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Restoree Mass Market Paperback – July 12, 1987
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THE NIGHT CIRCUS meets THE PEAKY BLINDERS in Lee Kelly's new magical realism, crossover novel and casts a spell of magic, high stakes and intrigue against the backdrop of a very different Roaring Twenties. Learn more
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This book has a bit of everything in it, alien abduction, political intrigue, battles against horrific aliens, and a romance. The heroine is an earth woman who somehow finds herself on an alien planet. She slowly returns to a normal mental state to find herself in some sort of mental institution, not as a patient, but as a worker! She soon realizes that the man she is caring for is being drugged against his will and decides to save him. From that point on she becomes entangled in the political intrigues of the planet she is on and will come to play a pivotal role in the salvation of the planet, both from dangers within and from space!
This book features the strong-minded heroine Sara, who finds herself suddenly on another planet with a new body and a big problem. Sara becomes involved in the politics and intrigues of her new environment. Her better nature and her fear for her new love overcome the risk that she faces as an illegal and dreaded Restoree.
The book stands up well after all this time. McCaffrey is a talented writer and the book does not read as either dated or stilted. It may not be for everyone (I preferred Pern myself) but if you like the genre, it could well turn into a McCaffrey favorite. It should appeal to McCaffrey fans, fans of Science Fiction romance, and romance readers in general. Although there are some mild sexual situations, it is safe and probably very enjoyable reading for younger readers.
These three books are so well written that I had no choice but to fall in love with reading and start a tradition of averaging one book per week ever since.
Restoree, is Sci-Fi, but be advised it is mostly romance... However, this isn't sappy romance; it is thoughtful romance with a very strong female protagonist.
If you aren't familiar with Anne McCaffrey, Restoree is a very good place to start, (then go to The Ship Who Sang, The Crystal Singer series and of course the Dragonrider books (which were more hit and miss with me, but overall an excellent series).
So here's the deal, good books can change your life, and this is a pretty darn good book!
What follows is a great Sci-Fi Fantasy adventure, complete with a bit of romance.
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I first read this book when I was barely a pre-teen, and I keep coming back to it again and again. When my vision started to go, I was afraid I would never again be able to enjoy... Read morePublished 8 hours ago by Tammy J Rizzo
I didn't hesitate to pay the $1.99 when I saw the author. I've always enjoyed her writing despite the fact that I don't like dragon stories. Read morePublished 11 hours ago by K. R. Morgan
Great beginning. Gradually falls down. Finally, it is clear main character is a restoree and can defend herself by revealing her origin and the dilemma is superficial. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Robert Shuler
A great sci-fi and romance story. I loved it. I'm a big fan of hers since the early 1970's. I have a funny story about this book. It has spoilers. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Kindle Customer/Yuki
This book has been one of my favorites since the 70s, when my father introduced me to Anne McCaffrey's works. Read morePublished 5 days ago by EGott
It has been decades since I first read Restoree. I only recently found out that this was the author's first book. It has been almost 50 years since I first read Restoree. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Lily
I love this book. I've read it so many times my paperback is falling apart. Happy to see if for a reasonable 1.99 for the Kindle copy. Read morePublished 5 days ago by checkers
I love this book to pieces! Literally! I've read my paperback copy so many times it's practically shredded around the edges. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Sharon
This is early Mccaffrey. I have read this book probably 3 time. I will be reading it again soon..... I would definitely recommend it.Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer