Genre: Science Fiction / Romance
Anna keeps to herself in rural North Carolina, raising her younger brother and never dreaming she might not be human. A ship descends from the sky and the handsome alien, Varick, proclaims that she is the long-lost ruler of his planet, forced to flee from their world by an experiment gone wrong. Determined to discover her heritage, she journeys with Varick to their abandoned planet. Along the way, Varick strengthens her belief in herself as she struggles to be the leader her people need. Anna discovers that as soon as they return, the Council will force her to marry a man she’s never met, even while her heart is drawn towards Varick. A romance between the Vadana and her Protector is forbidden above all, and can only end in Varick’s death. A prophet warns Anna and Varick that they can heal their solar system, but they can’t let anything stand in their way. Their growing love for each other will either save their world, or bring about destruction.
Review: Wow. Just wow. This story is so incredible! Anna raises her young brother in North Carolina, and of course she never expected to be anything other than human. Except she is! A handsome alien, Varick, descends from the sky (well, his ship does) and he tells her she's the long-lost ruler of his planet. She follows Varick to this abandoned planet to discover who she truly is, but along the way she starts having feelings for Varick. Feelings that might get in the way - she might be forced to choose between her growing love for Varick, and helping her people. This was an amazing read, and I absolutely loved Varick! My only pet peeve was that I wanted some more world building / history about Anna's world. But the story and characters were awesome.