Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Changing Worlds (Worlds #2) by Cari Z.


In this sequel to Cari Z's Opening Worlds, former starship captain Jason Kim travels to Perelan, the homeworld of his lover, Ferran, to start a life together. The ruling council of the Perels have allowed this unconventional union to continue in the hopes of strengthening relations between themselves and the humans. And while Ferran's family welcome Jason with open arms, not all of the other major families are as pleased. The arrival of an outsider to their insular, subterranean world challenges the traditions of centuries.

Tensions soar as old rivalries are rekindled in the wake of Jason and Ferran's relationship. Inevitably, something snaps. Jason and Ferran soon find themselves literally fighting for their lives when xenophobic anger pushes things beyond the breaking point. Only their devotion to one another can see them through, but a ghost from Jason's past threatens even that. With Perelan on the brink of civil war, Jason and Ferran must find a way to stand together in the face of chaos and to change the world on their own terms before it tears itself apart

Reviewer: WhiteDaisy
At the start I have to say, I really loved this second book! I was  enthralled by the storyline from the previous book “Opening Worlds”, and  so, it was a pleasure to read this sequel. I really wanted to see what  would happen to Jason and Ferran and to their newly created  relationship, because I loved the emotional connection between them. 

At the end of previous book, Jason was approached by a human ambassador  on Perelan’s home planet. She offered Jason a deal. “He could marry  Ferran and live with him for at least a year, on the Perelan home  planet. During that time, he would have to learn all about the Perelan  culture and had to be willing to accompany Ferran with missions on  Perelan’s behalf after this one year probation. Jason was stunned and  thrilled to actually have a chance of a life with Ferran. And it wasn’t a  surprise that Jason agreed and signed the ambassador's proffered deal.  With this, Jason shown how deeply he fell in love with Ferran.  

  Ferran is an empath like every Perel, but he is also an infertile male,  which usually means a life of servitude. Infertile males are used as  bargaining chips by their mothers and traded to other families to become  caretakers and homemakers. But Ferran had fallen in love with Jason,  who is a loner by nature and has always been. And to be with Jason,  Ferran had risked a great deal. Ferran was fortunate to be a son of a  high ranking family of Perelan society. House of Grenn was the house of  Ferran's mother. I really liked Ferran's mother. By allowing Ferran to  marry Jason, she proves how deeply she loves her own son. 

This second book, CHANGING WORLDS,  starts out with Jason and Ferran. They have spent a week together in  Jacksonville and are packing Jason's personal items which they intend to  take back to Ferran's home planet. The week is like a honeymoon for  both of them. They make love every day. Their emotions of love and  devotion are shown and felt on each page. I love the harmony between  them. Within a week, Jason and Ferran are taken back to Perelan on the  ambassador's spaceship. Jason is going to be the first human being being  given intimate access to an alien world humans don’t know much about

Jason and Ferran's love is tested throughout the entire book, mostly  because Jason is an outsider. Jason has to prove himself and battle  xenophobic local Perels every day. Even some house matriarchs don’t wish  for change, which Jason brings simply by being in their midst. But  their love and devotion proves to everyone who wishes them harm that  they will not be separated. 

Publisher: Storm  Moon Press
Review Courtesy Of: ManicReaders


Anonymous said...

This book was a fantastic read. I'm glad that you loved it too. I'm hoping for a sequel.

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