Chnology and customs There was no hand holding as far as the world building goes You are dumped into the deep end with a couple pool noodles as contextual clues and asked to swim You experience things as Nick experiences them with Nick s nowledge of his universe intact Sometimes this worked really well but other times I felt myself floundering a little and having to reread sections after figuring out what Nick already new to be understoodAll in all this is a very strong science fiction read with a believable romantic element an interesting plot well constructed universe and characters you can easily appreciate and relate to If you like lots of action in a disaster setting THIS is your book The characters went from the frying pan to the fire again and again which is pretty realistic If you re looking for pure romance this doesn t have uite as much as some of Ms Scott s other works but the story still gets a satisfactory resolution This review was originally posted at passenger liner is launching with technology so advanced that everyone is just positive it will break all the speed records for the route Lots of money is riding yes pun intended on her making port on a record breaking dateAnd in order to get her out of her docking berth she s launched with untested technology Oh she s ahead of her time alright but even advances ahead of their time need shakedown cruisesIf all this sounds just a little familiar it should With a little tweaking this could be an introduction of the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic The 100th anniversary of her first and last voyage is this weekBut this is a book review of a slightly different story The ship is the Nebula Dream and her maiden voyage is a space flight She s still a passenger liner and many of the conditions are intentionally the same The Titanic disaster served as inspiration for this absorbing science fiction adventureWreck was definitely inspired by the original events but it is not slavishly devoted to them Disasters make for great drama They bring out the best in peopleand the worstThe Wreck of the Nebula Dream by Veronica Scott is the story of the maiden voyage of the passenger cruise ship Nebula DreamInstead of SFR Reading Challenge 2012 Book 1335Grade BThis was a very enjoyable SFR Wreck of the Nebula Dream is a retelling of the Titanic disaster with a futuristic space setting The story is very well done and the plot moves uickly The group trying to survive came upon realistic obstacles throughout It ept me interested and reading The main character Nick is well drawn and capable He s a talented Special Forces officer but he s not perfect Mara is less well developed but she s a sympathetic character The secondary characters are well done even the children I would have liked to see development in the relationship between Nick and Mara although what was there was sweet I do appreciate the author not having the couple fall into bed during a major crisis The short moments of tenderness between the leads were believable and appropriate to the story Don t let the lack of overt sex scenes eep you from reading It s a good story Once I got past the beginning chapters the story line picked up and grabbed my attention I like a good action packed story 35 stars Fun scifi adventure inspired by the Titanic disaster Heroine was very under developed so the mild romance was not engaging. Or himself and several other innocent people before deadly enemy forces reach them or the ship’s malfunctioning engines finish ticking down to self destructionBut can Nick conuer the demons from his past that tell him he’ll fail these innocent people just as he failed to save his Special Forces team Will he outpace his own doubts to win this vital race against ti.
Lot great characters excellent world building an enough romantic elements to make me smile without making me feel gooey There were elements however that just didn t uite reach the this this total awesomesauce five star territory for me It was close but I don t give half stars Let me explain The world building in this book is done through mild contextual clues well written details and subtle asides and there is a lot of world building in this book The reader starts off on an unfamiliar planet in an unfamiliar galaxy which I can only assume is somewhere far far away The situation however is one the reader can probably relate to being stuck on a plane that has been delayed take off for over an hour The plane is a surface to orbit starship but the idea and feelings are the same Disgruntled passengers people worried about missing their connecting flights in this case it s worrying about making it on board the Nebula Dream cruise ship that is waiting in space parents dealing with ids and flight attendants dolling out the complimentary drinks to try and appease I appreciated these little familiar bits even if everything had an alien twist The delayed take off gives the author a chance to introduce the main character Nick and we learn that he is not getting on the Nebula Dream by choice He is a special forces captain who has been discharged and is being sent home by the uickest route possible which just happens to be on the maiden voyage of the Nebula Dream a cruise ship that is planning to break a speed record despite it s less than complete state of construction Sound familiar A common man among rich people and nobility boarding by chance a ship trying to go too fast on it s maiden voyage despite being incomplete Yes Wreck of the Nebula Dream is a loose retelling of the Titanic story Luckily Nick is a much stronger character than DiCaprio s Jack So what about Rose You can t have a Titanic story without a girl rightWe meet Mara on the same delayed flight but unlike the socialite Rose who is trying to pander to her parent s wishes while rebelling against them Mara is a self supporting business woman with brains to go right along with her beauty That beauty and her business demeanor stands out to Nick from the beginning and he admires her from a far and through a couple of brief conversations There aren t any sparks possessive callings tingles or love at first sight tropes you often get with SFR and I appreciated this Their relationship develops naturally by chance and as they are thrown together to work through a crisisSo far so good right And it is There were just some bumps mostly to do with the pacing flow and dripping detailed world building that had me holding back on five starsAlthough there is action during the delayed flight via a crazy pregnant lady wielding a nife it felt like it took forever for them to actually reach the Dream Once on board it seemed like Nick wandered around the ship a bit lost for a while before anything interesting happened This did give the reader some set up as to the incomplete state of the ship but it just felt like it dragged a little in places I think it might be because some of the descriptions felt heavy to me but I am admittedly a dialogue and character readerSome of the world building was also a little jarring This is a complex and uniue universe heavy in history different alien cultures te. Shows maybe even have a shipboard fling with Mara Lyrae the beautiful but reserved businesswoman he meetsAll his plans vaporize when the ship suffers a wreck of Titanic proportions Captain and crew abandon ship leaving the 8000 passengers stranded without enough lifeboats and drifting unarmed in enemy territory Aided by Mara Nick must find a way off the doomed ship
Overall I really enjoyed this ride I have to preface this with saying that I went into this thinking it was a sci fi romance It was recommended to me as such The cover ind of also implies ti would be a romanceIt doesn t work as a romance though as there is almost no development of a couple and they go from barely having looked at each other to starry eyes and probing tongue There is no sex going on just The Princes Scandalous Wedding Vow kissing The POV is from the hero only so there isn t really much of the inner workings of the heroine Not sure what else to call her but again this is not a romance Its a fast action space adventure with some romantic elements But barely So if I don t try to look at it what I thought it was it was non stop fun and edge of seat for me It was a fun motley crew that has to fight against odds after odds once the cruise ship space liner goes to the dogs What I found so great here was the way the author made me feel I was there the urgency Well I wouldn t uite call this Titanic in space Yes it is a luxury liner on its first trip It is expected to break speed records as well However when everything goes wrong there is a lot that goes wrong than on the Titanic The lead is a Special Forces captain who is battle weary and depressed after a difficult job He doesn t fit with the rest of the passengers and finds himself intervening in a couple of emergencies just because he is prepared There are some interesting future cultures and abilities that come into play for a hodgepodge group to survive They really are diverse and each plays a part in their effortsI really enjoyed this book and felt that the only real weakness was that I didn t have a good feel for the universe until things started to happen So I was unaware of some significant facts until they became relevant to the story However I think the broad setting in which the action is set would have provided depth to the story for me However since this is one book of many set in the same universe I don tnow how much the lack of world building was due to the author trying to prevent being repetitive across books I ll definitely have to check out the others in the series The first in Veronica Scott s A Sectors SF Romance series Captain Nick Jameson is one of over 8000 passengers on the maiden voyage of the Nebula Dream Nick is Special Forces but after a mission gone wrong the future looks bleak He will muddle through this cruise and accept the conseuences There he meets Mara Lyrae a businesswoman who he finds attractive and would like to spend some time But Myra doesn t seem to be interested When the ship is obviously in trouble Nick does his best at helping where he can He teams up with Mara and a couple of other passengers to save as many as possible including themselves They discover they are in sector 17 and not sector 16 as expected Sector 17 is enemy territory and bad news for allI read one other book in the series and enjoyed it and decided to c No time this week for a lengthy review Just have to say whewwww I need a vacation after this sci fi romance adventure Parallels to the Titanic in space Just incredible action seuences and SUCH imagination in the tech Mild romance but who has time in this story Trust me you ll be out of breath when you finish this one TracingTheStarscom received a free copy in exchange for an honest reviewThis was a solid four star read for me Great A reimagining of the Titanic disaster set in the far future among the starsTraveling unexpectedly aboard the luxury liner Nebula Dream on its maiden voyage across the galaxy Sectors Special Forces Captain Nick Jameson is ready for ten relaxing days and hoping to forget his last disastrous mission behind enemy lines He figures he’ll gamble at the casino take in the.
USA Today Best Selling Science Fiction & Paranormal Romance authorVeronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart Dad loved science fiction Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be romance in everything When she ran out of books to read she started writing her own storiesMISC FACTS ABOUT VERONICASeven time winner SFR Galaxy AwardProud recipient