by Ann Aguirre
Released: August 27 2013
Series: Dred Chronicles #1
Published by Ace
“After reading countless books this year, I haven’t come across many new heroes who have caught my eye like Jael has.”
~ Under the Covers
When the Sirantha Jax series came to an end, I knew that I wanted to read the spin-off series. Ann Aguirre excels at writing Science Fiction and although I haven’t read much in the genre, I know a good book when I see one. First off, just from the premise alone, you know this is going to be a good book. I don’t know how Aguirre comes up with her ideas but a prison ship locating in the air? Who thinks of this stuff?
When Perdition becomes under attack, Dred must protect herself and her friends. Again, it’s a story that packs quite a punch. It’s filled with world politics, action and suspense but as well, there’s also quite a few layers to Aguirre’s characterization as well and this might actually be my favorite thing about this new series.
Amongst all the science fiction details and the action, Ann Aguirre creates amazingly unique characters. I wondered how Dred would compare to Sirantha and although I see many differences in both, Dred also has that core strength that makes her more than just the strong chick in the novel. Her emotional ups and downs mimic the struggles they go through and Aguirre’s underlining thread of humanity does play a part in this book as well.
If you’re a fan of the TV show, Prison Break then you’ll undoubtedly see some similarities here. It paves the way for a lot of interesting fight scenes and intelligent plotting from the author. The more I read the book, the more of a bigger fan I became of Ann Aguirre.
As much as I love the writing and world, there is another thing that makes me fall head over heels in love with this book and it’s Jael. OH MY! Where have you been all my life? After reading countless books this year, I haven’t come across many new heroes who have caught my eye like Jael has. Reading him with Dred just makes me SO HAPPY and I don’t even know why. He just oozes this charisma that makes me adore him. He’s lethal side is what most people fear but if I was a character living in that world, I would watch out for when he smiles because man oh man, I’ve never come across a hero recently that was so compelling the first moment he walks into a scene.
So yeah, if you can’t already tell, I’m claiming Jael. I just know he’s going to be amazing in this series.
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