11.04.2010

Review- Grimspace

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. 


5 stars

11 comments:

  1. Wow! You gave this 5 stars! This is yet another book that has been sitting in my book closet that I have not picked up yet. And you and Colette both LOVED it. It must be a sign. Thanks to you guys, I'll take it out...soonish. :)

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  2. Julie: It's such a good book, it really has it all. I can not WAIT to read the rest of the series! ...and I love that Colette and I are book twins at the moment for some strange reason :D

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  3. Kristin: Thanks, I'm glad you think so. This was a case of I loved the book so much I didn't know what to say, so I'm glad this super-short review came off!

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  4. YAY! I just loved this one, I'm so glad you enjoyed it as well. I can't wait to get to the other books:) I thought the world was amazing even though I'm not always a Sci-Fi fan, and I loved the Jax/March relationship:) Looking forward to seeing what you think of the other books!

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  5. Jenny: I can't wait to start the rest, even if my bank account is grumbling a bit :)

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  6. I loved your review! I just loved March and Jax. I can't wait to read the next 3.

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  7. Colette: I just purchased the next 2 yesterday and one of them was signed! ...it's a sign :D

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  8. Okay, at least this one is already on the WANT list. But now I have to get it. :) Thanks for the great review and nice tease to make me want it even more. ;)

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  9. Melissa: I think you'd really like it. I've already purchased the next 2...that's how much I loved this series :)

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  10. Ohhhh, I didn't want to hear that. The next TWO books. Boy, you really must have loved this read to get the next two books. :) I am going to have to get this one. :)

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