February 12, 2024

Review: All Of Us Alone by Holly Payne-Strange


Product Description:

In the dead of night, an alien family crashes into the middle of New Mexico. Refugees from across the stars, they've only just escaped a planet wide catastrophe when they arrive on Earth. But they are not given a warm welcome.

The remnants of their crashed spacecraft are swiftly appropriated by the US military, stranding them entirely. Adapting to this unwelcoming new world becomes their only choice. Though they manage to evade the army, they are quickly pursued by

 so called ‘paranormal investigators’, who want nothing more than to catch them on camera- and expose them to the whole world. They must adjust swiftly to this new and hostile planet, where a single misstep could mean death- or worse, brutal experimentation.

As they grapple with the strangenes of Earth, they are forced to choose between their true selves and survival, deciding which pieces of their identity to relinquish for a chance at life. What must they sacrifice in order to live? And what's more, how could they even know?

Explore a captivating journey through uncharted territories, where a family's fight for survival transcends planets, and the human experience takes on a whole new hue.


My Thoughts:
I loved the storyline of aliens crash landing on earth after fleeing their home planet. We've seen this story before but this one was a fun take on what the aliens were up to while on earth and their quest to get back to the stars. The younger aliens are running around trying to get a glimpse of what humans are really like, the parents are struggling with their current reality and working on putting their destroyed ship back together and the grandparents are working hard at keeping their secret regarding why they had to flee their planet.


All in all I really enjoyed this one but I feel like it needs just a little more polish with editing and explaining more about how the aliens know everything about our planet and humans. Other than that I recommend this to anyone who loves a quick sci-fi read.


January 22, 2024

Books I've Read in 2024

Books
January
  1. All of Us Alone by Holly Payne-Strange
February
  1. Witch Is Where Chickens Go To Roost by Adele Abbott
April
  1. The Texas Twist by John Vorhaus

Audiobooks
January
  1. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  2. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
February
  1. The Ferryman by Justin Cronin
  2. Antarctica Station by A.G. Riddle
  3. Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian
  4. The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride
  5. The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
March
  1. The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn
  2. Assistant to the Villain by Hannah Nicole Maehrer
  3. The Spy Coast by Tess Gerritsen
  4. Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros
April
  1. The Bad Weather Friend by Dean Koontz
  2. In the Likely Event by Rebecca Yarros
  3. Camino Island by John Grisham
  4. The Turtle House by Amanda Churchill
  5. Theme Music by T. Marie Vandelly
May
  1. They Never Learn by Layne Fargo
  2. Slow Time Between the Stars John Scalzi
  3. The Mosquito by B.A. Paris
  4. The Authorities by Scott Meyer
  5. The Husbands by Holly Gramazio

Total: 24


Top 5 Books I've Read in 2024

  1. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet
  2. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
  3. Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian

Books I Didn't Finish in 2024

Below will be any books I started and didn't finish and the reason why. 


January 28, 2023

Books I Didn't Finish in 2023

Below will be any books I started and didn't finish and the reason why. 
  1. The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
    • I was listening to this on audio and by part 3 I had no clue what was going on so I bailed. 
  2. Do They Know It's Christmas Yet by James Crookes
    • The narration was terrible on this one and it made it too distracting to continue listening
  3. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
    • I just couldn't get into the story which is an issue I have with a lot of classics. I thought listening to this one would help me get past it but no such luck.