Reviewer: My Bookish Bliss https://mybookishbliss.wordpress.com/2021/01/08/refuge-by-jj-blacklocke-review/
I want to start by saying that I am not a fan of science fiction. Of all the genres out there, sci-fi is one of my least favorite. But, when JJ Blacklocke approached me to read and review Refuge, the blurb hooked me. I hesitantly picked it up, but once I did, there was no going back.
I adored this novel! The writing is excellent, and the storyline captured my attention from the very first. I couldn’t stop reading because I needed to know what was coming. There were no disappointing moments throughout the entire book.
I can’t even begin to tell you about the range of emotions that I experienced while reading. I was so angry at times, yet at others, brought to tears. One of the events toward the end made me ugly cry because it was so beautiful. There is one character that I wish I could slap across the face. She is horrible and relentless in her bullying of our main character.
Blacklocke has done what many sci-fi writers have failed to do. They made me fall in love with a sci-fi space opera. I am glad that this is the first in a series because I need more Gredin. I want to know what happens next. It is all I can do not to spoil the greatness that is in this book.
As I am sure you will guess, I am awarding Refuge a full 5 out of 5 stars. Whether you enjoy sci-fi or not, I recommend this novel. If you are like me, you may find your way into the science fiction world.