Off Planet

Off Planet

by Aileen Erin

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Overview

From USA Today Bestselling Author Aileen Erin

Maité Martinez has always yearned for more than waitressing in a greasy diner, especially when most people have left the polluted ruins of Earth behind for a better life on other planets. It’s not just working at the diner that’s making life hard for her. Being a half-human, half-alien girl has never been trickier. With the corporate government hunting down the last of her father’s alien Auanare race living on Earth, hiding her growing special abilities has become a full-time job on its own.

Every minute Maité stays on Earth is one minute closer to getting caught. The stress is almost more than she can bear, and when a fancy Space Tech officer gets handsy with her at the diner, she reacts without thinking.

Breaking the officer’s nose wasn’t her smartest move. Now she’s faced with three years forced labor on the volcano planet, Abbadon. With the job she’s slotted for, it may as well have been a death sentence.

It doesn’t take Maité long before she realizes there’s more to the mining on Abbadon than Space Tech has let on. As she makes unlikely allies, Maité uncovers Space Tech’s plot to nuke the Aunare homeworld. The firepower stored in Abbadon’s warehouses is more than enough to do the job ten times over.

As the clock ticks, Maité knows that if she can’t find a way to stop Space Tech, there will be an interstellar war big enough to end all life in the universe. There’s only one question: Can she stop the total annihilation of humanity without getting herself killed in the process?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943858217
Publisher: Ink Monster
Publication date: 03/19/2019
Series: Off Planet Series
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 226,256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

About the Author

Aileen Erin is half-Irish, half-Mexican, and 100% nerd—from Star Wars (prequels don’t count) to Star Trek (TNG FTW). She reads Quenya and some Sindarin, and has a severe fascination with the supernatural. Aileen has a BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles, and spends her days doing her favorite things: reading books, creating worlds, and kicking ass.

Aileen is the author of the hugely popular werewolf YA Alpha Girl series, which has sold more than 500,000 copies:
Book 1: Becoming Alpha, which hit #1 at all major eBook retailers
Book 2: Avoiding Alpha
Book 3: Alpha Divided, an USA Today Bestseller
Book 4: Bruja
Book 5: Alpha Unleashed, an USA Today Bestseller
Book 6: Shattered Pack, and Being Alpha.

She's also the author of Cipher, the first in the dystopian metahuman Shadow Ravens series, which includes Quanta, Quanta Rewind and the forthcoming Quanta Reset written by Lola Dodge. Aileen Erin is the founder and CEO of Ink Monster, building worlds filled with girl power and happy endings.

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Off Planet 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book!!!!!! Absolutely loved it! Now I have to wait a year for book two. ? I rarely get deep into a book anymore. To many distractions. This one however pulled me right in. A brand new world! Loved it! Write faster! I can’t wait a year for book two!!
TracyFritts1974 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in the Aunare Chronicles series. I enjoyed reading this story. It kept my instrest from beginning to the end. It was well written and it has a good storyline. Thank you NetGalley and Ink Monster for sending me a copy if this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another amazing book by AILEEN ERIN. I really loved the world of OFF PLANET and dug the characters. The story follows Maite, a half-human, half-alien girl who is stuck on Earth and living in hiding. When her alien roots are exposed, she is forced to go on the run, which in turn takes the reader on a super exciting, thrilling, suspenseful journey through the cosmos. The characters are wonderful, the dialogue is hilarious and the heroine is AMAZING. I really cared about her and wanted her to succeed and Aileen Erin really stacks the decks against her! This is the first book in an exciting new series and I cannot wait to read more!
Anonymous 16 days ago
This book was hard to put down. Within the first few pages I was hooked. First person writing is difficult at best and this author nailed it.
BookAddictLive 12 months ago
I love a good Sci-fi and this is good sci-fi with Dystopian world where SpaceTech one of the biggest corporation has taken control of all Earth’s governments. Maité is half Aunare has been living on Earth with her mother for ten years. As times moves on it getting harder to hide her abilities. The author has created a world with interesting characters and with plenty of action to keep me glued to the page. Roan is her best friend and has helped her all the years on Earth. I not going to carry on telling you the plot, except to say it kept me reading non stop even in the night as I needed to find out what happens. This is a great world builder as we get to know all players involved. If this is book one then I only have one thing to say is where is book two. I the moment am listening to the Audiobook which is a long one, it bringing to life the characters for me as I work Great read
BookwormforKids More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most exciting reads I've seen this year, and I can't wait to dive into book two. SpaceTech controls most things on the planet, and powerful as they are, they are at constant odds with the Aunare —an alien culture who leads Earth in many areas. SpaceTech has fought this by killing all Aunarians on the planet. Maite, the daughter of the leader of the Aunarian and part human, has been hiding on Earth ever since the first wave of genocide with her mother, living in constant fear of being discovered, while working at a diner and teaching martial arts in the evenings. When a strange man appears at her apartment and claims to have been searching for her for thirteen years in cooperation with her father, she's not sure whether to be happy or flee. Just before the extraction can happen to meet with her father again, the head of SpaceTech tricks her into committing a so-called crime, and the horror begins. From the very first page, this story grabbed me in. Maite's plight draws at the heartstrings, especially when it becomes clear that she's doing the best she can...not being stupid...and yet, manages to fight against the corruption and help in her own small way. She's a great fighter but not unbeatable. She walks a tight balance, and it's wonderful to see a character who isn't a complete fool and handles logic, mistakes and troubles with a pretty natural and believable feel. There are many side characters, but each one holds their own purpose and personality. The author reveals enough backstory to make each character leave an impression while still holding many questions to be answered in the rest of the series. But this is the same as far as Maite is concerned. Her memory has been wiped for very good reasons, and this leaves a wonderful fog for lots of interesting twists and turns to come. While the first chapters sink into Maite's life and start to give the impression that the story might be slow, the impression is completely incorrect. The tale builds and gains on pacing, not only exposing more and more layers of intrigue but also growing in character depth and tension—harsh, at times—with every passing page. This is even true on the romance end. There are so many hints at what might become a triangle or other interests, but that is not the main thrust of this story, and even this side remains very open for much more in the books to come. The world building is very well done. The first chapters are very familiar and allow the reader to first gain a connection to Maite before heading off into the stronger science fiction elements. These are built with care and seep in mostly with logic and careful pacing. The one or two stumbles on explanations are easily forgiven and didn't bother the story in the slightest. Science fiction fans definitely get their thrill as the chapters deepen, and the tech and alien possibilities expand in exciting ways. This is a great begin to a very promising science fiction series, and I'm looking forward to see where the adventure goes next. I received a complimentary copy through Netgalley and was so thrilled by how good this story was that I'm more than willing to leave my thoughts.
Gin More than 1 year ago
A fantastic start to a new sci-fi series with a spectacular heroine in Maité, a halfer that's been in hiding for most of her life and separated from her father who is a leader of the Aunare alien world. Maité and her human mother have been waiting to be rescued after the humans annihilated the Aunares on Earth after years of peaceful coexistence. She's everything you want in a heroine. Tough, smart, lethal when needed, and just a young woman with all the feelings that go with her situation. The combination of her human traits and alien abilities is terrific. She has a bunch of hunky heroes behind her from her human best friend, Roan, to the delectable double agent,Declan, and the alluring Aunare, Lorne. Boy, does he have an affect on Maité with only his voice. Also, the fierce ABQ crew trying to counter the dastardly SpaceTech's evil rule over the inhabitants of Earth. They all work together to get Maité off planet before she's discovered and executed. Her journey is rough, dangerous and often cringeworthy but she's strong and knows to hold on until the plan to get her to her father is successful. She is the key to preventing a war between the species and the doom of Earthers. An unfathomable task for a young halfer. I liked the writing even if at times it was a little wordy in places for me but I was so caught up in the superb storytelling that it was minor. The story moved at a good paced with lots of adventure, danger, suspense and intriguing characters. I can't wait for more of the mysterious Lorne and the hottie Declan and, of course, the truly wonderful Maité/Amihanna. More romance, please. On pins and needles for the next installment in this believable, out-of-this-world, sensational series. Just fabulous! I voluntarily reviewed an ARC. 4.5 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn%27t+put+it+down...+I+will+definitely+read+the+next+book+in+this+series%2C+I%27m+just+sorry+it+will+be+next+year+before+it+comes+out.+
Liln18 More than 1 year ago
Wow! I'm not much into sci-fi, but Aileen Erin proves me wrong every single time! This book is on fire! The world's building is so intriguingly beautiful and thrilling, the storyline drags you in from the very beginning. Weaving it's tale of infinite wonder and the characters are so exciting and so full of detail, I felt almost like I was living in the story, working with the characters. It's an beautifully written story and I look forward to reading the next book!!!!
CrazyCat_Alex More than 1 year ago
Off Planet was one of my can't wait 2019 books. I had high expectations and hoped that I wouldn't be disappointed. And after reading the last chapter...I'm so happy. It was just what I thought it would be and I loved the story about Maité and the Aunare. It's really maddening that there always will be cruel people trying to make someone different suffer. I wanted to scream in frustration at Jason Murtagh and his cronies. They really got out of their way to make life a living hell for Maité and all the prisoners on Abbadon. It was good to see that there'll be goodhearted people willing to help and knowing when to shut up, like Roan and Declan. And then there was Lorne... Aunare crown prince with aqua blue eyes.... Hell, I wanted to marry him and I hope Maité (or now it's Amihanna) will in time find her way to his heart. Really great start to a ned series and I highly recommend this book to all sci-fi lovers.
TracyFritts1974 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in the Aunare Chronicles series. I enjoyed reading this story. It kept my instrest from beginning to the end. It was well written and it has a good storyline. Thank you NetGalley and Ink Monster for sending me a copy if this book in exchange for an honest review.