Thursday, December 20, 2012

Review - Grimspace

Author - Anne Aguirre
Series - Sirantha Jax #1
Genre - SciFi
Pages - 312

Description From Goodreads 

By all accounts, Sirantha Jax should have burned out years ago…

As the carrier of a rare gene, Jax has the ability to jump ships through grimspace—a talent which cuts into her life expectancy, but makes her a highly prized navigator for the Corp. But then the ship she’s navigating crash-lands, and she’s accused of killing everyone on board. It’s hard for Jax to defend herself: she has no memory of the crash.

 Now imprisoned and the subject of a ruthless interrogation, Jax is on the verge of madness. Then a mysterious man breaks into her cell, offering her freedom—for a price. March needs Jax to help his small band of rogue fighters break the Corp monopoly on interstellar travel—and establish a new breed of jumper.

 Jax is only good at one thing—grimspace—and it will eventually kill her. So she may as well have some fun in the meantime…

I am not one for science fiction books, I find them to be too Star Wars-ish and boring. However, Grimspace was a wonderful change from that notion.

 Sirantha Jax is a jumper, she has a special J-gene that allows her into Grimpsace and to jump ships from planet to planet in a matter of minutes. However, after 10 or so jumps most jumpers go insane or retire, Sirantha has done over 500 jumps and still has been able to keep her mind.. for the most part. 

The book starts off kinda slow but picks up quickly, the middle is good as well, when they jumped to different planets I got excited to see what kind of planet it was, whats the weather like? Plants? Animals? It was wonderful. The middle also tapered off as well and got a little boring, and it got a bit confusing at times, the end though picked up again and really showed the authors creativity.

 I enjoyed the characters, Sirantha is quite fun and she is always quippy. March is a good male lead, hes strong but also shows a bit of sensitivity. Dina and the crew are wonderful, I loved Dina and Siranthas interactions. Some characters we really do not get to spend much time with, truly I would have LOVED to spend more time with Mair (I forgot how to spell her name!) she was badass and I wish I could have learned more about her, same with Keri her apprentice, she does not stay long and it saddened me. 

All in all Grimspace was a great book that surprised me immensely and I am happy to say I am looking forward to the next book.


  1. MissKimberlyStardust said...
    I love Ann Aguirre's books Enclave and Outpost which are part of her Razorland series for Young Adults but I've been meaning to try this one for ages so I'm glad to hear it's good. Great review :)
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages
    Anonymous said...
    I haven't read a lot of sci-fi in the past, but the genre has really grown on me. This sounds like a promising series. Thanks for the great review.
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    Dazzling Mage said...
    I've seen this book around the blogosphere, but it didn't click who the author was until now! Read a lot about Enclave, and I'm planning to read it. Maybe I'll pick this up to!

    Great review. =)

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