08 July 2010

Review: Grimspace by Ann Aguirre

Title: Grimspace
Author: Ann Aguirre
Series: Sirantha Jax #1
Genre: Sci Fi
Release Date: February 26, 2008
Edition: Paperback

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…

After seeing how many people loved this book, I decided to give it a try, even though I've never read a sci fi book before. This book was amazing, I loved every bit of it and now I can't wait to read the sequels.

Jax has been through a great trauma and doesn't remember most of it. Just when she was going to abandon all hope, March, a stranger, releases her from her prison and they escape on his ship. I really liked how the relationship between Jax and March was developed. They went from hating each other to finally trusting and loving one another in a very gradual way. I also liked how Jax deals with her past and that at the end she usually ends up doing the right thing.

March is the captain of the ship and has some isues with his ablities and also some hidden fears. He's strong, arrogant but at the end he would risk anything for those he loves.
I don't know if I'm the only one, but I loved what March did at the end. I found it so romantic! (You'll know what I'm talking about if you've read the book).

I though I was going to have problems with this book because sometimes is hard to relate to the environment & technology on a sci fi world, but the worldbuilding was amazing and at the end I had no problem whatsoever.
The plot moved along nicely and almost all questions were answered at the end of the book.

This was an incredible book and now I can't wait to read what happens next to Jax and the rest of the crew!

Memorable Lines:

For the first time during a jump I'm aware of fierce physical pain, and the outward tug grows stronger, I'm not sure I can resist it, and what's more, I don't want to; I want to see. I want to know. I've spend my whole life preparing for this final journey, and maybe through the door-that-isn't-a-door lie the people I've lost. Maybe Kai is waiting for me with a kiss and a smile.

Don't you dare leave me, Jax. Don't you dare.

And then I feel stronger somehow. March wraps himself around me in ways I didn't know were possible. Everything I am is filled with him. Every cold and shadowed place, he kindles with light, warmth, cluthing me tighter, until he's all I know, and I can't hear the siren song anymore.

Stay with me. Stay.

Next Book:
Wanderlust - Sirantha Jax #2



Angiegirl said...

Wow, your first scifi book! It's a fun one, isn't it? I loved it and there is much Jax and March to look forward to. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Thanks for the great review. I have briefly heard of this book and wasn't sure about it. But it sounds like a winner now. :)

Blodeuedd said...

I really must get to book 2 since I got it :) Dunno why I haven't yet