(Species Intervention #6609, Book 1)
by J.K. Accinni
REVIEWED BY: Books4Tomorrow
A story deeper and darker than E.T. How could one planet evolve such complex and divergent examples of biodiversity?
The series “Species Intervention #6609” spans two hundred years, encompassing tender love between divergent species, political downfalls and violence of unspeakable order. It is an unfortunate tale of Armageddon and the remote possibility of redemption.
In Baby, Netty is a naive teenage farm girl given in marriage to an older brutal opportunist disguised as a successful citizen during the years of Prohibition in Sussex County, New Jersey. After years of enslavement, Netty flees into the night from her rapist husband, traveling back to the farm worked by her parents, where she rescues an unfamiliar damaged creature she finds in a cave in the woods of her childhood, falling in love with the enigmatic creature she names Baby. Together they find happiness and fulfillment despite the changes to Netty’s body wrought by the proximity of the unusual creature.
When a handsome Italian stranger comes into Netty’s life, complications ensue as she falls in love while trying to hide the bizarre and wondrous changes to her farm and her body. Netty, Baby and Wil strive to conquer obstacles thrown in their path by life, succeeding wildly until the heart-rending and astonishingly brutal climax to their story.
As much as I enjoyed Netty, Baby, and Wil’s story, it was a little hard for me to connect with these characters as the author used two different writing styles which I found slightly confusing and annoying at times. With Netty, Baby, and Wil the writing was too stiff and formal, and with the antagonists the writing was a lot more informal and too modern for the time period represented in the story. Although it didn’t take away much from the story, I felt the author should’ve stuck with either of the two voices for ALL the characters, instead of switching from one extreme to the other.
“Baby” is the first book in what looks to be a very exciting and promising series. Although this is a great read with a deeply touching story, readers sensitive to profanity, violence, brutality and cruelty, should give this book a wide berth. For the rest, indulge yourself in this novel with its cliff-hanger ending which will leave you eager to jump into the second book in this series to find out what happens next to this mysterious species. I’m really happy I got this book as a free download for kindle. It’s a truly terrific story which will touch the hearts of most readers.
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