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Alicia Wright Brewster

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Grimspace (Sirantha Jax, #1) - Ann Aguirre Great book!

I'm not really in a review-writing mood right now, so I'll keep this brief. This book was non-stop awesome for the first 75% or so. I love the idea of grimspace, an alternative to faster-than-light travel. Plus, we have a conspiracy theory, some romantic tension, bounty hunters, and a flawed and tormented heroine. Fun, fun, fun!

Imperfections that I'm willing to overlook because of the overwhelming awesomeness of most of the book: It slowed down a tad between the 75% and 90% marks--when Sirantha's internal torment overwhelmed her and she needed a break. I didn't love that little interlude, but I understand it; it seemed a reasonable path for her. March, the love interest, could have been developed a little more. Most of what I know of him, I learned from Sirantha's thoughts. I didn't get to see his personality as much as I got to hear about it. But I did root for him and Sirantha to couple up, so I guess he was well enough developed for me to care.

Despite the flaws, this book is a great ride. I give it high marks.