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From USA Today Bestselling Author Aileen Erin comes the second book in the Aunare Chronicles. Broken, beaten-down, and plagued by nightmares, Amihanna di Aetes is surrounded by the Aunare race that makes up the other half of her heritage, but she feels alien amongst them. She’s not sure which is worse: SpaceTech’s overt hatred of Aunare or the Aunare’s covert hatred of hal From USA Today Bestselling Author Aileen Erin comes the second book in the Aunare Chronicles. Broken, beaten-down, and plagued by nightmares, Amihanna di Aetes is surrounded by the Aunare race that makes up the other half of her heritage, but she feels alien amongst them. She’s not sure which is worse: SpaceTech’s overt hatred of Aunare or the Aunare’s covert hatred of halfers. She hears their whispers whenever she enters a room and sees her death reflected in their eyes. Amihanna doesn’t know who to trust anymore, but she hasn’t survived this long by ignoring the warning signs all around her, especially when her instincts are screaming that a familiar choice is coming: flee or fight. Her parents assure her everything is okay—that there won’t be any reason for her to fight, let alone flee—but with Amihanna’s sudden return, questions arise among the Aunare: who should be blamed for the start of a full-scale war with SpaceTech, how much danger will the war bring, and is Amihanna truly fit to be the next high queen? Honestly, Amihanna wants to forget all the politics, her betrothal to Lorne, and the possibility of being queen. Her needs are much more basic. All she wants is a solid night’s sleep where she doesn’t wake up screaming with the phantom pain of her skin burning. All she needs is to live without fear of a mob tearing her away from her family. All she hopes for is a chance to dream of a future instead of constantly fighting for her right to live. And yet, somehow, everything she does leads her back to Lorne. He always seems to know when she’s about to break under the pressures of her new life. His quiet patience is wearing Amihanna’s protective walls down, and she’s terrified of what will happen if they fall.


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From USA Today Bestselling Author Aileen Erin comes the second book in the Aunare Chronicles. Broken, beaten-down, and plagued by nightmares, Amihanna di Aetes is surrounded by the Aunare race that makes up the other half of her heritage, but she feels alien amongst them. She’s not sure which is worse: SpaceTech’s overt hatred of Aunare or the Aunare’s covert hatred of hal From USA Today Bestselling Author Aileen Erin comes the second book in the Aunare Chronicles. Broken, beaten-down, and plagued by nightmares, Amihanna di Aetes is surrounded by the Aunare race that makes up the other half of her heritage, but she feels alien amongst them. She’s not sure which is worse: SpaceTech’s overt hatred of Aunare or the Aunare’s covert hatred of halfers. She hears their whispers whenever she enters a room and sees her death reflected in their eyes. Amihanna doesn’t know who to trust anymore, but she hasn’t survived this long by ignoring the warning signs all around her, especially when her instincts are screaming that a familiar choice is coming: flee or fight. Her parents assure her everything is okay—that there won’t be any reason for her to fight, let alone flee—but with Amihanna’s sudden return, questions arise among the Aunare: who should be blamed for the start of a full-scale war with SpaceTech, how much danger will the war bring, and is Amihanna truly fit to be the next high queen? Honestly, Amihanna wants to forget all the politics, her betrothal to Lorne, and the possibility of being queen. Her needs are much more basic. All she wants is a solid night’s sleep where she doesn’t wake up screaming with the phantom pain of her skin burning. All she needs is to live without fear of a mob tearing her away from her family. All she hopes for is a chance to dream of a future instead of constantly fighting for her right to live. And yet, somehow, everything she does leads her back to Lorne. He always seems to know when she’s about to break under the pressures of her new life. His quiet patience is wearing Amihanna’s protective walls down, and she’s terrified of what will happen if they fall.

30 review for Off Balance

  1. 4 out of 5

    Angela Cuéllar

    pooled ink Reviews: To pull a quote from my review of book one, Off Planet, "I NEED BOOK TWO!!! AHHH!!!" So obviously I was thrilled when I was granted an ARC of this long awaited sequel! As you can probably tell I had a lot of excitement and hype for what would happen next and I am happy to share that I was not disappointed! Sci-fi type genres really have to hit me at the right moment. I read almost every genre but as I've gotten older I've become much more of a mood reader. That being said, pooled ink Reviews: To pull a quote from my review of book one, Off Planet, "I NEED BOOK TWO!!! AHHH!!!" So obviously I was thrilled when I was granted an ARC of this long awaited sequel! As you can probably tell I had a lot of excitement and hype for what would happen next and I am happy to share that I was not disappointed! Sci-fi type genres really have to hit me at the right moment. I read almost every genre but as I've gotten older I've become much more of a mood reader. That being said, it didn't matter what mood I was in because the moment I opened up the book I was recalling everything that had happened in the first book and was instantly pulled back into the story! I'll get into it more later, but for now I just want to say... Off Balance is a sequel worthy of the title. It instantly sucks you back into the world, the characters, the story, and makes it nearly impossible to put down once begun though with each twist you'll be thrown further off balance from what you think you know. Action adventure, space drama, political schemes, and just the right hit of romance has this series turning into an absolute must-read. Whether you think you're a fan of sci-fi or not I'd urge you to give this series a try because you just might find yourself unable to part from Amihanna's side as her life gets pulled into the unthinkable with war as the looming cost. P.S. There's romance in this one and boy is it swoon-worthy!!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Dawya

    Blog | Twitter | Instagram What an amazing and emotional journey. I needed time to gather my thoughts because this book is so good and mind-blowing, I don't think I'll ever fully healed after all of that. One thing for sure though, I'm deeply in love with this series and I can barely wait for Off Mission to be released. Blog | Twitter | Instagram What an amazing and emotional journey. I needed time to gather my thoughts because this book is so good and mind-blowing, I don't think I'll ever fully healed after all of that. One thing for sure though, I'm deeply in love with this series and I can barely wait for Off Mission to be released.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Alaina

    Off Balance is the second installment of the Aunare Chronicles. I honestly think it's pretty funny that I never knew about this series and only dove into it because I received the novella and the 3rd book for eARC's. It's also kind of interesting that those two reasons alone brought me to this dazzling series at the same time. I'm quite happy that this didn't get hit by the second book syndrome. I think it's mostly due to how amazing the characters actually are. I mean, Amihanna is just completel Off Balance is the second installment of the Aunare Chronicles. I honestly think it's pretty funny that I never knew about this series and only dove into it because I received the novella and the 3rd book for eARC's. It's also kind of interesting that those two reasons alone brought me to this dazzling series at the same time. I'm quite happy that this didn't get hit by the second book syndrome. I think it's mostly due to how amazing the characters actually are. I mean, Amihanna is just completely intriguing to me and I just want to know more about her. Whether it's the powers, her past, or heck - her future. I just want to know more and what her next step is. Especially after that ending. The amount of twists and turns this book gave me has completely sucked me in. I don't think I was ever a huge fan of SpaceTech since the first book so I have no idea what the next book will bring me. I just know that everyone should watch out for my girl Ami since she is done with being constantly underestimated. She's a bad ass and I can't wait for everyone to find out. Super excited that I have the next two books and I can't wait to dive into them. I need more space adventures. Or just adventures in general. Plus more romance please! I just need more.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Hristina

    Sometimes sequels don't live up to the previous book, but that wasn't the case with Off Balance. It was just as lovely as the first one. The story and plot remained interesting, the book was quite engaging. Everything about it was consistent with the first one, the characters, the pacing, the writing... It's an amazing continuation to the series. I can't wait for more. *Copy received through NetGalley. *Rating: 5/5 stars Sometimes sequels don't live up to the previous book, but that wasn't the case with Off Balance. It was just as lovely as the first one. The story and plot remained interesting, the book was quite engaging. Everything about it was consistent with the first one, the characters, the pacing, the writing... It's an amazing continuation to the series. I can't wait for more. *Copy received through NetGalley. *Rating: 5/5 stars

  5. 4 out of 5

    Fall-Out-Book-Nerd

    Review to come.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Erin Sky

    Amihanna is back in this GRIPPING second installment of the Aunare Chronicles. She's made it to her "home" planet, but it doesn't feel like home. Her early memories are gone. She doesn't remember the people, the culture, or even the language. The local media hate her, but the news isn't as big a problem as the people themselves--the ones who want her dead. And then there's Lorne, her shalshasa, the man whose talents and energies are perfectly balanced with her own. But he's a stranger--a stranger Amihanna is back in this GRIPPING second installment of the Aunare Chronicles. She's made it to her "home" planet, but it doesn't feel like home. Her early memories are gone. She doesn't remember the people, the culture, or even the language. The local media hate her, but the news isn't as big a problem as the people themselves--the ones who want her dead. And then there's Lorne, her shalshasa, the man whose talents and energies are perfectly balanced with her own. But he's a stranger--a stranger who loves her. Her destiny is closing in, and soon she'll have to make a choice. Can she protect a planet that hates her? Can a poor waitress from Earth find her true purpose among the stars? I LOVED this book!!! It's rare to find an author whose books ALWAYS sweep you away, and Aileen Erin is one of my personal favorites. No matter what series (or universe!) she's writing in, every one of her stories is a perfect balance between the inner emotions of the characters and the heart-pumping action that grabs you and never lets go. I couldn't put this one down. I RACED through it, and then (I confess) I held the last 3 or 4 pages for ALMOST TWO WEEKS because I DIDN'T WANT IT TO END!!! So, imagine my EXTREME JOY to find out there will be TWO more books in the series!!! (At least. I'm going with at least two. A woman can dream, right?) There are so many scenes I want to gush about but I won't because NO SPOILERS, EVER! But there's this one ... no, I can't ... and then when she ... AUGH, I CAN'T TELL YOU!!! Okay, here's what I can say. If you LOVE scifi, if you LOVE high-stakes action, if you LOVE a smart, slow-burn romance, if you LOVE the kind of book that keeps you up all night reading because you just can't stop, READ THIS BOOK!!!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jypsy

    Thank you NetGalley for an advanced copy. I voluntarily All opinions expressed are my own. Off Balance By:Aileen Erin *REVIEW* ☆☆☆☆ I enjoyed the first book in this series, Off Planet, and I was worried that I would hate the sequel. Thankfully, Off Balance is not a disappointing read at all. The time and place are crafted beautifully, thus providing an immersive experience for readers. The heroine suffers trials and heartache that she must overcome, but it's almost too much agony and whatnot for Thank you NetGalley for an advanced copy. I voluntarily All opinions expressed are my own. Off Balance By:Aileen Erin *REVIEW* ☆☆☆☆ I enjoyed the first book in this series, Off Planet, and I was worried that I would hate the sequel. Thankfully, Off Balance is not a disappointing read at all. The time and place are crafted beautifully, thus providing an immersive experience for readers. The heroine suffers trials and heartache that she must overcome, but it's almost too much agony and whatnot for her. Lorne balances out with her in an ideal complimentary way. The characters are genuine and easy to root for from beginning to end. This is a great second book, and I'm looking forward to number three.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kara Babcock

    Yeah, so I try really hard not to DNF books I receive for free from NetGalley, because it doesn’t feel very fair. But it also doesn’t feel fair to force myself to finish a book, because that will almost always result in a review it doesn’t really deserve. It’s my fault for being so lukewarm about the sequel after reading Off Planet ; I probably should have listened to my gut and not accepted the second book. I don’t think Off Balance is all that bad. I think this is definitely a cause of book Yeah, so I try really hard not to DNF books I receive for free from NetGalley, because it doesn’t feel very fair. But it also doesn’t feel fair to force myself to finish a book, because that will almost always result in a review it doesn’t really deserve. It’s my fault for being so lukewarm about the sequel after reading Off Planet ; I probably should have listened to my gut and not accepted the second book. I don’t think Off Balance is all that bad. I think this is definitely a cause of book and reader incompatibility—exacerbated by me already being in a reading slump and really wanting comfort food, which this is not for me. So I’m going to explain what annoys me about this book, but just know that I don’t consider any of these universal flaws for every reader. First, the soulmate-ish destined romance thing never works for me. I understand that Erin tries her best to distance Amihanna and Lorne’s … condition … from the classic idea of soulmates. Nevertheless, you’ve got two people who don’t know each other experiencing an irresistible attraction that causes them to want to marry each other. We’re not talking chemistry or “love at first sight” or whatever (even though those are blah). The whole amnesia thing is weird, and while I think it’s great Lorne at least acknowledges that, at the end of the day, Amihanna is all glowy-glowy, and I can’t. I just can’t. Second, more generally, just not vibing with the whole “Aunare energy frequency” stuff (yeah, I said vibing). Again, there’s no reason this shouldn’t be a thing. It’s just not working for me. Finally, the characters are just … ugh. Is one-and-a-half dimensional a thing when it comes to characterization? Because they aren’t exactly flat, but they’re close to it. I just have a hard time getting attached to these characters. I don’t really like any of them. I’m not excited to spend time with them or play in this world. So … where does that leave us? Off Balance is probably a good sequel to Off Planet, but I’ve decided I’m not going to stay long enough to find out. I’ve let down this book, and I’m ok with that. There are plenty more for me to read!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Book_Echo

    4.5 stars What a wild roller coaster and the perfect sequel, it was everything I wanted and more! Like with Off Planet, I was totally hooked from the beginning until the very end! The world-building is such a complex one and I love it so much. I love how you learn more about it and the characters, have all the cuteness of the romance and funny moments whilst also having these really intense parts with some bad-ass battles and heart pounding high stakes that I won't spoil for ya. I adore both chara 4.5 stars What a wild roller coaster and the perfect sequel, it was everything I wanted and more! Like with Off Planet, I was totally hooked from the beginning until the very end! The world-building is such a complex one and I love it so much. I love how you learn more about it and the characters, have all the cuteness of the romance and funny moments whilst also having these really intense parts with some bad-ass battles and heart pounding high stakes that I won't spoil for ya. I adore both characters so freaking much! Amihanna (aka Maité) is battling with nightmares about everything that went down in the previous book and on top of that trying to adjust to life with the Aunare and all that comes with is as she is to be the next high queen. I just love her spirit and personality with everything in me. And oh boy how do I love Lorne to pieces, he is the most precious ever! He is super sweet and I adore the way he understands Amihanna and gives her space but also is there for her. The way he cares for her is just the purest thing! Like I predicted, the slow burn romance between Amihanna and Lorne is literally everything, they are so adorable and their chemistry is off the charts! I also absolutely loved seeing bits and pieces of their childhood and learning about their connection, it made me love both even more as individuals and together. This has all the bad-ass vibes, cool and lovable characters, amazing writing and the romance had me smiling from ear to ear, I just adored it all. I am so in love with this series and I can't wait for the third book to come out! "She was my other half, and I wouldn't let anyone keep us apart ever again. Not SpaceTech. Not the Aunare. Not death."

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ixxati

    Off balance is the second book from Aunare Chronicles. Btw I didn't read the first book but I'm not so lost so I guess that is great. It was a slow start but then the plot picked up quickly. It was full of emotions, action and suspense. I love the plot, I love the characters goshh I love everything in this book 😂 I wanted to describe all the characters that I like but I like almost everyone lol I like Amihanna, Lorne, Roan, Declan, Ahiga, Eshrin and etc. See? I told you most of the characters ar Off balance is the second book from Aunare Chronicles. Btw I didn't read the first book but I'm not so lost so I guess that is great. It was a slow start but then the plot picked up quickly. It was full of emotions, action and suspense. I love the plot, I love the characters goshh I love everything in this book 😂 I wanted to describe all the characters that I like but I like almost everyone lol I like Amihanna, Lorne, Roan, Declan, Ahiga, Eshrin and etc. See? I told you most of the characters are lovable! "Please try to remember that the past isn't important. You can't change it, and you're in a good spot now. You're alive, safe, and free. Focus on the present. And when you feel like this life is too much, when the ghosts of your past are breathing down your neck, that's when you need to breathe" Thank you Netgalley and publisher for this amazing arc! 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sarah TheAromaofBooks

    Off Balance is the sequel to Off Planet, which I read and reviewed last year, and if you really want to make sense of this review, you may want to read the synopsis of that book first. This review will have some minor spoilers for Off Planet. I’m reverting to the old pros/cons list for the this review to help me sort out my thoughts, since there were a lot of things I really liked, and several things that annoyed me: Cons: --Amihanna is just so, so self-absorbed for most of this story. It’s all abo Off Balance is the sequel to Off Planet, which I read and reviewed last year, and if you really want to make sense of this review, you may want to read the synopsis of that book first. This review will have some minor spoilers for Off Planet. I’m reverting to the old pros/cons list for the this review to help me sort out my thoughts, since there were a lot of things I really liked, and several things that annoyed me: Cons: --Amihanna is just so, so self-absorbed for most of this story. It’s all about HER and HER feelings and how everyone is going to respond to HER if she decides to marry Lorne. She spends a lot of time avoiding doing anything remotely ruler-like, yet also complains that she isn’t treated with respect/like a ruler. I guess part of this is that I’m not someone who tends to agonize over decisions, even big ones. Assess your choices and their probable trajectories, make the best decision you can, then don’t look back. Consequently, I don’t have a great deal of patience for someone who spends a LOT of time havering. --Way too much time is spent in a gym/doing physical training of some kind. We get it. She’s incredibly physically fit. --Explicit sex scene that I was not expecting since no such thing has appeared in any of Erin’s other books that I’ve read (including the entire Alpha Girl series). Also a few scenes that were more graphically violent than really seemed necessary. Like a lot more. --Overall a bit of second-book syndrome. A lot of this book is waiting for things to happen more than it is things actually happening. It felt like we could have cut out some of the scenes of Amihanna doing the same thing over and over and OVER again in the first book, cut out some of the incessant training scenes in this book, and combined them into one book with more action. --While I’m griping about Ami in this review, I do actually like her as a person. I just feel like she spends a lot of time talking like she’s super badass, but hiding from her actual responsibilities/decisions. Pros: --World-building is great. There is a real sense of place and other-worldliness without being too crazy. Loved the glimpses of the Aunare culture and would love to see more of it. --NO LOVE TRIANGLE! Can’t tell you how excited I was about this! The end of Off Planet seemed to feel like it was setting up for one, but that’s completely avoided in this book, and I am definitely here for that, as I think having a love triangle is the dumbest trope of all time. --Which ties into another pro – LORNE. As a character, Lorne is definitely my favorite. Why Amihanna would hesitate for even half a second is mind-boggling to me. While not perfect, Lorne is incredibly patient, kind, thoughtful, and intelligent. He is eager to help Ami learn more about the Aunare but never comes across as condescending. I’m totally in love with this guy, and only wish we had gotten way more of his perspective, which was significantly more interesting than Ami’s whining about her (actually very comfortable) life. --While I didn’t like having an explicit sex scene in the story, I did appreciate that it didn’t feel like something the characters just rushed into. It felt like a thoughtful, serious decision, and I liked that aspect. --The actual story is solid. There are a lot of great characters, several directions the plot could reasonably take, and a lot of interesting things going on. Conclusion: 3.5*, which is where I ended up with Off Planet, too. A good sequel, a series I recommend if you like sci-fi on the lighter side of sci, and a series I definitely am interested to follow going forward. NB: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Receiving this book didn’t impact my review at all. Special thanks to the publisher!!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Lenni Jones

    This book was seriously addictive. I’d tell myself I was only going to read for another five minutes, only to realize 20 minutes later I’d just finished the chapter instead! I should’ve expected that, considering this is an Aileen Erin book. Yet, she always catches me off guard with how powerful her books end up being. In Off Balance, Lorne’s character gets developed and the romance gets good! In other words, it’s every fangirl’s dream. I never thought about how an experience like Amihanna’s on Ab This book was seriously addictive. I’d tell myself I was only going to read for another five minutes, only to realize 20 minutes later I’d just finished the chapter instead! I should’ve expected that, considering this is an Aileen Erin book. Yet, she always catches me off guard with how powerful her books end up being. In Off Balance, Lorne’s character gets developed and the romance gets good! In other words, it’s every fangirl’s dream. I never thought about how an experience like Amihanna’s on Abbadon could impact someone until this book. Poor Amihanna... Luckily she had her awesome shalshasa by her side! I can’t wait for you all to read this book! If you’re looking for romance, action, and sci-fi, check out this series! (P.S. I had assumed that this was going to be a trilogy, so to read the letter to the readers in the back and find out there will be TWO more books was very exciting!!!)

  13. 5 out of 5

    Mimi

    I'm going to repeat what I said about the first book: although the ideas behind this book - the outline of the plot and the structure of everything were done extremely well, the execution lacked organisation and a general direction. And the reason why this book gets a lower rating is because honestly, this is just frustrating. I expected the writing to be better by now, I'm used to authors' quality improving with each book - but I also realised why this is not the case with Aileen Erin. She puts I'm going to repeat what I said about the first book: although the ideas behind this book - the outline of the plot and the structure of everything were done extremely well, the execution lacked organisation and a general direction. And the reason why this book gets a lower rating is because honestly, this is just frustrating. I expected the writing to be better by now, I'm used to authors' quality improving with each book - but I also realised why this is not the case with Aileen Erin. She puts out a few books a year, so she doesn't really have time for the editing phase, and it shows. Or maybe that's not the case. But it seems very likely to me. Anyways, that's all. I still am continuing with the series because this is escapism in its purest form, what SJM used to be before. And I also need to review the third book in this series which I got an ARC for without checking if it was a part of the series haha. Do I recommend this series? Yes. But don't set your bar too high in terms of quality. →2.5 stars

  14. 5 out of 5

    Henry Lazarus

    Aileen Erin has a romantic tale of human and Aunare who are similar enough to interbreed. The Aunare have spotted shapes, fao’ana, on their skin that glow with emotions and for some can give super powers. Maité Martinez is half -Aunare and trying to survive and get Off Planet (paper) since Space Tech, the ruling corporation on Earth, broke treaty with the Aunare and killed all Aunare visitors. After escaping Earth and surviving the mines she was assigned to when caught she finds her soul partner Aileen Erin has a romantic tale of human and Aunare who are similar enough to interbreed. The Aunare have spotted shapes, fao’ana, on their skin that glow with emotions and for some can give super powers. Maité Martinez is half -Aunare and trying to survive and get Off Planet (paper) since Space Tech, the ruling corporation on Earth, broke treaty with the Aunare and killed all Aunare visitors. After escaping Earth and surviving the mines she was assigned to when caught she finds her soul partner and future king of the Aunare Lorne. But she is still Off Balance (paper from Ink Monster, LLC) with her early memories wiped to help her survive her run. It doesn’t help that Lorne’s father and King wants break the arranged marriage contract. Heavily romantic and lots of fun. I’m waiting eagerly for the third.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Lil'n Dunski

    I've never been a big SciFi fan. Most books/stories lead to disappointment, but NOT Aileen Erin! There's something about her writing style that draws you in from the very beginning! It's well balanced with action, magic, drama, political BS and some romance that you can't help but be sucked into in all the best ways of reading! Amihanna has finally made it to her home planet, but it's not all rainbows and happy endings. Her character development is really felt through the pages and as much as sh I've never been a big SciFi fan. Most books/stories lead to disappointment, but NOT Aileen Erin! There's something about her writing style that draws you in from the very beginning! It's well balanced with action, magic, drama, political BS and some romance that you can't help but be sucked into in all the best ways of reading! Amihanna has finally made it to her home planet, but it's not all rainbows and happy endings. Her character development is really felt through the pages and as much as she wants a life of peace, there's still a war on the horizon. Lorne's character development was absolutely amazing! You can't help falling in love with his charming yet broken character. Off Balance is truly remarkable and I look forward to reading the next book!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Oriana vega

    3.9 stars I am loving this series! Some of the things I loved about this book was the friendship and loyalty between Ami and her best friend. The action in the book is pretty damm cool! The only thing I have a problem with is how Amihanna and Lorne act towards Declan and I get he made mistakes and that he is moody as well but honestly all three of them do not have time to have this animosity between them because how are they supposed to work as a team if they can not even be in the same room with 3.9 stars I am loving this series! Some of the things I loved about this book was the friendship and loyalty between Ami and her best friend. The action in the book is pretty damm cool! The only thing I have a problem with is how Amihanna and Lorne act towards Declan and I get he made mistakes and that he is moody as well but honestly all three of them do not have time to have this animosity between them because how are they supposed to work as a team if they can not even be in the same room with each other for a while. With how close the war is and everything I expected her to be able to actually work on her powers a lot more. I also was hoping for her to go around the city on her home planet so that she can see more of where she came from and so that she can meet the people there. I was also hoping to see Amihanna and her mom talk more so that her mom could help her transition better on the Aunare planet. The relationship between Ami and her dad was complicated for sure but I am hoping it gets better. I also have to say that I loved the first book more then this one.

  17. 5 out of 5

    MarianR

    3.5❤️ So, I liked the last 100 pages better than the rest of the book. I still don't connect with the protagonist, I mean, I admire some of her personality traits, like her determination. But she is very impulsive and insecure, which she already did in the first one, so I was hoping to see some progress here. But thank goodness, LORDEEEEE is here. His point of view helped me a lot and I think that along with Roan, he is my favorite character. He is so cute. The world continues to grow, and now th 3.5❤️ So, I liked the last 100 pages better than the rest of the book. I still don't connect with the protagonist, I mean, I admire some of her personality traits, like her determination. But she is very impulsive and insecure, which she already did in the first one, so I was hoping to see some progress here. But thank goodness, LORDEEEEE is here. His point of view helped me a lot and I think that along with Roan, he is my favorite character. He is so cute. The world continues to grow, and now they are looking for a way to fight the problems that come with the kingdom and the acceptance of people. Yep, im going to read the next just for curious.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sheila Kaye

    Aileen Erin is one of my favorite authors and the second book in her Aunare Chronicles is awesome!!! I lost sleep finishing this book and I needed lots of caffeine the next day but I'd do it all over again. I knew things wouldn't be smooth sailing for Amihanna when she arrived on her home planet but I never imagined the kick-butt character she would become. The chemistry between her and Lorne is off the charts hot without being raunchy. This book is even better than the first in the series and t Aileen Erin is one of my favorite authors and the second book in her Aunare Chronicles is awesome!!! I lost sleep finishing this book and I needed lots of caffeine the next day but I'd do it all over again. I knew things wouldn't be smooth sailing for Amihanna when she arrived on her home planet but I never imagined the kick-butt character she would become. The chemistry between her and Lorne is off the charts hot without being raunchy. This book is even better than the first in the series and that's saying a lot! I can't wait for the next one!!!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Shelley

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Science Fiction *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* Off Balance is the second installment in author Aileen Erin's Aunare Chronicles. What you should know. The beginning of this story takes place 13 years ago on Earth. Lorne knows it is time to leave Earth before Liberation Week where all Aunare will be rounded up. Earth is getting more & more violent towards the Aunare, but for some reason, 6 year old Amihanna di Aetes, daughter of Rysden and Elizabeth, is about to be le *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Science Fiction *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* Off Balance is the second installment in author Aileen Erin's Aunare Chronicles. What you should know. The beginning of this story takes place 13 years ago on Earth. Lorne knows it is time to leave Earth before Liberation Week where all Aunare will be rounded up. Earth is getting more & more violent towards the Aunare, but for some reason, 6 year old Amihanna di Aetes, daughter of Rysden and Elizabeth, is about to be left behind instead of being brought back to Aunare where she will be safe. This one mistake will cost Amihanna/Maité and her mother years of terror. *Full Review @ Gizmos Reviews* http://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/202...

  20. 5 out of 5

    Tammy

    Once again it was a slow start but picked up rather quickly and didn't stop. It was a bit repetitive in spots in the beginning also. Once the action started it was non-stop. Amihanna's powers are developing again. Her relationship with Lorne is progressing and her relationship with Declan is degrading. So much going on it ended up being a page turner. Hoping to see Declan get his HEA eventually. Enjoyed Roan and Amihanna's banter and relationship in this one. Once again it was a slow start but picked up rather quickly and didn't stop. It was a bit repetitive in spots in the beginning also. Once the action started it was non-stop. Amihanna's powers are developing again. Her relationship with Lorne is progressing and her relationship with Declan is degrading. So much going on it ended up being a page turner. Hoping to see Declan get his HEA eventually. Enjoyed Roan and Amihanna's banter and relationship in this one.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Caitlyn Warren

    4.5 Stars This is the sequel to Off Planet and what an excellent entry into the series! I loved the first book and was very excited to read this one and it did not disappoint. This one switches between Amihanna and Lorne and is set after Amihanna has made it back to her home planet. She faces trying to figure out who she is while also struggling with her feelings for Lorne who is a stranger to her. She's also up against a group of people who see her as completely unfit for her intended role. Lorn 4.5 Stars This is the sequel to Off Planet and what an excellent entry into the series! I loved the first book and was very excited to read this one and it did not disappoint. This one switches between Amihanna and Lorne and is set after Amihanna has made it back to her home planet. She faces trying to figure out who she is while also struggling with her feelings for Lorne who is a stranger to her. She's also up against a group of people who see her as completely unfit for her intended role. Lorne is just happy to have Amihanna back. He does everything he can to get closer to her and help her settle in. Well as much as she lets him. I love everything about him! This story has a little of everything! If you like a slow burn romance, awesome action scenes, and well developed characters, I highly recommend this series.

  22. 5 out of 5

    CR

    So with this one I was a little......Ok somewhat a lot lost. I hadn't read book one and that was a bad idea. But with saying that I totally want to read book one now. This was an out of this world story and I really need the next book now. So with this one I was a little......Ok somewhat a lot lost. I hadn't read book one and that was a bad idea. But with saying that I totally want to read book one now. This was an out of this world story and I really need the next book now.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Alicia

    Well I'm wrecked. Aileen Erin seems to have a particular talent for ripping hearts out and stomping on them for a while. Well I'm wrecked. Aileen Erin seems to have a particular talent for ripping hearts out and stomping on them for a while.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    I received this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. Oh man, I love this author and these stories. THANK GOODNESS, no love triangle. I seriously hate those. I LOVE Lorne - he is amazing and patient, but it was good to see he had a bit of a darker side. It was a little confusing with Maite-Amihanna's name change, but I caught on fast. I'm dying for the next one. I received this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. Oh man, I love this author and these stories. THANK GOODNESS, no love triangle. I seriously hate those. I LOVE Lorne - he is amazing and patient, but it was good to see he had a bit of a darker side. It was a little confusing with Maite-Amihanna's name change, but I caught on fast. I'm dying for the next one.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Atiqah

    I’ll just say the downside of this book first before I go on and on about how much I love Off Balance. A common complaint I found about this book and Off Planet (#1) is the repetitiveness. In Off Planet, it was Amihanna going through ordeals and painful recovery time and time again. In this book, it’s the same training in the gym and pushing Lorne away over and over again. I’ll just say that I totally get the necessity of it in developing our main character and I have no problem with it. I do un I’ll just say the downside of this book first before I go on and on about how much I love Off Balance. A common complaint I found about this book and Off Planet (#1) is the repetitiveness. In Off Planet, it was Amihanna going through ordeals and painful recovery time and time again. In this book, it’s the same training in the gym and pushing Lorne away over and over again. I’ll just say that I totally get the necessity of it in developing our main character and I have no problem with it. I do understand that it is a major peeve for some readers and may even be a deal-breaker. It’s rare that the second title in a series is able to hold a tighter grip on me than the first but Off Balance did it. I couldn’t put it down and literally flew through the pages! Even when I wake up in the middle of the night to feed my 2-month old and change diapers, I’ll read this on my Kindle for a few minutes before snoozing off again. Aileen’s writing touched me because it feels so close and real. Anyone struggling with feeling like losing themselves by being with a partner, being a parent, or just doing something that demands all your energy and attention will feel this. While in Off Planet the theme revolves around survival and perseverance, Off Balance is about the identity crisis of Amihanna who is suffering from PTSD and faced with a better life that includes love, power, and responsibilities. She doesn’t know how to reconcile her past and her future with all the weight of expectations it promises. Due to her losing her memories as a child, she still hasn’t got some essential Aunere part of herself back no matter how hard she tries. Although, people around her insist the person lost in the memories is shining through and she doesn’t have to worry so much about it. Amihanna feels differently; If she can’t figure out who she is, then how is she supposed to be the leader that everyone is expecting? Read full review on Bookmarks & Blue Light

  26. 5 out of 5

    Germaine

    *Disclaimer: I received a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.* I have mixed feelings about Off Balance. I really enjoyed the first half of it, but I'm not entirely sure how to feel about the rest. WHAT I LIKED: - The sci-fi and worldbuilding of the book were relatively solid and I appreciated all the little details that had to do with the planet, government, technology, etc. - Platonic relationships. I especially liked Amihanna's bond with Roan *Disclaimer: I received a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.* I have mixed feelings about Off Balance. I really enjoyed the first half of it, but I'm not entirely sure how to feel about the rest. WHAT I LIKED: - The sci-fi and worldbuilding of the book were relatively solid and I appreciated all the little details that had to do with the planet, government, technology, etc. - Platonic relationships. I especially liked Amihanna's bond with Roan and the banter she shared with the rest of her crew. WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: - There was a bit too much telling rather than showing, especially in the beginning. I felt that the writing could have used a once-over for the telling conveyed in dialogue and indirect thoughts. - Sex scene. As much as I liked seeing Lorne and Amihanna's relationship develop, I felt that this was unnecessary and if included, should have been kept behind closed doors or have had the narrative black out. This was near the end and I ended up dropping a star for it. (Edit: I just thought of this after posting my review, but I feel that it would have been a lot better if Lorne had asked before he kissed Amihanna. Consent is important, okay -- especially since he interrupted her midsentence.) Overall: Relatively solid sci-fi with good characterization and interesting plot, however the sex scene could have been omitted.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Stacy

    I love everything about this series so far. The characters, the world, the storyline... I just can't get enough. Amihanna is VERY self absorbed throughout MOST of OFF BALANCE. I wanted to shake her a few times, then I remembered what she has gone through and I decided that she can have a pass for one book. The relationship between Amihanna and Lorne was a little frustrating. I just wanted her to jump on her feelings and never let go, but she is still figuring out who she is and what she wants so w I love everything about this series so far. The characters, the world, the storyline... I just can't get enough. Amihanna is VERY self absorbed throughout MOST of OFF BALANCE. I wanted to shake her a few times, then I remembered what she has gone through and I decided that she can have a pass for one book. The relationship between Amihanna and Lorne was a little frustrating. I just wanted her to jump on her feelings and never let go, but she is still figuring out who she is and what she wants so we get a lot of wishy washy moments. Having said that, there wasn't one point in OFF BALANCE that I didn't want to continue to read. Every moment was enjoyable and I was absorbed in the storyline from beginning to end. I loved OFF BALANCE just as much as I loved OFF PLANET and I am once again looking forward to seeing what happens next. * This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Janine Birt

    This book was unputdownable. I was transported to the world of Amihanna and Lorne so easily. Aileen’s writing just pulled me in and gripped me tight. I just had to have one more chapter, had to find out what happened next. Parts of this story made me laugh (Roan & Ami together always leads to a chuckle), parts made me swoon (the way Lorne looks at Ami, the way she just ‘reacts’ to his presence/voice, the more we get now that they are in the same location) and then there were the tears (the emoti This book was unputdownable. I was transported to the world of Amihanna and Lorne so easily. Aileen’s writing just pulled me in and gripped me tight. I just had to have one more chapter, had to find out what happened next. Parts of this story made me laugh (Roan & Ami together always leads to a chuckle), parts made me swoon (the way Lorne looks at Ami, the way she just ‘reacts’ to his presence/voice, the more we get now that they are in the same location) and then there were the tears (the emotional aftermath of Ami’s traumatic experiences growing up and in Off Planet). This book took me on a rollercoaster of feelings and I loved every second of it. Thank you Aileen so much for bringing this story to the world. I will probably read it several times this year before the next book comes out. And then an infinite number of times into the future.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Harald Koch

    This was a lightweight and easy to read book. To quote Giles: "The good guys are always stalwart and true, the bad guys are easily distinguished by their pointy horns or black hats, and, uh, we always defeat them and save the day. No one ever dies, and everybody lives happily ever after." Well sort of. Several people die, but in an off-hand way, but there's never really any risk. And of course there's a heavy-handed romance running throughout. And the novel kind of lurches from event to event wit This was a lightweight and easy to read book. To quote Giles: "The good guys are always stalwart and true, the bad guys are easily distinguished by their pointy horns or black hats, and, uh, we always defeat them and save the day. No one ever dies, and everybody lives happily ever after." Well sort of. Several people die, but in an off-hand way, but there's never really any risk. And of course there's a heavy-handed romance running throughout. And the novel kind of lurches from event to event without less drama (or follow-through) than I'd like - I'm going to assume that many of the issues raised will be tackled later on, and not just left on the floor like an unfired revolver... But my biggest challenge is that the we go from "severely traumatized young woman" to "confident powerful young woman" in ... three weeks? Maybe four? The traumatized woman was well written and believable; the recovery seemed - glossed over? trite? I'm not sure. Anyway.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Glen

    This second installment in the series was much more enjoyable than the first. The first was a gruelling slog story-wise, although the writing was fast-paced and good. However, its ending gave hope for the future, which this installment delivered on. Although there is more to come, things are building very well. This series is so much better than the vast majority of what is available in this genre. It's hard to make people with extraordinary abilities seem real, but this author manages it. It's This second installment in the series was much more enjoyable than the first. The first was a gruelling slog story-wise, although the writing was fast-paced and good. However, its ending gave hope for the future, which this installment delivered on. Although there is more to come, things are building very well. This series is so much better than the vast majority of what is available in this genre. It's hard to make people with extraordinary abilities seem real, but this author manages it. It's also worth echoing the author's praise of the copy editor: I came across NO errors in this book - not even homophone errors, which are so common these days. I'm really looking forward to the remainder of the series.

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