Review: Perdition by Ann Aguirre

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Review: Perdition by Ann Aguirre

4.5 Stars

Book Info

Released: August 27 2013
Series: Dred Chronicles #1

Recommended Read!

“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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About Ann Aguirre

Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. She likes all kinds of books, emo music, action movies and Doctor Who. She writes all kind of fiction in multiple genres, both YA and for adults.


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How have I not heard about this series?? Do you have to read the sirantha jax series first?

Under the Covers Book Blog

Not necessarily, no. But that series is wonderful too.


I read this in July it was an ok read for me but I’ve got Havoc on my tbr pile and I’m looking forward to reading it

Under the Covers Book Blog

I love how dark but also inspiring her worlds can be. She writes so well. Big fan over here.

Amy R

Thanks for the review.