Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Title: Arrival
Author: Michelle Robbins
Publisher: Amber Allure
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ISBN/BIN: 978-1-61124-726-8
Genre: {M/M}, Science Fiction, Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Everything changed the day the Urilqii showed up and now humans have to come to terms with the fact that they are not the only ones “out there”.  While some are excited and open to these new comers, others are not.  Liam is in the live and let live column, especially with how gorgeous the Urilqii are.  When he meets one of the warriors at a concert, he’s pulled into a world he’s not sure he’s ready for.

Arrival is the first book in the Urilqii series.  The author uses this story to set the series up, so there is a lot of information thrown at the readers and causes the story to feel a little heavy at times.  Because there is so much going on, this is a series that will need to be read in order.

This first book introduces the reader to a group of powerful Urilqii warriors.  I loved the way humans changed the Urilqii’s names, because of not being able to pronounce them, and it made me think of immigrants coming through Ellis Island back in the day.  First Sargent Mike is one of those warriors.  He has reason to see the Targolt destroyed, but worries that humans are too ill prepared to accomplish the mission.  For me, Mike was hard to like, even though it is easy to understand why he behaves the way he does. 

Liam is typical of the younger generation.  Working and partying are two of the most important things in his life.  When the Urilqii show up, he goes along with the flow. The instant attraction he feels for Mike throws Liam into the limelight, something he is not ready for.  When the Targolt finally show up, Liam, like many of his friends, sign up to fight alongside the Urilqii.  This brings Liam and Mike back together. 

The initial attraction between the two men is still there, and the connection the two men have, has some unexpected side effects.  These side effects heat up the pages and throw a few wrinkles into the situation.  While reading I really wanted to see these two find their happily ever after, yet at times Mike drove me so crazy, that I was ready to tell Liam to walk away.  I did like the way the author solved the men’s problems however, and felt it played well in the story. 

Fans of the science fiction genre are sure to love Arrival.  It has everything you would look for in this genre, from alien invasions to humans out to destroy both the good and the bad aliens.  It also has a complicated romance woven through out, that will keep the reader turning to the pages to see how things will play out for Liam and Mike.     

1 comment:

Brenda Clark said...

YAY!!! And don't you like "Mike's" body art? The guy's a buddy of mine here in Portland. That tattoo is the genesis of the entire Urilqii culture. W00T!!!