Review: Rescued by the Alien Pirate (Mates of the Kilgari #1) by Celia Kyle & Athena Storm (DNF)

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Mates of the Kilgari #1
Celia Kyle & Athena Storm
Science Fiction Romance - Aliens
February 15, 2020
eBook
298
Kindle Unlimited

 

I woke from cryostasis a prisoner. My crime? I have no idea. 

I was stuck with a hundred other women, all headed to who knows where. Captive in a dank, dirty cargo hold. 

Then, out of the darkness, came Solair. 

A handsome alien. Golden skinned. Horned. The dashing captain of a pirate ship. They rescued us--he gave my people food, shelter, and promised us safety. In exchange?

He took me for himself. 

But the people who captured us, haven’t given up. They want us back. They’re powerful and will do whatever it takes to find us. The only thing stopping them?

Solair.


He wants me. And what he takes…

He keeps.

 

Rescued by the Alien Pirate is book one in the Mates of the Kilgari series by Celia Kyle and Athena Storm.

I’ve been on a Sci-Fi Romance kick lately. The cover and title intrigued me, so I decided to give this new series a try. I’ve liked other books by Celia Kyle, but have not tried Athena Storm. 

The concept sounded good, but unfortunately the women introduced; especially our lead heroine killed this book for me. 

Varia our heroine. When we meet her she is imprisoned on a spaceship with several other women who have popped out of the cryo-stasis they where put in. Their are still many women in the cryo-stasis; besides the few that’s tubs have stoped working. They don’t know why they are their and she’s become the de facto leader. She is not a nice person. I’m not sure what the authors where trying to go for with her, but she came across as ungrateful, aggressive, demanding, and just all around an awful person/character. She was so mean to the Kilgari, alien pirates, that saved her and the other 106 women from certain death. All she did was pick a fight with our lead hero Solair. All her conversations where a fight. She did not utter one word of Thank You nor did she engage in a calm discussion about anything. Instead she was irate with the Kilgari aliens. Not sure if she got better or changed her attitude, but the fist impression of her turned me off. 

Solair our pirate alien Captian of the Queen and all the Kilgari aliens are such nice guys. I like the Kilgari race, but I felt sorry for Solair and all the Kilgari. They are all bending over backwards to help the Human women. They have limited resources and are trying to make due to accommodate all the new mouths to feed and well the women are comeing across as ungrateful. As for Solair our hero, Varia showed no respect to him even though he’s the Captain and his whole crew are making sacrifices for these women. It was just sad to see these nice aliens not get more respect. 

Their are a lot of secondary characters introduced. We meet several other Human women and other Kilgari aliens. The alien guys are awesome and relatable, but the human women are eh. 

As for the romance between Solair and Varia I never felt it. I stoped at 30%, so not much was happening on this front only that Solair feels a strong pull towards Varia and thinks that she is his fated one and only mate. I didn’t get any chemistry between them only fighting. 

I wanted to like this one, but Rescued by the Alien Pirate was not the book for me. If the blurb intrigues you, I urge you to give it a shot. Just because it did not work for me does not mean it won’t for you. 

Rated: DNF’d at 30%

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Jen
Jen
April 24, 2020 5:22 am

That cover… I know we aren’t supposed to judge a book based on the cover, but it’s got me cringing.

Mary Kirkland
April 23, 2020 3:19 pm

I love Celia Kyle so I’ll have to try this one. I love his horns on the cover.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
April 22, 2020 12:55 pm

Darn, the cover is cool. I hear ya though.

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