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(Sirantha Jax #2)

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Sirantha Jax doesn’t take chances… she jumps at them…

Sirantha Jax is a “Jumper,” a woman who possesses the unique genetic makeup needed to navigate faster than light ships through grimspace. Jax has worked for the Farwan Corporation her entire career. But now the word’s out that the Corp deliberately crashed a passenger ship, and their stranglehold on intergalactic commerc
Mass Market Paperback, 312 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Ace Berkley Penguin (first published August 1st 2008)
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✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Humans. Aliens. Kick ass jumpers. Aggravating theta waves hunks. The whole universe.
BR with my MacHalo Freaks Shelly & Jaime starting next week. No wait. Make that yesterday (view spoiler).

See this girl right there ↑↑↑? This is the fangirl in me right now. And you should consider your dear little selves blessed by Mother Mary of Anabolic Grace at the moment. You know, roll over, thank your lucky stars and all that. Because given this poor fangirl's pitiful state, you won't be getting the OM
Sh3lly (
Ok, I wasn't going to write this until tomorrow, but then I was just laying in bed thinking about it, so might as well...


A lot happened in Wanderlust. I don't like to summarize books and usually just talk about my feelings and what I liked/didn't like. The basic plot of this is Jax and her rag-tag crew go off on a couple of diplomatic missions - and all hell breaks loose (as it typically does when Jax is around). So, first: what I liked.

Vel - He is my favorite character. I love hi
Jul 24, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Robin (Bridge Four)
Buddy read with some of the more impatient and OCD MacHalo Girls , Sh3lly and Liz. Some of the other MacHalo girls will follow next week.
Sometimes the truth doesn’t set you free; it just presents a different set of problems

I completely fell in love with Sirantha Jax in Grimspace and totally dived headfirst into Wanderlust expecting that love to grow and bloom for Jax into something of epic proportions. The only problem is that most of the things that I found so fantastic about her before te
Liz* Fashionably Late
Actual Rating: 4.5

BR with the MacHalo Ladies NO ONE because it's every man for himself now!

Disclaimer: if you haven't read the first book, I won't spoil you a thing but I WILL hit you with a stick because this series is fantastic.

I am the fucking butterfly, causing ripples everywhere I go.

If Wanderlust had a real challenge this week was to prove itself as good as Grimspace. While its predecessor introduced us in a new world with amazing characters, Wanderlust was about the beginning of a dange
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
I lost interest in this sci fi action/adventure about halfway through, when the relationship angst got added to all the other stress and problems that were going on. A peek at the end (I know, I'm sorry, mea culpa) let me know that pretty much all of Jax's problems continue past the end of this volume in the series. The first book was a fun romp, but this one just didn't do it for me.

2 1/2 stars.
Apr 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
3.5 that I'm rounding up. These aren't particularly great books, but they are entertaining. The action is always on the move and I do like Sirantha (though occasionally want to shout at her). Very curious about some dangling threads left in this one.
Prediction: An all out binge read of this series. All weekend.

Because it's soooooooo good!

The tone of this book is noticeably different from that of the first. I get that this is a filler book (so, bring on book III!) but TBH, I did quite a lot of skimming. That's not to say that it was bad at all, just different.

Most of this is going to be spoilery, because I totally need a character rant.

Jax is quieter in this book. She is worried, and that worry certainly tones down her badassery. She made
Jen Davis
Oct 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
This series is just… So… Good. Ann Aguirre continues to rock my socks off with this sci-fi story, with her multi-dimensional characters, amazing worldbuilding, and emotional whammies I never saw coming. These book are just flat out fantastic. And if you haven’t read them already, you should stop reading this review right now and go “one-click” these bad boys straight to your e-reader. Then get comfortable, because you are not going to want to stop reading.

All that being said, I didn’t l
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
The Flooze
Jan 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
This probably ends up just slightly under 3 stars for me. I feel kind of 'meh' about this book. It's definitely a bridge book, so I'll try to forgive it a lot, but I feel like this book could have been less than half the length and still accomplished everything it wanted. There was no real climax, and based on the first glance at Doubleblind the story picks up right where it left off.

I loved the new additions to the crew, Jael and Hit are fantastic. Vel is also pretty awesome, a great friend, an
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I loved it!!! The addition of Jael and Hit were perfect. I had all kinds of feels while reading it. My only gripe is that it didn't have a solid ending. It felt like the end of a chapter instead of a book. I need to go buy book 3 now.
Apr 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: vaginal-sf, sci-fi
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!
Ally Bishop
Oct 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
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Vicky (the Blowtorch-Wielding OotCDCB™)
I loved the first book in this series and was incredibly excited to start Wanderlust. Now I'm really happy that RL got in the way of my plans for a binge-read and I ended up putting it on hold.

You see, my friends and fellow buddy readers did go on with it and when they got to book 5 this and this happened. Uh-oh! I was waiting to see if there was any possibility of redemption for the final book of the series, but then this and this happened.

There's no way I'm going there. I've decided to regar
Jun 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
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
CJ - It's only a Paper Moon
Sep 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to CJ - It's only a Paper Moon 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.

After absolutely falling in love with this world and these characters when I read Grimspace I couldn't wait to dive into Wanderlust. It's not often I find a series as addictive as this one and I'm happy that the second book continued that trend, I wouldn't say this was quite as good as the first book but it wasn't far off it and I'm still incredibly excited about reading the rest of the series. Where Grimspace was full of action and humour Wanderlust takes a darker turn, it still had it's humoro ...more
Apr 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: sci-fi, action lovers
“Sirantha Jax doesn’t take chances… she jumps at them“
I was eager to read “Wanderlust” because I liked “Grimspace”. I wanted more Jax, more March, and more surprises about how the crash of Corp will affect them and the world around. Although “Wanderlust” was not quite as good as the first book in the series, I found the same intriguing characters (I really adored them in “Grimspace”), and a skillfully constructed world that continues to surprise me. I enjoyed the action, suspense, adventures an
Nov 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
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
Cheryl La Pa
Loved it! I am so rapt with this series. Wanderlust is more sombre than Grimspace, but it has much more depth. We get to know the characters better and are introduced to a few new ones. Jax is having a tough time - she is feeling rundown, emotionally vulnerable and it seems as though everyone is after her. Her team help her through it all - and what a mixed bag they are. I love them all! (Vel is my favourite). We don't see a lot of March, but he makes an impression when he does show up. Can't wa ...more
Feb 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010, sci-fi
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
Milda Page Runner
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Milda by: Giedre
Highly entertaining read. Plot is fast paced and full of edge of the seat action just like in the first book. Some of the action scenes reminded me of Aliens and Pitch Black – so if you enjoyed these movies I think you’d love this book as much as I did.
Romantic subplot - not so much. It became too melodramatic for my taste. With so much going on and lives at stake adding love drama wasn’t necessary imo. Hence the 4 stars.
But the beauty of fast paced plot – events evolve too fast to linger on ne
Nov 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: scifi, space-opera
What a challenge: could Wanderlust prove itself better or at least equal to Grimspace? For me it almost got there. After the first book introduced us to a new world with amazing characters, Wanderlust seems a transition work as it is about the beginning of a dangerous journey for Jax, March and their motley crew. For me, it didn't work one hundred percent; still a great read. 3.5 stars.
May 29, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Jun 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: scifi
Sirantha Jax saved me...kind of. I was wandering in a funk, couldn't find anything to read that caught my interest until I happened to look at the scifi shelf and found Wanderlust waiting for just this moment. Sirantha is one badass...ummm, "jumper"? She mostly doesn't navigate spaceships in this one because most action takes place on the ground. She manages to get herself into some very tough situations, with aliens and other people trying to kill (or eat) her and her crew. Her crew is fantasti ...more
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Sirantha Jax (6 books)
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