Title: The Silver Ships
Author: S. H. Jucha
Series: Silver Ships #1
Synopsis: "An explorer-tug captain, Alex Racine detects a damaged alien craft drifting into the system. Recognizing a once in a lifetime opportunity to make first contact, Alex pulls off a daring maneuver to latch on to the derelict.
"Alex discovers the ship was attacked by an unknown craft, the first of its kind ever encountered. The mysterious silver ship's attack was both instant and deadly.
"What enfolds is a story of the descendants of two Earth colony ships, with very different histories, meeting 700 years after their founding and uniting to defend humanity from the silver ships."
Review: I would like to start out by saying that I absolutely loved The Silver Ships. In my opinion this is one of the best books of the year. The characters are well developed; the back story is thought out well and scarily realistic; and the story sucked me in and refused to let go. I stayed up almost all night because once I started reading The Silver Ships I could not stop. Even the ending was perfect, providing closure but leaving the story wide open for a sequel (and the sequel, Libre, is also available now). I was pleasantly surprised by the Méridiens and the New Terrans and the depth of their culture. I'm hoping to get my hands on a copy of the sequel soon, and will be purchasing the entire series in paperback for my personal collection.
**I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review via NetGalley.**
Publisher: S.M. Jucha
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