Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Zenith blog tour – review and giveaway

Authors: Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings 
Publisher: HQ Young Adult (11th January 2018

Most know Androma Racella as the Bloody Baroness: a powerful mercenary whose reign of terror stretches across the Mirabel Galaxy. To those aboard her fearsome glass starship the Marauder, she’s just Andi, their captain and protector.

When a routine mission goes awry, the all-girl crew’s resilience is tested as they find themselves in a most unfamiliar place: at the mercy of a powerful bounty hunter connected to Andi’s past and a harrowing betrayal. (Publishers' blurb)

I was so pleased to join the blog tour for this much-anticipated new title. For my stop, I'll share my thoughts about Zenith and then you can find out how to win your own copy! The publishers have kindly offered copies for three lucky winners. 

The premise got me really excited - I can't think of many better ideas than female space pirates! The relationship between the crew (the Marauders) was probably my favourite thing, and it was fun to learn their different origin stories. I found Androma very similar to other fantasy characters, such as Calaena Sardothien, and I really liked the other crew members (especially Gilly and Breck).

This book had a space western feel that I enjoyed, and overall the plot kept my interest. The story was told from many different perspectives, which made it a little hard to follow for me personally, but a strength of the plotting was in the slow release of details. I found that this kept me intrigued and there were some character developments that I didn't see coming!

Zenith has qualities that will appeal to fans of Throne of Glass and Six of Crows, and I'll definitely check out the sequel.

To enter the publisher's giveaway to win one of three copies of Zenith, simply comment on this blog post or follow me and retweet my pinned tweet on Twitter (@yaundermyskin). Winners will be selected and notified on 25th January (UK only).

You can follow the rest of the Zenith blog tour at the stops below:

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