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Die schöne Sirantha Jax ist eine Springerin, die Raumschiffe schneller als das Licht durch den Grimspace navigieren kann. Doch ihr Arbeitgeber geht bankrott, und Jax steht plötzlich ohne Job da. Daher übernimmt sie ohne zu zögern eine wichtige diplomatische Mission zum fernen Planeten Ithiss-Tor. Doch der Weg dahin gestaltet sich äußerst schwierig, was auch an ein paar skr...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published May 15th 2012 by Blanvalet (first published August 24th 2008)
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Catie
You know what, Flannery? I DO want ugly people in my masturbatory space operas. So there. I think that may be the main thing about these books that’s still holding my attention: the ugly people sex. Er, I mean, the stimulating characters. Let’s review who’s in this crew so far: a damaged grimspace jumper, a psychic former mercenary, a genetically engineered former mercenary, a kick ass mechanic (and former princess), a kick ass pilot, an insectoid bounty hunter, and a needy AI. I actually didn’t...more
new_user
Apr 26, 2012 new_user rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: UF Fans
Shelves: romantic-scifi
First of all, there are too many spoilers in the reviews. So I'll keep this to my impressions- mostly, fawning. I love these books.

The characters and goings-on are so real because, aside from drawing from actual circumstances and issues, Ann Aguirre also includes the morally ambiguous, ambivalent musings that we really entertain in our heads and in dialogue too, the events they experience also grey. For example, a few times I wondered about the placement of Lachion in the story and the character...more
Felicia
So...I really like this series. Basically if you like Mass Effect games, this will be up your alley, lol. Definitely reading #3, I just like the characters heaps!
The Flooze
Grimspace introduced us to jumper Sirantha Jax. With a wry, nasty twist of humor, we were unceremoniously dumped inside the head of a woman warped by sensory addiction and despair. It was a fascinating place to be.

Over the course of Grimspace, she transformed from a selfish braggart into a reluctant hero. When we left her, the universe was in upheaval, with Jax right at the center.

Wanderlust starts just a week or two later. Jax is frustrated, exhausted and penniless. To make matters worse, her h...more
Chichipio
A really good sequel. I'm not giving it 5 stars, though, because it's a little more mainstream than the fantastic Grimspace.

Here, Jax dons the hero suit and sets off to do "the right thing." Her band of misfits is still pretty cool, but most of their internal issues have been resolved so it's easy to present a united front. As a result, you get the clear feeling of "us against the world" and "the good guys vs. the bad guys." I like the fact that Jax is growing up and that now they can trust each...more
CJ - Drop Dead Cute
Feb 24, 2014 CJ - Drop Dead Cute rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to CJ - Drop Dead Cute by: goodread's gals
You know you like a book when you're dissecting its meanings and layers before you finish the last sentence.

I'm not going to go off topic too much (let you take a glimpse of my rather nerdy self) but I will take a moment to mention a few things.

This is the second book in the Sirantha Jax series and I'm not going to spend too much time on the known characters. Frankly, if you've read the first book there is no need for you to read about them. If you haven't - well you shouldn't be reading this.

Th...more
Anzu The Great Destroyer
Sci-fi up! We’re going to the future!



Even though the beginning wasn’t as flashy as Grimspace, Wanderlust was another thrilling adventure for me. I may be totally biased about this series though. One can never know…

One of the best things about this series is the almost perfect way I can relate to Jax. Yes, of course she’s way cooler than me (duh) and she lives in the future and goes into space and is badass but at least I get consoled personality wise.

I don’t have to say that March was a major di...more
Rhonda
Loved it!!!

Ohhhh, Mrs. Aguirre……You have me in your clutches now!!!

I first became acquainted with Ann Aguirre writing as Ava Gray. (Skin series) I loved those writings so much, that I set out to find more, which led me to this series. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the “science fiction” theme, but I decided to give it a go. And I am so glad I did!!!

This story is told in the first person POV, through the eyes of Sirantha Jax. Aguirre does this skillfully, not letting me miss anything from t...more
Ally Bishop
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Jamie
4.5 stars - lots of friction in this book, compared to Grimspace.

This book begins with March and Jax separated due to questioning regarding the events at the end of Grimspace. Once satisfied that Jax and March are innocent, they are released. Since the events of Grimspace, there is a power struggle in the universe, and many factions are grasping for control. Jax is asked to become an ambassador to Vel's home planet. Since Vel is her friend and protector, she is the only one who can handle this j...more
Jess
I think I have papercuts from turning the pages so fast... I could NOT get enough of this one!!

Jax is pretty much in a crappy position. She has no money, she has no job (because the corp is she worked for previously has crumbled - reasons are given in the first book) and so she is approached by the new head of the Conglomerate with a mission for her. They want her to become an ambassador and go on a diplomatic mission to Ithiss-Tor. Sort of a peace keeping thing, and since bounty hunter Vel is a...more
Mimi Smith
3.5 stars

"I’m Sirantha Jax, and I have had enough."


Poor Sirantha Jax can't seem to catch a break. Soon after taking down the corrupt Corps and appointed as a New Terra ambassador. So she starts the journey to Ithiss-Tor. Unfortunately, further demonstrating her bad luck, she's forced to make more than one stop, in the middle of a war zone and a monsters-infected station. Jinx, thy name is Jax. In the meantime Jax is ill, and both she and March will be forced to make some tough choices.

What to sa...more
Andrea
So I raced through this book after finishing the first and thank goodness I came to this series four books in because the cliff hanger at the end is an easy fix, READ THE NEXT ONE :) I don't much care for summary as part of reviews as you can read a summary at the top of the page.

If possible I think I would give this book 3.75 stars but since we round on good reads I rounded up based on the fact that i couldn't put it down. I liked the return to the world and the further world building that occu...more
LiteraryLover
Poor Sirantha. I almost cried while reading this book it was so sad. Though, don't get me wrong, this series is still fantastic. Just be prepared before you read it that it's not a happy story.
Sirantha and March try to decide what they want to do after the mess from the previous book has settled down when Sirantha gets tapped to be an ambassador. She also finds out from her mother that all her funds are gone and unless she takes the ambassador job and purposefully flunks it, her mother get's ki...more
Claudia
this is the second book of the Sirantha Jax-Series and I really love this series. Although the first book was a bit better - I think because of the real good plot.

this book was for me I think even better in regard of the angst and the development of the characters. the new additions of Jael and Hit were done really good and I really like both. the differences between March and Jax were not entirely understandable and sometimes I wanted to punch them both. on the whole this book and this series...more
Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
I love Ann Aguirre's imagination! I want to just crawl inside her mind and live there. So much happens in this sequel that I can't decide what I enjoyed the most. Jax and March are very much in love now. Their relationship develops into something more sweet and romantic. One of my favorite quotes from the book appears when Jax says, "The smile kindles in his dark eyes before it reaches his mouth. With a wonder that actually steals my breath, I watch its genesis like a mini-sunrise lighting his...more
Keertana
Wanderlust reminded me, unfortunately, of why it is I prefer stand-alones to sequels. As a follow-up to Grimspace, this book only disappoints. From the beginning itself, the story is slower, full of unnecessary details by the first third that only slow down the narration. Jax herself soon becomes irritating, chock-full of contradictions and repeating her thoughts too much for me to enjoy. Sirantha is a complex heroine, one whose paranoia and fear make her seem vulnerable when she truly is an iro...more
Claire
What an awesome book! I thought it was better than the first book, as I am now aware of what grimspace is and what it is to be a jumper, I'm familiar with the world building and the characters feel like friends. We have the usual crew from the first book obviously there is Jax, her lover and pilot March, ships mechanic Dina and bounty hunter Vel. Doc is back on Lachion after Vel had locked him away whilst he stole his identity when he was capturing Jax. We also meet some new characters in this b...more
Katie(babs)
Wanderlust is no walk in the park type of read. This is one emotionally draining book. Ann is a sly (wench) writer. The way she ends Wanderlust wants to make you scream because there is no neat and tidy ending. Things are left very open and as soon as I finished my inner voice was screaming, “ME WANT NEXT BOOK NOW!” Should I feel embarrassed when such a book like this makes me feel such emotion? *blush*

You would think Sirantha, otherwise known as Jax would have it easy since she saved the univer...more
Kim
Aug 26, 2008 Kim rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Grimspace, the series Firefly, authors such as Eve Kenin and Linnea Sinclair
Shelves: science-fiction
Please note: I received an ARC of this book (hooray for the Smart Bitches!); the book itself is due out on 8/26.
Oh, how do I love this series! And how much do I love Jax in particular, who is as fiery, determined, and attitudinal in this book as in the first in the series, Grimspace. After the events of the first book, Jax is unemployed, with her assets frozen due to her having been declared prematurely dead. When the government asks her to head up a new diplomatic mission to Ithiss-Tor, home wo...more
Allison
I think for my experience / mood while reading Wanderlust, I should rate it 2 stars. But the end gave it a nudge back towards 3. I really don't enjoy books where nothing goes right and everything falls to pieces. This was one, and I also found some of the plot devices to be outrageously unbelievable.

That said, I believe it was necessary in order to give the series somewhere to go. It's like Grimspace was written without much thought of a larger story, and too much was wrapped up all nicely. When...more
Sandra
This one is better than #1. Sirantha is a more complete character, although she still makes me want to bat her around the head once in a while. The other characters are gelling as well, and I love Vel. Am liking Jael a little. Love Dina and Hit.

And man, talk about evil moms! I thought mine was bad, and she wasn't even rich, lol.

I'm a little fragged by the fact that we have to read #3 in order to find out what happens next... it's really one book with three parts.

Oh well, on to the next.

And once...more
Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
Wanderlust is a decent, if slightly disappointing sequel to the awesomeness that was Grimspace. I was more and more annoyed as I realized so much of the conflict is derived from angst of the Jax/March relationship. The action is top-notch, but not a main focus for a majority of the novel. It's a shame, because this is a series/world/set of characters with tons of potential across the board. It just gets old, and frustrating, when relationship bullshit is trotted out more than actual plot.

I'll k...more
Mrs.Vishous-Kattalakis-Belikov :::Para Itch Reviews:::
March oh March...how do I love thee?? Let me count the ways.......
Colleen
Wanderlust introduces readers to a new Jax: feeble and less combative, but also more selfless and aware of other peoples’ feelings. This is both a welcome change – it’s nice to see her character developing – and problematic in terms of Wanderlust’s pacing. Just as Jax’s physical deterioration saps her character of the strength and tough persona she displayed in Grimspace, the narrative initially seems sluggish. Jax's new fragility means that she's sidelined from much of the action, which has the...more
Jadetyger Sevea
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Brandi
I stayed up all night long reading this, and that is only impressive because I have been pretty sick this past week, and worn out is an understatement. I haven't stayed up past midnight for at least 2 weeks, but I didn't put this little baby down until 2am.

Jax and her crew are unique in my reading experience, and considering how many books there are in my favored genre that is quite a feat to accomplish. All of them are adults and all of them have issues of some sort. Not trivial ones either th...more
Cathy
I liked this book very nearly as well as the first one. I wish I'd written my review as soon as I finished it, so I'd remember the details better. But the summary that I posted in my comments when I finished really says a lot: "great sparse yet evocative style; action-filled story with depth; balance of humor & despair; fantastic characters."

The only thing I didn't really like was the aspect of the story where Jax thought she had to stay away from March for his own good. That kind of thinki...more
Alisha
Aug 31, 2011 Alisha rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers who love detailed attention paid to characters
Quick Take: This installment didn't grip me as quickly and unrelentingly as its predecessor, but it was nonetheless a solid and exciting entry to the series. The characters are absolutely addictive, even though this is an episodic, plot-driven book.

Review:
Sure, this is only book two, but I already know that the Sirantha Jax series is going to go down as one of my favorite series. How do I know this? For one, the cast of characters is so magnetic. Unlike with many other books I've read, the detai...more
Kathryn
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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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