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Static Ruin

(Voidwitch Saga #3)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  199 ratings  ·  41 reviews
She killed the man who trained her. She killed the fleet that came for her. She killed the planet that caged her. Now she must confront her father.

Mars Xi is on the run, a bounty on her head and a kill count on her conscience. All she has left are her mutant cat Ocho and her fellow human weapon Pale, a young boy wracked by seizures who can kill with a thought. She needs hi
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Published November 6th 2018 by
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Nov 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-read, novella
3.5 stars

The least violent and gory of the three Voidwitch books, Static Ruin brings Mars full circle to find some measure of closure. It wasn't my favourite of the trilogy, but that said, it was still very good.

The series as a whole is an exciting piece of work that winds down nicely in this third installment, tying up loose ends while still leaving room to revisit these characters. White is
an author who shows a great deal of promise, and I will be sure to check out any future work.
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-the-book
This series is highly recommendable! Its so heavy on the action and death but also very much focussed on emotion. The main character is fierce and raw how she reacts on her emotions. There is so much destruction and the feelings are all over the place! I loved this ride, it was precious and I'm glad I picked it up. If you like the idea of a fast paced and gorey space action then read it!!!
Jan 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Conclusión de esta brutalerrima trilogía de novelas cortas. Brutal sobre todo en el termino mas literal, porque "mas bruta que un arado" es la protagonista Mars Xi. Si bien la anterior es la mas ida de la olla de las 3 partes en cuanto a ultraviolencia extrema y a mezclar la space opera con el WiP, este epilogo es mas calmado por ser la catarsis de Mariam con su origen, pasado y presente. La observación del yo desde la contemplación del creador. Los consabidos daddy issues de quien es un experim ...more
Feb 10, 2018 marked it as anti-library
Nov 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
A solid end cap to the series.
Holly (The Grimdragon)
Releases 11.6.18.

"It hurts so fucking much. I don't know how many times I can lose you."

You may remember that I did an interview with author Corey J. White this past summer. If not, please check it out on the blog! I asked him if we could possibly expect a full-length prequel novel because I'm just not ready to say goodbye to Mars yet. Unfortunately, it sounds like the story of Mariam Xi is done. We are so fucking lucky to have her in these books though. She is such an incredible character! I me
I need this so ridiculously badly that it hurts. hoping for a physical copy like my other two but no bookseller can give me an answer 😭
Quick Summary:

Mars can kill you with her mind. She escaped a lab where she was raised as a psychic supersoldier, which left her with terrifying capabilities, a fierce sense of independence, a deficit of trust and an vertically modified cat. She’s spent her life on the run, but her past are catching up with her. To discover the truth and defeat her pursuers, she’ll have to stare into the abyss and find the secrets of her past, her future, and her terrifying potential. Now that she’s reduced her e
Neko Neha (BiblioNyan)
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Static Ruin by Corey J. White is the final novella in the science-fiction, space opera, galactic empire series, Voidwitch Saga. I’m a bit sad writing this review because I know that this is the end of a serial that I had grown immensely fond of. Now that I am finished, I can safely say that this is hands-down one of the best sci-fi narratives that I’ve read all bloody year.

Static Ruin follows the main character Mars Xi as she returns to her roots and comes full circle with the events from Killin
Jan 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
This was actually probably the best of the Voidwitch Saga books. Mary Sue err- Mars actually has some normal human emotions in this story! ...and still destroys anyone and everyone who gets in her way. The series ties itself up pretty neatly and all of Mars' family drama is settled and dealt with.

All of these books are short reads, Goodreads says this is 200-some pages, but it feels more like a hundred. If you want a fast Mary Sue science fiction story these books will get the job done.

And now
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Paige Belfield
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Static Ruin took a completely different tone to the previous two books. There was a more personal slow-burn style of pressing urgency as opposed to the fast paced, gory anger and vengeance. It was the perfect way to end the trilogy, and I was left really satisfied as to how everything turned out.
3.5 stars
Jul 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Timandra Whitecastle
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
No, I’m not crying, you are!
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The third book in the trilogy, a total delight.

As usual with my reviews, please first read the publisher’s blurb/summary of the book. Thank you.

Mars continues her quest to find who she is, where she comes from, and why. The places and characters are fully rendered, with motives and personalities, all living in a wonderful mostly-hard-science universe.

Corey White clearly loves his characters here, and imbues them with life, strength, motives and flaws.

Mars' heart is both pure and sometimes crue
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes you want something deeply, yet simultaneously, you do not want to get to the point where you have to deal with it. So, you avoid it, and it pulls you in two directions on the inside and drives you crazy.

Mars wants to find her father, yet the fear and anxiety that the mere thought of doing so gives her makes her drag her feet and avoid it as much as possible. Doing this while being the most wanted fugitive in the galaxy is no easy feat. Being a mass murdering void witch weighs heavily o
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, arc, blown-away
I'm done but I so wish there was more.

Starting out where Void Black Shadow ended, Mars is out to track down the man responsible for her entire horrendous existence, her father Marius Teo. Setting out in hopes of helping Pale overcome the horrible things done to him while in the care of MEPHISTO, they head to Teo's last known location, only to find he has been gone for years. Setting out on a journey to the ends of the universe adn encountering many roadblocks along the way, Mars will do whatever
Nov 28, 2018 rated it liked it
These are I think well written, but missing on logic in a couple of places.
Mars is really hard to like, and I have trouble buying into her being apparently infinitely powerful. She can kill with her mind, destroy capital level warships with her mind, change the orbit of small moons with her mind. She doesn't really seem to be bothered by killing people...she drops a moon on a city killing 300,000.
The good news is spreading this over three novellas allowed me to finish. I don't think I could
Maria Haskins
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A hugely satisfying third instalment in the Voidwitch Saga. In this story we careen through the universe with Mars, Ocho, and Pale, and it is a story that is packed full of action and emotion from the get-go. I love how Mars's backstory pays off in spades in this book as we find out where, and who, she came from. Deception and betrayal, loyalty and love - the relationships between the characters and Mars's amazing voidwitch powers kept me turning the pages ever faster. This trilogy is a must-rea ...more
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
Conclusion of the Voidwitch trilogy

Static Ruin ends the Voidwitch trilogy. Amazingly good series of books about a genetically engineered woman and her battles against the Empire in her attempt to be free. I tend to read these types of books with an eye toward what might happen to them as movies. These books are almost designed for film and special effects. No idea if they've been optioned, but they should be.
Shhhhh Ahhhhh
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book. This went in a startling plot direction but I thought it was also very consistent. The author definitely rounded out the trilogy, left us with all of our most pressing questions answered, and managed to be entertaining besides. Great series. Do recommend.

Also, this author's writing is beautiful.

Also, I didn't realize the cat was a space witch's familiar gag until this book.
Chris Smrke
Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great finale

The VoidWitch saga has been a thoroughly enjoyable read from beginning to end, culminating in this final chapter. Mars is now on a personal hunt - chased across the galaxy.

She must find a way to escape the fame and notoriety she has picked up in her travels or be a fugitive forever.
Jan 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf-fantasy
Mars catches up to her dad at last (not that it does her much good) amid further massive slaughter, then fakes her own death in a way that would fool a real forensics expert for about ten seconds. Still plenty of action—interspersed with tears—but reads like the author was losing steam and just wanted to bring the series to a close.
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
A mostly satisfying finish of the story of Mariam "Mars" Xi! I'm so glad I picked up books 2 & 3 just after this third book was released. So much love for Mars & all her friends (though I guess there aren't many). Not sure if there will be more in this story or if it will stay a trilogy of novellas, but I wouldn't mind a full- length novel!
This series has been a rollicking good time from start to finish, and I'm not sorry that it will likely be my last (or near-to-last) novella for 2018. And yes, I needed that goddamn perfect final scene with my space darling, Ocho.
Joe Crow
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Felt a little fast, but I suppose that fits with the first two books. Very much a pedal to the metal kinda book sequence. Good to see the weight of all the mega-killage starting to show itself on our hero, too. A good closer for the sequence.
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These books were so fun, and the conclusion was ridiculously satisfying. The world needs more spacewitches, and more novellas.
Steve Nixon
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A fitting end to the trilogy. Slower and more poised than the fast moving second book, but no worse for it. Short and punchy. A great read
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