by Rachel Bach
Series: Paradox #2
Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera
Published by Orbit, 2014
Synopsis: Devi Morris has a lot of problems. And not the fun, easy-to-shoot kind either.
After a mysterious attack left her short several memories and one partner, she’s determined to keep her head down, do her job, and get on with her life. But even though Devi’s not actually looking for it — trouble keeps finding her. She sees things no one else can, the black stain on her hands is growing, and she is entangled with the cook she’s supposed to hate.
But when a deadly crisis exposes far more of the truth than she bargained for, Devi discovers there’s worse fates than being shot, and sometimes the only people you can trust are the ones who want you dead.
But strongest of all was the overwhelming sense that I was alone. Truly alone in a way I had never comprehended before, and that feeling was the one that brought the tears to my eyes.
What worked for me:
- I like this book much better than the first one.
- Even though I didn’t love the first book it’s important to read the first book to understand what’s happening.
- The tone seems different in this book–more serious and thoughtful.
- Even though this book is more serious there are still lots of fights and Devi never backs down from a fight! This is a great adventure story.
- I wasn’t sure what was going to happen next which is a nice feeling when reading a book!
- I like the mysteries in this series. Just when I think I have a handle on things I find another twist.
What didn’t work:
- The things we find out about this world are very creepy. I wonder if these people ever ask “does the end justify the means” and “where is the end?”
- I’m not sure why the Captain kept Devi on the ship at the beginning of the book.
Nathan from the Fantasy Review Barn blog convinced me from his review of the second book to give the series another try and I’m glad I did! The third book–Heaven’s Queen–is out today and Nathan has a review on his blog today. I’ve bought the third book and want to read it soon.
I’m participating in the Book Bingo Challenge and will put this book in a new book square.