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Welcome! My name is Haley, I'm a 27 year old book-aholic. I'm a book reviewer for the RiverTalk Newspaper. I love reading YA, NA, and adult paranormal mostly, but I do go into other genres on occasion. If you want to talk more one on one about books, please don't hesitate to contact me on facebook or twitter, I love making new bookish friends!

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Exiled by RaShelle Workman
First book in the Immortal Essence series
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Stubborn, sixteen-year-old Princess Venus of Kelari wants one thing, to become immortal, that is, until someone exiles her to Earth, kills her irrihunter and takes her family. Now she wants revenge. 

First she’s got to get home. But before she can return to Kelari, the Gods have commanded her to help an arrogant boy named Michael find his soul mate. 

Only she doesn't know the first thing about love. Rather quickly, her inexperience with human emotion is obscured by other matters--alien-controlled psychotic teens that are out to kill her, and a government group that is set on capturing and dissecting her. 

Worst of all, Venus will suffer a painful death-by-poisoning, thanks to Earth’s atmosphere, if she remains on the planet longer than one week. Still, Venus is a Princess and she's got a plan. Surely, with her help, Michael will fall in love with a human. But time is running out and Michael is falling for the wrong girl..

“If you’re trying to get me to kiss you again,” he whispered hoarsely, “it’s working.”

After reading Exiled by RaShelle Workman it is official, there needs to be more sci-fi novels in YA! The cover of Exiled everyone can agree is beyond gorgeous, but what’s within the even better!  This was a story I cannot wait to continue in book two, there was romance, there was action, there was a mystery, there was everything I love in a novel! Normally I am not a huge fan of books written in 3rd person, they normally have to be amazing for me to like them, I can easily say that Exiled was nothing less than amazing!

Exiled starts off with Princess Venus, she is supposed to become immortal soon, and she can’t wait. That was all until her life was flipped upside down. Someone has framed her of a crime unthinkable on her planet, someone has framed her of killing her irrihunter. For this crime she is banished to planet Earth and given a task, her task, for whatever reason is to make human boy Michael find true love.  She thinks this should be easy, but what happens when he falls in love with the wrong girl? As if trying to get stubborn Michael to fall in love wasn’t hard enough, there is someone close by that will stop at nothing to see her dead.

Exiled was such an addictive read, when I read Exiled I was in one of those weird reading moods where nothing was satisfying me! I kept starting books, then putting them back down!  When I picked up Exiled though, there was no way anyone was going to take it out of my hands!  It had me from page one curious about the world Venus lived in, and on the last page left me dying wondering what would happen next.

The things I liked most about Exiled was first off the story, I loved the idea of a princess from another plant being framed and then banished to planet earth.  It was a new fresh take and had a mixture of mythology, sci-fi , thrill, everything. It was truly a great adventure!

What I loved most though about Exiled was the characters! RaShelle’s characters were each so different and I loved all of them!  My favorites were the three main characters Venus, she was so fearless and tough! I loved it! Even though she would try and act like she didn’t care, deep down she had a heart of gold and felt so sad for Michael and the life he was in she wanted nothing, but to help him and make him feel loved. Michael I also loved, at first he comes off as an arrogant and stubborn boy, but that’s all a front. Really he is actually quite sad deep down..he feels lonely and unloved. I couldn’t help, but feel for him. The way his mother acts towards him is horrid.  Then there was Zaren, I think he was my favorite character even though we don’t get to know him as much, I love how sophisticated he was and how caring and understanding he was towards Venus. I am hoping in book 2 there will be lots more of Zaren!

Overall if you’re looking for an amazing new Sci-Fi YA novel then I highly recommend Exiled, it had thrill, romance, heart break, betrayal, and everything needed to make up one awesome read!

“I’m the death of you, gorgeous.”

-Be sure to come back on Friday! I will have an awesome Exiled Giveaway posted!!:D


Lindsey's Bookshelf said...

loved your review..I really hate it when I get in wierd reading moods.
I got this on kindle last week and now I can't wait to read it :)

Addie R. said...

This book sounds great! I haven't read a sci-fi book in forever! Great review!

Haley @ YA-Aholic said...

@Lindsey's Bookshelfyay! Hope you like it!! (:

Haley @ YA-Aholic said...

@Addie R.Thank you!! :D

Book Passion for Life said...

Awwww awesome review hun! I've got this on my kindle so hopefully I can get too it soon ~ Donna

Angie said...

Yay, I'm so glad to hear it's great! I have this as a possible read for this month if I have time, so hopefully I do!

Angie @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

Amy said...

Great review! I need to read this book. It's on my list of books to read for the TBR Pile challenge. I won it from Goodreads last year, and still haven't read it yet.

Emily White said...

I read this a while ago and I agree with your review completely. Especially the part about Zaren! :D :D :D