Reviews for The Curse Of Sotkari Ta
"The Curse of Sotkari was a smooth blend of space opera and romance. I enjoyed Perez's world building and cast of characters. The author's choice of dialogue was also realistic and easy to follow when discussing the politics and relationships involved in this story. I'm looking forward to seeing where her next book will take these characters."
"I very much enjoyed The Curse of Sotkari Ta. I am new to the space opera genre but I have always liked science fiction. Maria Perez has created a fully formed universe that drew me in right away. She built in a fascinating history of the Sotkari Ta that gives the story a depth and richness. Although unique and interesting, this world is enough like our "Earthian" world to be quickly understandable and easy to get immersed in. I immediately connected with the main character, Mina, and her plight of being stolen away from her life and learning secrets about herself and the universe that were previously unknown to her. Maybe that is a perfect set up for our age. The plot is well constructed and pushes the story forward so it is never boring. It is a well-paced fast read. The book has a romance element, and the romantic scenes were well constructed and tasteful. It was a joy from start to finish. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in science fiction and a good story. I look forward to book 2"
"I completely enjoyed the book from beginning to end. It’s plot and various themes completely pull you in, leaving you wanting more. For fans of sci-fi this book is definitely for you. Can’t wait to see where the story will take us to next."
"Love the beautiful world building and interesting characters! I'm looking forward to the next book!"
"The Curse of Sotkari Ta is the first book in a Space Opera/Romance series by Maria A. Perez. Ms. Perez is excellent at world building and the pacing of this book was perfect, holding this reader’s interest while unfolding an intriguing plot and developing interesting and relatable characters.
The story is told from the perspective of Mina, a young woman who was abducted from her Earth family by brutal warring aliens known as Lostai, who want to use her implanted telekinetic and telepathic abilities. Abilities that she had no knowledge of.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it. Can’t wait to read the next book in this series as well."
This was my favorite book of the year by far. We follow Mina the main character in her new adventure when she's kidnapped from Earth by the cruel Lostai. Without knowing, she possesses special abilities in her DNA. You can feel connected with the character in her thoughts and struggles, Mina is very relatable and we can identify ourselves in her reactions at this new situation she's living in.
There are also great secondary characters throughout the book, Maria Perez has a great ability to create new, engaging worlds and alien races, each of them is unique in its own way. The story is fast-paced and engaging definitely worth following up Mina's adventures!
"I received this book as part of the free Voracious Readers list. I really enjoyed the universe that the author created. The characters were well developed and there weren't any predictable plot points. Definitely recommend reading this one. I'm looking forward to reading more books by this author."
"Delightful rule breaker
Sotkari Ta would normally get knocked down a star because it has a cliffhanger.
I love world building, character building and women characters with agency. Relationships that take work. As what I assume will be the MCs for the series gather together with a common purpose at the end of the book, Ms Perez makes me care what happens to all of the MCs. Male and female.
A special commendation for excellent proof-reading!"
"Right there with Ursula Le Guin, David Brin or C. J. Boyle, Maria Perez takes us on an exciting adventure with attaching companions, through war and survival, in magnificent worlds. the hero, Mina, is kidnapped from Earth by ruthless aliens who want to exploit abilities implanted in her DNA without her knowledge by another race. A normal mom and wife at home, she discovers in herself a level of courage, empathy and strength she did not know she possessed. Against all adversities, she retains the honesty and kindness that gains her the support of the people she meets, and a ruthlessness that does not compromise her faith and dignity. I want to see where Maria Perez' imagination will take us next and cannot wait for the next episode in Mina's odyssey."
"I liked this book and look forward to reading the next one in this series. The characters are well explained and the conflicts very believable. They operate within expected parameters for their situations. There are moments of doubt about motives of almost everyone who interacts with the female lead. The worlds where this book occurs are explained in good detail. This was the first I've read in the "space opera" genre and enjoyed the mix of sci fi and romance very much. The aliens weren't too alien to make the romance seem unbelievable. The main female character is pulled emotionally to her previous home prior to kidnapping and the new beginnings she's making in this new, unknown world."
"This book wastes no time on earth, and almost immediately sucks readers into intergalactic colonialism, sexual seduction, affairs of the heart, and interplanetary war drama.
This book is a good debut for this author."