Review: Grimspace

Grimspace (Sirantha Jax, #1)Grimspace by Ann Aguirre

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Imagine Anita Blake, but in space, written into a terrible Firefly fanfiction. That’s what Grimspace read like. The first 1/3 of the book was entertaining in the way that exploring a new world and new characters is, but I soon realized that each character was just a cardboard cutout.

Sirantha Jax, the main character is mouthy, selfish, and thinks she’s hot stuff, but there’s no actual evidence of why she’s like that. Oh, other than she was born with some special J-gene that lets her jump spaceships into some dimension called Grimspace that allows faster-than-light travel. It’s not a skill she learned through heard-earned experience, so I have no respect for her and her attitude.

Then there’s March, the love interest who’s very alpha-male, tortured soul, with a heart of gold. Boring. Their chemistry is hardly believable beyond the cliched “You just understand me like no one else does.”

The only good thing I can say is that it was a short book.

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