I have read both books now and I now feel I can write an honest review. I only gave three stars for plot because I wasn't sure what the actual plot was.
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The first book started with a lot of promise. An intriguing concept.
It was interesting and engaging as these two totally different people interacted.
I still don't know why the second woman was introduced as she didn't move the plot or the story forward.
There was a lot of repetition.
However the world building was amazing and very convincing, transporting the reader to this untamed, wild planet.
In short it needs some serious and brave editing. If it doesn't move the plot forward no matter how good the writing remove it. My first agent explained that one along with my editor.
The second book was more of the same. The pregnancy being the main story line but this needs to be explained and explored more throughly to make the claims believable.
Current world views and politics should be avoided if you don't want to offend your readers or date your book.