5++ stars for Saffron – Book 1 Chimera Series by @PLParker #postapocalyptic #scifiromance #mustread
Title: Saffron – Book 1 Chimera Series
Author: P.L. Parker
Genre: Post-apocalyptic science fiction romance
The alien invasion has left humanity teetering on the brink of total annihilation. The survivors need an edge, and fierce huntress Saffron sets out to make that happen. Smart, fast, strong, with razor keen senses, all Saff really cares about is wiping the invaders from the face of planet Earth. But life has a way of changing and when the hunter, Gabe, tracks her to the underground fortress, her world takes on new meaning.
I had to fight for the chance to read this book but I’m so glad I did because this book is epic with a capital E. As a post apocalyptic fanatic, I could be an expert. I’ve read and seen all the successful series (movies too). I know what can make or break a post apocalyptic series. It must have a gritty edge with a group of characters dealing in survival mode and an overwhelming enemy set to destroy every living creature. The setting needs to be stark yet have a realistic vibe. This book has all this and more!
The setting and descriptive narration really capture the reality these characters find themselves in. A barren setting where death lurks in the shadows, waiting to pounce. The narration describes every scene with precision, especially the tension between the characters.
The characters are what drive this story, though. Each character has its own backstory which drew me into the story. Saffron is a strong, kick butt and take names kind of heroine. She doesn’t need anyone or anything, least of all love. When love finds her, it’s the perfect match.
The action scenes are high-octane with visual details. The stakes are life or death which I loved. The ending stole my breath. I can’t wait for book two.
If you’re a post-apocalyptic reader, this is a must-read. Don’t wait, start reading today.
My Rating: 5++ stars
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I write stories with alpha males and strong, determined women. My genres include science fiction romance, time travel romance and paranormal.
I am a dreamer, an avid reader of fiction, a sometimes gardener and an inept crafter. I live in Idaho. I have three sons, a daughter-in-law, a granddaughter and little grandson. Over the years, I taught and performed dance but as time passed, I decided to try my hand at a new endeavor - writing. I enjoy life and all its promises.
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Reviewed by: Sam