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Universe Idol

Author – Patricia Srigley (355 pages)

Enroute to a singing contest, Holly finds herself stranded in the icy wilderness. Before she can freeze to death, a spaceship almost lands on top of her truck. The aliens who rescue (or abduct) Holly are nothing like the ones on TV. They don’t even wear uniforms. And some of them look so much like Earth’s residents, they could strut around on the planet as if they owned the place … and then there is Antor.

Antor was born on a ship and abandoned there. He’s grown up on a series of spaceships. It’s a lonely life until the All Planetary Shipper (APS) he is working aboard is forced to make an emergency landing on a restricted and supposedly primitive planet. Antor expects to encounter club-wielding, grunting humanoids. The girl he rescues couldn’t be less grunting. The naive Earthling might have no idea that life thrives across countless galaxies, but she can sing better than anyone in the Universe. And instead of a club, she carries advanced technology that shouldn’t exist in her world.

When Holly is forced to sing for her life, that’s only the beginning of her terrifying and wondrous adventure.

I love the subject of this book, so original … a fun read with engaging characters. (Reese L.)