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Grimspace (Sirantha Jax series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 6 in Sirantha Jax series (6 Book Series)
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Anyway - Ann kindly sent me an early peek at Grimspace some months back and when I read it, it blew me away. It's one of those books what you look at and think, first person? Present tense? But it works. It conveys a sense of urgency, of breathlessness but every once in while it slows, tensing, making that pause sort of delicious before speeding up again. Aguirre's words are sharp and tensile and some of the passages are so gorgeous in their description that even alone they'd make Grimspace an above average read.
But there's more of course by way of a story well matched to the breathless manner in which Aguirre delivers it to the reader.
The first time in the book when Jax sits in her chair and she's describing how grimspace is indescrible? I was there. Aguirre leads me through as Jax prepares and then jumps. I'm now jumped into the book and the journey begins. I love science fiction and futuristics and I read across sub genres and authors but I tend toward the edgy sort of delivery you see with Gibson and Morgan and Grimspace has that. It's lush in places but the pace keeps it stark at the same time. I loved the action element as well as the romantic storyline. March is as well drawn as Jax, even through Jax's eyes and they're well matched on the page. There's a lot to March but he's like an iceburg character - much of what he is is below the surface and so we learn it slowly but surely.
There's something deliciously flawed in Sirantha Jax. Deeply wounded. Prickly, bitchy at times, defensive and guilt ridden.Read more ›
Sirantha Jax is a great leading character. Her heart and motivations are fully bared for the reader to see her, faults and all. Who can't help but love her prickly attitude, her unwillingness to give up even when all common sense says it's over? Only a woman like Sirantha Jax could have survived that initial crash and the resulting imprisonment afterwards. It is a pleasure to read about such a strong female heroine.
GRIMSPACE is written entirely in the present tense. I had thought this would be distracting but instead it drew me further into the story. It was as if I was right there in the moment as each event occurred. Bravo, Ms. Aguirre for such a daring move!
Ann Aguirre does a phenomenal job at world building, creating several different worlds as Sirantha and March jump through GRIMSPACE. GRIMSPACE itself is well described as is each world they encounter. The details aren't so descriptive as to lose the momentum of the story but instead enhance the fast pace. Who didn't shiver when reading about the Teras or want to meet and cuddle with Baby Z? Ann Aguirre made the various worlds and their inhabitants spring to life.Read more ›
The protagonist, Sirantha Jax, is a jumper. She has a rare gene that allows her to navigate in Grimspace - which is essentially wormholes that can move spaceships massive distances in one jump. The story starts with her accused, and actually believing, that she somehow intentionally caused a crash that killed her entire crew plus ambassadors and other dignitaries. She is confined to a mental ward wondering what happened, and why, when along comes March who either abducts her or rescues her - at the time she is not sure which. March is part of a underground group trying to break the monopoly on traveling through Grimspace from the Farwan Corporation, which turns out to be a multiuniversal (as opposed to multinational) corporation that essentially operates as the government of a very large segment of habitable space - and is able to do so because it controls all movement in Grimspace. Jax is a key to breaking this monopoly because March's group is trying to replicate the gene, possibly even in non-human sentient species, that allows pilots to navigate through Grimspace. Once Jax escapes, the wild chase is on while the Corp tries to hunt her down and March's group is trying to evade the Corp and carry out their plans to break the Corp's monopoly on Grimspace.
There is a lot to like about this novel. First, Sirantha Jax is a great character, as are March and the rest of his group. They are well thought out characters with both commendable traits but serious flaws as well. Second, it is a fairly fast paced novel with a good plot, lots of action, and interesting interactions between the characters.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The people in this story had a bit too much baggage. It is hard to decide if you really like this very flawed group.Published 19 days ago by BTS
It starts with action, ends with action and the pages are full of ACTION. It is edgy and mostly fast paced. There are life & death conflicts with the Corp. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Debra Johnson
Just loved this book! It's an unusual blend of Urban Fantasy and Science Fiction. (Think UF set in space, I guess.) I loved the narrative voice. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sheryl
I liked the story line, but it was often very difficult to follow. More than once I re-read a passage, thinking I must have missed something. Read morePublished 1 month ago by H. Bohl
I LOVED the Dred Chronicles and Enclave, Outpost and Horde but just couldnt get into grimspace. It was way too slow in my opinion.Published 2 months ago by William Fisher
I loved this book! It’s a futuristic sci-fi story with an interesting and dysfunctional heroine, a unique and engaging world, and a romance that hits just the right notes. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jen (Red Hot Books)
I really liked this book. I normally don't read this type of book but I came across an excerpt and it sucked me in from the beginning. Read morePublished 3 months ago by kboul
Brilliant fast-paced novel sci-fi. Would suit fans of the kick-ass heroine urban fantasy crowd. If you're looking for hard sci-fi, this ain't it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by I Heart Books
|Topic||From this Discussion|
|Is it me or does Grimspace by Ann Aguirre remind anyone vaguely of firefly?||
Well, speaking as the author, I've never seen the complete season of Firefly, but I'm not sad to be compared with a Whedon product. He certainly has the gift for banter.
SF TV / films I've enjoyed:
Star Trek TNG & DS9
Star Trek (Movie reboot with Z Quinto)
Pitch... Read More
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