If this were a TV show it would begin with "for Mature Audiences Only".
That being said I enjoyed this book,parts of it take place on this earth and other parts jump to an alternate earth with same characters.That can be a little confusing at first but once you get to know the characters it's easier to distinguish between the two.
Now what the book is about is aliens that take over the human body kind of like Invasion of The Body Snatchers except that after a while they break out of the human skin.The book refers to this as The Darkness,or something evil.
This is always pretty graphic and the monsters that come out are not pretty.
But the character development alone is what keeps me in this series.
The Here's To series is shaping up to be an entertaining ride of ever changing emotions and irresistible people. Teagan Hunter appeals to what makes us most human. Whether it be insecurities or responsibilities, she connects with readers on a deeper level. What I find to be most refreshing is she never loses the wit and charm that lights up every tale. Here's To Yesterday is Maura and Tucker's story. Sometimes what we thought we wanted becomes what we never intended it to be. Maura is making her way out of the shadows and finding her place within the light. Tucker is the life of the party, but wishes for more than just a jolly good time. Amidst the complications of life, love and heartache emerges a love story that makes it's mark on the heart.
Two years after the U.S.S. Enterprise's visit to the dying planet Sarpedion, a young crew member finds evidence that, when transported to the past during his time there, Spock fathered a son. Determined to rescue the boy and his mother, Spock, Kirk, and McCoy use the Guardian of Forever to journey to the planet's prehistory, where they meet Zar, Spock's son, and bring him back to their time. Though Zar acclimates quickly to his new surroundings, bonding with his father proves difficult until an incursion by the Romulans forces the two to work together — and Zar to confront his future.
A.C. Crispin's novel was one of the first of the Star Trek Pocket Books series that I read, and one of the ones I remembered most fondly. I was a little worried that revisiting it would cheapen my recollection; instead it only deepened my appreciation of what the author achieved with it. Crispin manages to achieve an ideal balance between the original series (integrating details and characters from five episodes) and her own creations for the book. Foremost among the latter, of course, is Spock's son Zar; while not an original idea (with the introduction of Kirk's son in the movie Wrath of Khan predating this book by a year), he is introduced in a way that is extremely faithful to the series. Yet the strongest element of the book is Zar's relationship with his father, which manages the difficult trick of being emotionally moving while remaining true to the depiction of Vulcans. Taken together, it makes for a model of what a Star Trek novel should be, setting a high bar for the many works that followed.
The more I read these, the more I love Shiro and Kenji. It's the perfect escape from my life, and the art is just clean, and the recipes are so freaking intriguing to me. I know for a fact that I don't have Shiro's impressive knife skills but I still want to give it a go. I do love their relationship. Kenji's patience, Shiro's silent way of showing he cares. It truly is an adorable series.