So not your usual post-apocalyptic, clone vs. hybrid romance-adventure…Brilliant, brave, determined, and just a little bit…distracted. Meet Dr. Mina Brice, dedicated savior of species, and scientist with a secret. On a planet ravaged by climate change, her ability to mind-meld with earth’s imperiled beasts has made her a valued member of a team dedicated to saving as manySo not your usual post-apocalyptic, clone vs. hybrid romance-adventure…Brilliant, brave, determined, and just a little bit…distracted. Meet Dr. Mina Brice, dedicated savior of species, and scientist with a secret. On a planet ravaged by climate change, her ability to mind-meld with earth’s imperiled beasts has made her a valued member of a team dedicated to saving as many as they can from extinction. Unfortunately, Mina’s inability to connect with her fellow humans has kept most of them at arm's length. Except for Jack—handsome, dashing-with-a-touch -of-goofy, totally distracting Jack. Dr. Jack MacConnell was never supposed to be part of Mina’s game plan. But when thrown together on a crazy-dangerous mission, both fate and a deadly tsunami seem determined to propel them down the same fraught—and occasionally delicious—path. Perhaps forever?But forever turns out to be a fluid commodity when both awaken 500 years into the future in a city called Origin. Presided over by aliens known as The Travelers, it is a world at once familiar and totally strange. And for Mina and Jack, it will become a battleground…against a hybrid race of predators loosed on the human population, against those whose dark side is so very carefully hidden, and even, as fate throws a heart wrenching twist their way, against…each other?Corrie Brundage kicks off The Eaters trilogy with an intoxicating tale of pulse-pounding action for fans of urban fantasy and science fiction to devour and savor....
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The Eaters: Book One: Origin Reviews
I’m a complete sucker for all things Science Fiction; there is something about the endless possibilities of a world that really fuels my love of reading. Origin is absolutely an amazing beginning to this unique story and world created by Corrie Brundage. After a bit of a rut in my reading lately, this was truly the book I needed to kick me back into my groove.The world Brundage created is equally beautiful and amazing, yet; at the same time fills me with a bit of horror. Biologist, Dr. Mina Brice, lived a life dedicated to protecting animals in a slightly future world that scarily could be our very future here on Earth. Her scientific career brings her to Nigeria where she very secret and uncanny ability to telepathically link herself with animals brings her success in a mission to save primates from poachers and the increasing environmental issues the world is facing. Her mission also reunites her with Dr. Jack MacConnell, who is as charming and funny as he is attractive and sparks fly faster than a firework on the Fourth of July. That is, until she dies. Do I have your attention yet?Centuries later, Mina wakes up in a lab, fully aware of everything that has happened to her and the man she had and lost. However, the future seems bright. Sure, she’s a clone and that’s a bit strange to wrap your head around, but this is a chance at a second life. Sure, there’s a totally creepy, lady called The Director who reminds me a bit of Dolores Umbridge without the cats, but what could possibly go wrong? More so, what could go wrong when Mina is miraculously reunited with Jack who also so happens to be a clone? Technology far surpasses anything Mina knew in her last life, she’s happily playing house with the man she loves and she gets to continue her work with animals. But, clearly something has to crack the shiny newness of this world.Mina is such a likeable character and thanks to her scientific and psychological background, she actually possesses the ability to think rationally on her feet when things start to go awry. I really loved following her on this journey; it was refreshing to read a protagonist that didn’t make me feel like I wanted to rip my hair out over her decisions. I do wish that we learned more about her telepathic abilities, but this book very clearly opens this topic up for discussion in the next books.Origin not only is a great first book, but was able to leave me satisfied in a way not many first books in a series have. I’m so excited to devour more of the series to see just what is possible in a new world that is seemingly perfect in every way.For more reviews got to The Desert Bibliophile.
The cover for The Eaters by Corrie Brundage is so eerily intriguing that I can hardly wait to share the marvelous story inside with you. What do you think of the cover? What do you think the story will entail?Dr Mina Brice works with non human species. She has a special relationship with animals, a telepathy of sorts. She is heading into the dangers of Nigeria. I am right there with her, with the animals, with the people and with Jack MacConnell, a hot and sexy doctor. Her fantasies run wild when she thinks of Jack and so do mine. Will there be a romance? It sounds like they will make a great team, so…Let’s see what kind of trouble will befall them.Mina is a klutz. It makes her very human to me, until…She dies in a tsunami, awakening 500 years later in Utopia. Now, she is a clone, but not a “normal” clone. How? Why? Did Jack make it? Are things too good to be true? The saying: If it seems too good to be true applies. There is always a cost.Due to climate change, global warming and animal extinction, she wonders if anyone is “out there”, watching. We did this to ourselves, so why would they save us if they were?The Eaters by Corrie Brundage sent alarm bells ringing in my head. I am always looking for conspiracies and The Eaters raises many questions making me wonder about my own reality. I am super curious about this series. I love when reality crashes into science fiction and fantasy. It makes we wonder what will become of us, considering how badly we treat our world. I can see where the main storyline is going, but the parts and pieces along the way twisted and turned and I am LOVING it. Aliens….clones….I was engrossed early on, quickly involved and I believe much trouble is coming her way. As my suspicions arise, so does my anticipation of what is coming. The pace picks up as the questions increase, my doubts growing.I loved this original and creative world written by Corrie Brundage and can hardly wait to see where she takes the series. This 260 page paperback copy was jam packed with aliens and science fiction goodness, suspense, danger and romance. The characters…well…if you are like me, some you will love and some you will hate, but they all have their contribution to make to this fantastic story. The conclusion was abrupt, but I can live with it, even if it ended here and now….but wait…there’s more, so stay tuned for the next book in the series.I received a copy of The Eaters by Corrie Brundage in return for an honest review.To see more visit http://www.fundinmental.com
In the not too distant future. Dr. Mina Brice and Dr. Jack MacConell are the happy couple. She’s dedicated to saving animals from extinction in a world where their habitat is practically gone. Her ability to link her mind to animals is a treasured gift. He’s dedicated to saving humans. A chance to work together seems like the ultimate dream, until a tsunami washes it all away.Mina awakens 500 years later to a different world. Origin is a city run by alien beings. After the initial shock of discovering she’s actually a clone, Mina begins again. She’s reunited with Jack and she’s going to be working with animals again. The future looks bright. Until…Until something starts attacking her team. And soon, these beings start entering the city, attacking at will.After reading the description for this book, I knew I had to read it. Clones, aliens, and dangerous hybrids in a futuristic world. What could be more exciting.Mina quickly won me over. She took it in stride when she discovered she was a clone, grabbed her new life by the reins and charged forward. It took guts to do that and I couldn’t have been happier when she found Jack again. They are wonderful together.The aliens. I’m not sure what to make of them. They seem to be good. They clone us to save our race, our world. Everyone has a job, a purpose. No one goes hungry or homeless. It’s almost too good to be true. I’m sure Mina thought that when she discovered she’d be working with animals again.And then the bad things come. The author gives you these terrible creatures. I loved it. I know. I must seem morbid. Can’t help it. I’ve always loved stories with scary creatures in them. I couldn’t wait to see what kind of monsters the aliens came up with. And I wasn’t disappointed.So much happens in just 260 pages. The author did a superb job of showing me the world she built, connecting me with her characters, and scaring the pants off me.I’d recommend this book to all who are looking for an adventure with some science fiction and horror mixed in. It’ll grab you from the get go and sweep you along to an amazing ending. I loved how it ended, and how the author left a little window open so she can continue with her world and characters.I received this book for my honest review.
My rating: 4I'm really not typically into science fiction and adventure books - dystopia and romance is more my jam. But the animal lover in me wanted to give this one a shot... Something completely off the beaten path from what I normally read and I have to say, it did not disappoint.Doctor Mina has this special connection to animals and she's known as kind of the "savior of species". She comes from NYC which is half under water in this world, and at the start of the story she's about to leave and travel to some remote part of Africa to meet up with a team... Their plan is to save these creature from extinction in a world that's falling apart all around them.We also meet Jack, who's dashingly gorgeous and has a wonderfully attractive sense of humor... The two, while working to save the animals, get sucked into some craziness and dangerous situations and you have to wonder if they survive!Then we meet the Travelers... An alien race from the future?! Just wow!There were some great surprises around many corners and I love the world that Corrie has built here. At times I wasn't sure who to trust or who to love! So many twists and interesting plot things going on had me glued to the book until the very end. I can't wait to read the rest of this series! Very interesting, differs from anything I've ever read before!
So not what I was expecting! I was drawn in from the first line, and the story moved so quickly and seamlessly that it took a while for me to even notice how well written it was. Dr. Mina Brice got under my skin as I saw her world -- and felt her strength, vulnerability, and humanity -- so vividly that I literally cried at several points in the story. Time and again a simple scene, a simple act, conveys the essence of what it means to be human -- a question that is implicitly addressed at many points in this fast-paced story that doesn't come up for air long enough to be "philosophical". I just absorbed and pondered the questions through my pores as I read. I still don't quite know if Origin is a utopia or a dystopia, but I know that it's Mina's world, and she is shaped by it and in turn shapes it. I'm glad Ms. Brundage has mapped out a trilogy! I'm aching to find out more about Mina's world.The Eaters: Book One: Origin
This was a decent story. I liked all the characters, although I never fully connected. The ending was satisfactory, and although this is book one, I do not feel the need to continue on with this series.
Was a fun surprise science fiction novel and in fact, was hooked until the end and I can't wait to read the next book, great kickoff for a new series!