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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1094 comments Leviathan Wakes
Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse, #1) by James S.A. Corey

GR summary:
Humanity has colonized the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond - but the stars are still out of our reach.

Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, the Scopuli, they find themselves in possession of a secret they never wanted. A secret that someone is willing to kill for - and kill on a scale unfathomable to Jim and his crew. War is brewing in the system unless he can find out who left the ship and why.

Detective Miller is looking for a girl. One girl in a system of billions, but her parents have money and money talks. When the trail leads him to the Scopuli and rebel sympathizer Holden, he realizes that this girl may be the key to everything.

Holden and Miller must thread the needle between the Earth government, the Outer Planet revolutionaries, and secretive corporations - and the odds are against them. But out in the Belt, the rules are different, and one small ship can change the fate of the universe.


I read this for my 2017 Topic Discard Challenge, a book not set on Earth. This book was a big bundle of "meh" for me. Nothing about it stood out or was memorable. It wasn't bad, it just didn't stick for me. I found myself forgetting things nearly instantly. It's a shame, because a lot of my friends seem to love this series, and I was hoping to find something in this I would enjoy as well.

3/5


Jess | 12 comments I kind of agreed - I found it picked up a lot late in the book (oh, maybe page 300 or so), and actually watching some of the series really helped me to get into it, giving me some visuals to imagine the story with, but overall - it was fine, I didn't hate it, but the characters were a little flat and I didn't find the story as compelling as I wanted to.

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