Allex by Lisa Lace
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Prince and the stowaway!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏
Character development: ☺️😮😍😚
Narration Type: Dual Narration
The Hero: Allex -he is one of the king of Auxem’s five sons. He was only two when his mother and all the Auxem women died. He doesn’t have any memories of his mother or of his father when he was a good father. His father changed after his mother died and became cold and unfeeling. So Allex has a lot of resentment toward the King. He never speaks to his father, and he became a healer to help with things like what killed his mother.
The heroine: Priya – she signed up to be a bride of the Auxem, but was rejected because she had the gene that was known to only produce boy children and they needed females to repopulate their planet. After some thugs accosted her and stole her last credits, she hides in an Auxem shuttle. The shuttle went to the Auxem star ship and she ended up stowing away on the star ship when it leaves before she could get on a shuttle back to Earth, Stowing away is a crime so she has to stay hidden.
The Story: Allex is a people-pleaser and a responsible healer. He grew up on the star ship and sometimes needs to be alone, so one night he goes down the hidden passageways he and his brothers used to play in when they were children. When the ship is overrun with pirates, he can’t make it to the panic room with the rest of the royal family, so he stays in the hidden hallways. He also wants to find a way to fight the pirates from the inside.
It isn’t long before Allex finds Priya who had been hiding for months since the ship left Earth’s upper atmosphere. Allex is immediately attracted to Priya, it didn’t hurt that she was naked when he first came upon her. Though when Allex tells her he isn’t sure if he will turn her in when they got rid of the pirates, she is determined to get away before that happens, no matter how attractive he is.
This was told via dual points of view and dual narration. The narrators in this book were the same two narrators that did the second book, Ayrie, Kelly Morgan and Paul Brion. They did a good job. Though I liked the narrators of the last book a bit better.
This book’s timeline overlapped with the timeline and events in the previous book and I thought a bit too much time was spent going over the same events that were in the last book, Anders. Though the storyline in this one, where Priya is a stowaway was a good one. Allex was a bit too much of a Yes man (doormat) at times, and he was afraid to stand up to people, especially his father. Though I did like the story.
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