Grimspace was one of my favorite books of 2007. I loved it because it was nonstop excitement and action, with freaking awesome characters and witty, passionate dialogue. I loved how it ended and would have been happy with that. As I loved the characters so much, I was thrilled to find out Ann Aguirre had a contract for three more books in the series.
Wanderlust picks up shortly after the cataclysmic close to Grimspace. Sirantha Jax is at a bit of a loss. Having been declared legally dead puts a damper on your spirits, not to mention access to your bank accounts. Jax is in need of a job and so, against her better judgement, she accepts an offer to serve as, of all things, a diplomat on a suicide mission to a hostile planet in order to forge an alliance with the Conglomerate. Fortunately, March, Dina, and Vel are along for the trip to watch Jax's back. And she needs it as things go south rather quickly.
My heart was in my throat for the majority of this book. And even though it was painful to watch at times, everything played out as it should. The characters were their old selves and their new selves (in some cases) and, in the end, it was just a ripping good time being in their company. Particularly Vel. Man, I love that bounty hunter. His developing friendship with Jax was one of the highlights of the book. Wanderlust is a sadder but wiser sister to Grimspace for sure, but I was highly entertained by it and, until Doubleblind comes out in a year, I remain a faithful, slightly concerned (I heart you, March!) fan.
Sounds great! I'm putting the first one (Grimspace) on hold at the library right now.ReplyDelete
Hey Angie...so happy you had a chance to read it. Your review actually tempts me to read it again. lol Wanderlust was definitely difficult at times, but worth reading every word.ReplyDelete
How's that sweet baby? The light of your life, I'm sure. :)
Thanks for the DR link!
Hope you enjoy Grimspace Emily!ReplyDelete
Hey Kimberly. Aguirre is definitely rereadable, isn't she? Piper's doing well. She's two months now and all grinny and fun.
This series is proving to be made of some tough stuff! I agree with your remark that Wanderlust is the sadder but wiser sister to Grimspace. Wanderlust totally tugged at my heart. The ending was satisfying and hopeful, but still left me desperate for more. Waiting for Doubleblind at this point is going to tear me up!ReplyDelete
Yeah, I think I could have done with just a smidgen more of hope at the end *sob*, but I will have to settle for getting it in Doubleblind. *crosses fingers*ReplyDelete