Perdition by Ann Aguirre
Posted on Friday, December 18th, 2015 by JennyJen

Perdition by Ann AguirrePerdition (Dred Chronicles, #1) by Ann Aguirre
Published by Ace on August 27th 2013
Genres: Science Fiction, Space Opera
Pages: 337
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WELCOME TO HELL.

The prison ship Perdition, a floating city where the Conglomerate’s most dangerous criminals are confined for life, orbits endlessly around a barren asteroid.

Life inside is even more bleak. Hailed as the Dread Queen, inmate Dresdemona “Dred” Devos controls one of Perdition’s six territories, bordered on both sides by would-be kings eager to challenge her claim. Keeping them at bay requires constant vigilance, as well as a steady influx of new recruits to replace the fallen. Survival is a constant battle, and death is the only escape.

Of the newest convicts, only one is worth Dred’s attention. The mercenary Jael, with his deadly gaze and attitude, may be the most dangerous criminal onboard. His combat skill could give her the edge she needs, if he doesn’t betray her first.

Unfortunately, that’s what he does best. Winning Jael’s allegiance will be a challenge, but failure could be worse than death…

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

Ms. Aguirre, your writing slays me. It always has.
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Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews
Posted on Thursday, August 6th, 2015 by JennyJen

Magic Shifts by Ilona AndrewsMagic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8) by Ilona Andrews
Published by Ace on August 4th 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 400
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After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate—former Beast Lord Curran Lennart—are adjusting to a very different pace. While they’re thrilled to escape all the infighting, Curran misses the constant challenges of leading the shapeshifters. So when the Pack offers him its stake in the Mercenary Guild, Curran seizes the opportunity—too bad the Guild wants nothing to do with him and Kate.

Luckily, as a veteran merc, Kate can take over any of the Guild’s unfinished jobs in order to bring in money and build their reputation. But what Kate and Curran don’t realize is that the odd jobs they’ve been working are all connected. An ancient enemy has arisen, and Kate and Curran are the only ones who can stop it—before it takes their city apart piece by piece…

Jenny: Because the Book Geek has two Ilona Andrews fangirls, Brandi and I decided to review this one together. It was a lot easier to do that than to cat-fight over it.

Brandi: It’s interesting we ended up rating this the same. That’s unusual.

Jenny: Very unusual, on account of your bad taste. I’m pretty sure I influenced you, because you’re usually overly generous and then go back and change your rating.

Brandi: I go back and change it once reason sets in. I’m an emotional reviewer.

Jenny: And overly generous. I expect better from IA at this point, though. There were too many negatives to ignore. =/
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