Melody
ISBN-13: 9780441015993
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
Published: March 2008
312 pgs




Sirantha Jax carries a rare gene which allows her to jump ships through grimspace. It is a talent that makes her a highly prized nagivator for the Corp. which she is working for but one that will also cuts into her life expectancy.

When the ship she is nagivating crashes, she is accused of killing everyone on board. But the worse thing is, she has no memory of the crash, thus leaving her in jail. Imprisoned and defenceless, she has began to lose hope until a man called March breaks into her cell and rescue her. He has offered her freedom but at a price, for he needs her to help his small band of rogue fighters to break the Corp. monopoly and also to establish a new breed of jumper. Jax grasps the chance, for there is nothing better than to sit in the cell and waiting for whatever has in store for her. Although Jax hates March's arrogance and guts, she has no choice but to work closely with him being his jumper, and he her pilot. After all, pilots and jumpers are bonded in a sense that they are able to have a mental connection. Though still mourning for Kai, her ex-pilot and lost lover, she could not help but to compare him with March and soon, they are drawn to each other.

Grimspace is a sci-fi fantasy thrown in with a little romance. The story is quite engaging and entertaining with a cast of interesting characters. I enjoyed reading everything about Jax and March, from the beginning how they hate each other's guts to the attraction they feel for each other in the end. Dina, the mechanic in their group is another interesting character to read although I find her blunt and can be a little bitchy in my opinion. I am not a huge sci-fi fan but I thought this story is intense and original.

Grimspace is the first installment of The Jax series and the next installment Wanderlust has already released in August. I am sure sci-fi fans will not want to miss this series.

5 Responses
  1. Alice Teh Says:

    Sounds interesting, Melody. I might check it out one of these days. :)


  2. Melody Says:

    That's great, Alice! I hope you'll enjoy it if you get to it. :)


  3. This does sound interesting, Melody. And exciting! I need to read more science fiction than I do. I've liked what I've read in the genre for the most part.


  4. Shana Says:

    I don't read much science fiction either, but this does sound interesting!

    Shana
    Literarily


  5. Melody Says:

    Wendy - I suppose I need to read more sci-fi after reading this book! ;)

    Shana - I'm glad I read it. :)