Aftermath (Sirantha Jax, #5)
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Aftermath (Sirantha Jax #5)

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During the war against murderous, flesh-eating aliens, grimspace "jumper" Sirantha Jax decided to go it alone. The cost of her actions: the destruction of modern interstellar travel-and the lives of six hundred Conglomerate soldiers. Now she's on trial fro dereliction of duty, desertion, mass murder, high treason...and her life.
ebook, 320 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Ace Books
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
4.5 stars
Grimspace is a bitch mistress who carries unearthly delight in one hand and a crop in the other. We bear the latter to receive the former.
(From Killbox)

Nobody builds worlds better than Ann Aguirre. Nobody destroys them quite like her either.

At the end of Killbox, Jax did the only thing she thought could save the worlds threatened by the Morgut. In doing so, she betrayed the Conglomerate, the Armada, but most of all March – both as her lover and as her commanding officer. She now has t...more
Pamela / SpazP
Originally posted at WickedLilPixie Reviews
This is a spoiler-free review.

I have had to allow myself 24 hours to digest Aftermath, the stunning fifth book in Ann Aguirre’s Sirantha Jax series, before writing up my review. I will give my usual disclaimer I provide in my reviews of Jax books: I am not a huge Science Fiction fan nor am I an expert of the genre. I picked this series up at the strong recommendation of Mandi from Smexybooks, and could kiss her for it. What I think makes the series so i...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
The Sirantha Jax series feels like it's changed so much from those first, frenetic, action-packed books, but I know that's not wholly accurate . Jax's world is as messy and political and fraught with peril as ever, but my relationship with the characters has deepened to the point where they are almost all I see anymore. Though not in an urban fantasy setting, fans will find the species and technologies in this world are written as accessibly as any magic, and the romance and action portrayed def...more
I will say this: The covers of this series are absolutely the best. I love this artist, whoever it is. INSTANTLY makes me want to pick up a book.

So, I LOVE this series so much, I think I feel mixed about it because it doesn't go the way I PERSONALLY would want it to go. It's a really well-done book that ties up a bunch of loose ends in the lead character Sirantha's life. I just am confused about why the path is what it is, considering the arc of the series thus far.

There is a LOT of trauma and...more
Rhiannon Frater
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Mandi Schreiner
I’ve probably said this in every Sirantha Jax review I’ve written, but I’ll say it again. I don’t read a lot of Sci-Fi. The thought of Sci-Fi just doesn’t appeal to me. It’s like one step too far past paranormal and I don’t have interest. But long ago, someone recommended Grimspace by Ann Aguirre, and I picked it up. And I loved it. I can’t help but to compare Sirantha Jax to Kate Daniels (from Ilona Andrews series). They are both so unselfish, honorable, loyal to their friends individuals. They...more
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
This review contains spoilers.

Sirantha Jax may have saved New Earth and its allied planets from a war they cannot win against the flesh-eating Morgut, but it came at the cost of six hundred Conglomerate soldiers. Returning to Venice Minor after changing the beacons in grimspace to prevent most of the vast Morgut fleet from jumping to their part of the universe, Jax quietly lets herself be taken into custody by her best friend and commander of the Ithtorian fleet, Vel, and taken to New Earth for...more
This book, this whole series, is so incredibly hard to read. And I mean that in the very best of ways. I just finished Aftermath moments ago, and I am crying my eyes out.

There are so many things to say about this book. This is the book where Jax ties up loose ends. All of the dangling bits from the reckless, selfish person that she used to be, all the promises she made to herself and others, all the things weighting down her soul... that is what is handled here. It feels like.... a ritual cleans...more
Anzu The Great Destroyer
First of all I have to say that I’m never reading a book like this. 10 days - what the hell? And postponing it made me forget certain things/ thoughts so eventually I ended up giving it the neutral score: three.

I’m not sure if the book was good for you guys but it was strange for me. Whenever I’d start reading Aftermath something would happen. Vampires Suck playing on HBO, my PC needing to be formatted or moving to another freakin’ country (true story)! So of course I had to postpone reading in...more
I am speechless. Ann Aguirre is a very brave writer. 5 stars for the last 40%, 3 stars for the first 40%. I may adjust later, I need to think about this book and review.
Frag you Sirantha Jax, and I have had enough Of You!!!!

I Love March <3 <3
Wow. I have waited for this book all year and it was worth it. I set my alarm for 3 am, to go to bed, so I would not remain awake all night reading. I snuck the book into work and though I was never able to crack it open, I thought about it all day and continued reading the second I arrived home.

Aguirre is such an amazing writer. I am in awe of the world she has built, how skillfully she sucked me in, how deeply I care for her characters. This book was beautiful and had everything I could possi...more
The Sirantha Jax series feels like it's changed so much from those first, frenetic, action-packed books, but I know that's not wholly accurate . Jax's world is as messy and political and fraught with peril as ever, but my relationship with the characters has deepened to the point where they are almost all I see anymore. The friendship between Vel and Jax grows more and more beautiful by the day, and Jax's love life is continually running afoul of her and March's greater responsibilities.

It is th...more
♥ Ashleigh ♥  contrary to popular belief im not actually mad!
God this book broke my heart! i predicted what was going to happen with vel and jax so that wasnt a big surprise, very sweet though. at the start i was excited about the growing relationship between them but now im somewhat confused how i feel about it, lol. also how they disappeared for so long and how the world went on without them brought tears to my eyes especially when it came to March.
im not sure how i feel about this book, i miss the old characters and from now on there will mainly only b...more
Aftermath got off to a promising start, what with Jax on trial against the Conglomerate, but it quickly became apparent that Book 5 of the Sirantha Jax Series was very much a--and I hate to use this word--filler novel. Essentially, nothing much happens. Jax isn't acting as a diplomat to a foreign planet, she isn't off fighting a war, and nor is she doing much jumping. Aftermath fills in the gaps that we've forgotten about since Doublebind burst onto the page and, as such, it isn't a favorite of...more
This series is definitely not the best thing I’ve ever read, but it is darn fun (especially if you like sci-fi and you’re a lady — it’s always refreshing to have a female lead in a sci-fi book, and it’s even better when they’re competently written). I was a bit worried at the start of this series that the romance would take over the plot, but I needn’t have worried. Love and romance is an integral part of Sirantha Jax’s story, but it’s also interconnected with her growth as a character, and in m...more
Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
"This is a wound too grave for weeping, a silence of the soul burned black as a night without stars."

Lives are lost, love is sacrificed, and grimspace is changed forever.

Aguirre shows no mercy with this fifth installment, picking up immediately where "Killbox" left off, leaving me no room to catch my breath until the very end.

Jax must face the consequences of altering the beacons in grimspace. Despite saving billions of lives by preventing the full force of the Morgut fleet to reign down on thei...more
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Devastating. This cast breaks my heart every single time. Aftermath is particularly crushing because so much time is lost, our beloved cast changes a lot and we're reminded how brief life is. Jax, March and Vel ruin me and I can't even count how many times I wanted to cry for (and with) them.

A lot happens in Aftermath. 600 souls have been lost as a result of Jax's actions at the end of Killbox and people want Jax to pay. No matter that she saved thousands. But Aftermath isn't only about Jax's tr...more
***WARNING: This is more of a rant than a review, and contains some parts that people might consider SPOILERS.***

I must admit that, as much as I have been relentlessly plowing through this series, I was pretty nervous to start reading Aftermath. Based on the plot summary, I knew that this book was going to be more like Doubleblind (my least favorite book in the series) than the more action-centric books.

I wish I could say that this book proved my fears to be unfounded, but, in truth - it didn't....more
This book has been testing for me, even as I write this review I don’t know what rating to give it. The first half of the book I really struggled with. So much happened but with no real detail to back it up. I found it to be Jax did this then Jax did that and then this happened whereas in the earlier books the events would have been fleshed out. Then I got to the middle of the book where Vel and Jax have an adventure and it was brilliant and riveting. But then the ending of the book was written...more
kc (4saintjude)
I wish there was a way to capture 4.95 stars. I think that the Sirantha Jax series is the best sci-fi i've ever read. This installment was full of so much hope and sadness, but did't turn sappy or ring false. Of course the best part was the nail-biting bug romance- I am thoroughly Team Vel, no matter what the eff a 'chitin' looks like (and I choose the praying mantis visual). Even a month will be too long to wait for Endgame. And while that will mark the end of Jax's story, I know that Ms. Agui...more
There is no reason I should reach page 160 of a book and still be waiting for the plot to show up. A bunch of random events drifting in a sea of circular pity parties and heavy-handed messages about shit like change and consequences and mortality, does not actually equal a book. What the actual fuck was this shit?
I haven't written reviews for these (yet). They are enjoyable enough, fun for a bit of brain candy. But the covers drive me crazy!! They look nothing like the character described... GAH!
I often get emotionally invested in the books that I read. I cry with the characters, I laugh with them (or at them), I hurt when they hurt, all of that. However, there are some books that grip me tighter than others; books that make me sick to my stomach because I’m on emotional overload. I’m only 15% of the way into this book and I feel like I’m going to throw up. I feel so much for Jax and March and the rest of the gang that these first three chapters are already killing me. I cannot wait to...more

I'll write up my review later on or tomorrow. 1.5 Stars.

This is already not starting out good! I'm 5% into it right now, and I have highlighted several things already that annoy me. We're brought in where the last one left off, which is Jax going into Grimspace to change the frequency of the jump beacons. Then she'll say she has no idea how long she was out for, followed by a little later referring to her long time in Grimspace. The planet is being attacked, and she sends a message to Tarn about...more
Mostly it was great. I really like the woman Jax has grown up the be, that part of the long story arc is terrific. What she did should have consequences, even if it was justified, and I agree that it was. If she was the type of person who could do that and not care then she wouldn't be the type of person that we've all fallen in love with, so exploring that was interesting. And I've always loved Aguirre's storytelling. And Vel, this book is full of Vel, which is wonderful. Everything Vel is wond...more
I'll just get straight to it - I was rather underwhelmed by this book.

The Jax series has been fantastic... up to this point. What I like most about Aguirre's writing is it's non-stop, in-your-face, something-is-always-happening type of style. I just didn't get that with the book whatsoever.

Aftermath pretty much wraps up all the loose ends in Jax's life... without much fuss. Seriously, I don't think this book had a climax and if it did, it wasn't very exciting. There was also this random explorat...more
Robyn Sadler
Aftermath is written by Ann Aguirre and is book number five in the Sirantha Jax series.

Our poor Jax just can't seem to catch a break. It seems that one bad thing happens after another. When we last saw her, her and Hit went off and tried to do what they could do to help save people. Unfortunately as we see when Aftermath opens, things don't go so well.

Despite the fact Jax had saved many lives, she still feels guilty for those who were lost. The deaths that occurred in this one did make me sad. Y...more
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Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. She likes all kinds...more
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