Killbox (Sirantha Jax, #4)
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Killbox (Sirantha Jax #4)

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  2,211 ratings  ·  246 reviews
Navigational grimspace "jumper" Sirantha Jax forms an army to defend colonists stationed on the outskirts of space from a legion of flesh- eating aliens.
ebook, 353 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by Ace Books (first published July 29th 2010)
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God. God. I just finished, and... I don't even know where to begin. How do I rate this book?

This book left me smoking pissed. Part of me wants to give it a bad rating because of that, just out of spite. But when I think about it, this visceral emotional reaction I am having, it is a reaction to the story. To a well-told story. How can I give that a low rating?

There are a lot of decisions that frustrated me in this book. I honestly found it hard to read, because parts of it were pretty upsetting....more
The good stuff:

The plot of this book is back on track after the diplomatic detour of the last book. There's action galore; Jax is back in her element aboard ships and in the thick of galactic drama. Also, the Morguts are terrific bad guys. They're not only very scary by design, but also because of Aguirre's skilled writing in confrontation scenes. She makes them into a truly frightening foe, which heightens the drama considerably.

The supporting characters are very well done. Aguirre is fantastic...more
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

Killbox would have been a beautiful 5-star book, but the cliffhanger-ish ending ruined it a bit for me. Still, I can honestly say that Ann Aguirre hasn't failed me yet. I postponed reading this book for as long as I could, trying to get closer to the release date of Aftermath. Today I needed an author I could trust and and a world I felt comfortable in.

This is one of my favorite series in the world. What I love most about it is the growth of the characters: not just Jax and March, but Dina and H...more
Oct 18, 2011 MISS VAIN rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Sci-Fi Romance fans
"I am Ramona Jax," she tells the universe.
"And I do this because this is my world."

Ann Aguirre has fraggin done it again!!!! I'm amazed at this romantic Sci-Fi fantasy world she has created. Killbox is a book about War, Love, Loss, Sacrifice, and being Heroic at the risk of losing everything.

Chancellor Tarn has put March in a position to build Starships offering protection to tier worlds as the Morgut threaten to take over. War has begun. Jax, March, Vel, Dina, Doc, Hit, are now aiding Tar...more

Man oh man, did this book ever annoy the crap out of me.

While I still enjoy the series, this book has my fangirl status on hiatus. Much the same way that March places his love life at every possible turn.

So this story revolves around the growing Morgut threat, and how Jax, March, and everyone else (plus some random new guy who I can't figure out but seems to be all powerful) set out to fight them. The alliance with Ithiss-Tor is a go, and the Conglomerate is trying to make a comeback after bein...more
4.75 stars. This is one of my favorite in the series, although warning -- it ends with a cliffhanger. I enjoyed this installment of the Sirantha Jax series. Jax's friendship deepens with everyone around her, including Vel and Dina. Jax continues to grow as a character and as a result, makes decisions that place her at bodily risk. Jax still bears the tatoo Vel gave her on his planet but the meanings of the markings is vague -- although March wishes the tatoo was not there. Old friends are back i...more
Pamela / SpazP
Originally posted at WickedLilPixie Reviews

One of the reasons that I prefer Urban Fantasy, and now Science Fiction Romance, series to stand-alone novels is because if they are done correctly, you get to experience and enjoy the growth of the heroine throughout the duration of the novels. The Sirantha Jax series is a spectacular example of this! It has become one of my most favorite series to look forward to.

Killbox is the fourth book in the “Jax” series and boy, did this book deliver. We find ou...more
This is the only series that reddeems the "sci-fi" romance genre, probably because it's NOT a sci-fi romance novel, it's a sci-fi series with a strong romance arc, and so readable by boys and girls.

I inhaled this latest in the series because it was SO GOOD! Wow, what character arcs for the two lead characters, I feel like they really have matured together and become different people from book one. They have GROWN, it's so believable and so gratifying to see a relationship and where it goes AFTER...more
Lolly's Library
Why, oh, why can't we give books 10 stars? If it were at all possible, I would. I would give this book one hundred stars. I finished this today and already I'm in withdrawal. I didn't want to stop. I tried, I tried very hard, to read Killbox as slowly as possible, to savor the story. But like any attempts of mine to savor a rich piece of chocolate, to let it melt on my tongue and slowly infuse my senses with its deliciousness, I failed miserably. From the first page, I got so caught up in the st...more
Anzu The Great Destroyer
*hums to herself*

"This is war
And it’s on tonight
So get up and fight
Get up and fight
You had all your life
To run and hide
Now step up, now step up
Let’s do this"

So here comes war. Everything is dark, no planet is safe anymore, people are dying all over the place and March is hot as hell. You would think this as an awesome book. I know I did *winks* And it was (kinda) at least for some parts.

See the beginning was ok but I wasn’t impressed. A bit too boring for a good Sirantha Jax book. But th...more
Killbox , the 4th in Ann Aguirre's Sirantha Jax series, was one of my favorites of the series. One downside ... the wait until September for Aftermath #5 following a cliffhanger. I knew and still I read it, so I only have myself to blame. ;)

This edition finds Sirantha and her merry band of space warriors dealing with slavers, pirates and the continued battle between the Syndicate and the Conglomerate post-Farwan collapse.

Sirantha also finds herself dealing with the fact that she's slowly, but s...more
The Flooze
Ann Aguirre knows how to carry her readers on a roller-coaster ride of emotion. Throughout Killbox, I was tensing up, holding my breath, crying…needless to say, the story gets intense.

In the wake of Farwan’s collapse, humanity is fighting to survive against several threats: raiders, slavers, and Syndicate heavies are all taking advantage of the Conglomerate’s lack of defensive forces. However, nothing can beat the terror the man-eating Morgut horde inspires. The alien race further encroaches up...more
Mandi Schreiner
Favorite Quote: March kisses me with a delicacy and heat that work their way into my nervous system. His hair spills against my cheeks, too soft for such a hard man. If he knew how rakish it makes him look, I’m sure he would shave it off.

I forget between the many months that pass between Sirantha Jax books how much I absolutely love them. Ann Aguirre blows me away in each book, and Killbox may be her best yet.

War is coming. The Morguts, flesh eating monsters, that have a 97% kill rate against –...more
Wow. This get 4.5 stars from me. There is a nasty cliff hanger, but fortunately, I have Aftermath already to go!

Everyone talks about this book as the "War" book in the Grimspace series. Make no mistake, this is full of war, but I think of this one as the "sacrifice" book. This book is full of nothing but sacrifice, from smaller sacrifices, to the greatest sacrifice a person can make.

After Doubleblind, we learned the a war with the Morgut was brewing. Jax quits her job as ambassador to Ithiss-To...more
This is one heavy, emotional and intense book, so much so that I’m not sure if I even enjoyed it. I must admit it was a bit of a slog. I mean it was brilliant don’t get me wrong but it wasn’t a happy read and it shouldn’t be either because the Conglomerate is at war with the Morgut. I was so wrapped up in the story that I dreamt about it twice. In one my boss was using me as bait to trap a Morgut so he could cook and eat it and the other I was solving quadratic equations to make the ships engine...more
Carolyn F.
Why or why can't Sirantha and March ever just be together and somewhat happy? This book comes up with another reason why they have to cool their jets. They're officially at war with the flesh-eating spider people (I forget their name) and March is the commander. As the commander, he cannot have sex or even show that he's with Sirantha because that's bad for morale. Screw morale! They need to just do what's good for them. Even with all my complaining, I still loved the book and have preordered th...more
Barbara (VampAngel)
3.5 stars actually.

This series would be a 5 stars series of it wasn't for the melodramatic romance. I adore the characters, with the exception of March, and the world building is fantastic. Each book is a new and awesome adventure. However, I just can't stand Jax and March's relationship. It's horrible. EVERY fucking book has one of them pushing the other away/breaking up for some lame reason and at the same time they keep professing their undying love. Fuck me gently with a chainsaw but that sh...more
I’m Sirantha Jax, and I have had enough.

OMG! The so painful. This is the best in the series so far and most definitely the most emotional, I cried a few times throughout the book and some very hard decisions are made.

This book focuses on the recruitment side of war, March is offered the role of Commander, which has it pros and cons. It's a huge responsibility but there's no one else for the position, we get to see old characters from earlier books and everyone's relationships are p...more
4.5 Stars. My favorite one yet. I'll get to the loss of a 1/2 star at the end.

The writing was superb, with little repetition that plagued the previous books in this series, nearly poetic in many places.

Jax has become the heroine that I've been yearning for. She's strong and independent, and still beautifully connected to those she loves and cares about.

In the end this series is all about the relationships for me, all the connections between the characters, and the depth of emotions that it pulls...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Synopsis: Sirantha Jax is a “Jumper,” someone who possesses the unique genetic makeup needed to navigate faster than light ships through grimspace. With no tolerance for political diplomacy, she quits her ambassador post almost immediately after leaving Vel's home world so she can get back to doing what she's knows best; being a navagator.

Her abilites are needed more than ever. Morgut (Flesh-eating aliens) are attacking stations on the outskirts of space at an alarming pace, and for many people,...more
DarkHeart "Vehngeance"
Ann Aguirre keeps upping the ante in this series, never giving poor Sirantha a chance to catch her breath. Both Jax, and the world in which she lives have evolved so much over the course of the four books that it's difficult to imagine where it will go from here. As I'd been warned, this one was quite heartbreaking on many levels, as Jax faced the loss of those around her in a number of different ways. In the end, she had only herself and her strength to rely on as those she depends upon and lov...more
And this is the reason I wait for an entire series to be released before I embark on it. You never know when an author is going to leave you hanging at the end. What a cliffhanger! I am so, so glad the next book is already out.

This installment takes a while to get warmed up, but once it gets going, all hell breaks loose. It's war now, and the scale is exploding. I've gone from learning to care about a small crew of a rogue ship to fearing for their lives as the fate of all known races takes pri...more
Unfortunately school has started back up this week and my reading will probably be reduced to almost nil. But I am glad I managed to squeeze in some Sirantha Jax. It's become one of my favorite series ever. Once again it leaves off on a cliffhanger, so waiting for the next book is going to drive me crazy :( At least I have schoolwork to keep me busy.
Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
Holy shit, that ending was EPIC. This would be a 4.5/5 but I had to take stars away for unnecessary relationship drama and tomfoolery.

I am just glad I have the next two ordered and on their way already.

And if I love triangle comes up (my senses are tingling), I am gonna be pissed.
As book 4 of the series, I find it difficult to write anything without spoilers. Yet writing without spoilers is something I really want to do since I think this is one of those series that deserves more attention than it has so far found. I love the characters in these books. This book focuses on the person Jax has become compared to who she was in the first book. But the one thing that keeps coming to the forefront of my thoughts is Jax's relationship with Vel. He is easily my favorite charact...more
Sandy Williams
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Nothing less than perfection. This was another page turner, and the only reason I didn't finish this in one day was because I had library books I had to finish first.

This was the same level of excitement and action that the previous books had. However, I feel the characters changed since the last book. Sirantha is completely different from the first book where she was mostly selfish and very shoot first ask questions second. In this book, you see her softer side and see how she now actually care...more
I was so happy to get this book and head back to the world this author has created, it is one that is so much fun and makes you wish you were a jumper and could experience grimscape for yourself.

Our core group has been backed into a corner with the actions of the last books, their pesky sense of right leading their actions. So when you are backing into a corner after exposing corruption what do you do, well you start to build the world back up in a way that is fair to everyone. This is the missi...more
I was so excited to jump back into this sci-fi world, a world that always reminds me of the TV series FARSCAPE by the way, with Sirantha Jax (a combination of Moya, Pilot and Aeryn) leading the way. Sadly my excitement quickly turned to irritation as I kept getting farther into the book. I just didn't feel connected to Jax as in the previous three novels, perhaps it's because it has been too long since I read DOUBLEBLIND, the last book, and I need to feel that connection in a series that is writ...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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