Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Review: Proximity by M.A. George

Proximity (Proximity, #1)
Title: Proximity

Series: Proximity #1

Author: M.A. George

Publication date: October 2012

Published by: M.A. George

Source: review copy from author

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Synopsis:

Dr. Palta Capal would be a typical American career woman…if only she were human.

She has found her calling in this world as a physician. It’s an ideal outlet for her compassionate spirit...and unearthly healing powers.

Palta may spend her nights rereading Jane Austen novels, but she deliberately avoids pursuing her own love story. Human men — attractive as they may be — inevitably grow old and wither, leaving her to grieve in solitude. Frankly, no one has seemed worth the torment.

Enter Eric Moran, the intensely attractive and enigmatic new coworker on the scene. With his quiet confidence and warm smile, he manages to draw Palta’s attention. Little does she know that he, too, holds a secret…one that will propel them both into an escalating collision of two worlds.

My rating: ★★★☆☆

You know, this sci-fi/alien stuff isn't really my thing, but only because I have not read too many of these kinds of books. I guess I'm still waiting for that book I'll really, really like. And this one I actually liked a lot! It was very creative! I liked these aliens posing as humans who came from this other world. I especially liked the small detail that even though Palta's family is from this other planet, she herself was born on Earth! How crazy is that?!

However, I really wish we could've gotten to know Palta's family a little better, especially Palta's relationship with her sister. I mean, sure we got all sorts of info at the very beginning, but it was more telling than showing, unfortunately.

But anyway, I thought it was cool that each of them had their own special ability. Palta's sister had this really cool ability I've never heard of before, so I thought that was very unique. But my favorite by far was Palta's power! Why, you might ask (although you should already know the answer to that ;)). Palta's power is that of healing with a touch. And me as a nursing student...well, you can see why it would be my favorite.

The book also gave me some surprises (I LOVE surprises!) For example, the human Palta has fallen for, Eric...Holy Hades I did not see that coming! I was just blown away by the revelation. What is it, you ask. Well, I aint telling 'cause I've been trying to be good and avoid spoilers ;)

But here's the thing, the relationship between Palta and, well, without giving too much away, her love interest, was just too fast! It wasn't insta-love, really (which I strongly dislike), but them not talking to them developing a relationship and getting all lovey-dovey was just happening very quickly. Even though it was moving forward too fast for my liking, I can't deny that them together was just super sweet and gave me all sorts of fuzzies and the warm feels. I'm a total sucker for that stuff ;)

There was also lots of action! And I like a good amount of action in my books. However, most of the action happened more towards the end of the book which made the beginning a little slow moving...but it wasn't too bad.

Final words: I thought it was a good read, and I enjoyed it very much. I would recommend this book to those who are fans of sci-fi/stuff with aliens...I really think this would be right up their ally! And I am actually very curious to see what will happen next after that twisty ending there in "Proximity!"


Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)

2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing Proximity, Liliana. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed it, even if sci-fi isn't usually your thing! :)

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    1. No problem :) I honestly did enjoy it, so thank you!

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