Happiest Book Birthday to TRAVELER by S.E. ANDERSON!!!
I’m so excited this book is finally out. I absolutely love this series and cannot wait to rave about the newest installment. So without further ado, here is my review for this amazingly awesome book!
INFINITELY SO MUCH FUN THAT LEFT ME WANTING MORE
PUBLISHED BY BOLIDE PUBLISHING LIMITED APRIL 27, 2018
GENRE(S): SCIENCE FICTION, ADVENTURE, YOUNG ADULT, HUMOR
SALLY’S SEARCH FOR EARTH ISN’T OFF TO A GOOD START: CHASED OUT OF HER HOTEL ROOM AND INTO THE BROOM CLOSET OF A SPACESHIP, SHE’S ACCIDENTALLY BECOME A STOWAWAY ON THE ALLIANCE FLAGSHIP, TRAVELER.
But when sabotage and murder show the crew’s true colors, Zander and Blayde are forced to stay and help them out of their mess. Lies, drama, and deceit lead them light years away to a mysterious planet on the edge of the galaxy, where the crew must band together just to stay alive. Which would be much easier if they didn’t have to deal with a diva first-mate, a droid with a religious obsession, and Blayde’s Ex whose brain is a spaceship.
Finding Earth has to be put on the back burner, as Sally’s stuck tending alien boo-boos – and she still has no idea what she’s doing. And she might live long enough to get off the planet in one piece.
I didn’t think it was possible to fall deeper in love with a series, but that’s exactly what happened with the Starstruck Saga. S.E. Anderson is simply brilliant and once again had me completely hooked from beginning to end.
Traveler, like its fantastically awesome predeceors, was a book I found to be extremely difficult to put down, but at the same time never wanted to finish. I’ve been in love with Anderson’s creative world building and writing style and I can honestly say that her stories just keep getting better and better. This book was such a blast to experience. I mean that by the way — cause you’re not just reading when it comes to this series… you will FEEL like you’re actually part of the journey and kicking ass along with the characters!
There were so many things going on in this book that at times it felt really chaotic. But, it was without a doubt the BEST kind of chaos. Anderson never fails to surprise me and I always have such an incredibly awesome time reading her stories. Traveler definitely took the spunk, wit, and craziness on another level. There was never a single dull moment and I absolutely enjoyed never knowing exactly just where the story was going. It was satisfyingly fast-paced with plenty of action, jaw-dropping twist and turns, hilarious dialogue, sweet moments, and of course some insane intergallic fun as everything goes from bad to worse… Cause that’s just the way it is. Zander, Sally and Blayde always seem to fall into the best misfortunes in all of the galaxies. Which, if you ask me, is definitely not a bad thing. I really loved being able to spend time with my favorite space squad. Oh and I also liked that there was a little bit more romance. There were some kissing, touching and swoony scenes. Even if it wasn’t what I expected, I thought it was still cute. Not going to say anymore and ruin the fun for you, but if you’ve read Starstruck and Alienation, then just be preprared for whatever comes. In this series, anything is a possibility…literally ANYTHING.
The characters were just as great and even more lovable. It was really nice to see Sally grow into a badass heroine. Not that she wasn’t before, but she definitely stepped up. She was fierce, driven, and still as adorable as ever. Blayde was sassy like always. She did take a little backseat in this one, but I liked that Anderson gave a little glimpse at her sensitive and sweet side. Zander… well he’s Zander. Always charming, a little mysterious, and forever protecting and looking out for Sally. The new additions were pretty awesome too. Nim was interesting and I can’t wait to see more of him. BUT, it was Two who stole a piece of my heart. Two made me laugh so many times and I enjoyed every scenes with him.
This book is hands down my favorite so far. Not only was it insanely fun, but every aspect of this book was flawlessly structured, breathtaking and left me wanting more. I traveled to fascinating destinations, met new characters that were quirky and fun, and saw the awesome trio take on the universe once again. But what I loved most about Traveler was how admist all the chaos, mishaps, twists and turns, Anderson managed to incorporate some real life issues… Issues that are actually very present right now in the real world. I really love books that not only entertain, but also inspire me to think about what’s truly important in life.
With an amazingly evocative and vivid writing style, chock full of humor, a thrilling storyline, quirky and multidimensional characters, and new adventures, Traveler is such a delightful read. I smiled, I laughed, and had the most wonderful and hilariously fun space travel experience. I definiely cannot wait where Sally, Zander, and Blayde will jump to next. Will they land at the wrong place at the wrong time again… or are they actually jumping to places they’re destined to be… Who knows?
Current Status: Impatiently waiting for Book 4. Anderson, is it possible to time travel a few months into the future so I can find out what happens next?
Huge thanks to S.E. Anderson and Bolide Publishing for sending me a copy of this book.
All thoughts and opinions are my own. And if you ask me, I definitely think you should start this series right now.
S.E. Anderson can’t ever tell you where she’s from. Not because she doesn’t want to, but because it inevitably leads to a confusing conversation where she goes over where she was born (England) where she grew up (France) and where her family is from (USA) and it tends to make things very complicated.
She’s lived pretty much her entire life in the South of France, except for a brief stint where she moved to Washington DC, or the eighty years she spent as a queen of Narnia before coming back home five minutes after she had left. Currently, she goes to university in Marseille, where she’s starting her masters of Astrophysics.
When she’s not writing, or trying to science, she’s either reading, designing, crafting, or attempting to speak with various woodland creatures in an attempt to get them to do household chores for her. She could also be gaming, or pretending she’s not watching anything on Netflix.
I really hope you enjoyed reading this review and get to travel with Sally, Zander and Blayde really soon!
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.