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The Retreat (The After Trilogy, #1) by Kelly St. Clare Publication Date: August 30, 2016 Earth is ruined. Humankind destroyed. And it’s old news. Romy’s life is simple—for a genetically enhanced space soldier; pick up space junk with her four friends, and stave off the invaders fixated on stealing Planet Earth. It isn’t much. But it’s temporary—only another 850 years to go, give or take. When her crew tangles with a gulp-worthy alien mothership, Romy’s return to Earth is brought forwards at hurtling pace. Strength comes from the unlikeliest of quarters. As does leadership. …As does betrayal.
When Kelly St Clare is not reading or writing, she is lost in her latest reverie. She can, quite literally, drift past a car accident while in the midst of her day dreams, despite the various police sirens and chaos. Books have always been magical and mysterious to her. One day she decided to start unravelling this mystery and began writing. Her aim: To write stories she would want to read. As it turns out, this failed miserably. Do you know what it is like to read something you've written? Impossible, that's what. Not to mention, the ending is ruined before you've begun. Never-the-less, Kelly loves it and wishes she had more time to squeeze it in between her day job as a physiotherapist.
Fantasy of Frost, the first title in The Tainted Accords, is her debut novel. It's sequel, Fantasy of Flight released May 2015. Fantasy of Fire is now available! A New Zealander in origin and in heart, Kelly currently resides in Australia with her soon-to-be husband, a great group of friends, and some huntsman spiders who love to come inside when it rains. Their love is not returned. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads
I thought the book was pretty good. I loved the character of Rosemary, she was so funny when she thought that Earth was so dangerous to them, but she was wanting to go play in the water. I also felt so bad for her with things that happen to her in the book. I also really like her 4 friends, especially Thrym, and Deimos.
Another person I liked was Atlas, who Rosemary meets on Earth, even though you're not sure at times if his a good person or not. At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like the book because it took a while for me to get involved in the book. So at first I was going to give it 2 1/2 stars, but the ending (even though it's one hell of a cliffhanger) was not what I was expecting, so I bumped it up to 3 1/2 stars. I really can't wait to read the next book in the series, sometime in the middle of 2017, so I can find out what happens next.