– Novel kindly sent by the author –
Original title : Alien Busters
Author : Safa Shaqsy
First published in : 2016
Genre : sci-fi
Edition : Kindle
Pages : 100
Status : read on 07/31/16
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Synopsis : Nathalie is an Alien Buster, who kills aliens in the Arkad city with her team. Devastated by her parents’ death on the field, as Alien Busters, she goes to work in the Alien Busters institute to carry their legacy. One day she is on the field with her team, while searching for aliens, she finds a baby alien on the field with no parents and she had one mission to accomplish. To the kill all alien kind. That one alien, leads her to form a forbidden friendship and her life changes forever.
Review : First of all, thank you to Safa Shaqsy who sent me an e-copy of her novelette in exchange of an honest review. It was a great pleasure to read you!
As some of you may know by now, I don’t usually read sci-fi and short stories, but when I discovered that Safa Shaqsy wanted some reviews for her novelette, I could not resist to contact her for doing so. I didn’t know if I would like it or not, but I was to curious not to give it a try. These last few weeks, I had the opportunity to discover three sci-fi fictions thanks to their authors and I loved them all. This shows me that I can appreciate something which is different from what I know and love and I am really happy about this.
But now, let’s talk about the novelette itself. I literally loved it from beginning to end. I could identify myself to Nat, the main character, because she has the same feelings as mine when it comes to babies and cuties. I don’t have an alien as a pet (I swear!), but I know that I would have acted the same way as she did. I also liked the other characters, especially Kraig and Andie, who seem to be really good friends for Nat. The plot is pretty original and I really enjoyed the name given to the planet on which the characters live. I also appreciated the strong link between Nat and her parents. I think family is really important, even in a sci-fi fiction, and Safa Shaqsy did a really good job in including these habits about always rewatching the same speech of Nat’s father and the way of keeping old clothes. Thanks to this, we can say that even if it is a novelette, the author has given a lot of details and we can know the character that we follow and I think it is really important.
To finish, I have to say that I can’t wait for the second part of the novelette, hoping that we will learn more about Nat and Star!
Also by Safa Shaqsy : Alien Busters, part 2