Sunday, June 26, 2016

Zola Flash by T. Marie Alexander (Zola Flash, #1)

Zola Flash
by T. Marie Alexander

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Zola Flash - Book 1
Publication Date: October 30, 2015
Publisher: T. Marie Alexander
ISBN-13: 9780996906401
Genre: YA Fantasy | Scifi
Print Length: 350 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Zola is a Victian. And for as long as she’s been alive, her planet has been at war with the ruthless, demeaning Payohlini.

After witnessing the gruesome murder of her family, Zola Flash decides it is time to escape with the one person she was taught to hate before she meets the same fate. Earth seems to be the perfect place to hide out – to pretend her whole life didn’t come crashing down.

While on Earth, fitting in and making new friends are Zola’s main goal. It’s what she wants. A family to call her owns. But then, Zola uncovers family lies and the true reason behind this never ending war.

Now it's up to Zola and the enemy, who is swiftly stealing her heart, to save her people and gain retribution for her family. But when revenge and protecting her people mean relinquishing her freedom, she's left with a difficult choice.

  Zola Flash by T. Marie Alexander (Zola Flash, #1)

Zola Flash (Zola Flash, #1)Zola witnessed what no young teen should ever see, the murder of her entire family and she knows her own safety is on the line. Together with one of her world’s sworn enemies, she escapes to hideout on Earth. You see, Zola is a Victian and she is trying to create a sense of normalcy on a foreign planet with the mysterious Pin, a member of the Payohlini race, the very race who killed her family. Like any teen, Zola has her angst-filled moments, and her crushes, too bad her crush is on Pin, the unattainable guy who serves as her “family” on Earth. One minute he is like a best friend, the next he is cold, distant and almost cruel, but when push comes to shove, he is always there for Zola, watching her back, but keeping so many secrets.

When given a choice, remain on Earth or return to her home world to become Queen, while being forced to marry the future Payohlini King, sixteen-year-old Zola chooses Earth, even it if means Pin will leave. Will she be safe on Earth or will she be tracked down like an animal? Just when she thinks things couldn’t get worse, the lies that were her life come to light and she learns she has no one to depend on but herself, even Pin lied to her, further shredding her heart.

T. Marie Alexander presents Zola Flash, a teen alone in the universe with the weight of her people’s survival on her young shoulders. Zola is proof that even aliens can feel teen angst, insecurities and being caught in that no-man’s land of not being a child and not having the maturity to be an adult. Ms. Alexander’s tale is perfect for younger teens and young adults who will identify with what Zola is feeling in this science fiction fantasy that is well-written, emotional and filled with danger and deceit. Zola Flash is a great foundation to what looks to be an out of this world YA series.

I received this copy from T. Marie Alexander in exchange for my honest review.

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