Winner of Book Junkie’s Choice Awards 2013 for Best New Series Fiction
Winner of Book Junkie’s Choice Awards 2013 for Best SciFi
Winner of Awesome Trilogy/Series of The Year 2013
Warning*** This series honestly reflects the brutality of our world. If you are a sensitive reader, this is NOT for you.*** Contains violence.***
From the Author
This series is a work of fiction and as such, controversial points of view may be written to enhance the reader’s experience. The author’s goal has been to make the reader think critically and the views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the author. The author would like, however, to help readers realize what detrimental effects we have created for our wildlife.
The Species Intervention is a 200 year saga starting sometime during Prohibition, encompassing tender love between divergent species, political downfalls and violence of unspeakable order. When you think you have it figured out….WHAM! You won’t see it coming!
About the Story (taken from GoodReads): A gripping psychological thriller on the inherent greed and evil of man, dooming the planet.
Two hundred years of tender love between man and alien, political downfalls, wanton violence of unspeakable order tempered with laughter, family loyalty and hope is the thrilling vehicle by which Ms Accinni conveys her cautionary tale of the merciless disrespect man gives his planet and the vulnerable creatures entrusted to him.
“Baby” introduces Netty, a naive teenage farm girl given in marriage to an older brutal opportunist disguised as a successful citizen during the years of Prohibition in Sussex County, New Jersey. After years of enslavement, Netty flees into the night from her rapist and bootlegger husband, traveling back to the farm worked by her parents, where she rescues an unfamiliar damaged creature she finds in a cave in the woods of her childhood, falling in love with the enigmatic alien she names Baby. Together they find happiness and fulfillment despite the changes to Netty’s body wrought by the proximity of the unusual creature.
Damaged by entry into our atmosphere while pregnant, the confused creature forgets the purpose of his mission, appearing unconcerned with the disappearance of his offspring and savoring the unexpected joy of the love he shares with young Netty.
When a handsome Italian stranger comes into Netty’s life, complications ensue as she falls in love while trying to hide the bizarre and wondrous changes to her farm and her body. Netty, Baby and Wil strive to conquer obstacles thrown in their path by life, succeeding wildly until the heart-rending and astonishingly brutal climax to their story.
This charming, yet brutal story is the prologue to a series that will chill and surprise you as it foretells the selfishly destructive path man has followed since his species evolved. It pulls no punches while allowing Netty and Baby’s influence to transcend mortal life as the world dances toward depraved indifference, introducing other characters along the ride that readers will laugh, shed tears with and learn to despise.
What lengths will Baby and his offspring go to complete their mission? Will it spell Armageddon for the beleaguered planet with its vulnerable and exploited creatures or will man tip the scales himself, leaving those that love the creatures to salvage the pitiful ruins?
My Thought: I finished this book several days back and had to think about what I read. I’ve moved on to book 2 and I’ll review that one as well. The comment above about violence, please take to heart. I didn’t see it until after I ran into some rather sadistic, lewd behavior and I am a person who’s sensitive to this type of thing. I’m also not a true sci-fi person although I do enjoy fantasy and the paranormal.
The writer, even though creating a very unbelievable world, has made it believable. The small creature that Netty finds in a cave on the land she inherited is adorable, intelligent and loyal to Netty. He’s an Oolahan which has taken refuge within the cave after crash landing on earth. Netty has always taken care of injured animals so it came natural for her to nurse this creature back to health.
The creature eventually is able to speak with Netty through telepathy. He considers Netty his sister and she in turn calls the creature Baby. Her life changes in a good way after she finds him. The drudgery of the farm continues, but with Brother’s help everything prospers. Netty starts to have hope for her future. She must live off the land. Netty is protected by Baby. When she is unhappy he understands and fixes the problem. Because he is from another world, he doesn’t work with our set of moral ethics, so that’s where the reader is a bit on edge – anything could happen. And it did.
The story evolves when Netty finds Wil on her property after he was beaten and all his things were stolen, except his horse. She takes him to her small cottage and takes care of him. Wil is ever the gentleman, but he starts to have feelings for Netty. But Netty has secrets and she doesn’t want Wil to know about Baby or other things. Netty’s body, through her association with the creature, slowly changes. She’s a bit embarrassed, feeling like a freak, so she avoids the town people as much as possible. They don’t like her anyway because they think her a loose women. Baby, the small creature loves Netty saying he’ll protect her.
The author writes a riveting story and I’m sure the series will be well worth reading for those who love sci-fi. I was swept into a story that kept me reading, albeit with occasional trepidation. If you enjoy sci-fi, weird little creatures with romance an added plus and don’t mind a few scenes of sadistic behavior, then this series will be a pleaser. Even though I’m sensitive to the behavior, I’d really like to know where the author is going with the story which requires me to continue the series. She has done her job!