Monday, September 8, 2014

Mark This Book Monday: ARC Review of Athena's Ashes by Jamie Grey!!

Hello everyone!

Once again the blog has been a bit silent this weekend but I've been rather busy with preparations and travelling and meeting people and playing guide and... really have barely had any time to blog (or sleep all that either!) So today the blog is back on track and (hopefully) it will continue for the rest of the week!

To start the week right, the first entry for Mark This Book Monday is one of those sequels that don't disappoint and not only you love them, they leave you really looking forward to the next book!

Since I got an ARC of this one from the author in exchange for an honest review, I'm counting this one for my 2014 Review Pile Reading Challenge!

Athena's Ashes (Star Thief Chronicles #2)Athena's Ashes by Jamie Grey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I've always been a big fan of science fiction so trilogy by Jamie Grey was appealing since I heard about book one (that I loved) and this one that is book 2 hasn't disappointed me either! Btw, thanks a lot for the ARC Jamie!

After the cliffhanger of book 1, not a horrible one but a cliffhanger nonetheless, I was really looking forward to read this one! It starts pretty much where Star Thief left us, with Renna in the care (and custody) of MYTH, while Finn and the Athena's crew have gone on the run.

This book has all the awesome things of science fiction like the obvious one of ships and stellar traveling and adventures and high stakes and ethical dilemmas about science and progress and humanity.

Renna continues to be a great main character, continually growing and trying to find out what she really wants to do, surprising herself when she finds herself doing things she wouldn't have done some time back and even when there's romance and a love interest, she doesn't really lose the sigh of what must be done, even when her subconscious betrays her in a biiiig way (not telling you want I mean with that, but it surprised me and I had a ball with that!).

I was rather surprised when the villain was revealed, because somehow I was not expecting it to be who it really was, and I won't be saying anymore cause I don't want to spoil it for anyone else! It was quite nice to see how a villain could be hidden in plain sight that way, that's all I'm saying!

There's a lot of action in this book, betrayal, unexpected meetings, a race against time for more than one reason and there's also romance. This is a NA book after all, so expect mature situations, so to speak! Very well done and with a great relationship starting to build up. Tension & difficulties but thankfully no love triangle at all!

There was a great build up to the final confrontation with deception, pain and rising stakes and I couldn't keep turning the pages fast enough, hoping that I was right about something very spoilery (I was!) and then we got a fantastic resolution with an ending that is a cliffhanger again of sorts but not the horrible one that leaves you mad and feeling like throwing the book away, but the kind that makes you go "Oooooooooh!!!" and "gimme more, I want to know what happens next!"

A very very well deserving 4 to 4.5 stars book, I know that whatever Jamie writes next, I want to read it!

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  1. Take your time, lady! We'll still be here ;) I'm not familiar with this book or author! However, I'm glad that you're enjoying the series. Science fiction? *perks up* Fabulous review, girl!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Thank you, Alyssa! I feel that as of late I've been barely managing to do half of what I want to do!

  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one Pili :) Not a book for me, but happy you loved it. <3 thank you for sharing your very awesome review :)

    1. Thank you sweetie!
      Enjoying a super awaited sequel is always a fantastic feeling, isn't it?


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