Saturday, May 13, 2017

Review of -- Benzen by Zara Zenia

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of --
Benzen: A Sci-Fi Alien Romance (Warriors of Orba Book 1) by Zara Zenia

Overall star rating --- 2.5

About the book:
Only one person can protect her, and that's ME.

After escaping their home, six aliens, including Benzen, hope to find freedom on a different planet. They end up crashing onto a strange planet, a strange culture, and even stranger inhabitants.

They expected to learn some new things. However, one didn't expect to find love.

The Orba warriors are on the run from their people, now that their once peace-loving planet has been taken over by a hostile dictator, Palzu. They find out that they ended up on Earth and meet a young woman named Allison who takes them under her wing.

When Palzu's soldiers come after them, the group splits up and Benzen stays behind to protect Allison. But then he starts to develop feelings for her.

What will happen when he's forced to show her what he truly is? Will she accept him or fear him? And will they be able to escape Palzu's forces?

Book creation ratings -- Max. total of 30 possible --
Overall total, out of 30 -- 19
-- Story & characters -- 4
-- Cover & title -- 8
-- Editing & formatting -- 7
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
Not a bad book, but not a great one either. The cover most definitely outstrips the book. There are definite holes and gaps in the story, and the story doesn't fit the blurb well at all. The aliens all seem rather wussy to me, and I never really did get into the book. The end of the book leaves a lot to be desired, and it isn't a well written, cohesive book.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- science fiction, fantasy
Age recommendations -- 17 plus
Sex content rating -- mild
Violence rating -- mild to moderate

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