Sixteen-year-old Onnie, newly minted adult, isn’t sure what she wants in life, but she is sure what she doesn’t want, and going off to the Interplanetary Alliance’s Academy is at the top of that list. When she purposely flunks the entrance exam, she’s certain that’s why her father commanded her and her brother Jayesh to return to Rift Watcher Station. As Onnie settles into her new life on Rift Watcher, will she find a place of her own?
Chief Medical Officer Darragh Conally has issues. And secrets. As Onnie determinedly worms her way into his life and forges a friendship he doesn’t want, those secrets come dangerously close to being exposed. But how do you tell the Captain’s daughter to back off without risking your job?
There’s something wrong with the relationship between the Galladirans and the Earthers. It’s all polite on the surface; too polite. And Onnie can feel the tension rippling underneath. How long will it be until things break wide open?
C R Simper was raised seven miles north of a small town, with two sisters, thirteen dogs, and an open sky painted every night with billions of stars. This unharried childhood allowed time for much reading, which led into a desire to create stories of worlds beyond her own.
She is a member of the American Night Writer's Association. She has two published short stories in the Steampunk genre. Besides writing, she has a passion for genealogy, volleyball, and bargain hunting.
5 out of 5 Stars
If it were possible I would give this 6 stars. I am in awe of CR Simpers talent. She is an artist who with the polish of her words paints a story you can slip into effortlessly. The first chapter does take a bit of work to get through but then from there the story flows taking you with it. There are elements of danger and intrigue but it is not those aspects alone that keep you invested in the story. You actually get to know and care about the characters. You get to know them so well that you can almost anticipate how they will react in a situation. CR Simper also keeps those character traits intact throughout the whole story. I enjoyed this story so much that the next day I found myself opening the book picking a random page and just reading. Not just for the storyline but simply for the joy of reading something that is so well written. I definitely enjoy CR Simpers writing style and will now have to find other books she has written.
This book is completely clean and I would recommend it for both YA and adults alike. Rift Watcher isn’t just on my re-read list but it is already on my open to a random page list. This list is the books that are so well written that I can pick a random page and be instantly immersed back into the story. There are only 5 Authors that are on this list and CR Simper is now one of them. Bravo!
Top Ten List
10 Bird/bunny watching in my yard.
9 Playing the piano
8 Bargain hunting
6 Taking long drives in the country
5 Writing and more writing
4 Researching my ancestors (or yours)
3 Walking my silly dog
2 Helping my friends
1 Dinner conversations with my family
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