Book Review: Grimspace by Aguirre (4 Stars)

Grimspace by Ann Aguirre

4 out of 5 stars

Read in April 2009

I rarely like stories told from the first person viewpoint, but Grimspace is the exception to my rule. I enjoyed most the character development of Jax, the protagonist. It’s a no-holds barred look at her as a “rock star” jump navigator, accused mass murderer, psych ward patient/victim, fugitive, coward and finally almost martyred.

Oddly, the romance between March and Jax or Kai, her dead pilot, and Jax, didn’t sit well with me. Even though March and Jax supposedly connected psychically, I wasn’t convinced of their attachment, yearning, or love.

The action and mystery are well done and the pay off at the end is satisfactory. It almost qualifies as a space opera.

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