Earth Quarantined

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"Earth Quarantined" eBook was published in 2018 and was written by D. L. Richardson (https://www.dlrichardson.com). Ms. Richardson has published ten novels and novellas. This is the first in her "Earth Quarantined" series. 

I categorize this novel as ‘G’. The story is set in the far future in 2355. The primary characters are Kethryn Miller, an award-winning actress living in City Prime, and Neah, living in an underground bunker.

A deadly virus has swept across the Earth killing most of the residents. The human race would likely have been exterminated without the intervention of the Criterion, an alien species. As part of their fix, a quarantine is placed on the Earth. The Criterion has promised the technology needed for humanity to reach out into the stars and establish a new home, but so far they have not delivered. 

Miller is about to succeed her father as the leader of State Seven. She can hardly stand all of the attention and decides to flee to the outskirts of the city. Unexpectedly she finds there are people living in a bunker there where no one should live. 

Neah has lived in a bunker all of her life. She and all who she knows say that the world outside the bunker is desolate and uninhabitable. She sneaks out and finds that it has all been a lie. The outside is desolate, but it is habitable. 

As one young woman sneaks into the bunker she has found the other makes her way into the city. Now each is shocked even further when they discover that they are identical twins and that they now must find a way to survive in their respective worlds. How do they survive? How do they handle the lies they have been told?

I thought that the 10.5+ hours I spent reading this 358-page science fiction novel were interesting. I like the overall plot but thought that the story was both slow and long. While the Criterion and their treatment of humanity is brought up as a problem, the story really doesn't touch much on that. I like the cover art, but it is not directly relevant to the story. I give this novel a 3 out of 5.

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I received a copy of Earth Quarantined by D L Richardson from BooksGoSocial through NetGalley. 

Most of the times I find it easy to write a review. But in this case it’s not that easy. Where to begin?
The story is set in the future, in 2355. A virus killed millions of people. But here comes the fun part, an alien race saves the day. They saved the remaining people. They promise to help humans to escape Earth. But there are rules, laws humanity has to obey. 200 years later humans still live here. 
The plot is interesting if a little confusing from time to time. 

There are two lead characters, Kethryn and Neah. They have a connection which is going to change their world. The story is told mostly from their points of view. I say mostly because some chapters are told by Aries, an alien. Now those chapers are the most interesting because we gain some insight into their lives, the way they think. The characters are just beginning to develop so I hope to get to know them more in future books.

I’m looking forward to the next book.
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Very intriguing set up but I didn't take a shine to any of the characters and couldn't stick with the story. Was a DNF for me. Thanks for the opportunity to try reading this book.
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Three hundred years ago humankind was almost wiped out of oblivion on the earth by an EMB-ll virus, and they had finally gotten world peace, but at what price. If they knew it would have been in virtual chains bounded on earth, unable to leave for any exploration, would they have signed on still? Now it's another sickness that eats away at them, that of insomnia, drinking to numb their boredom and other senseless useless acts to past the time. They were free, had peace and the virus was eradicated and kept abreast of or so they thought, yet, they were chained, on earth their prison with the invisible chains. I like Neah and her twin Kethryn they are the life of this story, that’s just my opinion people okay, they are not afraid of making waves because to them they are already dead. I have to say though, I didn’t expect to fall into a deep abyss with this book, but I did and you know what, it’s absolutely captivating, intriguing and exciting. I could go on and on about the happenings in this book, cause, there is a lot going on, but you need to read it yourself, it’s a superb read.
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I'd like to say first, I don't like serials. I much prefer stand alone books. I don't enjoy having to buy another book (or two) to get to the end of the story. 

That said, I did enjoy this book and the story is very good. Humanity is almost wiped out by a virus and aliens (the Criterion) come along and offer help, Not having much choice, the humans accept the help. It's now 20 years later and the aliens, with help from humans, are still keeping Earth in quarantine. Now people are starting to question why.

I would have liked more in depth descriptions of the aliens and their motives. I felt that the aliens were not 3d characters. Perhaps the development of the aliens will come in future books in the series. 

If you like serials and enjoy a good sci fi read, I recommend this book.
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I enjoyed this first installment in this fascinating series. Our planet Earth is almost destroyed by an invasive virus, but the arrival of the Criterion species promises a possible salvation. The Quarantine implemented by the Criterion has worked, but the promises from this species have not all been fulfilled. Well written, and I will await the future installments.
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I almost didn't request this book because of the "deadly virus" thing. But, it was sci-fi, and I generally cannot resist sci-fi books.

This was a very well-written book with believable characters and some great twists to keep the pages turning. It wasn't edge-of-your-seat, but close. The way Richardson developed the alien characters was masterful and frightening. I'm really surprised, though that after being with humans for so long, not more of being human rubbed off on them.

Character development is a hot-button with me and these characters are a gaggle of very humanized, 3-D characters. They all have motives, and each is set to achieve the goal. When these goals clash, a lot of tension prevails. 

Really nice touches with technology, scenery, and different settings really come alive. 

I highly recommend it. because of all of the above and because the premise is very different from the norm. Good reading experience.

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Five of Five stars
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I was one of the lucky people to get an ARC of this book and I want to thank NetGalley and the publisher for giving me a chance to read this ahead of time and so I will give you my honest opinion. 

A deadly virus kills millions of humans, but is now gone thanks to the intervention of the Criterion, an alien race that set up a system and quarantined the entire planet. They promised to give their secret into interstellar planet travel, but after years have passed, they have failed to keep their intended promise. 

This is what caught my interest first and I decided that I needed to read this and I have also read some of the authors past work and I enjoyed it. I won't lie this one starts a little slow and the main character Kethryn Miller really comes off as spoiled and a b****. It was a little slow going but once you push through the first few chapters it starts to form the world and the state of it so I do see why it was written that way but it was not the best start that she has had with the last books I have read of hers. 

Now that being said like a roller coaster one you are through that first climb the drop is quick and satisfying and it really takes off. So there are some major twist that you won't see coming and right when you know what is going to happen it takes a left turn when you know it was going right and this is the D L I know and love. When you think ok there is nothing else that can happen to shock you something else pops up. The ending is perfect in that this is the first book in the series and there is more to come so the ending is perfect and I am not going to give any spoilers away. I just want to say that of all the D L books I have read her endings are awesome and I cannot wait to get my hands on the others ones. 

Again not the best start but trust me hang in there and you will not regret it I promise. I just hope that the next books are full of twist and turns like this one is and that they are not short. In her other books she always leaves me wanting more and not in a bad way. You are a gem D L you keep on writing books and I will keep reading them :)
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Before I launch into my review, I should state that I fully intend to read the next installment of this series. It was rough going for me at first, but chapter by chapter I became more enthralled with the story and the ending left me wanting more asap. I can't wait for the next one!

I was given a copy of this in exchange for a review and I was immediately intrigued because the premise reminded me of a couple shows I love- Colony and Fallen Skies. Once I started reading it, though, it wasn’t looking good. I did not like the first character we were introduced to, Kethryn Miller, at all and the opening chapter did not grab me. I’m glad I kept going, although I’m still not a Kethryn fan. I just don’t buy her at all- her personality, her story, her background as an actress, her friends. She made no sense to me. There was also some major suspension of disbelief on her side with the whole Parent Trap side of the plot. 

Luckily, some of the other characters made up for this. It was definitely a female driven book, with some pretty strong and kick-ass characters. It was also very interesting to have the point of view from one of the high-ranking aliens, Aries. Now Aries I loved. Usually in stories like this, the alien overlords are disconnected from us, their motives unclear or ambiguous and this makes them so much more sinister. Don’t get me wrong- the Criterion were still pretty sketchy and ambiguous in Earth Quarantined, but Aries was so much more relatable, probably because her entire life was spent on Earth with humans. 

There were a couple of great twists in this that I honestly didn't see coming and there is a lot of promise of future character development. Things were really starting to get going when the book ended, very action packed, so I’m definitely reading the next one. I'm excited to see where it all goes! Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for giving me a chance to read this unique book.
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I like to thank Net Galley for the advance copy of Earth Quarantined by D L Richardson.  This was a good keep you guessing science fiction novel where aliens come to help Earth from doom and then have other insterests in there plans for the planet.  Not only does the aliens have other alternatives so do the humans.  Great read till the end.  Looking forward to the next book in series.
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Earth Quarantined by D L Richardson is an engaging doomsday/alien invasion story that reveals a future Earth with a spine-chilling backstory.  First in a series of a new scifi trilogy. Looking forward to the next book.. 
 
Thank you to the publisher, author, and NetGalley for the opportunity to preview the book.
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Very difficult to stay interested in. The author just does not fully explain the characters and the situations contained in the book.
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Every interesting book.  Aliens come and help earth escape it's death throes.  Book had me guessing until the end.  Well thought out plot.
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Thank you Netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This was a very good Sci fi novel. Part end of world and part alien invasion. The author did an amazing job interconnecting characters through their individual voices and painting a realistic picture of what it's like to live in the station and in the alien controlled cities. Each side hides secrets from each other and the author cleverly reveals each one as the story progresses. 
Can't wait for the next in this series. I'm intrigued!
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