Release Date: August 26, 2014Rate: 4 Stars
It’s Renna’s biggest job yet – convincing MYTH leadership that she’s put away her lock picks and is ready to save the galaxy, despite the dangerous implant in her brain. But with the Athena on the run, she’s working solo and facing her most ruthless enemy, the traitor Pallas, who’ll go to any lengths to destroy the MYTH organization. Including framing Renna for a devastating assault on MYTH HQ that leaves their defenses crippled and hundreds dead.
Now that MYTH believes she’s a dangerous double-agent, Renna escapes their firing squad before they put more holes in her than a pair of fishnet stockings. But the ticking time-bomb in her head is the one thing Pallas needs to complete his master plan and he’s not about to let her get away. Even worse, he’s discovered the only thing that will bring Renna to her knees – threatening Captain Nick Finn.
Out of time and options, Renna’s got one shot to take down the traitor before he annihilates everything she loves, even though winning this battle may cost her everything.
Athena's Ashes is the thrilling second installment in a New Adult science fiction/fantasy series that continues to follow lead character Renna Carrizal across the galaxy - from being hired by MYTH, to falling in love with Captain Finn, and stopping the traitor Pallas and his evil plans. The story is full of action, adventure, and romance - which will appeal to readers who enjoy various genres. I loved continuing to learn about the world that the author created - exploring it, learning about the history, and gaining more information about MYTH and their enemies. The use of detailed imagery and vivid descriptions made it feel realistic and I found it easy to immerse myself into the book. The characters were all well written with distinct personalities and flaw - especially our main character Renna. She's the perfect anti-hero - a bad-ass thief who's a known thief and criminal, who takes on a job for MYTH - which basically goes against all she's about. She's smart and determined - whether she's using it for bad or good. I loved watching her character develop and mature throughout the story. As for the romantic aspect, I enjoyed watching Renna and Captain Finn attempt to figure out their feelings for one another and where things stood between them. The plot was fast paced and I loved the details that were included - Pallas and his evil plans to create a robot army, MYTH, and the lives of the characters - they all made the story incredibly enjoyable and a quick read. I'm excited to see where the next book will take us and to find out what will happen. Overall, I thought this was a fantastic second book in what continues to be an awesome New Adult science fiction series. Definitely recommended for fans of science fiction as well as action, adventure, and fantasy.
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Jamie Grey spent most of her childhood writing stories about princesses who saved the day and pretending to be a daring explorer. It wasn’t until much later that she realized she should combine the two. Now, as a tech-obsessed gamer geek, her novels mix amazing scientific developments, future worlds, and the remarkable characters that live in them.
Jamie lives in Michigan with her boyfriend and their pets, who luckily tolerate her overspending on tea, books, and video games. You can learn more about her at www.jamiegreybooks.com, or follow her on twitter via @jamie_grey.
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