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Killbox by Ann Aguirre
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Oct 18, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: ann-aguirre, series-that-i-m-obsessed-with
Recommended for: Sci-Fi Romance fans
Read from October 14 to 17, 2011

"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 Tarn in the battle against the horrifying Morgut; flesh eaters that are out to destroy and basically consume everything and everyone in their path.

Without the help of March the new Commander of the Conglomerate ship Armada and Jax as the Lieutenant Commander the war is a dying battle. March uses his contacts and hires his mercenary friends, smugglers as well as our favorite gorgeous gold toothed pirate Hon to prepare an army large and skilled enough to defeat the Morgut.

"I always know exactly where you are in a room. I know how many times you run your fingers through your hair.
I know when you look at me as well as the precise instant you look at anyone else. So I certainly know when one of my crew propositions you six meters away."


March and Jax are inseparable, and they prove time again how strong their bond is with eachother. Their love and everlasting devotion is the most purest example of a fictional pair of soulmates that I've had the pleasure to read about. Luckily these two are strong leading characters or else they would have succumbed to their difficult heartwrenching circumstances long ago. It's seems like those two fail to have the odds in their favor.

As true to the honorable character March is, he has to put the army needs above him and Jax's. Though I understand that he must keep their relationship professional and not emotional or physical during his wartime duties, is it okay that I hate it? Because I do! Fortunately for Jax she has had time to mature and grow from selfish Jax to selfless Jax and honors her lover March's wishes and puts their relationship on hold for the sake of war. Needless to say they both suffer immensely. What can I say, I'm a fan of selfish Jax, and selfless Jax...I love her character either way.

"Men can be very stupid," he says bitterly. "We cease to value what we have until it's gone, and only then do we realize the gold we glimpsed in distant hills paled as dross compared to treasure we had in hand."

I'm angry with Doc, there I said it! He is a brillant doctor and I'm not even sure Jax would be alive if it were not for his flair for all things scientific. However as gifted as he is scientifically he falls short in other important life skills, and though he has learned his lesson, the sacrifice made for that education was devastating.

"But I would wear your colors, if you asked." he says. "I don't know what that means." I say. "If we both survive," he says softly in Ithorian, "we will speak of this again."

Is this what I think it means?? (view spoiler) I love Vel sooooo much (view spoiler) Jax's very good friend forever.


This book shamelessly brought me to tears. I've now found a new appreciation for all the characters involved watching them grow strong bonds with eachother and their sacrifices they make for one another including a new respect and endearment for the beautiful Villainous Ramona Jax.
"Even monsters love their own."



Oh Jax why must you break my heart at the end to go save the world??!! Especially with the lovely and deliciously sexy March at your side. Oh I can't wait to see how you get yourself out of this one.


But first I have to warn her. " don't know what'll happen when I leave my body. I may not be able to guide you back." she has no fear. "I'm willing to make the ultimate sacrifice, if that's how it has to be."


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Aly is so frigging bored wow.. you really like this series don't you?


MISS VAIN I do!! :) Are you debating reading it since Anzu seems to be loving it as well?


Aly is so frigging bored I'm not in the mood for this but when I am I promise I will :*


MISS VAIN Awesome! :)


Christen *Goldilox And The Three Weres* Wow book four already??? Holy crap!


Jamie Christen the Were Kitty wrote: "Wow book four already??? Holy crap!"

See - you've got to pick this series back up :)


Christen *Goldilox And The Three Weres* Oh I know! I've got to pick A LOT of series up apparently, lol!


Jamie Christen the Were Kitty wrote: "Oh I know! I've got to pick A LOT of series up apparently, lol!"

Hee! Hee! See - my problem is I'm compelled to continue through a series without any breaks, do it takes me a while to get to new series that I want to read. Hell0 - Richelle Mead? Haven't even read one of her series yet.


Christen *Goldilox And The Three Weres* WHAT!?!?!?!?!? Why aren't we giving you a hard time about THAT!?!?!?


MISS VAIN The only reason I'm not Christen is because she's barely getting into reading YA and let's face it most of us, read VA first. But seriously, Jamie needs to read Richelle Mead series soon. I've read all three. I love her.

Well lil were kitty if I give you a break from my teasing you and begin to torment Jamie instead will that make you feel better?? HAHA.

P.s. After last weeks episode of TSC I'm in dire need of consoling ......haha! I bet you thought that was just hilarious that your Emo geek BF is still on the show and my pretty boy is not!!!


MISS VAIN Christen the Were Kitty wrote: "Wow book four already??? Holy crap!"

They're very good! I couldn't stop or I wouldn't ever go back and read them....does that sound familar???!


Christen *Goldilox And The Three Weres* Hahaha! The first thing I thought was...Holy crap! Miss Vain is going to be so pissed!


MISS VAIN Yeah when I read the spoiler tags after the episode, I knew either yours or Mariya's was going to address that delicate subject matter with my name in it! Lol. I am upset, seriously only 1 male witch now?? I was in the shower dwelling on it today as well. Lol. I love Cassie's granny, she a badass witch.


Christen *Goldilox And The Three Weres* Yeah there has to be something there. Either he'll br brought back somehow or some other cute guy when sweep into town and also be a witch or something. I was looking online to see if that happens in the book series and it does not, so book fans are pissed. Someone made a good point though that a relative of his will need to appear for them to rebind the circle........


Jamie MISS VAIN wrote: "The only reason I'm not Christen is because she's barely getting into reading YA and let's face it most of us, read VA first. But seriously, Jamie needs to read Richelle Mead series soon. I've read..."

Torment away. But while you've been reading all these awesome books, I've been reading my own awesome books. You'll have to read The Iron Duke and The Greyfriar and The Rift Walker when I'm reading Vampire Academy :)


MISS VAIN Christen the Were Kitty wrote: "Yeah there has to be something there. Either he'll br brought back somehow or some other cute guy when sweep into town and also be a witch or something. I was looking online to see if that happens ..."

I was thinking that a relative of his would have to take over. Right?? Because the circle is broken, so shouldn't they loose their witchy powers??? I'm with those book fans as I am angry my man died. Lol.

I was going to read the book series a whole back but then like 6 months ago they announced TSC would be made into a tv show and I'm glad I didn't now. See TVD is better as a tv show than the books, so I have faith that they must bring on some eye candy for me to enjoy, so I will still be happy with the show. But I still love TSC tv show though.


MISS VAIN Jamie-I've had those books on my TBR list for a while and yes I do plan on reading them. :) You must read V.A. It would make me soooooooooo ecstatic!!!!!

And Christen you should read Nightshade, and Wolfsbane, that would make me soooooooooo excited!!!


Christen *Goldilox And The Three Weres* Vain - I have Nightshade in my stack!!! It is a preeetttyyy cover (its the hardback with the girl and the pinkish purple flowers).

They haven't lost their magic, but the circle is unbound now. Remember they could do magic before Cassie moved there, they were just less powerful. And then when they bound the circle they had to be together to do magic.


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Becky MISS VAIN wrote: "Jamie-I've had those books on my TBR list for a while and yes I do plan on reading them. :) You must read V.A. It would make me soooooooooo ecstatic!!!!!

And Christen you should read Nightshade, a..."


Me too Jamie ;)


MISS VAIN Christen the Were Kitty wrote: "Vain - I have Nightshade in my stack!!! It is a preeetttyyy cover (its the hardback with the girl and the pinkish purple flowers).

They haven't lost their magic, but the circle is unbound now. Re..."


Oh kitty, you will LOVE LOVE Nightshade....well maybe that's an overstatement, but at least I loved it. ;) Mariya and Dija did too. I can't remember if we buddy read or maybe I just read it on the heels of them. I remember being really giddy while writing my review. :)))

The hardcover is beautiful, I have the paperback and that ones gorgeous too, and then you must read Wolfsbane after, because Bloodrose comes out in January, it's a trilogy.

Thanks for clearing up TSC for me because I did forget they're already powerful. :) Bring on a new sexy male witch, please..,,)


Aly is so frigging bored Anzu loved the 1st one too, she hated the 2nd though :D

BTW:
1. how's "The Secret Circle"?
2. Do you guys have any spoilers for TVD? :D


Samina ~ Escapism~ Oh yes yes yes, while Jamie reads VA e can read The Greyfriar, I wanted to read it since donkey years.We can do a buddy read too.

Wow book 4 already I gave up halfway throught book 2.*meh*Besides we have to make Jamie take up Miss Mead.I love the Dark Swan series.Dorian my Oak King, bring him on.


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Anzu The Great Destroyer Aly ~Thanatos~ wrote: "Anzu loved the 1st one too, she hated the 2nd though :D

BTW:
1. how's "The Secret Circle"?
2. Do you guys have any spoilers for TVD? :D"


Whaaaaaaa????? I didn't hate the second one! I hated March in the second one but the book was amazing :D


Aly is so frigging bored Not that =)) The thing with Nightshade or whatever the name is :D I know you don't hate jAX ;;)


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Anzu The Great Destroyer Aaaaaah yeah the series sucks! I don't know why I loved the first one. I'm sure if I read it again I won't like it :D


Jamie Samina ~ Escapism~ wrote: "Oh yes yes yes, while Jamie reads VA e can read The Greyfriar, I wanted to read it since donkey years.We can do a buddy read too.

Wow book 4 already I gave up halfway throught book 2.*meh*Beside..."


Alright then...we're set :) It's a plan! LOL!

See - I didn't hate March in Wanderlust. I was pissed at him, for sure. But he is all about duty and loyalties, which eventually rubs of on Sirantha. And I don't think he felt like he was on even ground with her to begin with...(view spoiler) All I'm saying is that she's not innocent, either.


Christen *Goldilox And The Three Weres* You guys are killing me with the SJ spoilers! *I will not look. I will not look.* I'm so confused because you guys just talked about like 30 series up there! lol

Samina, I've been wanting to read Greyfriar to. I even have the first one on my Kindle.

Vain - I didn't realize Nightshade was a trilogy and this coming one was the last one! I thought it was ongoing.

Aly - Do you not watch TVD? Why do you want spoilers!?!?


MISS VAIN Omg!!! I don't even know where to begin??? Lol.

Anzu-You hated Wolfsbane?? You should have loved it being such a huge Shay lover!!!! Ughhh I was so in love with Ren so obviously the first book is my favorite! ;)

Aly-Because you're all the way on Romania, do you get TVD late or something?? What do you wanna know?? :)

TSC is very good actually, it's a bit scary too. Last week they killed off a main character I liked but I would recommend it.

Christen-Yes a trilogy, last book out in January. :)

Samina-I haven't read Greyfarer but I want to. Who's reading it? Have you read it Jamie? Anzu? Christen? I'm not even sure you would like it Aly? Lol but have you read it?

Whew the long discussion up there concurred me. Haha


MISS VAIN Lol, I meant "in" Romania......lol instead of "on" Romania. It reads like I thought Romania was a planet or something.

Aly & Anzu-Speaking of Romania, how far do you guys live from eachother???


Christen *Goldilox And The Three Weres* lol Planet Romania!


MISS VAIN Christen the Were Kitty wrote: "lol Planet Romania!"

I've been in Jax and March's world too long!! ;)


Jamie MISS VAIN wrote: "Omg!!! I don't even know where to begin??? Lol.

Anzu-You hated Wolfsbane?? You should have loved it being such a huge Shay lover!!!! Ughhh I was so in love with Ren so obviously the first book is ..."


Yes, yes, yes I've read the Greyfriar and the Rift Walker. Both are excellent. Really good stuff!


MISS VAIN That's right the Greyfriar is the first book and the second is Rift Walker. They sound awesome!

Omg I have had such little time to read since Thurs I've only read 55 pages:/


Christen *Goldilox And The Three Weres* I finished Drink Deep at 1 AM last night (er...morning?)!!! I posted my review...which was SO hard since there were so many things I could not discuss! Its so hard not to have anyone to talk about the book with, lol!


MISS VAIN Oh Christen it must be very lonely on top right now....;) lol. I know I read and "liked" it already!


Jamie MISS VAIN wrote: "Oh Christen it must be very lonely on top right now....;) lol. I know I read and "liked" it already!"

And I already whined and looked for reassuring words from Christen, lol ;-)


MISS VAIN Haha! I decided to control my behavior and refrain...but I want to! Lol.
Did she give you any???


Christen *Goldilox And The Three Weres* Nope! I just told her to trust in Ms. Neill and read the damn book! lol


MISS VAIN I don't know why you just can't photo copy the entire book and mail us a copy each.....That's what a good friend would do at least...;)


Christen *Goldilox And The Three Weres* LOL!!! You wish! :) I actually wish too...I'm dying here!


MISS VAIN Like I said. That's what a good friend would do! I guess that doesn't apply to you.....HAHA ;)


Christen *Goldilox And The Three Weres* HAHAHA! Well, I WAS going to send you a transcript of the book in its entirety...but now...........


Jamie Christen the Were Kitty wrote: "HAHAHA! Well, I WAS going to send you a transcript of the book in its entirety...but now..........."

You're killing us, Christen....


MISS VAIN I have another friend on here that's already read it as well, her review was spoiler free as well.:/


MISS VAIN Christen the Were Kitty wrote: "HAHAHA! Well, I WAS going to send you a transcript of the book in its entirety...but now..........."

Haha! I bet you were. LOL


Jamie Agree with everything you said. Great review! I knew you'd love March ;). So much to discuss when you finish, what is in my opinion, the most heart wrenching book in the series: Aftermath!


MISS VAIN Jamie-Thank you!! Oh gosh you know I love hate emotional books. :/


Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines) Wow, book 4?! I had no idea you had gotten this far.

Glad you loved it. This was my favorite book of the series. Jax rocks!!


MISS VAIN Cat-Where have you been? I figured you've been so busy. Yes, book #4 and I loved it!!!! You are so right, Jax does rock!!;)


Christen *Goldilox And The Three Weres* You know how hard it is not to read this review? lol

Cat - Well hello!!!


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