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The Grace Year
Kim Liggett
The New Voices of Science Fiction
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Engineering Animals: How Life Works
Alan Mcfadzean, Mark Denny
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Nicholas P. Money
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Yoon Ha Lee
Progress: 22%
Le premier jour
Marc Levy
Progress: 180/496pages
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
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The Long War
Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
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Grimspace by Ann Aguirre

Grimspace - Ann Aguirre

Series: Sirantha Jax #1


I quite liked the sassy character of Sirantha Jax and I was enjoying myself and thinking this might be a four-star book despite some of awkwardness I found when some of the characters’ backstories were revealed…until almost the two thirds mark, where it seemed to start to go off the rails.  Some of the transitions felt abrupt and let’s just say that I didn’t like everything that happened.

Like the callousness involved in Baby-Z’s death.

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I was getting over it somewhat but then the plot turned into some more eyebrow raising events which did eventually get at least partially explained away, but the ending felt downright cheesy and convenient. Very convenient.

Namely, let’s just announce the big bad secret to the world in the form of a clever media presentation and then make everything better, why don’t we?

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It certainly wasn’t a bad book, but it didn’t live up to the promise of its earlier chapters.