Ambasadora by Heidi Ruby Miller

06 Aug

AmbasadoraAmbasadora by Heidi Ruby Miller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 STARS!!

Book Summary: If everyone told you love wasn’t real, would you still be willing to die for it?

Citizens of a six-moon system in our arm of the Milky Way don’t remember Earth, only the History of a generational worldship culture. In their multi-partner society a caste system rules tradition, but the governing body of the Embassy rules everything else. Obsessed with celebrity, beauty, and power, relationships and conceptions are based more on DNA than emotional ties…or should be.

What the citizenry can’t escape are the human feelings of love and jealousy that turn the sterile to honorable suicide, force a couple to make the ultimate sacrifice, and allow rebels to spin their world into a violent revolution.

Ambasadora Sara Mendoza becomes the unwilling face of this revolution. Captured, tortured, and given a second chance at freedom, she proves that sacrifice for the man she loves is more honorable than sacrifice to a society’s antiquated mores.

I just can’t say enough good things about this book and this Author! The cover and summary doesn’t do the actual story justice and I mean no offense by that. I just really expected an average Sci Fi Romance, which would have been fine because I love those. I got so much more!
There is hard science fiction, so my geeky scifi heart was content. There is great action, so my adrenaline pumped and the romance kept me yearning until the last page.
With Ambasadora, Heidi Ruby Miller creates a multi-genre read that fulfills the voracious reader in me. I just couldn’t read it fast enough and I hated reading the last page. In fact, at times I turned the page before finishing it and had to go back.
The characters are complex, which is a sticking point for me. The world-building is believable. The author doesn’t assume her readers are of lower I.Q. so doesn’t water down the science, neither does she talk over our heads. I will admit to needing some time in the opening scenes to wrap my mind around this new world but thank goodness because I love exploring new societies through reading.

I highly recommend this to Science Fiction, Action/Adventure, Fantasy and Sci Fi Romance readers!

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3 responses to “Ambasadora by Heidi Ruby Miller

  1. Heidi Ruby Miller

    August 7, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    So glad you enjoyed AMBASADORA! Thank you for the wonderful review. This book was my thesis novel for Seton Hill’s graduate program in Writing Popular Fiction, so I spent some in-depth time on it. The next book in the series is FRAGGER, which will be out in early December. Until then, I have the first of a complementary series within the Ambasadora-verse coming out in September. This second series of shorter works is more sensual in nature and each will focus on the adventures of one particular couple. The first is aptly titled DAVID AND MARI because we get to see how these two first got together.

  2. novelopinion

    August 7, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I am so glad to hear that Fragger will be out soon. I was genuinely bummed out at the end of Ambasadora. I just wanted it to continue!
    I really liked David in the story and can’t wait to see what you’ve done with him and Mari.
    I know how stressful a thesis can be but I am so glad you had to do this. You really have a knack for SciFi/Fantasy/Romance and I am selfishly pleased to have read your work.
    Thanks so much for commenting on the post. I will be anxiously awaiting your next work! Tammy


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