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Most know Androma Racella as the Bloody Baroness a powerful mercenary whose reign of terror stretches across the Mirabel Galaxy To those aboard her glass starship Marauder however she's just Andi their friend and fearless leaderBut when a routine mission goes awry the Marauder's all girl crew is tested as they find themselves in. Edit 47 After further reflection I ve decided to drop my rating to 3 stars All of my previous likesdislikes of Zenith still stand but I feel 3 stars is a better representation of my positivesnegatives for this novel While there were so many things about Zenith that I enjoyed from an entertaining perspective the criticisms I have expressed below are present in my mind than I originally felt4 stars I really enjoyed Zenith High concept sci fi isn t really my thing but as I ve read sci fi in the last few months and have really enjoyed them something about Zenith definitely struck meCW murderdeath ptsd rapeMy favorite thing about Zenith was the plot I ve always considered myself a plot based reader so if the story is adventurous suspenseful and high intensity it s typically a great fit for me I really didn t know much about it before diving in other than epic girl gang of space pirates which was enough to sell me so the progression of different plot points and twists and turns was always an exciting surprise The ending also caught me SUPER off guard I was not expecting it at all and the cliffhanger finale leaves so much to be explored in book two and I am going WILD trying to anticipate where things go from hereI also really enjoyed the characters I am a sucker for an externally hard protagonist with a vulnerable side and an admirable dedication to the people she loves so I naturally fell in love with Andi I think Lira has to be my favorite character I was nervous starting this story afraid her character arc would be confined to the dutiful second in command with no individuality but I was SO PLEASED to get her backstory and see her own story arise within Zenith The best friend in YA rarely gets their own perspective so that is one uniue element I loved about this story I also love Breck and Gilly though their characters are not explored as in depth as Andy or Lira and I do hope they receive page time in the seuel I particularly appreciated Gilly s character as younger teens can sometimes be sidelined in YA 16 17 and 18 year olds always get the spotlight and I adore the idea that a 13 year old girl can defy all odds and be a badass on a spaceship Valen was another favorite of mine similar to Andy he is rough around the edges but I fell in love with his soft side and am super excited to see the progression of his character arc from this point forward I have to say my least favorite character was Dex I feel he tried to hard to fit the snarky yet charming frustrating but loveable YA love interest trope I think there s hope for me to like him in the future but I couldn t fall into the hype for him Also Alfie is an amazing addition to the story and I strongly desire a spin off where he is the protagonistAs this is a book with 6 different POVs I felt the shorter chapters complimented the various perspectives and made it easier to follow along I will say I wish the POVs were eual with Andi Lira and Dex dominating where Valen Nor and Klaren are much less freuent My favorite perspectives were of course Lira Andi and Valen with Dex being my least favorite While I now understand the importance of Klaren s chapters after finishing I wish we had gotten out of her story because I spent a lot of her chapters wishing to go back to the present story specifically because there wasn t enough of herI really enjoyed the writing of the story One element I noticed was how well choreographed the fight scenes were I felt the writing was descriptive and engaging yet kept the story focused on the present and was not distracting My biggest struggle with this story was the dialogue Interestingly enough I had fewer problems in the interactions between the Marauder crew Andi and Valen or virtually anyone else besides Dex There was something about scenes with him that felt almost too planned One of my biggest pet peeves in literature is being able to tell when an author is writing dialogue as opposed to a character speaking naturally and I m afraid that was a freuent feeling of mine while reading Zenith Of course this could just be the fact that Dex just irks me for some reason I have not yet Lindsay s other works but I am aware this is Sasha s debut and she has admitted to struggling with dialogue the most so while that is evident in the story it is definitely a skill that can be improved upon If I have one final critiue I m confident this book could have been condensed to be shorter Edit 47 There are SO many simultaneous plot lines that the story dragged at some points because there were so many story arcs to keep track of While I enjoyed my time reading it was a dense read which caused me to take a break and read a lighter book which I ve never done before in order to sort of reset myself to stay engaged with the story Edit 47 My engagement with the story was definitely another issue I experienced and I feel if the book had been edited down I would have fallen into the novel much easier Overall I really enjoyed Zenith It was the type of entertaining high intensity sci fi novel I love to read I will definitely be reading book two I received a free copy of this book from Harluin Teen at Book Expo 2017 I had no obligation to review this book and all opinions are my own The Internal Magic of Activision Dragster powerful mercenary whose reign of terror stretches across the Mirabel Galaxy To those aboard her glass starship Marauder however she's just Andi their friend and fearless leaderBut when a routine mission goes awry the Marauder's all girl crew is tested as they find themselves in. 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Galicia: 000001 - 9788468236377 progression of different The Lunch Ladies plot Wild protagonist with a vulnerable side and an admirable dedication to the Der Soros Plan - George Soros, Angela Merkel und die Flüchtlingskrise people she loves so I naturally fell in love with Andi I think Lira has to be my favorite character I was nervous starting this story afraid her character arc would be confined to the dutiful second in command with no individuality but I was SO PLEASED to get her backstory and see her own story arise within Zenith The best friend in YA rarely gets their own Escalas page time in the seuel I The Genius of Desire progression of his character arc from this General Orders, Rhode Island point forward I have to say my least favorite character was Dex I feel he tried to hard to fit the snarky yet charming frustrating but loveable YA love interest trope I think there s hope for me to like him in the future but I couldn t fall into the hype for him Also Alfie is an amazing addition to the story and I strongly desire a spin off where he is the No, No, No, No, No, No, No, Yes perspectives and made it easier to follow along I will say I wish the POVs were eual with Andi Lira and Dex dominating where Valen Nor and Klaren are much less freuent My favorite Color My Heart (Red-Hot Summer, perspectives were of course Lira Andi and Valen with Dex being my least favorite While I now understand the importance of Klaren s chapters after finishing I wish we had gotten out of her story because I spent a lot of her chapters wishing to go back to the Fructele maniei vol 1 present story specifically because there wasn t enough of herI really enjoyed the writing of the story One element I noticed was how well choreographed the fight scenes were I felt the writing was descriptive and engaging yet kept the story focused on the Road Cash present and was not distracting My biggest struggle with this story was the dialogue Interestingly enough I had fewer This Kind of War problems in the interactions between the Marauder crew Andi and Valen or virtually anyone else besides Dex There was something about scenes with him that felt almost too Outies (Moties peeves in literature is being able to tell when an author is writing dialogue as opposed to a character speaking naturally and I m afraid that was a freuent feeling of mine while reading Zenith Of course this could just be the fact that Dex just irks me for some reason I have not yet Lindsay s other works but I am aware this is Sasha s debut and she has admitted to struggling with dialogue the most so while that is evident in the story it is definitely a skill that can be improved upon If I have one final critiue I m confident this book could have been condensed to be shorter Edit 47 There are SO many simultaneous Chainmail plot lines that the story dragged at some RESTful API Design points because there were so many story arcs to keep track of While I enjoyed my time reading it was a dense read which caused me to take a break and read a lighter book which I ve never done before in order to sort of reset myself to stay engaged with the story Edit 47 My engagement with the story was definitely another issue I experienced and I feel if the book had been edited down I would have fallen into the novel much easier Overall I really enjoyed Zenith It was the type of entertaining high intensity sci fi novel I love to read I will definitely be reading book two I received a free copy of this book from Harluin Teen at Book Expo 2017 I had no obligation to review this book and all opinions are my own

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Ar Mirabel in twoAndi and her crew embark on a dangerous soul testing journey that could restore order to their ship or just as easily start a war that will devour worlds As the Marauder hurtles toward the unknown and Mirabel hangs in the balance the only certainty is that in a galaxy run on lies and illusion no one can be truste. Watch my full video review here

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A treacherous situation and at the mercy of a sadistic bounty hunter from Andi's pastMeanwhile across the galaxy a ruthless ruler waits in the shadows of the planet Xen Ptera biding her time to exact revenge for the destruction of her people The pieces of her deadly plan are about to fall into place unleashing a plot that will te. Thanks NetGalley for the eARC All opinions are my ownTrigger Warnings murder PTSD bad rep griefEDIT 200118 I m not sure if I missed it but a rape subplot is in the final copy CLICK HERE TO GO OVER TO MY BLOG WHERE THIS REVIEW AND OTHERS ARE FEATUREDR A M B L EHere s the thing I knew Zenith wasn t going to be the book for me I knew it in my soul I had read the small snippet that was released last year I hated it At first I was shocked because it was pretty good on my first read through However the I sat on it the I hated it This 500 page copy of Zenith was somehow worse than those first 62 pages that were releasedI have never been so bored reading a book Nothing happens These characters are dull and our main character Androma Andi is so fucking boring I m going to talk about this later in this review but it is insane what an unmemorable character she wasIt felt like Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings tried too hard to turn Zenith into something it wasn t Filled with a ridiculous amount of POV chapters I feel the story was lost within side plots that did not add to the story in any way I also believe that the duo tried to create a story that would be similar to the YA favourite Six of Crows and Throne of Glass I found myself picking up on many similarities throughout the 500 page novel and wanting to roll my eyesNot even that but simply the overwhelming fact that the writing style was boring It was clear that one part of the novel had been heavily edited than the second half It was also incredibly clear that this book was written by two authors In my opinion the duo s writing styles didn t flow together and left this particular version of the book feeling clunky The flow was truly off with the pair focusing on scenes that added useless information to the story rather than the main plotIt wasn t even that actually The first part of the book the original 62 pages had been edited to have a sort of flowery style of writing It was confusing and unnecessary the amount of metaphors and similes that had been thrown into this book None of which really made sense However that style of writing basically completely stops out of nowhere and it becomes incredibly messy I know this is an eARC but I found several mistakes throughout and repeats of words and phrases I definitely couldn t stand the fact that you were told Andi s backstory every fifty or so pages It was frustrating because purely because this book could have been 300 pages shorter and still delivered the same plotI also uickly want to mention the girls inclusion of PTSD As someone who has PTSD I found their attempt at representing it through their main character laughable It wasn t good It was clunky and thrown in when it best suited them It didn t add to the character and it wasn t mentioned until convenient In no way did Andi come across as someone who was struggling with PTSD It actually incredibly frustrated me Sure there are many types of PTSD but in the case of this particular book it wasn t displayed accurately The girls would have been better to just drop that entire piece of the bookP L O TPlot is a funny word to use in regards to this book Mainly because for 490 pages nothing happens I truly wish I was kidding The excitement and climax of the book happens just seconds off you ending the book It felt sloppy it felt like it wasn t edited and boy did it feel rushed It felt as if the authors had a deadline to meet and where throwing every cliche on paper in order to get their book in It was frustrating to readThe primary plot of this is that the Bloody Baroness this nickname is a joke and I ll talk about it in my characters section has been recruited by a man who hates her to rescue his son with a man she tried to kill Really there are so many other YA stories where this is executed much better This particular mission is accomplished within 40% of the book The characters have retrieved him successfully For 50% we get to watch every other fuck around and have a ridiculous amount of POV chaptersI wish I was kidding about the POV chapters There were at least 6 POV chapters One takes place in the past three are people on the ship one is the evil ueen and one is the guy who is being rescued A ridiculous amount and many of which could have been taken out We really only needed the main character s perspective and this book could have been so much shorterC H A R A C T E R SThere are so many pointless fucking characters in Zenith I apologise for the language that is about to arise but I m getting mad just remembering this book There s the crew on the Marauder all women space pirates which sounds awesome but trust me I m not There s like a 12 year old murderer Lira and a giantess I have no idea honestly They were made clearly not important or relevant to have a backstory The only character who gets a POV chapter is Lira a perspective that really wasn t needed to add to the storyFor this section I only want to talk about Androma because I have a lot to say and this review is already longer than my usual There are characters like Dex who I liked better Nor who was an evil bitch that I wanted to murder everyone and Valen who was useless A N D R O M A R A C E L L ALets get into this Hello Androma Racella an attempt at both Celaena Sardothien and Kaz Brekker A terrible attempt It doesn t matter if you only like Throne of Glass or Six of Crows you will cringe at this clear attempt at trying to be like your favourite characters I truly have never read a unimpressive character in a fantasy novel I have never been bored in a fantasy novel either However Andi s perspective had to be some of the most boring everI want to start off with my first major hate for the scary and fearless main character The fact that she is not this big amazing character that we are meant to believe She is feared throughout the galaxies and the authors have described her as ruthless time and time again This is so incorrect With a title like the Bloody Baroness you don t expect a character to take time to mark each death on her blade and mourn the deaths under her blade It was truly pathetic honestly She thinks she s a monster but she continues to kill and enjoy it Her character was a contradiction that didn t make sense I ranted about this in my part one review of the novella It seems that it wasn t changed when they forced this book to hit 500 pages seriously Andi isn t interesting enough to be worth 100 pagesShe also treats everyone like shit From her crew who she is meant to love to her ex boyfriend Which was a romance that led to nothing Throughout the entire book you are seeing Andi and her ex Dex flirt and kind of grow their feelings as they learn what happened before the big betrayal It leads to nothing They ultimately go well we had our chance lmao nice knowing you and I m like are you fucking seriousThis book is a whole lot of nothing The characters are a whole lot of nothing The ultimate thing accomplished throughout this book isyou guessed it nothing 500 pages of shitty characters and nothing I m going insane even thinking about this book oh my God someone stop me from ripping my hair outO V E R A L LOverall this isn t a book you need to read on release day or week If you still want to read it I would recommend waiting for it to come down in price because it is not worth the hype It is truly a let down and I wasn t expecting anything at all I truly can t even put into words how much I recommend you don t waste your time with this book It s boring and nothing happens I mean look at the Goodreads rating on it It s damn lowI really just keep getting mad about this book This may sit under All The Bright Places and Caraval for most hated book by me ever I really tried to be nice throughout this review but the I typed the angrier I got that I spent 5 hours reading this load of shit when I could have done absolutely anything else in the world


10 thoughts on “Zenith by Sasha Alsberg

  1. says:

    So I received an arc of this and I just I just can'tIt's so stupid It's so badI was either cringing or laughing whilst reading this and only managed to get through 100 pages before I started skimmingThis is the flimsiest sci fi I've encounter

  2. says:

    25 possibly? An author is not their book I am going to be honest whether I know the author or not Me critiuing a book is not a person

  3. says:

    Edit 47 After further reflection I've decided to drop my rating to 3 stars All of my previous likesdislikes of Zenith still stand but I feel 3 stars is a better representation of my positivesnegatives for this novel While there were so many things about Zenith that I enjoyed from an entertaining perspective the criticisms I have

  4. says:

    Thanks NetGalley for the eARC All opinions are my ownTrigger Warnings murder PTSD bad rep griefEDIT 200118 I’m not sure if I missed it but a rape subplot is in the final copy CLICK HERE TO GO OVER TO MY BLOG WHERE THIS REVIEW AND OTHERS ARE FEATUREDR A M B L EHere’s the thing I knew Zenith wasn’t going to b

  5. says:

    FULL REVIEW WITH RECEIPTS NOW POSTED god this is a mess I don't even know where to start With the honestly awful writing? The boring and poorly written characters? the predictable plot? I just don't know it's all a mess the concept is fine the execution is terrible Thus this review may be rambly I'm so sorrystandard disclaimer I didn't reuest an arc of this book so I could trash it I didn't even go into this wi

  6. says:

    I am much elouent on camera than in writing so please click here for my full video review15 stars Random pointless italicized words Repeating sentence structure for EMPHASIS but ultimately failed Hope is a raging asshole

  7. says:

    FIRST like mentioned before thatYes I am friends with SashaNO I am not being paid to review thisand ALL THOUGHTS ARE MY OWN I am 23 years old and just because I am friends with the other means I will review it positively I have even spoken to Sasha before I started and told her I would be honest and OF COURSE she understands because she would do the sameTHAT SAID I did really enjoy this You can find out what my detailed thoughts

  8. says:

    I'm so over books being published because of fame I get it that there's some work involved but it's so Ivanka Trump when people who are famous tell me in their high pitched fluttery voices I worked so hard just like everybody else to be successful and I'm like no You're successful because you worked hard at being famous Big Difference Not the other way around God I miss that time in our society when hard work could get

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    Watch my full video review here

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    “We’ll have to move uickly once we get inside No than forty minutes”“Plenty of time to raise hell” Gilly said We are raised with the common precept of Don't judge a book by it's cover However in the very special case of Zenith I found myself telling myself Don't judge a book by it's author I took away from all t

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