Reviews of speculative fiction, YA, middle grade, and graphic novels, along with stray thoughts, links, and pictures.
While this is book 1 in a 6 book series, it functions quite well as a stand alone. Fast paced with lots of action, I'm interested in picking up the next installment. First person present tense worked really well with the particular unreliability of this narrator.
A quibbles: Why is Grimspace called Grimspace? All her descriptions of experiencing it make it sound beautiful and alluring.
A series of gun fights and chase scenes interspersed with Jax slowly unpacking the trauma of being the only survivor of a terrible crash. In another book, I might complain about how little of the plot is driven by the protagonist, but here it totally works. The resolution is a little too quick, and perhaps overestimates the power of social media too much, but emotionally works quite well.