Monday, May 26, 2014

Jacqueline's review of -- the Aurora Conspiracy series by Gelsheimer and Keats

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of -- Aurora Conspiracy Series
By Ginger Gelsheimer and Christina Keats

My overall star rating -- from 1-5

Crash Landing: Aurora Conspiracy Prequel Series - Episode 1

Conflict Rising: Aurora Conspiracy Prequel Series - Episode 2

Calm Before the Storm: Aurora Conspiracy Prequel Series - Episode 3

Chaos Unleashed: Aurora Conspiracy Prequel Series - Episode 4

Quest of the Hybrid (Aurora Conspiracy Trilogy)

About the book:
An alien crash lands into the windmill on a farm in late 19th century Texas, and sets off a chain of events that will span the coming years.

Book creation ratings:
Overall total -- 24 out of a possible 30
-- Story & characters -- 7
-- Cover & title -- 8
-- Editing & formatting -- 9
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

My review:
I really liked prequel books 1 and 2 best.  In these first 2 books, Emily Proctor is an intelligent, courageous young woman of the late 19th century, who falls in love with the alien Aurelius, who crash lands into their windmill.  I  liked the character of her father too.  In my opinion, prequel books 1 and 2 are the best in this series.

Books 3 and 4, I didn't like as well.  In these books, Emily suddenly becomes somewhat scatter-brained and shows little regard to how her actions will affect her or those around her.  It's a distinct and discouraging departure.  Book 4 does not have a happy ending.  I'm a happy ending girl, so book 4, while still a good book, was my least favorite.

Quest of the hybrid starts like prequel 1, then it is revealed that it is a dream that Jesse Proctor (descendent of Emily) is having.  Same house, different people, many years later.  While the character of Jesse is interesting, she isn't one of my favorites in this book.  I like her brother and his friend and Aurelius the best.  My overall, throughout the series favorite would be Aurelius.

The last book does end on an interesting note though.  Not going to say just what.  You'll have to read the book to find that out.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- science fiction
Age recommendations -- 15 and up
Sex content rating -- very little, and very limited, and very tame
Violence rating -- moderate


  1. Hi Jacqueline! Thank you for featuring our Aurora Conspiracy project on your blog today and for the great reviews! Sorry about the sad ending, but I can say and give a little hint on the upcoming Book 2, that sometimes things aren't as they seem. Weird things happen with time and dimension travel!

    1. Ooooo Ginger, now you've got me curious! (:-)