Goodreads synopsis: As the carrier of a rare gene, Sirantha Jax has the ability to jump ships through grimspace—a talent which makes her a highly prized navigator for the Corp. Then a crash landing kills everyone on board, leaving Jax in a jail cell with no memory of the crash. But her fun's not over. A group of rogue fighters frees her…for a price: her help in overthrowing the established order.
Is "high-flying-adventure" a total cliche? Because I'm dying to say that over and over again when I think about this book. From page 1 you are strapped in and at the mercy of Ann Aguirre and you quickly decide you wouldn't want it any other way.
Sirantha Jax is an incredible narrator. Her inner-monologues are meaningful to the story, which is always a plus for me. So many times, authors let their narrator get carried away on tangents that have nothing to do with anything. Such is not the case here. I found it very easy to relate to Jax and her plight...even though she's a grimspace jumper in the not-so-near future.
And lets talk about this not-so-near future for a sec. The world that Ann Aguirre has created is so easy to imagine you'd swear you'd thought of it yourself. And I don't believe it's because I'm a self-proclaimed sci-fi geek. The way in which she describes a scene or location really lets your own imagination come out to play. She doesn't bog down the story by over-describing every last detail. She gives you just enough information to wet your whistle and then lets you run. For me, it made every part of the book work. And it really helped me become part of the story.
For all you fans of strong men that challenge your heroine, you're in luck. And luck's name is March. March remains a bit of a mystery since the story is told through Jax's POV, but everything we do learn, builds for a strong equal for Jax. The bond they form is tender and natural. I found myself rooting for those two kids to really have a chance.
Bottom Line: A non-stop story full of adventure, romance, and action. I can't imagine anyone not liking this book.