Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe
A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe | Alex White
Furious and fun, the first book in this bold, new science fiction adventure series follows a crew of outcasts as they try to find a legendary ship that just might be the key to saving themselves-and the universe. Boots Elsworth was a famous treasure hunter in another life, but now she's washed up. She makes her meager living faking salvage legends and selling them to the highest bidder, but this time she got something real--the story of the Harrow, a famous warship, capable of untold destruction. Nilah Brio is the top driver in the Pan Galactic Racing Federation and the darling of the racing world--until she witnesses Mother murder a fellow racer. Framed for the murder and on the hunt to clear her name, Nilah has only one lead: the killer also hunts Boots. On the wrong side of the law, the two women board a smuggler's ship that will take them on a quest for fame, for riches, and for justice.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
review
Robotswithpersonality
post image
Mehso-so

The drama!
Alex White is proficient in telling a sci fi action story, and bringing it back to a human level, but where as I enjoyed the characters and the interplay between them seen in August Kitko and the Mechas from Space, the level of interpersonal tension and exterior agitators in this book was a bit too much for me. 1/?

Robotswithpersonality 2/? I get acquainting the reader with the galactic high stakes by the loss of life, but killing off my faves (Didier and Ranger), didn't endear me to the story, either. 4w
Robotswithpersonality 3/? I did appreciate the mix of magic into the sci fi world, especially mechanists that can communicate/control tech with magic. That being said, it meant a steady level of world building, on top of the history and mystery the book was relaying.
I ended up needing to do a tandem read of physical book with double speed audio book to keep focused on the story, and I have to say the narrator didn't really work for me either. 🤷🏼‍♂️
4w
Robotswithpersonality 4/4 It's evident this crew will have future adver, but I don't think I'll be along for the ride.
⚠️ Enslavement, gore, veteran trauma, body horror
4w
8 likes3 comments
quote
Robotswithpersonality
post image

OUCH. 🫢

Smrloomis 😂😂😂 1mo
11 likes1 comment
blurb
Robotswithpersonality
post image

Rainy April day means hot chocolate and curling up with a big book.

13 likes1 stack add
review
PageShifter
post image
Mehso-so

Characters were okay but I just couldn't have a real connection with them.

There was action but I couldn't fully enjoy those scenes because I didn't care about characters' wellbeing enough.

The beginning was super intriguing and I was disappointed how fast that thrill was only a memory. I liked the ending too and I can't say I wouldn't have some enjoyable moments with this book.

#LitsySciFiBookClub #SeriesLove23 #20in4

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 9mo
TheSpineView I agree with you on this book. Great job 👏👍🤩📖📚 8mo
23 likes2 comments
review
Larkken
post image
Pickpick

Read and enjoyed for #litsyscifibookclub (hm, that looks wrong. Is it? If it is I'll fix it later.)
This space adventure with found family had a strong Firefly-ness to it, and I'm not sure it benefits from the comparison. There's also magic (space magic!) and racing and semi-immortal evil-doers and pretty much non-stop action! Easy enough for me to read 👍

julesG I think it's #LitsySciFiBookClub 10mo
Larkken @julesG 👍🏻 got it! 10mo
29 likes2 comments
review
RamsFan1963
post image
Bailedbailed

Sorry #LitsySciFiBookClub but I just couldn't get into this one. I read like 100 pages and I couldn't bring myself to pick it up again. Hopefully I'll do better in September with Project Hail Mary

CSeydel I couldn‘t get into this one either! 10mo
50 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
TheSpineView
post image

Time foe the open discussion on A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe.

A few questions to get us started:

1. Did you like the mix of magic and Sci-Fi?
2. What did you like best/least about this book?
3. Did you think the ending worked?

@Larkken @Deblovestoread @bnp @ravenlee
@Johanna414 @ozma.of.oz @julesG @sebrittainclark @BookBelle84 @Readergrrl @CSeydel @Roary47 @Books_et_al @Lizpixie @Ruthiella @PaperbackPirate @PageShifter @kwmg40

PaperbackPirate I didn‘t get to read this book but I got the next one for sci fi club! 10mo
AuthorCjwhitcomb Sorry I just moved and been busy so I've not had a chance to read it 10mo
See All 31 Comments
TheSpineView My quick thoughts: The mix of magic and science just didn't work for me. World building was sorely lacking and I might have enjoyed the two together had the world building been better. The plot was weak. I felt that a bunch of action scenes just got strung together. In between the action would have been a good place to do some of that world building. I never connected with the characters. I can forgive a lot if the characters are done well. 10mo
TheSpineView @AuthorCjwhitcomb No worries. This book club is low key so you can participate or not at your discretion. Maybe you can make it next time. We are read Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. Discussion will be at the end of October. 10mo
TheSpineView @PaperbackPirate Cool! Look forward to you joining in. 10mo
ravenlee The magic + science was really weird for me and I didn‘t like it much, but it did grow on me. It felt like it took a long time to settle into the actual story (like after Didier‘s death and Nilah and co. getting ambushed) and some of the backstory was still dangling for the whole book. As for the characters, it felt like he couldn‘t decide if there were two MCs and supporting cast, or one MC and a few secondaries, or if it was a full-cast story. 10mo
ravenlee I thought the ending worked well enough. Obviously there are more books (two, right?) so it wasn‘t going to be fully resolved. I‘m interested enough to continue reading but not enough to rearrange my other reads to do so. 10mo
TheSpineView I totally agree with you on the characters. The ending also felt right. One of the few things that worked for me. 10mo
TheSpineView @ravenlee Yes, two more. I have no desire to torture myself further. I think this is one of those books you either love or hate with very little middle ground. 10mo
wanderinglynn The magic/tech was an interesting mix. It would‘ve worked better had there been any decent world building. As it was, there wasn‘t enough world building to explain the magic or why there was even magic in a tech society. 10mo
wanderinglynn What I liked best/least: I liked the concept but sadly it failed in execution. 10mo
wanderinglynn By the time I got to the ending, I was fairly meh about the book. It worked okay although there‘s a pretty good time lag in between the main plot wrapping up and the last chapter. But the best part about the ending is he finished this story. No cliffhanger! 10mo
TheSpineView @wanderinglynn Amen to no cliffhangers! 10mo
TheSpineView @wanderinglynn I totally agree with you on the world building. Do you plan on reading the other books in the series? If so, I will be curious to know if the author will actually do some world building. 10mo
wanderinglynn @TheSpineView no, I doubt I‘ll ever read the rest. I didn‘t like this one enough and my TBR is too long. 10mo
Larkken I haven't finished yet but have to agree with some that the magic / tech mix was an interesting premise but isn't completely working for me. I keep feeling like there is too much Firefly-ness going on for it, maybe? And yeah, the world building relied too much on "feeling like" other found-family-in-space stories for me. (edited) 10mo
Larkken I thought Didier was an interesting character and was bummed when he left so soon. 10mo
CatLass007 @Larkken I completely agree with you on that count. 10mo
CatLass007 I enjoyed it very much. I listened to the audiobook and I didn‘t think the narrator did a particularly good job. I‘ve been listening to fantasy almost exclusively lately. I have no idea why. Maybe because so many series are quite lengthy. I‘m working really hard to bring my first love, science fiction, back into my life. I returned The Memory of Animals to Audible and used the returned credit to buy the second book in the series. This was (cont)⬇️ 10mo
Ruthiella I agree with everyone that the mix of magic and advanced technology was odd. But I did get used to it by the end. I thought it wrapped up well, but overall it was a little too much? Too many characters and too much plot. But generally fun once I digested it all. The dialogue was snappy at times and it was pretty exciting. (edited) 10mo
CatLass007 This was a good transition book for me to get back into SF mode. 10mo
julesG @ravenlee That's similar to what I thought. It wasn't clear how many MCs. The world-building was lacking, you're right @TheSpineView & @wanderinglynn. I was actually put off a bit by the magic, because it wasn't explained properly and felt like a lame plot device. 10mo
julesG I listened to the audiobook and at 2.0 speed it was a fast read. Maybe that's why it was a hand's breadth above 'meh' for me. I might even listen to the other two books, but I'm in no rush. 10mo
BookwormAHN I liked it, but the mix of sci fi snd magic was weird. The racing aspect kind of lost me for a while. Also I never understood why Nilah was so trusting with the rich idiots she knew. 10mo
Roary47 I agree with @ravenlee the sci-fi/ magic combo took me a while to get used to. I was reading a different book at the same time for another book club that had a similar premise which didn‘t help. I also agree with you and @wanderinglynn that it was a meh by the time we got to the end that I don‘t want to continue. I also did audio like @CatLass007 and @julesG I don‘t think it really took much away, but was getting lost w/ who was who. 10mo
Roary47 Nilah and the other chick she was in to was one person in my mind for a while which I blame on the audio, but also the other book I read (Malificant seven?) which also had various forms of magic and a heavy female load of characters. 10mo
ravenlee @julesG I feel like the magic bit was entirely crafted around needing Boots NOT to have it. 10mo
julesG @ravenlee It felt off and yes, I'm a purist, I want my SF without magic. 😁 10mo
kwmg40 It seems like I liked this novel better than most. I liked the character development and I thought the SF/magic system was interesting. I'd been reading a lot of fantasy lately from the Hugo and Aurora awards lists (they seemed heavy in fantasy this year) and it was honestly a treat to get some SF with the fantasy! 😄 10mo
BookmarkTavern Everyone mentioning how it just felt like so much is really how I felt. There were so many characters, so much conspiracy and intrigue, it felt like nothing got the time it needed. I did actually really like the fantasy and sci fi fusion, I thought it was quirky and fun. 10mo
55 likes31 comments
review
wanderinglynn
post image
Mehso-so

I wanted to like this book. It has all the parts for a great space opera. Sadly, it failed to execute well. I really had to push myself to keep reading it.

But I took lots of notes for the #litsySciFibookclub discussion!

My full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5788746884

Also my first book finished for #rushathon. I have 6 other books started but this one kept me floundering. Hopefully I can get more finished by 30 Aug!

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 10mo
TheSpineView I struggled too. Great job for finishing! 10mo
julesG Would have struggled, but the #audiobook + chores pulled me through. 10mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 10mo
73 likes4 comments
review
CatLass007
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image
Pickpick

I really enjoyed this selection for #LitsySciFiBookClub and can‘t wait for the discussion at the end of the month. I listened to the audio version and I didn‘t particularly care for the narrator. The captain was the only male character who didn‘t sound like a little girl, the only character at all, in my opinion. I‘m 61 and I still sound like a little girl, which is why I‘d make a lousy narrator. I didn‘t like Nilah at all in the (cont)⬇️

CatLass007 beginning. And her relationship with Orna seemed to come out of the blue. I think we ought to have been shown the budding relationship instead of being hit over the head with it. Boots‘s one night of sin with Didier was more predictable, but I really hated that his character was killed off. He exuded joy, which couldn‘t be said of any of the other characters. I believed the growth of the characters was well done, and look forward to (cont)⬇️ 10mo
CatLass007 forward to more adventures in the next two books. No more killing off the best characters, though. 10mo
julesG Kill your darlings. 😉 10mo
julesG Good review! 10mo
TheSpineView Excellent review!👍📖📚🚀 10mo
10 likes1 stack add5 comments
review
ravenlee
post image
Pickpick

I‘m behind on reviews! I finished this last week for #LitsySciFiBookClub and can‘t wait for the discussion! It took a while to get into, because I didn‘t like the racing aspect, but once it got going it was really good. I plan to read the rest…sometime (let‘s be honest, right? 😆).

julesG When the audiobook started with that first race I was like: did I get the wrong book? 😂 10mo
ravenlee @julesG yes, exactly! And then Nilah was such a pain about the stupid racing stuff for so long… 10mo
36 likes2 comments
review
kwmg40
post image
Pickpick

I always enjoy a good space opera! This one was well-paced and had good character development, as well as an interesting magic system.

Looking forward to discussing this with the #LitsySciFiBookClub. @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Fantastic! 10mo
45 likes1 comment
quote
TheSpineView
post image

#FirstLibeFridays @ShyBookOwl

"The straight opened before the two race cats: an oily river speckled yellow by the evening sun."

CSeydel I‘m having such a hard time getting into this book! Argh! I need to get into the right frame of mind before my library hold expires 10mo
TheSpineView @CSeydel Me too. I need to try harder 10mo
49 likes2 comments
review
Deblovestoread
post image
Pickpick

What a ride! Action packed sci-fi fun. 4🌟

#ScifiBookClub

TheSpineView 👍🤩📖📘 10mo
64 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
BookwormAHN
post image
Pickpick

This was a fun novel about Boots, a treasure hunter and Nilah, a race car driver, who end up on a voyage looking for a mysterious ship while trying to stay alive 🚀
#LitsySciFi @TheSpineView I'm looking forward to the discussion.
#WickedWords #Colonel @AsYouWish

TheSpineView 👍💙📖📘 11mo
52 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
BookmarkTavern
post image
Mehso-so

The best group of people to hunt down a treasure is a dishonorably discharged vet, the crew she abandoned, & the murder suspect they kidnapped.

Once I got past my initial dislike of Nilla & Boots, I did not want to put this down. The blending of sci fi & fantasy was quirky, & the action was fast, with some interesting character development. I wish we could have had more of the 2ndary characters. But I‘ve put a hold on book 2 already! 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

61 likes2 comments
quote
TheSpineView
post image

#FirstLineFriday @ShyBookOwl

"The straight opened before the two race cars: an oily river, speckled yellow by the evening sun."

ShyBookOwl 💜 11mo
51 likes1 comment
blurb
wanderinglynn
post image

This is a perfect weekend for a readathon since it‘s going to be ridiculously hot with heat advisories. What better way to beat the heat than stay inside & read!

My goals:
🔖 finish the tagged for #LitsySciFiBookClub
💫finish Star Splitter
🌞 read Silent Sparks

#20in4 #readathon

blurb
ravenlee
post image

Trying to get going on this one but #DannyBoy has something to say about that. He had a front paw sticking out and as kiddo went by she shook his paw and said, “And a very good day to you, too, sir.” Made me laugh. #catsofLitsy #Litsyscifibookclub

dabbe Hello, Darling Danny! 🖤🐾🖤 11mo
CatLass007 Danny, you are a sweetheart!😻 10mo
51 likes2 comments
review
Roary47
post image
Mehso-so

3✨ I struggled a little bit with the audio of this book because of Nilah and Orna. Who sounded similar in the narrative and kept blending in my mind. Plus Boots perspective was going from past to present seemingly without any warning. There is space, new worlds, and even magic to wrap your mind around. Besides this and considering it was likely the audio that caused them, I think this was a great story line and I‘m interested in continuing.

16 likes2 comments
blurb
wanderinglynn
post image

I‘m finally getting around to starting the July/August #LitsySciFiBookClub pick. Luckily no on else has it reserved, so I got an extension on my library hold.

3 chapters in and wow! A lot has happened. I‘m taking notes as I go since I‘ll have to return it before the end of August.

I‘m also curious about the dedication.

TheSpineView I need to get started on my reread a 11mo
64 likes1 comment
blurb
Roary47
post image

Whoa! That was a good first chapter. Already super exciting! #LitsySciFiBookClub @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Fantastic!💙📖🚀 11mo
15 likes1 comment
review
julesG
post image
Pickpick

What a wild ride! Enjoyed it so much, I had to finish it today.

Fast paced, action packed, interesting crew, lovely AI.

Will have to find the second book in the series now.

Looking forward to our discussion in August. #LitsySciFiBookClub

#SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView @Andrew65

TheSpineView Fantastic!❤️🚀 11mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 11mo
77 likes1 stack add2 comments
quote
RamsFan1963
post image

The straight opened before the two race cars: an oily river, speckled yellow by the evening sun.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

blurb
julesG
post image

Met a friend at the local university of applied sciences and took the #audiobook along for the tram ride and #audiowalk around the campus (before meeting my friend).

Enjoying the book so far. Definitely not slow paced. 😁

Thanks #LitsySciFiBookClub for picking this book. It had been on #MountTBR for quite some time.

@TheSpineView

#SeriesLove2023 @Andrew65

TheSpineView I need to get started on my reread soon. I have forgotten so much. 11mo
Andrew65 Love a good audiobook when travelling. 11mo
72 likes2 comments
blurb
wanderinglynn
post image

It‘s #20in4 readathon time! (Seriously, how is it the end of the month already?!? Where has this month gone?)

I plan to finish Star Splitter and then hopefully start the tagged for the Litsy SciFi Book Club.

Andrew65 I know what you mean about June! 12mo
Andrew65 Hope you have a great Readathon, good luck 😁 12mo
RamsFan1963 How are you planning on reading A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe? Since the #LitsySciFiBookClub isn't going to be discussing it until the end of August, I was planning on stretching it out, reading a chapter a day. What about you? Taking it slow or reading it asap? 12mo
wanderinglynn @RamsFan1963 It‘a a library loan, so I can try to keep it but no guarantees. So I was going to take notes. 12mo
44 likes4 comments
blurb
RamsFan1963
post image

Yah!! My copy came today from ebay. It's in really good condition, considering I only paid $4.00 for it. I'm looking forward to the book club reading for July/August.
#bookmail #LitsySciFiBookClub

Lizpixie Score!🙌 12mo
julesG 🎉🎉🎉 I was all for buying a copy while in the UK but the only bookshop that had Alex White books had the third book in the series only. 12mo
66 likes2 comments
blurb
LitsyEvents
post image

repost for @TheSpineView:

The votes are in and July's selection is A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe by Alex White. Since this book is 480 pages it will cover two months (July and August) to allow everyone time to finish.

If anyone is having trouble getting their hands on a copy please let me know. I will assist any way I can. Discussions will start after August 31st.

Happy Reading everyone!💙🚀🛸 #LitsySciFiBookClub

#Buddyread

38 likes2 comments
blurb
RamsFan1963
post image

I couldn't find a copy at my local library, the used book store or Books-a-Million, but I was very fortunate to find one on ebay for a very low price ($4.00). Should arrive by the beginning of July, so I'll be ready for the #LitsySciFiBookClub. @TheSpineView

TheSpineView That a great price! Score! 💙📖🚀 12mo
64 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
TheSpineView
post image

The votes are in and July's selection is A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe by Alex White. Since this book is 480 pages it will cover two months (July and August) to allow everyone time to finish.

If anyone is having trouble getting their hands on a copy please let me know. I will assist any way I can. Discussions will start after August 31st.

Happy Reading everyone!💙🚀🛸 #LitsySciFiBookClub

@Larkken @Deblovestoread @bnp @ravenlee

AuthorCjwhitcomb Fantastic I was hoping for this one 12mo
Deblovestoread Great! Thanks for hosting! 12mo
See All 38 Comments
BookmarkTavern Oh! I think I have a copy of this one on Audible! ❤️ 12mo
majkia I've already read this one, but I'll follow along on the conversation when it starts. I gave it 4 stars, a high rating for me. 12mo
Roary47 Excited! 12mo
Ruthiella Like @majkia I‘ve also already read this, but it was only last year so I will also follow the conversation. 👍 12mo
TheSpineView @AuthorCjwhitcomb 👍🚀📘📖 12mo
TheSpineView @Deblovestoread You're welcome! 12mo
TheSpineView @ozma.of.oz Great!💙🚀📗📖🎧 12mo
TheSpineView @majkia It is a reread for myself also. Look forward to your thoughts. 12mo
TheSpineView @Roary47 🤩📖📗🚀📘 12mo
TheSpineView @Ruthiella Great! Looking forward to rereading this book. 12mo
Larkken Looks fun! See y‘all there 🔬🚀 12mo
RamsFan1963 I haven't heard anything about this one, but I like the premise and I'm excited about our first selection. 12mo
sebrittainclark Oh, I really liked August Kitko and the Mechas from Space. Excited to read another of his books. 12mo
BookwormAHN I'd like to join in 😺 12mo
julesG Yay!!! 12mo
julesG @sebrittainclark I have it on my TBR. Will bump it up. 12mo
bnp Afraid I won't be participating in this one, but please keep me posted as we select the next. I'll follow the discussion also. 12mo
TheSpineView @BookwormAHN Great! Do you want to be added to the tag list? 12mo
TheSpineView @bnp No worries 12mo
TheSpineView @julesG @Larkken @RamsFan1963 @sebrittainclark Glad to have you join in! 💙📖📘🚀 12mo
ravenlee Looking forward to it! 12mo
BookwormAHN Yes and my library has a copy. 12mo
PageShifter I have to see if I can find this one - my library didn't have it! 12mo
kwmg40 Looking forward to reading this book! 12mo
TheSpineView @ravenlee @kwmg40 👍💙📖🚀 12mo
Lizpixie Awesome! I have this whole trilogy in my library, it‘s about time for a reread.🙌 12mo
TheSpineView @Lizpixie 👍📖📚 12mo
TheSpineView @PageShifter Were you able to find a copy? 12mo
PageShifter Nope, I checked from three libraries and two bookstores 😑 12mo
TheSpineView @PageShifter I found a used copy online cheap. If you want, I can send that copy to you and replace mine. 12mo
PageShifter Oh! I would love it but only if it's not too much bother to you. 12mo
TheSpineView @PageShifter Glad to do it. Just email me the address you want me to send to. My email is lisa@thespineview.com 12mo
PageShifter Annnd done! 12mo
66 likes1 stack add38 comments
review
JacintaMCarter
post image
Pickpick

#2023Book44
I liked the plot for the most part and some of the characters. But there were so many characters and several of them seemed kind of interchangeable to the point where I was starting to wonder if they were same character just going by a nickname or something.

33 likes1 stack add
review
NicoleCeBallos
post image
Pickpick

This was a fun Sci-Fi romp through space. Nilah is a race car driver, who accidentally gets involved in a plot to destroy the universe by a secret society. She is kidnapped/joins up with a treasure hunter, Boots, and her ex-crew to find a lost treasure. Everyone on this crew, except Boots, has some sort of magical talent that are pretty cool.

blurb
thegirlwiththelibrarybag
post image

Really testing out the limits on my resolve not to borrow from work by shelving all the fiction today. It‘s my first weekend at a branch that isn‘t my “home location” after almost 2 years of libraries either not being open or working in staffing bubbles (home location only) and it‘s been an interesting experience.

Kenyazero This one is a good temptation! It was a fun read. I think I'd always leave the library with books if I worked directly with the books! (As it is I regularly leave my library every few weeks with a stack of graphic novels and manga) 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Kenyazero, I stayed strong! Took photos of the most tempting ones and will have a look at my local library later. 2y
43 likes3 comments
review
Kenyazero
post image
Pickpick

I Absolutely loved this book (and I don‘t always love #sciFi)! When former treasure hunter Boots sells fake maps about a legendary lost warship to the wrong people, it sets off a chain reaction that pulls her in, along with her old crew and a competitive racer. I loved the integration of magic with technology, and I really enjoyed the characters throughout. Also always delighted to find #LGBTQ rep or books by #QueerAuthors (and this is both!)

Kenyazero This was also one of my March #Roll100 reads! 2y
PuddleJumper Wahoo! 2y
17 likes2 comments
review
Centique
post image
Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A ragtag bunch of battle damaged soldiers and technicians on an old troop carrier cross paths with a superstar racing driver in a universe where science and technology blend with magical abilities. There‘s a conspiracy, a treasure hunt and a race against time. Kind of like Firefly crossed with The Bourne Supremacy (the urgency and assassins rather than the mysterious origin story) OR a higher adrenaline Becky Chambers. ⬇️

Centique There is a cool robot and an AI but no competition to Murderbot so I can stay true to my first love 😂😂 More adventure than relationship building here compared to Becky Chambers - but there is some - and many characters who leave gender norms in the dust. 4y
LeeRHarry Have this on my shelf as I‘m a big Becky Chambers fan, must get to it soon 😊 4y
91 likes6 stack adds2 comments
blurb
AutumnRLS
post image

July round up. Some really great reads this month.

blurb
AutumnRLS
post image

Next on the top of the TBR pile. Third, and final, book in the trilogy set to be release next week.

14 likes2 stack adds
blurb
GrilledCheeseSamurai
post image

With the 3rd book of the Salvagers trilogy coming out the end of July I figured it was time to start book 1!

Suuuuper enjoying it so far. A great blend of magic/sci-fi and I'm finding that it's just alot of fun to read.

What's not fun is how friggen hot it's been here lately. I am so not a summer person and it's making me miserable whenever I step outside. Fall and winter for this guy. I'm seriously counting down to snow time already.
❄️😁❄️

72 likes3 stack adds
review
InLibrisVeritas
post image
Pickpick

3 stars
I genuinely enjoyed this one! It was a really interesting ride filled with unexpected magic and a pretty intriguing mystery. I will say that I wasn't thrilled with the use of cliches and tropes which made areas very predictable, but it also had some really cool ideas that were very unexpected.
I am excited about the ideas but less so on the actual execution, so I am unsure if I will pick up book 2.

blurb
InLibrisVeritas
post image

This book is definitely not what I was expecting...I love the addition of a magic system and how it works with the things we normally view of science fiction staples like space ships. I do feel it hits a lot of cliches and tropes though.

blurb
InLibrisVeritas
post image

Restarted this one today! Hopefully I can finally get into it, I had issues with it before but considering everything that was going on I don't think it was the book's fault.

I don't want to rush things but maybe once I get back into the habit of reading regularly I can restart #BBBBC I have missed it lately.

wordslinger42 Whenever you're ready! 😊 I hope you enjoy reading! 4y
30 likes1 comment
review
PickwickPlockPlock
post image
Pickpick

The book and I got off on the wrong foot. It started with a car race (not my thing), the main characters showing off their bad side, and there's a lot of action scenes. A bad combination for me. Then, at about a third or half in, I realized I cared about the characters, and didn't want to stop reading. The second half made it a pick.

review
jpmcwisemorgan
Pickpick

I stayed up to finish this last night - it left me with about 4.5 hours until my alarm went off - “But what a grand way to die” right?

Anyway, read this book. It has magic in space. Gods. A ship‘s crew that‘s outgunned and out-magicked, but not outsmarted. A galactic conspiracy. A smidge of piracy and more than a touch of rebellion. Some pretty big damn heroes in the end.

29 likes1 stack add
blurb
jpmcwisemorgan

There are some truly heartbreaking moments in this book. 😢

blurb
jpmcwisemorgan

Holy biscuits! I‘ve started this one and there‘s magic from page one. I have to stop so I can go get some proper snacks. If it keeps being awesome, I‘ll likely finish tonight.

review
Laughterhp
post image
Pickpick

Finished my first book of 2020! Read about half of this last year and finished this year!

This book was a great space adventure. It‘s about a crew who is on the run searching for a mystery ship from the war years. And their journey is not what they are expecting. This book has firefly feels with magic. I like the world and magic system in this book. Such a great book!

Decided to use for my #Covercrush prompt for #Booked2020
#BBBBC

LoverOfLearning Love the cover! 4y
Cinfhen ❤️👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🥰 4y
61 likes3 stack adds2 comments
blurb
Laughterhp
post image

Well didn‘t have a chance to actually read today, but I was trying to finish this book before the end of the year. I almost got halfway at 200 pages with a total of 440 pages. Oh well!

Happy New Year!

#TeamElectricSex #WinterGames +11pts

21 likes1 comment
blurb
jpmcwisemorgan
post image

#LitsyPSA: the first book in the trilogy is $1.99 as a Kindle ebook. The final book is out in June or July of next year so it‘s a good time to start reading the series!

30 likes1 stack add
review
TheSpineView
post image
Mehso-so

#WinterGames @rather_be_reading @StayCurious @Clwojick #TheFilthyAnimals
#ImpulseRead

This was just Ok. While the plot was good, I didn't care for the characters. The problem was, they were one dimensional. I also didn't care for the mixing of magic with science fiction. 3⭐

rather_be_reading 11pts💚❤ 5y
61 likes1 comment
blurb
InLibrisVeritas
post image

My copy of the #BBBBC pick came in.

Has anyone started it yet?

Life continues to be hectic on my end, and I really apologize for not being as active as I used to be. I find I have very little energy to do much other than draw and play the occasional video game.

DuckOfDoom This has been waiting a couple of months on my shelf. I really look forward to reading it, the blurbs on the back were cool and I read the first couple of pages before I bought it. 5y
InLibrisVeritas @DuckOfDoom I hope you enjoy it when you pick it up! I am excited to dig in, I just need to find a bit of time 5y
wordslinger42 @InLibrisVeritas Hey there! I just noticed that there had been no fantasy pick for the book club and just wanted to say I hope all is well on your end 💜 4y
41 likes3 comments