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Eternigen is the miracle drug that allows humans to travel in deep space. Seventeen-year-old space captain Tabitha "Dix" Dixon has the only vial of Eternigen in existence.


Eira Ninge always gets what she wants. She wants the Eternigen, and she'll do anything-and kill anyone-to get it.


Since Dix stole the vial, everyone she lo
Paperback, 304 pages
Published February 1st 2013 by Rhemalda Publishing (first published January 8th 2013)
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Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Annie Laurie Cechini’s LIBERTY rockets into space with an endearing cast, amazing worlds, and a storyline that leaves the reader breathless and begging for more!

Cechini breathes life into every single character. I cared about them and couldn’t stop reading. The villain is delightfully vindictive as well and keeps the characters on their toes. At first, I thought Tabitha, the main character, sounded a bit old for her seventeen years, but as the book progresses, I understood why. Tabitha has respo
Now that is what I'm talking about!
I picked this book up based on a blurb on it saying it's a "YA version of Firefly." Well there's the magic word; Firefly! Sign me up! And there was so much truth in that blurb. So. Much. Truth.
This is the kind of Sci-Fi/space opera book I need in my life. It has it all; space travel (obviously), action (lots of action), awesome characters, psychotic "bad guy", corrupt government(s), heartache, a mysterious space travel drug and Terra forming (gone right and w
Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
Liberty is a face paced story that focuses on Dix, a teenager who is the captain of her own ship and the holder of something very important to the rest of the System’s inhabitants. A vial of what is known as Eternigen, which holds the key to travel outside of the System and build a new life, dangles around her neck in secret. Unfortunately her secret is out and she has to race against time to save the ones she loves and protect the vial.

I remember when I first picked this up and read a few chapt
Maralee J
Jan 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED IT! The pages turned themselves and I couldn't stop until I was done. I loved the way the author managed to write a lead character with depth who is rough and tumble, full of conflicting emotions, courageous and socially awkward, angry and kind, tough and vulnerable. Dix manages to behave in a completely unacceptable and inappropriate way without actually being crude - so REFRESHING! ...more
Mar 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I heard this book referred to as a space opera and I’ve never read one before, so I looked it up. It is like a soap opera, in that there is melodramatic adventure set in outer space. That sort of defines this story, but it really is much more than that because it fits nicely into the well-established young adult genre where there has to be just enough romance, action, and devastation. There is not a lot of space travel in the YA genre and this was a fun and refreshing read that held my interest. ...more
Lynette ~ Escaping Reality – One Book at a Time ~

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. When I read the synopsis, I got excited, it sounded like a really great book… I wasn’t disappointed. Liberty went above and beyond my expectations.

Debut novel by self published author Annie Laurie Cechini, Liberty was very engaging, and I quickly got pulled into the story, which means a lot. When I get ‘pulled into a story’, what I mean is ‘freaking-out-yelling-at-the-characters-oh-my-gosh-I-can’t-believe-what-just-happened-crying-
Kevin Johansen
Dec 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Awesome book! I loved the humor that was consistently present while not taking away from the action. Very fast-paced from start to finish.

I got lost a few times because of how fast things can change in this book, but I thought that worked well with the first person narration where it truly wasn't always clear what was going on.

Loved the themes of loyalty and family. The characters were well written and very believable which made me come to care for their little family of misfits. That can't be
Heidi Schulz
Sep 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
I may be a bit biased here (I am mentioned in the acknowledgements, after all), but Liberty is just so much fun. I'm thrilled to have been along for the ride.
*Mild spoiler* Liberty is not your typical girl-blows-up-her-spaceship-and-is-rescued-by-a-cute-boy story. There is certainly romance, but it gladly takes a backseat (no pun intended) to all the action. Dix (don't you dare call her Tabitha) is a great character, as are her friends and crew members.
Really enjoyable YA sci-fi read.
Sandra Hould
Feb 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Liberty was truly an inspiration and a awesome book that really reminded me of Firefly. It was full of actions, of emotions that made me laugh, cry, shout in celebration and hoped for the best for the crew of Liberty. I really recommend this book to all who love science fiction and a good story filled with hope, dreams and the human spirit.
Dec 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
You know a book is good when you look up from reading and realized you've missed your train stop. Then you think, "Oh well, let me just finish this chapter." Liberty is super fun, packed with action and impossible to put down. And "Dix" is by far the most awesome YA heroine I have ever come across. ...more
Sep 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of YA space opera/sci-fi
Recommended to Katy by: Rhemalda Publishing
Book Info: Genre: Science Fiction/Space Opera
Reading Level: older YA
Recommended for: fans of YA sci-fi/space opera
Book Available: February 1, 2013
Trigger Warnings: Violence, murder

Disclosure: I received an ARC e-book copy of this book from Rhemalda Publishings in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Synopsis: A STOLEN VIAL 
Eternigen is the miracle drug that allows humans to travel in deep space. Seventeen-year-old space captain Tabitha “Dix” Dixon has the only vial of Eternigen
Feb 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Full disclosure: I received this book free in a goodreads giveaway.

When I got this book the author was kind enough to enclose two custom bookmarks. On the bookmark is a quote from a review: "Like a YA version of Firefly!". I think that quote is very true. The only issue for me is that I didn't really like Firefly. I'm not a fan of the 'space cowboy' genre. It's not that I think it's bad, it's just that I don't particularly like it.

This book was one I forced myself to finish. Mainly because I a
May 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, for-review
Originally posted at The Cozy Armchair.

After posting a cover reveal for Liberty, I was very excited to pick up a copy because it was a sci-fi book with a lady captain that promised a whole lot of adventure ala Firefly. What more could I want? Unfortunately, that comparison set high expectations that Liberty just didn’t meet.

We jump into the action right away. The story doesn’t waste time with exposition, but instead weaves it in as the characters move forward. This is a very fast-paced book, whi
Feb 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks, for-review, ya, sci-fi
eBook provided by publisher for review.
Review originally published on my blog:

Dix is a girl with a secret. A big secret. We're talking huge secret. A secret that could cost not only her life, but the lives of all those near to her. She's been hiding it for years, keeping it tucked close, letting only a precious few know the truth. But all that careful planning and dodging and hoping has come to an abrupt end, and Dix finds herself on a desperate race for survival. And, s
Jun 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-faves
i think this author is evil. in the good way. but still evil. the ending left me hanging and there is no book 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i much worst can it get...GRANTED: it had the perfect ending..i just knew that it was meant to end like that..but it did NOT end!!!!!!!!!!!there could be soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much more going on and i am left tragified that i wont read it..ill have to imagine it myself...but i dont want to because it was left at such a good part that i want to cry!( ...more
C.R. Asay
Feb 07, 2013 rated it liked it
With promises of a Firefly-ish adventure, I was excited to pick up this book and give it a shot. Right out of the gate I was intrigued with the voice and the spunk of the main character. As the captain of a star ship, it was a little eyebrow-raising to find that Captain Loveless, aka Tabitha Dixon, aka Dix was only 17. However she seemed to command her crew with the expertise of someone who has been forced to grow up very quickly, while at the same time holding true to the raging-hormone/teenage ...more
Chelan Dixon
Jan 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It was hard for me to find moments to put down this book and get some things done! There was always something happening and it’s no fun to hit the “pause button” when you’re enjoying living through the eyes of a hilarious, hot-headed, space ship captain. Not only that but I’m convinced that if Tabitha was real, she’d no doubt be my best friend. You know, the one who you ask a question if you want a brutally honest answer. She’d give it to you, and then you’d want to slap her and hug her at the s ...more
Jul 20, 2013 marked it as dnf
Shelves: dystopia
The writing is REALLY challenging, gotta come back to this one.
Sep 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Still awesome. The ending was very powerful.
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Annie Laurie Cechini is a connoisseur of every type of geekery. She signs books with a sonic screwdriver, owns a Tribble named Nimoy, and often threatens in all seriousness to name a child after a character from the Star Wars lexicon. Her first novel, LIBERTY, will be released through Rhemalda Publishing on February 1st, 2013. Annie also co-authored and produced CHRISTMAS WISHES, an anthology that ...more

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