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Review: Grimspace

Grimspace - Ann Aguirre

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.