Only one person can protect her, and that’s ME.
After escaping their home, six aliens, including Benzen, hope to find freedom on a different planet. They end up crashing onto a strange planet, a strange culture, and even stranger inhabitants.
They expected to learn some new things. However, one didn’t expect to find love.
The Orba warriors are on the run from their people, now that their once peace-loving planet has been taken over by a hostile dictator, Palzu. They find out that they ended up on Earth and meet a young woman named Allison who takes them under her wing.
When Palzu’s soldiers come after them, the group splits up and Benzen stays behind to protect Allison. But then he starts to develop feelings for her.
What will happen when he’s forced to show her what he truly is? Will she accept him or fear him? And will they be able to escape Palzu’s forces?
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I was really looking forward to this ARC as I don’t get many opportunities to review Sci-fi and I love the genre. Benzen was not quite what I was hoping for but I did see promise in the writing style of Zara Zenia. After crash landing in a mall parking lot a group of six aliens who are on the run from evil forces have to adapt and blend into our culture on the fly. Unlike many other stories in this one they actually experience several setbacks and difficulties. Fortunately they meet Allison who may not have her life all figured out but does have a big heart. Before long she is becoming attached to Benzen and he feels the same. Unfortunately the bad guys are hot on their trail so the aliens need to split up to make discovery more difficult. This was not a bad book, it just wasn’t great. Too many times I felt like Allison acted more like a teenager than a 25 year old woman. The story itself is setup on an interesting premise but too many times it felt hastily thrown together with rushed explanations instead of unfolding in a timely manner. I believe many better books are on the horizon for Zenia and I hope to read future stories about this wayward group of travelers.
Review by Frank
The Devil awards this book 3.5 pitchforks.