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DNF at Chapter 41I m sorry, everyone, I just can t do this any The incredibly short chapters that jump around to a million different points of view are just too much for me This is such a jarring read that is really lacking any real cohesiveness Zenith is the first book in a YA series that stars Androma, AKA the Bloody Baroness, and her crew, who are forced to do a very dangerous mission This mission is the direct result of the ghosts from Andi s past that have come back to haunt her One of them being her past lover, Dex, who betrayed her, and Andi is now forced to work alongside him for this mission.
I don t care about Dex, or Andi, or even her crew And, importantly, I don t believe in any of them Their motives feel forced, the romances feel unbelievable, and the clich s are too unbea FULL REVIEW WITH RECEIPTS NOW POSTED god this is a mess I don t even know where to start With the honestly awful writing The boring and poorly written characters the predictable plot I just don t know it s all a mess the concept is fine, the execution is terrible Thus, this review may be rambly I m so sorrystandard disclaimer I didn t request an arc of this book so I could trash it I didn t even go into this with bad expectations I ve genuinely enjoyed Sasha s youtube in the past, and I genuinely enjoy sci fi and I wanted to genuinely read this to give it an honest opinion like I would any other book that being said I honestly just think this book is kinda terrible and I actually feel a little sorry for people who sp Edit 4 7 After further reflection, I ve decided to drop my rating to 3 stars All of my previous likes dislikes of Zenith still stand, but I feel 3 stars is a better representation of my positives negatives for this novel While there were so many things about Zenith that I enjoyed from an entertaining perspective, the criticisms I have expressed below are present in my mind than I originally felt.
4 stars I really enjoyed Zenith High concept sci fi isn t really my thing but as I ve read sci fi in the last few months and have really enjoyed them, something about Zenith definitely struck me CW murder death, ptsd, rapeMy favorite thing about Zenith was the plot I ve always considered myself a plot based reader, so if the story is adventurous, suspenseful, and high intensity, it s typically a great fit for me I really didn t know much about it before diving in other than epic girl gang of s Thanks NetGalley for the eARC All opinions are my ownTrigger Warnings murder, PTSD bad rep , griefEDIT 20 01 18 I m not sure if I missed it, but a rape subplot is in the final copy CLICK HERE TO GO OVER TO MY BLOG WHERE THIS REVIEW AND OTHERS ARE FEATUREDR A M B L EHere s the thing, I knew Zenith wasn t going to be the book for me I knew it in my soul I had read the small snippet that was released last year I hated it At first, I was shocked, because it was pretty good on my first read through However, the I sat on it the I hated it This 500 page copy of Zenith was somehow worse than those first 62 pages that were released.
I have never been so bored reading a book Nothing happens These characters are dull and our main character, Androma Andi , is so fucking boring I m going to talk about this later in this review, but it is insane what an unmemorable char FIRST like mentioned before that Yes I am friends with SashaNO, I am not being paid to review thisand ALL THOUGHTS ARE MY OWN I am 23 years old and just because I am friends with the other means I will review it positively I have even spoken to Sasha before I started and told her I would be honest and OF COURSE, she understands because she would do the same.
THAT SAID I did really enjoy this You can find out what my detailed thoughts are on an upcoming video Here is a sneak peak.
POSITIVES the pace is incredible I love short chapters The characters each had unique personalities and were interesting to comeREASON ITS NOT A 5 STAR I didn t connect with Andi the MC luckily she was not the only MC there s like 5 or 6 points of view.
I just found her a bit moany and she kills people but doesn t want to but does it a lot kinda reminds me of MC in Lindsays other series I LOVE DEX, NOR,
I am much eloquent on camera than in writing, so please click here for my full video review 1.
5 stars Random pointless italicized words Repeating sentence structure for EMPHASIS but ultimately failed Hope is a raging asshole wet feline she flashed him her teeth Bloody Baroness Whaboom schtick from the BacheloretteHere s the link again if you missed it the first time.
✓ Zenith ✓ I m so over books being published because of fame I get it that there s some work involved but it s so Ivanka Trump when people who are famous tell me in their high pitched, fluttery voices I worked so hard just like everybody else to be successful and I m like, no You re successful because you worked hard at being famous Big Difference Not the other way around God I miss that time in our society when hard work could get you places instead of working hard to be famous first I think this precedent for publishers to just select people that have incredible social media pull is just eye gouging I missed that time when writers had to do that thing what was it called again oh yeah Write a good book.
We ll have to move quickly once we get inside No than forty minutes Plenty of time to raise hell, Gilly said We are raised with the common precept of Don t judge a book by it s cover However, in the very special case of Zenith, I found myself telling myself Don t judge a book by it s author I took away from all the low ratings and the stigma against this book, and I read it for what it was Did it work Yes.
Did it enable a five star rating No The Story I am going to say this from the get go Zenith was not a bad book It had slightly predictive and overused elements to it, but it was not bad I honestly think, if this novel came out in the starting years of YA popularity it would have skyrocketed with all star ratings Unfortunately, we are at 2017 and for a YA novel to catch the eyes and hearts of it s readers There needs to be a unique and fresh element that makes readers want The tropes u
5 possibly An author is not their book I am going to be honest whether I know the author or not Me critiquing a book is not a personal attack on the author, no matter who they may be I am super proud of these ladies for getting BookTubers names on a published book, whether I liked the book or not does not change that fact The audiobook was definitely the route to go with this one for me The story overall was entertaining and pretty enjoyable, though a bit corny I had a few issues with the writing, repetition, conciseness, and word choice being chief among them The story didn t need to be as long as it was, nor did it need to have as many characters as it did, but they were a fun group of girls who exhibited a great example of the strength of female friendship If you re apprehensive about trying this out, maybe g Know Androma Racella As The Bloody Baroness, A Powerful Mercenary Whose Reign Of Terror Stretches Across The Mirabel Galaxy To Those Aboard Her Glass Starship, Marauder, However, She S Just Andi, Their Friend And Fearless LeaderBut When A Routine Mission Goes Awry, The Marauder S All Girl Crew Is Tested As They Find Themselves In A Treacherous Situation And At The Mercy Of A Sadistic Bounty Hunter From Andi S PastMeanwhile, Across The Galaxy, A Ruthless Ruler [ Pdf Zenith Õ social-movements PDF ] by Sasha Alsberg ↠´ Waits In The Shadows Of The Planet Xen Ptera, Biding Her Time To Exact Revenge For The Destruction Of Her People The Pieces Of Her Deadly Plan Are About To Fall Into Place, Unleashing A Plot That Will Tear Mirabel In TwoAndi And Her Crew Embark On A Dangerous, Soul Testing Journey That Could Restore Order To Their Ship Or Just As Easily Start A War That Will Devour Worlds As The Marauder Hurtles Toward The Unknown, And Mirabel Hangs In The Balance, The Only Certainty Is That In A Galaxy Run On Lies And Illusion, No One Can Be Trusted