Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Wednesday's Favorites: The Intergalactic Adventures of Queen Bea by Jeanne Gransee Barker

Welcome to Maureen's Books Wednesday's Favorites. In the Wednesday's Favorites post I will talk about a book I loved and that I think deserves a little more attention. I read popular books, but also many books that aren’t so popular (yet). In this post all sorts of books from all sorts of genre’s will have a chance to shine. Today’s Wednesday's Favorites is 'The Intergalactic Adventures of Queen Bea' by Jeanne Gransee Barker, a book I read in February 2015.

The Book:
Everything Bea had even known was a lie. Now she must find the courage to face the truth and save not only herself -  but an entire planet. 

At almost 15, late-bloomer Bea Parker has just discovered that her aunt, uncle and cousins—the only family she’s ever known—aren’t actually related to her and don’t know anything about her birth parents. A strange, high-tech device shows up in her room in the middle of the night with a note promising answers about her shadowed past. The only person she can turn to for help is Calvin, school genius—and total nerd. This alien technology leads Bea and Calvin on a heart-pounding adventure across lightyears leaving behind Earth, and everything she knows, to meet her destiny.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
January 26th 2015
Queen Bea #1
YA Science Fiction
eBook, Paperback
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Praise for 'The Intergalatic Adventures of Queen Bea':

‘The Intergalactic Adventures Of Queen Bea’ is the first in a series, and although it doesn’t end on a complete cliffhanger, there’s certainly enough left unresolved to  warrant more books, and I’m really excited to see what happens next.

I ended up enjoying this a lot and really loved the time on the other planet. I loved watching Bea grow into herself and finding her true strength.

If your into sci-fi and fantasy this is definitely a book you should check out. I really enjoyed it and I can’t wait to read the next book in this series. 

About the Author:

I discovered science fiction when I was four. My father loved Star Trek, the original series. Every Friday night he’d make a big deal of getting the house quiet so he could hear the TV. The importance of it drew me in. And then I was hooked on other worlds, molecules being scrambled and reformed, and meeting totally logical aliens. As I grew older and continued to watch, I loved the idea that a story could explore our contemporary dilemmas couched in two-tone faces or hidden with green skin. Science fiction was the “gateway genre” that led me to fantasy and paranormal fiction.
I began my first novel at age 12. I still have the ring binder with the hand-written pages of OOTG-1 (that stands for Out of the Galaxy)—the story of the first manned expedition to venture forth beyond our galaxy. Alas, after about thirty pages my hand got tired and the crew never left the Milky Way. But that experience sparked a lifelong love of writing which  has continued through my school days to the present.
When I'm not enjoying the alternate universes of my written creations, I live, work, and play  Seattle, Washington.
For more information about Jeanne Gransee Barker please visit her website, Facebook and Twitter.

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  1. If I enjoyed reading YA I would seriously add this to my shelves (I still might) because the science fiction aspect of the story is calling my name!

    1. I hope you do! It really is a good read ;)

  2. This sounds really good, Maureen. I am glad you featured it here as I might really enjoy this one.

    1. I think you would enjoy it! It's such a fun read. ;)

  3. Oh this sounds cool...the Whovian in me is nodding!

    1. It's really a good read. You should give it a try ;)


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