Review and Giveaway of The Intergalactic Adventures of Queen Bea

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Welcome to my tour stop for The Intergalactic Adventures of Queen Bea by Jeanne Gransee Barker. This is a young adult sci-fi. The tour runs February 16-27 with reviews, author interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for more information.

About the Book:

Everything she’d ever known was a lie. Now Bea must find the courage to trust her own voice to 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. Then 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. This alien technology takes her on a journey that forces her to leave behind Earth, and everything she knows, to meet her destiny.

On sale for only .99 cents on Amazon for a limited time! 

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.

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I have been trying to diversify my reading materials, so when I saw The Intergalactic Adventures of Queen Bea, and the fact that the main character was a redhead, I thought I would have to give it a try!
  • Bea was your normal, self-conscious teenager. She felt out of place and like she didn't belong. I think that most of us have felt that way at one point or another, so it is easy to relate. 
  • I really enjoyed Calvin. He was that geeky boy that had a bit of an edge.  I think that he was my favorite part of this book. 
  • The theme of the book was a classic coming of age, but in a different and unusual setting. The unique world building created an interesting storyline.

  • As far as I can tell, the book is a standalone. There does seem to be a lot more to the story and it was a bit rushed at the end. I am assuming that the author may continue with the series depending on how well the first book does.
  • There were just some parts of the book that I wish was more flushed out. The book sometimes felt like it needed a little more meat on its bones. 

Five (5) $10 Amazon gift cards (5 winners)
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Ends March 3, 2015

This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.


  1. Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!

  2. The cover seems intriguing, disappointed you couldn't enjoy it as much though - fab review <3

    Benish | Feminist Reflections

  3. It's too bad that it seemed rushed. I hate it when a book just seems too short or like it should have been part of a series. I'm glad you liked it, even if it wasn't perfect!

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

  4. The title and cover alone look amazing! Looks like something I'd like to try reading!

  5. this book looked interesting ,thanks for the honest review though , i'll definitely read it if I am looking for something to read quickly/ a stand alone book :)


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