- Series: The Pirates Series
- Paperback: 244 pages
- Publisher: Cincinnatus Press (May 12, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1632021595
- ISBN-13: 978-1632021595
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.5 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,079,738 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Mars Run (The Pirates Series) (Volume 1) Paperback – May 12, 2016
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It was enrettaining enough to read through.
Janet Pilgrim wanted to go to college after graduating high school. She had her sights on universities that were stepping stones to real careers. She believed everything was in place for her to go, but then her dad lost her college funds in another one of his get-rich-quick schemes.
Now Janet has no money for college and feels her life plan is postponed, but she is determined to get things back on track. While out and about, Janet comes across an ad for a space program. She decides to check it out and soon finds herself enlisting for a mission to Mars.
But Mars is a new frontier and sparsely populated, which means the law is not much on Mars. When the ship is captured by pirates, Janet is put through harsh trials, but she does what she can to survive.
I’ll put The Night Watch (Book 3) on my to-read list, but I might reread Pirates of Mars first, just to get the series in order.
Marcella Gonzales's Reviews > The Mars Run
The Mars Run by Christopher Gerrib
Review by <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1710251464?book_show_action=true&from_review_page=1">Marcella Gonzales</a>:
I definitely enjoyed “The Mars Run” by Chris Gerrib, even though for a while I wasn’t sure that I would. I’m not exactly sure how you would describe it (Science fiction? Suspense? Action? Thriller? Drama? All the above??), but it was very good. I won’t rehash the plot (that is what the book description is for), but in my opinion this is one of those books that really is so much more than what the blurb can convey anyways…. It was surprisingly complex and visionary and managed to keep me complete engaged from the tragic, enticing beginning to the end. I noticed that Gerrib avoided the common rookie mistake of “telling” instead of “showing” which was a huge relief (especially in Fantasy/sci-fi where authors so often feel the need to ‘describe’ everything to death), and I felt a part of the action the entire time, starting with the opening pages where we get right to it. He wastes no time setting the tone for the rest of the book with authentic narrative and dialogue with the characters, even if at times some of the editing needed work and there were a few parts that were confusing. It slowed a bit after the opener and did more backstory that I wasn’t sure was very necessary. But it does become better as the story progresses. In addition, Gerrib does an amazing job with the believable world-building and for the most part the pacing was spot on and kept me engaged throughout. Was surprised at a few things, confused at others, and really was on the fence w/ Janet’s storyline toward the end, but overall thought it was a thrilling and entertaining book. I thought the ending wrapped it up well but this is the first in the series and there is still a lot of unresolved drama happening so I’ll be curious to see what happens next. Recommend to mature readers of Sci-Fi, action, and suspense.
The warning explicit language and sex is good as the "f" word was used. However, the sex scenes were brief with not a lot of details. Plus to expand on this it was not always girl and guy, some times it was a threesome. Yet for the way the author wrote it for the story, I was fine with it. This is the first book and so hopefully the second one picks up more steam in the action department. Also, towards the end I thought Janet had grown to become more of a stronger leader.
I did receive a copy of this book in exchange for a review.