November 11, 2009

Review: Wanderlust by Ann Aguirre


Sirantha Jax doesn’t take chances…she jumps at them…
Sirantha Jax is a “Jumper,” a woman who possesses the unique genetic makeup needed to navigate faster than light ships through grimspace. Jax has worked for the Farwan Corporation her entire career. But now the word’s out that the Corp deliberately crashed a passenger ship, and their stranglehold on intergalactic commerce has crumbled—which means that Jax is out of a job.

She’s also broke, due to being declared dead a little prematurely. So when the government asks her to head up a vital diplomatic mission, Jax takes it. Her mandate: journey to the planet Ithiss-Tor and convince them to join the Conglomerate.

But Jax’s payday is light years away. First, she’ll have to contend with Syndicate criminals, a stormy relationship with her pilot, man-eating aliens, and her own grimspace-weakened body. She’ll be lucky just to make it to Ithiss-Tor alive…

(Book Blurb)


This book was so sad that I really don’t know how to say what I thought about this book. It’s really good but it kind of really hit home for me. Made me into a total crybaby. But I should start at the beginning.

Jax life is crumbling down. The Corp is history, she is totally broke, her mother is in deep shit with the syndicate and her health is decreasing more and more. She has to do something about this and stumbles- Jax-style from one catastrophe to the next on her way. Jax is lucky to have March because he’s always pulling her back from her destructive thoughts. March isn’t taking that with ease, he suffers from her doubts and destructive thoughts. The situation changes dramatically and that pulled the rug out from under Jax and my feet. One of the saddest thing I ever read was the moment March made this decision. After this moment Jax has to stand on her own feet and has to find someone else to rely on.

The side characters in this book are as great as ever. They all have developed over time and got a real depth on the way. We learn more about all of them and also meet a few new ones.

This book has one of the most disturbing and disgusting monsters I read about in a long time. OMG these were really icky. The bad guys are really canny and hard to identify. A good surprise waits for you at the end.

The book was as great as the first one. Perhaps a little too sad for my taste but perhaps that was just the stress I had in the last month. I enjoyed this book and can’t wait to finish Doubleblind.

To learn more about Ann Aguirre and her books please visit her website here.

Sirantha Jax Series:
1. Grimspace:my review,
reviews @goodreads, buy @amazon

2. Wanderlust: reviews @goodreads, buy @amazon
3. Doubleblind:

reviews @goodreads, buy @amazon

4. Killbox (release October 2010)
I bought this book on my own.


pattepoilue November 11, 2009 at 3:49 PM  

I'm still reading this book so i'll wait a bit before reading your review.Altough i'm agreeing with you it's a sad book so far, Great, but sad. Hence why i had to take a break from reading it for a while. Welcome to the Cry Baby Club ;)

SusiSunshine November 11, 2009 at 3:55 PM  

@pattepoilue I'm honored to join the Club. LOL

Blodeuedd November 11, 2009 at 4:42 PM  

Oh oh oh! Must buy it, but I can't make up my mind what else to buy. Must make it up soon since I haev book 3

SusiSunshine November 11, 2009 at 5:32 PM  

@Blodeuedd Yes it is a must buy and hav you ever read Devon Monk? Her Allie Beckstrom series(Magic to the Bone, Magic in the Blood) is one of my favorites. Book 3(Magic in the Shadows) was released last week.!

Smokinhotbooks November 11, 2009 at 8:48 PM  

I think I actually had a tear well up when March stayed and fought.

Mel (He Followed Me Home) November 11, 2009 at 11:57 PM  

I can't wait to start this series..icky monsters & all, lol

Mandi November 12, 2009 at 3:28 AM  

Don't worry - I think you will smile more throughout Doubleblind :) Wanderlust was a toughie (emotionally) to get through

SusiSunshine November 12, 2009 at 12:32 PM  

@Smokinhotbooks Me too and not only one!

@Mel And I really mean icky. Hope you enjoy the books!

@Mandy I so hope you are true!

Donna [Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings] November 14, 2009 at 3:49 AM  

Looks like Wanderlust was an emotional good read for you. To be honest, I love those the best. Lucky you!

SusiSunshine November 14, 2009 at 7:16 PM  

@Donna Me too. Makes the whole reading experience more personal.

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