A while ago I entered a contest on Ann Aguirre site http://www.annaguirre.com/blog/ for a signed copy of Grimspace and ended up winning the grand prize which was a gift cert to a book store. Of course I HAD to buy Grimspace and I’m VERY glad that I did.
Grimspace is written in first person as told by Sirantha Jax. I don’t read much first person, I’m not sure why, I just don’t. If you don’t read much first person you really should give Grimspace a try. It will be worth the read. Grimspace is Ann’s first book and the sequel is on the way. I can’t wait for it.
Here is the blurb from Barnes and Noble:
As the carrier of a rare gene, Sirantha Jax has the ability to jump ships through grimspace-a talent which makes her a highly prized navigator for the Corp. Then a crash landing kills everyone on board, leaving Jax in a jail cell with no memory of the crash. But her fun’s not over. A group of rogue fighters frees her…for a price: her help in overthrowing the established order.
The things Ann puts Jax through are unbelievable and the strength that Jax using to pull through it all is great. It is nice to read about a strong female lead and her flawed, but strong male counter part. The world Ann creates is very vivid and you can feel yourself become a part of that world. I think some of that comes from the 1st person perspective.
The secondary characters are just as wonderful as the leads. I won’t even talk about Baby Z…giving Ann a glare. 🙂 One of my favorite secondary characters is Dina. She is great and I hope Ann gives her her own book, but I don’t know how that will work because the series is in Jax’s voice. I just know that I want more of Jax and her world.
Right now Ann has a free read on her site in March’s voice and it is very good. It might give some things away if you haven’t read Grimspace, but it is very good and I enjoyed reading about some of March’s past and hearing his voice. You get a certain feel of March through Jax, but it is nice to hear just him unfiltered by Jax.
If you haven’t picked up Grimspace you should go get your copy today because you aren’t going to want to fall behind in this series. 🙂