Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ascension: A Tangled Axon Novel by Jacqueline Koyanagi - Ashley's Pre-Reading

*I received this book as an eARC from Diamond Book Distributors on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: Ascension: A Tangled Axon Novel
Author: Jacqueline Koyanagi
Publication Date: December 4, 2013

Alana Quick is the best damned sky surgeon in Heliodor City, but repairing starship engines barely pays the bills. When the desperate crew of a cargo vessel stops by her shipyard looking for her spiritually-advanced sister Nova, Alana stows away. Maybe her boldness will land her a long-term gig on the crew. But the Tangled Axon proves to be more than star-watching and plasma coils. The chief engineer thinks he's a wolf. The pilot fades in and out of existence. The captain is all blond hair, boots, and ego ... and Alana can't keep her eyes off her. But there's little time for romance: Nova's in danger and someone will do anything—even destroying planets—to get their hands on her!

Why?: I love a good sci-fi novel, and this book sounds like it has everything it needs to head in the right direction! Plus, a little bit of romance, mystery, and adventure never hurts. 

Expectations: I'm not really sure what to expect, since I've never read anything from Jacqueline. I also haven't seen many reviews around about this book, so I don't really even know what other readers have thought. I'm hoping for a good space story that keeps me on the edge of my seat.

Judging a book by its cover: The cover feels very stereotypical sci-fi to me. The space suit, the galaxy in the background... I think it's all a little too much and very overstated. I'm not really sure that I would choose this book based solely on its cover.


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