Book Review | The Arrival by C. M. Doporto

**I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review**

Title: The Arrival

Author: C. M. Doporto

Series: The Eslites Chronicles, #1

Genres: Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Publication/Year: Self Published • 2014

Page Numbers: 176

Synopsis from Goodreads:
"Can Miranda save the human race?

An elegant, sophisticated alien species on the verge of extinction has invaded Earth and confined an entire generation of young women, after negotiating a treaty with the world’s governments. Eager to help the aliens reproduce, but frightened by her imprisonment at Nidus, the Eslite medical compound, sixteen-year-old Miranda Mays endures callous scientific experiments in the Eslite’s quest for survival.

When Miranda discovers the ultimate consequences of her egg donations, she organizes a rebellion, enlisting fellow donors in her cause. But soon she realizes the mysterious headmaster, Dimas, knows of her plot. And there’s something about him that bothers Miranda, though she can’t describe it. The fate of humanity hangs in the balance, so she can’t back down. But will Dimas expose her defiance?"
My Rating★★★★★ 

Quote(s) I Like:
"Pacing, with hands balled into fists and cheeks reddened, Aliah huffed. Never had I seen her so upset. That petite girl was a firecracker with a lit fuse, and we had front row access to the show." - Miranda

"Miranda, what we are doing is wrong. I cannot stand by and watch us destory one race for the sake of ours. We have to be accountable for what we have done, and humans should not bear the burden of our errors. This goes beyond ethics. It is doing what is right. And what we have done and continue to do to human girls is not right. It is reprehensible." - Dr. Ridus

"What happened to our great nation? A country founded on the promise of liberty and justice for all? Nowhere is it written, 'unless aliens invade the planet.'" - Miranda

My Thoughts:

Such a great sci-fi/fantasy novel. From start to finish I was completely hooked on Miranda and what the Eslites were doing on Earth. It was pretty cool at first learning that the Eslites were hot alien men that looked human. 

So, the Eslites race is falling and they come to Earth to make an agreement in which they take girls ages 16 to 24 and do no more than 3 egg extractions to produce offspring in return to give America cures for cancer and many other diseases. Miranda, the protagonist, is one of the many girls taken to Nidus, the alien "camp" for the extractions.

Thousands of girls have been through many tests and some end up dead. Why? The Eslites are doing more than egg extractions. They are killing a few females with their genetic modifications and hormones all to make the offspring as close to Eslite as possible.

The girls end up feeling like they are in prison and want a way out. Miranda decides to be the one to help them. She and a few other girls devise a plan to get their freedom back as humans. When she is allowed to go home for 4 weeks with her friend Kate they take action.

In the mist of this Dimas, the headmaster, falls for Miranda and tells her he is the one "mating" with her eggs to produce offspring. What killed me...these girls seeing hundreds of their fetuses die at various stages of gestation. I honestly love the bond between Miranda and Dimas, but feel bad for Bryce (Miranda's ex).

Things happen that I would not have thought would and boy was I shocked. The ending was just perfect to a T. Completely ready to read book 2!

The Eslite Chronicles is an amazing series so far.

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