with Pin without them looking over their shoulders for flying swords. No more hiding, but living the kind of life she always thought she’d have.
With new responsibilities come new problems, though—as well as a Flash from her past that she didn’t see coming. 
One that threatens to change everything.
Zola thought she had nothing else to lose. Unfortunately, she’s about to get a galactic awakening.
No one ever said being a princess would be easy.

My Thoughts

In the beginning I had a little trouble following Zola Flash.  The author's writing style took me a little while to follow.  However, once I was able to get used to the writing style, I started to enjoy the book more.  There were several twists and turns in the plot and I really enjoyed getting to know the characters.  I'm honestly not a huge fan of books that end with a cliffhanger but this one was well written.  All in all, Zola Flash turned out to be a pretty good read.

I do think that I enjoyed The Forgotten more than I enjoyed Zola Flash.  More than likely, it is because I was already familiar with the author's writing style and the characters.  Speaking of the characters, Zola certainly hasn't had an easy life!  She just wants to finally have a calm, normal life but that doesn't seem to be in the cards.  The Forgotten is a great continuing story of Zola's life and adventures.  Well done, T. Marie Alexander!  Thanks for the books!

*Note:  I received copies of these books from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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