Review: Perdition

Perdition by Ann Aguirre
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It’s not secret I’m a huge fan of Ann Aguirre’s work (Razorland trilogy, Jax series, etc.) so I was very excited to pick up this book set in Sirantha Jax’s universe. I don’t think it has quite the same power and charm that the Jax series does which is not surprising since the book is set in a prison that is meant for all the worst offenders (think multi-hundred kill serial killers).

That said, I did really enjoy this book largely due to the strength of the ‘princess in chains.’ I can’t tell you how often I started thinking about wanting to swing chains around (it’d be a great workout). Between Dred (said princess) and Jael (formerly found in the Jax series) the book moves quickly and violently. There is intrigue and violence but there are interesting shades of morality given to the prisoners. The consideration of a society and rules amongst killers is intriguing. Some of the battles did feel a bit repetitive and drawn out, but considering the setting and the weapons available that is not surprising.

I definitely look forward to the next outing the series to see more exploration of the prison ship, Perdition, and the aftermath of this book.

I must say though I did enjoy this book, at times I found myself wanting to go back and read the Jax series more than I wanted to continue reading Perdition.

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Meghan is an environmental scientist by trade but an artist at heart. She loves all things geeky/nerdy and is frequently found with less geeky friends rolling their eyes at her. She often spouts all kinds of pop culture trivia and nonsense stemming from her avid love of movies, music, art, and books. If not curled up with a book (she reads at least one a week) or comic, she can be found painting with something on a screen to distract her. She wishes she was as cool as Veronica Mars or as Kate Daniels. Besides blogging about comics here you can also find her exploring around twitter, instagram, tumblr, pinterest, goodreads, and trying to keep up appearances on her own blog.

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