World peace came with rules. We’ve just broken them.
The year is 2355. The deadly virus that killed millions of people is gone, thanks to the quarantine measures put in place by the Criterion, an alien species who appeared just in time to save the human race. In exchange for complying with their tough control measures, the Criterion promised us the technology for interstellar travel. We’ve done all they’ve asked, yet we’re still on Earth with no way of getting into deep space. The Criterion are lying to us. What they don’t know is that we’re lying to them.
Kethryn Miller is an award-winning actress, but nothing will prepare her for the role she’ll take on when a strange woman who shouldn’t be alive turns up in the city, threatening to expose the lies that have kept peace on Earth for 200 years.
I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.
Earth Quarantined is a science fiction book that kicks off a soon-to-come series. It takes the mixture of an alien race, the human race, and naturally, a plague that doomed the earth, and creates an almost Dystopian-type of world setting–with kick-butt characters, conspiracies, and rebel groups.
Honestly, I wanted to like this book a lot. The plot was interesting, the characters were okay, and the story-world was unique. But in the end, I just struggled to keep my eyes open. I tried so hard to push through and finish the book to the end, but I eventually just lost interest entirely and bailed on the book about three quarters into it.
There was some cursing in the book, but that didn’t affect my overall opinion on it. I think what inevitably caused me to bail was the lack of connection I felt to the characters. Some of the characters dealt with the losses of loved ones, and I felt nothing. There wasn’t a whole lot of relatability between being the reader and who the characters were or who they aspired to be. Plus there were so many different point of views, I felt distracted from what the main plot was.
Overall, I feel like this author has potential and that the story itself is likely good to big fans of science fiction, however, I just don’t think that it was a good match for me. I give it 2 out of 5 stars.
Rayleigh is a Sophomore in college with a major in Accounting and long-term goal of being a CPA. She is an avid reader of all genres, and just as much of her time is spent writing as it is reading. She is the Associate Editor and Web Manager for PURSUE Magazine, in addition to posting her monthly articles on their blog. Rayleigh interns for Hartline Literary Agency where she advises authors in the best way to market their books. She is also a Social Media Manager for various businesses.
Her writing pseudonym is Rae Leigh and she is in the process of seeking publication for her Dystopian novella, Program MIRA.