Review: Barbarian Alien (Ice Planet Barbarians #2) by Ruby Dixon

Publication Date: July 4th, 2015
Series: 2
Rating: 4 stars 

Official Blurb:
Twelve humans are left stranded on a wintry alien planet. I’m one of them. Yay, me.

In order to survive, we have to take on a symbiont that wants to rewire our bodies to live in this brutal place. I like to call it a cootie. And my cootie’s a jerk, because it also thinks I’m the mate to the biggest, surliest alien of the group.

One of the best things I love when reading is a series, is that you can read them as a standalone. This is book two out of this series, but you can read it as a standalone. I would check out book one, as it goes into more details about how the girls got to the Ice Planet, but then again, book one was amazing too. 

This one was a bit different than the first. It's good and bad that the story is different, but bad because I found myself not liking the heroine until around the middle of the book. Liz is someone who's headstrong, and she likes things done in a certain way. Although I understood her reluctance to certain things, I also felt she was being mean and stubborn for no reason. Honestly, Liz is a very complicated person, so maybe that's why I felt the way I did. 

Rasshosh, surprised me the most with this one. You do meet him in book one, and my first impression was that I wasn't going to like him at all. But the more I continued to read, the more I feel in love with him. There are a lot of things that I didn't know or understand until this one, so I'm glad I read it. 

I enjoyed the aspect of humans mixing with alien culture too. At the end of book one, I just assumed everything would be fine and smooth sailing. However, that's not entirely true. I really loved how Ruby Dixon gave me a picture of their people and what rules they have to follow. 

I'm really looking forward to reading the next book. I honestly don't know what to expect because so far, I've been surprised too many times. 


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