Welcome to my tour stop for Origin by Corrie Brundage, the first book in The Eaters trilogy. This is an adult science fiction and the tour runs June 6-July 11 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for more information.
The Eaters #1
by Corrie Brundage
Genre: Adult Science Fiction
In the not too distant future. Dr. Mina Brice and Dr. Jack MacConell are the happy couple. She’s dedicated to saving animals from extinction in a world where their habitat is practically gone. Her ability to link her mind to animals is a treasured gift. He’s dedicated to saving humans. A chance to work together seems like the ultimate dream, until a tsunami washes it all away.
Mina awakens 500 years later to a different world. Origin is a city run by alien beings. After the initial shock of discovering she’s actually a clone, Mina begins again. She’s reunited with Jack and she’s going to be working with animals again. The future looks bright. Until…
Until something starts attacking her team. And soon, these beings start entering the city, attacking at will.
After reading the description for this book, I knew I had to read it. Clones, aliens, and dangerous hybrids in a futuristic world. What could be more exciting.
Mina quickly won me over. She took it in stride when she discovered she was a clone, grabbed her new life by the reins and charged forward. It took guts to do that and I couldn’t have been happier when she found Jack again. They are wonderful together.
The aliens. I’m not sure what to make of them. They seem to be good. They clone us to save our race, our world. Everyone has a job, a purpose. No one goes hungry or homeless. It’s almost too good to be true. I’m sure Mina thought that when she discovered she’d be working with animals again.
And then the bad things come. The author gives you these terrible creatures. I loved it. I know. I must seem morbid. Can’t help it. I’ve always loved stories with scary creatures in them. I couldn’t wait to see what kind of monsters the aliens came up with. And I wasn’t disappointed.
So much happens in just 260 pages. The author did a superb job of showing me the world she built, connecting me with her characters, and scaring the pants off me.
I’d recommend this book to all who are looking for an adventure with some science fiction and horror mixed in. It’ll grab you from the get go and sweep you along to an amazing ending. I loved how it ended, and how the author left a little window open so she can continue with her world and characters.
Brilliant, brave, determined, and just a little bit…distracted. Meet Dr. Mina Brice, dedicated savior of species, and scientist with a secret. On a planet ravaged by climate change, her ability to mind-meld with earth’s imperiled beasts has made her a valued member of a team dedicated to saving as many as they can from extinction. Unfortunately, Mina’s inability to connect with her fellow humans has kept most of them at arms length. Except for Jack—handsome, dashing-with-a-touch of goofy, totally distracting Jack. Dr. Jack MacConnell was never supposed to be part of Mina’s gameplan. But when thrown together on a crazy-dangerous mission, both fate and a deadly tsunami seem determined to propel them down the same fraught—and occasionally delicious—path. Perhaps forever?
But forever turns out to be a fluid commodity when both awaken 500 years into the future in a city called Origin. Presided over by aliens known as The Travelers, it is a world at once familiar and totally strange. And for Mina and Jack, it will become a battleground…against a hybrid race of predators loosed on the human population, against those whose dark side is so very carefully hidden, and even, as fate throws a heartwrenching twist their way, against…each other?
Corrie Brundage kicks off The Eaters trilogy with an intoxicating tale of pulse-pounding action for fans of urban fantasy and science fiction to devour and savor.
Corrie Brundage is a former model, opera singer, and personal trainer who, out of sheer boredom and personal relief from planetary insanity, completed five novels in the space of twelve months. She pumps iron, is a political junkie, and is a dedicated animal advocate.
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