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Inversion Point

(Chaos Station #4)

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Zander and Felix's relationship has been to the brink and back: the Human-Stin War, imprisonment and an actual death/resurrection. Zander's death, to be specific, and the experience has left him…changed. The mysterious race known as the Guardians chose to revive him and appointed him as their emissary. A high honor, but he could do without the group of would-be cultists fo

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Kindle Edition, 216 pages
Published January 25th 2016 by Carina Press
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Richard Derus
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindled, quiltbag
Rating: 4.5* of five

There was more "w"-verbing at 74% but for that one and only time it was less than revolting in context.

I'll get to reviewing before long.

**A GOOD WHILE LATER**

So another solid four-plus star outing in a series whose SFnal street cred, if we could only get some straight boys to read it, would carry it far beyond the m/m ghetto. The resonance is my absolute favorite race so far, not excluding humans, because "fluffy yellow partner unit" made me laugh until my belly ached. I cou
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Ariana
Something monumental happens to Felix in this book.
And it’s not the horrifying WTH moment about halfway into the book. Which, incidentally, is really on the brutal side, even if I do understand why it has to happen.

But … not talking about all that, but about the fact that something huge inside Felix shifts. He is the ultimate, self-declared angry man. Irritable. Crabby. Testy. Unsociable.
Part of that is in his nature, but a good part has to do with his past and how he deals with it. What happen
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Simone
Dec 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing

The past is always with us.
Waiting to mess with the present.

…and sometimes even with the future.

It’s an unwritten rule that you can’t escape your past. It catches up with you in the strangest of moments. Unexpected. Unwelcome. Inescapable.

Felix is forced to face his past in several ways. On the one hand, there are his demons in form of the aliens who kept him prisoner during the war, who tortured him and scarred him for life; those he hoped to never come near again. But their encounter
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Adam
This series!
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Book 4 of the Chaos Station series has it all - politics, relationship drama, hot sexin', and even some near-death experiences.

Zed is settling into his role as Emissary, and gets called to duty when the Guardians announce the arrival of a new species to the intergalactic community. He is under constant pressure, juggling his duties and the public scrutiny. Felix sees the stress that Zed is under, but isn't sure what he can do to help. Things get even more complicated when the human
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Lisazj1
Good Lord, Fixer and Zed are going to be the death of me! This one was damn brutal but completely worth it in the end. Love them all (view spoiler), so much!

Got to know what happens next! *dustcloud*
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Kaje Harper
Jul 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As the book opens, Zander and Felix have worked past some of the issues that came between them in the last installment. They are solid, looking forward, although Zander's role as Emissary for the Guardians, the mysterious and most powerful race in the galaxy, has unwanted repercussions. Not only are there cultists following him, but the appearance of a new, possibly hostile galactic race puts him in the thick of first contact. To make it harder, the warlike stin, against whom the war they both f ...more
Kit (Metaphors and Moonlight)
4.5 Stars

Review:
Oh these poor, poor characters (or maybe poor, poor Felix is more accurate). Every time it seems like things are getting better and they're gonna get a break from all the problems, things just spiral down again. It gave me this really weird mixture of feeling awful for them and feeling happy because that's exactly the kind of thing I like to read.

Anyway... the reasons I loved this book. For one thing, just like all the others, it had a great plot but also lovable and realistic ch
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Natalia
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
4.5 stars
AliciaJ
I knew it was gonna be good, and I was so right! I love it when I'm right. Can't wait for the next one. ...more
Maria Rose
Inversion Point is the fourth story in what to date has been a really exciting and original sci-fi space opera romance series. With the same two main characters being featured in each book, you’d think that by now it would start to feel a little familiar and possibly a tad boring. But no! With fresh and inventive plot ideas and galactic peace on the line, this latest is just as much fun as the previous entries. Felix and Zander have had a pretty rocky relationship, but at the end of the last boo ...more
Harshini
Oct 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Perfect mix of great plot sci fi great characters & angst
Ulysses Dietz
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Inversion Point (Chaos Station Book four)
By Jenn Burke and Kelly Jensen
Carina Press, 2016
Five stars

“Fluffy yellow partner-unit.”

This series (I’m on the fourth of five books) just gets better—or at least stays as good as it’s been since “Chaos Station,” book one. Felix Ingesson, known as Fix or Fixer to his crew, but as Flick to Zed—Zander Anatolius, his lover and best friend—is back. He is as annoying as ever, but happy to be on the road (or however one describes that in space—“in the black” I
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Online Eccentric Librarian
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I really have fallen completely in love with this series. The authors have lovingly crafted a strong science fiction story replete with heart-pounding adventure and interesting worldbuilding. Yet they have also stayed true to the characters in the process. The result is a group of people that we want to follow long after the romance aspect was taken care of in the first book. Remarkably, the action continues to ratche
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Vanessa theJeepDiva
Four books into the Chaos Station series and it seems like Zander and Felix just can’t catch a break. Zander’s role as emissary to the still mysterious Guardians has him introducing a new alien species to the Ashushk’s, Stin, and his fellow humans. All of this is supposed to take place aboard an AEF ship that won’t even acknowledge the Chaos and its crew. To add even more tension to an already stressed situation the ambassador that they must work directly with is Felix’s ex-boyfriend, his first ...more
Diane Dannenfeldt
Okay first off, I am saddened to hear that Phase Shift is the last book in this series. With it being the last book I hope that we get more on the Guardians, or maybe I will never find out what they look like, where their home is, etc. But that's okay if we don't. This was another great addition to this series. What happened to Felix was heart breaking. What then happened was awesome. I'm glad to see that Zed & Felix finally worked out their issues and now fully understand that they truly love e ...more
Em
Feb 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm
I can't even begin to describe how much I love this series, it's just so frickin' awesome! I'm someone who has always tended to shy away from Sci-Fi books, it's never been a genre I was interested in. A spur of the moment decision made me give Chaos Station a shot and boy do I not regret it one bit. I fell in love with everything about the 1st book and things just got better and better after each progressive book.

I held off on reading Inversion Point until Phase Shift had been released because I
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Paul
Dec 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review
Another excellent instalment of the Chaos Station series. It's just good fun. ...more
llv
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 4.5 stars
I think this my favorite in the series so far. While I wouldn’t say it was the best science fiction story I ever read, it was highly enjoyable and didn’t bog me down with a lot of technical jargon that is prevalent in many sci-fi stories. There were definitely some scenes that I could really visualize and thought they could be done well in a movie.

I liked Felix a lot better in this installment of the Chaos series more than I did in the others. He got some help and while still pr
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Eileen Griffin
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Yet another fantastic installment in the Chaos Series by Kelly Jensen and Jenn Burke. Each time I pick up one of these books, I have high hopes that Jensen and Burke will take my advice and pen 300 pages of Felix and Zed happily vacationing on a tropical island with nothing to do except laze around, frolic in the water, tinker with some electronics (Felix) and read some books (Zed), and have lots and lots of hot and heavy man-sex. Alas, my pleas have yet again fallen on deaf ears, even though I ...more
Curtis
Felix was certainly more than glad to get Zander back after he died. And he never expected that things would suddenly be normal for the two of them. But everything just gets more and more complicated by the day. For one, there's a cult that apparently worships Zander now intent on following them all around the galaxy. It's not just an annoyance; it's actually get in the way of them completing jobs. And a new species has emerged, potentially triggering a war when they destroy a probe belonging to ...more
Joyfully Jay
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sue
A Joyfully Jay review.

5 stars


Inversion Point is another fantastic addition to the Chaos Station series. These books really must be read in order to fully understand the multi layered plot lines and extensive characterizations. At the beginning of Inversion Point, the relationship between Zander and Felix is stronger than ever. Zander has settled into his role as Emissary for the Guardians and Felix has begun to deal with some of the complex emotional baggage he’s carried since the war. But a su
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Teresa
****Reviewed for Prism Book Alliance®****

Ms. Burke and Ms. Jensen knocked it out of the park with Inversion Point! I loved everything about it, including the book cover! We were given action, wit, dire straits, drama and love. And in a creative new species, old enemies, past lovers and a fanatical cult to an already fabulous crew and you can’t help but have a wild ride.

Felix and Zander’s relationship is floundering but they aren’t sure why – they both love each other more than everything but sel
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Shymsal
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another well-written and fast reading addition to this strong series. Felix and Zander are great together, despite the occasional angsty moment - and with the life they've led I think they're due a little angst. (At least this time it WAS only a little angst.) Maybe soon they'll both accept their relationship is solid.

Burke and Jensen's aliens are one of the best parts of their world-building. The huge puppy-crystal aliens were so very cool and different. I can't wait to see more of them! Qek an
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Karen
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I thought Felix & Zander had already hit their breaking points by now, but the authors manage to surprise me with each installment, pushing our heroes a little bit further past what we think they can handle.

While it's hard to watch them hurt (again!), I like how it makes F&Z confront difficult issues and how it end up strengthening their bond. Theirs isn't an easy relationship. Finding each other again was just the beginning. Now we have the hard part - sticking with it when it gets tough - when
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Buzz H.
Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another very strong sequel in the Chaos Station series. If you've enjoyed the others I cannot imagine that you would not like this one as well. ...more
⚣Michaelle⚣
4.3 Stars

I adore how some of this reminds me of the best parts of Deep Space Nine and Babylon 5 without having to blatantly rip-off plot points or story-lines because the books remain original, have distinct feels that set them apart. And I adore Felix & Zed together; that mental connection is probably gonna take a whole helluva lot to get used to...can't wait to see how they deal with it!!
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Sunny
4.5

Loved this story, especially all the techie stuff, and the new contact with resonance. So cool. Intense, great pacing, I was hooked.

The MCs' relationship development slower than I'd like after all this time, but it's good, and I love them together.
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Yvonne
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Gut wrenching emotions abound, which seems to be a hallmark of this series.
ElmoVsBibo2.0
Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This one was a little slow going and a lot about politics. But it was none the less a great read and I'm just in love with Flick and Zed and the whole Crew of the Chaos. And now Theo. :) ...more
Christi Snow
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
My Review:
Every time i go into reading one of these books from this series, I think...'okay, the authors can't keep up that kind of intensity. This one will be easier for my heart.' But nope, every single time, they tear out my heart before putting it back together again. Kudos to the authors because I LOVE how they do that to me.

In this book, Zed, Felix, and the crew of the Chaos are having to do an errand for the Guardians. The errand Zed was saved for...he's the emissary in charge of communi
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