Alien Worlds : Colonial Scouts

  • by Roxanne Smolen
  • Narrated by Jennifer Fournier
  • Series: Colonial Scouts
  • 6 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Trapped in a wormhole!
The Colonial Scouts are an elite group of explorers who seek out habitable planets for the Colonial Expansion Board. They travel through space via programmable wormholes.
Impani, a brilliant girl with a dark past, dreams of escaping the streets by becoming a Scout. Because she is homeless, she feels she must study twice as hard to get into the program. The day before her final exam, however, a transporter malfunction sends her jumping uncontrollably from planet to planet. Although the error could be corrected from inside the wormhole, the Board decides she is too young to understand that level of tech.
Will she prove them wrong? Or will she die on an alien world?

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Fast paced, not bad

The story moved at a fast pace (maybe too fast) and was interesting enough. It ended rather abruptly but it's part of a series so that wasn't completely unexpected. The characters seem much younger than the 16 and 17 year olds they are supposed to be, despite the fact that they are being sent to strange planets as scouts. Most of that was due to the way the narrator read I think. The narrator sounded like she was reading to very small children most of the time, over emphasizing everything. I usually enjoy YA and honestly this is not bad but I won't be getting the next in the series. Preteen girls would be a good audience for this, I think, but not older than that.
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- Melisa

Interesting technology

I am the mother of two young adult women. As such, I am clearly not the intended audience for this story. I agree with a couple of the other reviewers that this book read on the quite young end of the YA category.

The impelic ring technology was original. The failure of that technology on Impani's and Trace's final scout mission and its repair was the most interesting part of the story in my opinion. I found the characters rather flat. There was the "orphan girl who needs to learn to trust in her own abilities," the "seeming bad boy who has a heart of gold," a bully, and a true friend. Character development was primarily exhibited in the two main characters learning to trust one another and so share more of their own personal histories.

The narration was capable. Fournier certainly read the story with enough interest to keep up with the fast-paced story line and to hold my interest. There were a few sections of dialogue in which it was hard to determine which character was speaking.

I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.
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- Sarah JS

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-03-2016
  • Publisher: moonRox, Inc.