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Ascending
Ascending | Meg Pechenick
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Twenty-five years ago the Vardeshi came to Earth. Then they vanished without a trace. Graduate student Avery Alcott always knew they would return. When they do, shes the only one who can speak their language. Shes quickly recruited to join the crew of an 11-man starship on a one-year mission into the depths of space. Avery leaps at the chance to leave behind everything shes ever known. Wearing a Vardeshi uniform, adapting to their culture, following their orders, shes as close to being one of them as shell ever be. But theres more to interstellar diplomacy than knowing the right words to say. And shedding her identity turns out to be harder than she expected. When her ship, its crew, and the fragile human-Vardeshi alliance are threatened, Averys humanitythe very thing putting her at riskjust might be the one thing that can save her.
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Kammbia1
Ascending | Meg Pechenick
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I'm just over halfway through this excellent, character-driven first contact story. Ascending tells the story of Avery Alcott, an Earthwoman, as she is aboard an alien ship because she can speak their language and is a part of an intercultural exchange. Pechenick is doing an excellent job so far of showing the highs and challenges of being in such of a scenario. Full review to come.

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CourtneyKelly
Ascending | Meg Pechenick
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This book makes me wonder what other life forms would be like. It starts with the laugage barrier that is overcome with a program like Rosetta Stone made over 25 years. Then they do an exchange program sorta thing. It‘s an adventure good thing a sequel will be out in March!

Kammbia1 I'm reading it now and enjoying it. 3mo
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Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
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Smart sci-fi set in a well-crafted universe. Strong female lead who's an expert in languages goes into space on a cross-cultural exchange with alien types. We'd all pack prosecco for a trip into space, right? Kept me guessing which genre it would end up in - horror, thriller, romance, detective, hard sci-fi. Turns out a complementary mix of four of them. Keen to see where the next book goes. And I found a number seven too #countingbooks

BookNerd9906 Great review! I‘m so glad you liked it! 1y
BookNerd9906 @Andrew65 you should check this one out, I think you‘d like it. 1y
Andrew65 @BookNerd9906 Thanks, sounds very interesting! Stacked. 1y
Kammbia1 I'm reading it now and enjoying it. Avery is an excellent character. 3mo
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Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
Ascending | Meg Pechenick
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Project to count consecutively from zero to infinity using numbers spotted in books reaches number four. Only, errr... Infinity minus four left to go. Stay tuned for number five, coming whenever I find it in a book. Might be tonight, might be next week, might be a year from now... #countingbooks #four

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BookNerd9906
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Unputdownable! And only .99 right now on Amazon. Sci-fi drama, strong female heroine, aliens, and space travel. How can you resist?

Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare Started reading this last night. Thumbs up so far 😀 Thanks for rec 1y
BookNerd9906 @Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare Yay! I‘m so glad you‘re enjoying it so far! 👏📚❤️ 1y
Kammbia1 I'm reading it now and enjoying it. 3mo
BookNerd9906 @Kammbia1 yay! Book two just came out. Bright Shards. I‘m reading it now. 3mo
Kammbia1 @booknerd9906 I have finished Ascending. See my post for the full review. I bought Bright Shards last night. I will get to it soon. 3mo
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