[Review #55] Tundra 37 by Aubrie Dionne

Tundra 37 Title: Tundra 37
Series: A New Dawn
Book two
Author: Aubrie Dionne
Published: 7th February, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
New Adult
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Gemme is a hi-tech matchmaker who pairs the next generation of Lifers aboard the Expedition, a deep space transport vessel destined for Paradise 18. When the identity of her lifemate pops up on her screen, she’s shocked that he’s the achingly gorgeous and highly sought after Lieutenant Miles Brentwood—a man oblivious to her existence. Believing everyone will think she contrived the match, she erases it from the computer’s memory.

Just as comets pummel the ship and destroy the pairing system forever.

With the Expedition disabled, the colonists must crash land on the barren ice world of Tundra 37 where Gemme is reassigned to an exploratory mission, led by Lieutenant Brentwood. Only in the frozen tundra does she understand the shape of his heart and why the computer has entwined their destinies.


The storyline:
I loved that Tundra 37 wasn’t based on the romance, I love that the actual plotline was based on the survival of the lifers aboard The Expedition. It made this book very addicting to read. I really enjoyed it.

Gemme is the matchmaker aboard The Expedition. She accepts or denies the matches that the computer pairs life mates, she makes sure they are far apart in the family tree and that their genetics would be good together. Another part of her job is to search for a special gene, a gene that is kept a secret, only the matchmakers are to know of this job.

One morning as she’s working she discovers the computer has finally matched her to her life mate; Lieutenant Miles Brentwood. The one and only man that the seers trust communicating with, the man that many woman wish to be matched to. Gemme panics and decline’s the match thinking that everyone will assume that she hacked the system and chose her life mate herself.

Soon after a shocking event happens that changes the lives of everyone aboard The Expedition. Their ship is caught in the middle of a meteor shower and is pummelled to the point that if it were to continue flying towards their destination planet Paradise 18 then they would never survive. So the seer’s that control the ship through their minds divert the ship to land on the nearest hospitable planet; Tundra 37.

On Tundra 37 Gemme is assigned a new job to the team that will explore the planet for the fuel that will keep their ship running for them to live on, while they build their new lives on the planet. The team just so happens to be lead by Lieutenant Miles Brentwood. Tundra 37 holds many mysteries. And Gemme starts to discover the answers to the questions she never thought to ask.

The Romance:
The romance wasn’t the forefront of this book which was great, but it did have a bigger stage rather than just being on the side. It mixed well with the plot and I liked that it wasn’t driving the plot yet it was still a huge part. I usually get bored when the romance is the only plot line but I’m glad to say that this story has a lot more going on.

In saying that though the romance definitely had my own stomach in butterflies, the whole book I was on the edge of my seat just waiting for it to explode. In my opinion that is exactly what romance should be in a book!

Points of Views:
There were four different point of views in this book, as first I thought that this was a lot of people to get your head around, but the way that Dionne integrated each character actually made it work really well.

I thoroughly enjoyed each character’s point of view and even though they weren’t all in the same situation when we flicked to another person I never felt like I was being wrenched out of the story and placed into another one. I liked how every character was related to the main storyline in some way, they weren’t off having their own little adventure.

Overall, this book was very entertaining. The four different points of views worked in this book, they were integrated well and I found I was interested in all of the characters. I was on the edge of my seat flicking through the pages as fast as I could just waiting to see what happened next.

Tundra 37 is an enjoyable and exciting romantic science fiction that pulls you in to the world of the characters and has you sitting on the edge of your seat the whole way. 

I recommend reading this book if you enjoy Science Fiction! Paradise 21 is the first book in the series.

You might also like –
Space-y Science Fiction books:

Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder

Whispers in Autumn by Trisha Leigh

Miss J

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