I received this book via the author, Siobhan Davis. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.
Series: Alinthia #1
Published by Self Publish on 2018-02-01
Length: 344 pages
Reviewing eARC Rating:
Reading Challenges: 2018 New Release Challenge
They came from another world to protect her. Now it’s her destiny to save them…
Tori King is a normal senior in high school. Head over heels in love with her childhood sweetheart, she is busy making plans for college when a chance encounter with an alien bounty hunter turns her world upside down. Now, she’s experiencing terrifying changes and developing supernatural abilities that leave her questioning her entire existence.
Then the arrival of four hot new guys at school has everyone talking—especially when they become fixated on Tori, following her wherever she goes. She can’t shake them off, and as they grow closer, she finds herself drawn to all four of them in ways she cannot explain.
When they finally reveal their true identity, and why they’re here for her, she discovers everything she thought she knew about herself is a lie.
Because there is nothing normal about Tori King.
And she’s about to discover exactly how underrated normal is.
From a USA Today bestselling author comes a captivating new alien reverse harem series that is intended for readers aged seventeen and older. This is upper YA/NA crossover which gets steamier as the series develops. This book ends on a cliffhanger and cannot be read as a standalone.
Perfection….I don’t know another word that best describes my experience reading Siobhan Davis‘s The Lost Savior. I make no secret my love for sci-fi and this book is the start of an amazing sci-fi series. At least I’m 99.999% sure it will be amazing 😀 The Lost Savior hooked me during the first chapter and I could not sit it down. I devoured it and then promptly skimmed through a second time to catch more details.
Victoria King, Tori to her friends, is the main character and most of the story is told from her perspective. Tori is an athletic, confident teen in love who has her entire life planned out ahead of her when a life-threatening encounter with someone who can only be described as alien changes everything Tori knows about herself. Now she’s changing: running faster, healing overnight, hearing voices in her head. Seriously she’s freaked and wouldn’t you be?! She feels like she doesn’t fit into her skin anymore and is no longer the person she thought she was. It’s a scary situation for her and only made worse when four new guys arrive at her high school.
Dane, Maddox, Cooper, and Beckett cause a stir in Tori’s little community and bring upheaval to her life. I personally liked them all. I felt that Siobhan Davis did a good job introducing this reverse harem without it feeling dirty. Does that make sense? Each of the boys are unique and fully fleshed out, yet rely on one another to act as a whole unit. I loved this aspect of their characters. My favorite is probably Maddox because he is the muscle of the group, yet very bright and intuitive to Tori’s needs without being intrusive.
The plot revolves around Tori and her learning about her origin and powers. When the guys reveal who they are and why they are there, Tori fights it and I can’t blame her. She has a life and they are turning it on its head. What was right and good in Tori’s life no longer is and she feels helpless to stop it. I loved the alien element to the story. Sci-fi is one of my favorite genres and I love that Siobhan Davis is getting back to it. The world-building is only beginning in this book, but I have high hopes for the future of this series.
The only issue I took with this story was the added drama between Tori and her boyfriend. I felt it off from her character and it made me dislike her and him. Tori lies to him and strings him along while she grows closer to the new guys, and I felt it cheapened what the author was trying to convey about their relationship. This extra drama caused my eyes to roll once or twice.
Overall I loved The Lost Savior and after that ending I don’t know how I will be able to wait for book two. I’m curious to see where the story will go and hope for more world-building and aliens in the future. Full of action, drama, a little steamy romance, I cannot wait to see where Siobhan Davis will take me next. I highly recommend this book for those that enjoy science fiction, aliens, action, and romance.