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Most know Androma Racella as the Bloody Baroness a powerful mercenary whose reign of terror stretches across the Mirabel Galaxy To those aboard her glass starship Marauder however she's just Andi their friend and fearless leaderBut when a routine mission goes awry the Marauder's all girl crew is tested as they find themselves in a treacherous situation and at the mercy of a sadistic bounty hunter from Andi's pastMeanwhile across the galaxy a ruthless ruler waits in the shadows of the planet Xen Ptera biding her time to exact revenge for the destruction of her people The pieces of her deadly plan are about to fall into place unleashing a plot that will tear Mirabel in twoAndi and her crew embark on a dangerous soul testing journey that could restore order to their ship or just as easily start a war that will devour worlds As the Marauder hurtles toward the unknown and Mirabel hangs in the balance the only certainty is that in a galaxy run on lies and illusion no one can be trusted

10 thoughts on “Zenith

  1. says:

    So I received an arc of this and I just I just can'tIt's so stupid It's so badI was either cringing or laughing whilst reading this and only managed to get through 100 pages before I started skimmingThis is the flimsiest sci fi I've encountered It's laughableSpoilers ahoyThe world building is SO LAME People are constantly described with kooky features; red and white striped eyes webbed feeton someone who's evidently barefoot on a spaceship glowing eyes slitted nostrils horns covered in spikes??? and it's so stupid I assume they're all aliens? But why are their other features human? It's the laziest shit ever to just throw some random weird features on characters because you're in spaceOne of the main character has blue skin with scalesUh huh sureAnd the scales glowBut only when she's experiencing strong emotion?And they can burn so hot they burn through fleshI was literally laughing my ass off when I read that It's so fucking stupidAnd it's caused by a genetic mutation that came from radiation???Also weren't Andi's eyes glowing in the first Zenith thing? Did they remove that? LMAOAnd what's with the planets being treated as countries? Planets are HUGE are you fucking telling me several of these planets have ONE 1 leader? Fuck off That's not how it worksTheir stupid names kept being tossed about with no explanation as wellSpeaking of stupid names if you're gonna throw strange words in your dialogue at least explain what it isWhat the fuck is Moon Chew???No seriously what is it? And why can it kill you? Andi grimaced as Lira pulled out a hunk of Moon Chew and popped it into her mouth“That stuff can kill you you know” ??????I also find it absolutely hilarious that they completely removed their made up curse word 'fike' from the book LMAOOOUghhhhhhSo The MarauderIt's a deadly and delicious spaceship made of glass But not just any glass no it's impenetrable glass with a fancy name And even though it's impenetrable it's got metal shields to slip on when being shot at Why? Who knowsAnd yes it is actually referred to as 'deadly and delicious' in this bookJfc if your ship is described as being impenetrable?Isn't it impenetrable?Why does it need metal shields? This is so stupidIt's super easy to just take over as well It takes what a chapter for whoever the fuck's after them to board the ship and just take it??? Again; what are the fucking metal shields for???And while we're at it why THE FUCK does this huge spaceship only have a crew of four people? It takes WAY MORE than four people to run a spaceship Isn't that just common knowledge AND sense?And perhaps the stupidest thing about this fucking book why are the escape pods disabled when the ship gets hit by an EMP? The function of an escape pod is to use it to escape when the ship isn't working you fucking dipshitsAlso IDK if it's just me but a glass ship being hit by an EMP is just weird to me Shouldn't this supa speshul glass be able to block it? What is the purpose of building a ship out of this glass?Huh?What was that?Aesthetics? Sarah J Maas?Oh OKThe Bloody Baroness aka Androma RacellaFirst of all WHO?The Bloody Baroness is the stupidest name I've ever heardWhy 'baroness'? Is it from Harry Potter's bloody baron ghost dude???Whatever the reason it's ridiculous and you can't expect me to take her seriouslyEspecially because she's supposed to be this badass cold blooded killer yes? Then why is she such a wuss? Whenever we're in her POV she's just freaking out about everythingShe ANGSTS constantly and feels guilty about the people she's killedYet she kills them in a very brutal fashion and seems to enjoy itEven to the point of calling herself 'the Bloody Baroness'Consistency who? I don't know herAlso why does she have metal plates on her cheekbones?AND THEN THERE'S THE BEST PART;She is a space pirate Who fights people With katanas Electric Katanas She fights People Who Have Guns Guns With katanasShe also has white and purple hairEXCUSE ME?WHITEANDPURPLEIS SHE AN INUYASHA VILLAIN???I MEAN COME ONThis is a character that has white and purple hair debatable glowing eyes fucking metal plated cheekbones and fights with electric katanas and angsts about murder whilst also enjoying it??? Again; HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO TAKE THIS CHARACTER SERIOUSLY???OH and also at the end she is made a general aka leader of AN ENTIRE FUCKING PLANET ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?? SASHA LINDSAY STOPDextro Arezinsert laugh track hereWhen we're in his POV he mentions the moon he was left to die on at least once a pageHim and Andi used to be together? Is he the love interest? Who the fuck caresHe is as bland as stale breadHe's low budget space Wolverine????He keeps winkingStopLiraLira is blue she has blue fingers and is very blue with blue scales Moon Chew™ Uhh pilotOh she's blue don't cha knowGilly aka a Murder ChildHer personality is that she's a redhead and she is ruthless and a crybaby???She's played a lot of competitive overwatch and has got her golden guns?????Not allowed to say Bad Words but very much allowed to do Bad Things because logicBreckShe's a giant?That's itNor SolisOoooow the edge xXxPLOT TWIST SHE'S THE UEEN OF THE UNIVERSE PAINT MY PALACE IN BLOOD SO EDGY WOWFuck offSome Forgettable Prince Guy That They Rescue aka Vengeance Will Be Mine????PLOT TWISTSo lameThe PlotWhere is it? Did they lose it??? This book is so fucking boringThe writing Her stomach dropped to her toes B for BadIt's stupid It tries to be all epic and dramatic but really isn'tI don't know which parts are written by which authors but it's all really underwhelming and stupidAlso badVery very bad Her nightmares were like bloodstains Edgy It then says because they're impossible to get rid of which is not true Do they not get periods? Does vanish not exist? jokes aside this is a really stupid analogyAlso the dialogue is weird We need that Soleran ice mare who tried to eat Andi's throat with her teeth a few months ago Gilly said This is such a weird fucking sentence I don't know if they tried to make her seem immature?? It's still really fucking Bad This time it was so bright and so loud that it lit up the skies You are in space There are no skies and there is no sound FUcking dipshit oh my god AND THIS KEEPS HAPPENING Androma always runs until she finds a place to hide Well yes ??????We also have this gem She had always loved the stars Even as a child she'd dreamed of dancing among them But tonight she felt as if they were watching her waiting for her to fail Mocking little bastards Well they'd be sorely disappointed Is she delusional as well? Why is this here? Is it supposed to be ironic since she does fail in just a few pages? It's ridiculousWhat is mocking about stars? What is so different in this instance from any other? She says she's always loved them BUT BUT WHAT???? WHAT IS DIFFERENT?? THIS IS SO STUPID AAAAAAAJesus fucking christThis book never should've been published and you know itIt reads like a wattpad story definitely not something to be actually sold in stores oh my fucking godNo matter how you look at this it's fucking shit either the 'internet sensation' Sasha and her YT following got this picked up by a publisher or they genuinely thought this rushed garbage was actually worth publishingOne is likely than the other but still either way it's awfulThe majority of this book was written in six weeks according to the editor Lauren Smulski so that explains a lot?Listen I can't even spite read this shitYou know how there are books that are just so Bad that they become entertaining to read?Yeah this aint one of 'emThere's literally nothing here Which is surprising because I've seen on both authors YT channels that they are both very passionate about this book Where is that passion??? Where did it go???It certainly does not shine through to the final productOh and btw I do not give a single shit if Lindsay and Sasha are good people because this book is still garbage You shouldn't rate a book higher just because the author is nice The fact that I even need to state this is sadTo sum it all up; this book sucks and you should waste neither your time nor your money on itAlso there's going to be a seuel Hooray

  2. says:

    25 possibly? An author is not their book I am going to be honest whether I know the author or not Me critiuing a book is not a personal attack on the author no matter who they may be I am super proud of these ladies for getting BookTubers names on a published book whether I liked the book or not does not change that fact The audiobook was definitely the route to go with this one for me The story overall was entertaining and pretty enjoyable though a bit corny I had a few issues with the writing repetition conciseness and word choice being chief among them The story didn't need to be as long as it was nor did it need to have as many characters as it did but they were a fun group of girls who exhibited a great example of the strength of female friendship If you're apprehensive about trying this out maybe give the audiobook a go It was a great full cast audio and really helped to bring the story to life

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    Edit 47 After further reflection I've decided to drop my rating to 3 stars All of my previous likesdislikes of Zenith still stand but I feel 3 stars is a better representation of my positivesnegatives for this novel While there were so many things about Zenith that I enjoyed from an entertaining perspective the criticisms I have expressed below are present in my mind than I originally felt4 stars I really enjoyed Zenith High concept sci fi isn’t really my thing but as I’ve read sci fi in the last few months and have really enjoyed them something about Zenith definitely struck meCW murderdeath ptsd rapeMy favorite thing about Zenith was the plot I’ve always considered myself a plot based reader so if the story is adventurous suspenseful and high intensity it’s typically a great fit for me I really didn’t know much about it before diving in other than epic girl gang of space pirates which was enough to sell me so the progression of different plot points and twists and turns was always an exciting surprise The ending also caught me SUPER off guard; I was not expecting it at all and the cliffhanger finale leaves so much to be explored in book two and I am going WILD trying to anticipate where things go from hereI also really enjoyed the characters I am a sucker for an externally hard protagonist with a vulnerable side and an admirable dedication to the people she loves so I naturally fell in love with Andi I think Lira has to be my favorite character – I was nervous starting this story afraid her character arc would be confined to the dutiful second in command with no individuality but I was SO PLEASED to get her backstory and see her own story arise within Zenith The “best friend” in YA rarely gets their own perspective so that is one uniue element I loved about this story I also love Breck and Gilly though their characters are not explored as in depth as Andy or Lira and I do hope they receive page time in the seuel I particularly appreciated Gilly’s character as younger teens can sometimes be sidelined in YA 16 17 and 18 year olds always get the spotlight and I adore the idea that a 13 year old girl can defy all odds and be a badass on a spaceship Valen was another favorite of mine – similar to Andy he is rough around the edges but I fell in love with his soft side and am super excited to see the progression of his character arc from this point forward I have to say my least favorite character was Dex – I feel he tried to hard to fit the “snarky yet charming frustrating but loveable” YA love interest trope I think there’s hope for me to like him in the future but I couldn’t fall into the hype for him Also Alfie is an amazing addition to the story and I strongly desire a spin off where he is the protagonistAs this is a book with 6 different POVs I felt the shorter chapters complimented the various perspectives and made it easier to follow along I will say I wish the POVs were eual with Andi Lira and Dex dominating where Valen Nor and Klaren are much less freuent My favorite perspectives were of course Lira Andi and Valen with Dex being my least favorite While I now understand the importance of Klaren’s chapters after finishing I wish we had gotten out of her story because I spent a lot of her chapters wishing to go back to the present story specifically because there wasn’t enough of herI really enjoyed the writing of the story One element I noticed was how well choreographed the fight scenes were I felt the writing was descriptive and engaging yet kept the story focused on the present and was not distracting My biggest struggle with this story was the dialogue Interestingly enough I had fewer problems in the interactions between the Marauder crew Andi and Valen or virtually anyone else besides Dex There was something about scenes with him that felt almost too planned – One of my biggest pet peeves in literature is being able to tell when an author is writing dialogue as opposed to a character speaking naturally and I’m afraid that was a freuent feeling of mine while reading Zenith Of course this could just be the fact that Dex just irks me for some reason I have not yet Lindsay’s other works but I am aware this is Sasha’s debut and she has admitted to struggling with dialogue the most so while that is evident in the story it is definitely a skill that can be improved upon If I have one final critiue I’m confident this book could have been condensed to be shorter Edit 47 There are SO many simultaneous plot lines that the story dragged at some points because there were so many story arcs to keep track of While I enjoyed my time reading it was a dense read which caused me to take a break and read a lighter book which I’ve never done before in order to sort of “reset” myself to stay engaged with the story Edit 47 My engagement with the story was definitely another issue I experienced and I feel if the book had been edited down I would have fallen into the novel much easier Overall I really enjoyed Zenith It was the type of entertaining high intensity sci fi novel I love to read I will definitely be reading book two I received a free copy of this book from Harluin Teen at Book Expo 2017 I had no obligation to review this book and all opinions are my own

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    Thanks NetGalley for the eARC All opinions are my ownTrigger Warnings murder PTSD bad rep griefEDIT 200118 I’m not sure if I missed it but a rape subplot is in the final copy CLICK HERE TO GO OVER TO MY BLOG WHERE THIS REVIEW AND OTHERS ARE FEATUREDR A M B L EHere’s the thing I knew Zenith wasn’t going to be the book for me I knew it in my soul I had read the small snippet that was released last year I hated it At first I was shocked because it was pretty good on my first read through However the I sat on it the I hated it This 500 page copy of Zenith was somehow worse than those first 62 pages that were releasedI have never been so bored reading a book Nothing happens These characters are dull and our main character Androma Andi is so fucking boring I’m going to talk about this later in this review but it is insane what an unmemorable character she wasIt felt like Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings tried too hard to turn Zenith into something it wasn’t Filled with a ridiculous amount of POV chapters I feel the story was lost within side plots that did not add to the story in any way I also believe that the duo tried to create a story that would be similar to the YA favourite Six of Crows and Throne of Glass I found myself picking up on many similarities throughout the 500 page novel and wanting to roll my eyesNot even that but simply the overwhelming fact that the writing style was boring It was clear that one part of the novel had been heavily edited than the second half It was also incredibly clear that this book was written by two authors In my opinion the duo’s writing styles didn’t flow together and left this particular version of the book feeling clunky The flow was truly off with the pair focusing on scenes that added useless information to the story rather than the main plotIt wasn’t even that actually The first part of the book the original 62 pages had been edited to have a sort of flowery style of writing It was confusing and unnecessary the amount of metaphors and similes that had been thrown into this book None of which really made sense However that style of writing basically completely stops out of nowhere and it becomes incredibly messy I know this is an eARC but I found several mistakes throughout and repeats of words and phrases I definitely couldn’t stand the fact that you were told Andi’s backstory every fifty or so pages It was frustrating because purely because this book could have been 300 pages shorter and still delivered the same plotI also uickly want to mention the girls inclusion of PTSD As someone who has PTSD I found their attempt at representing it through their main character laughable It wasn’t good It was clunky and thrown in when it best suited them It didn’t add to the character and it wasn’t mentioned until convenient In no way did Andi come across as someone who was struggling with PTSD It actually incredibly frustrated me Sure there are many types of PTSD but in the case of this particular book it wasn’t displayed accurately The girls would have been better to just drop that entire piece of the bookP L O TPlot is a funny word to use in regards to this book Mainly because for 490 pages nothing happens I truly wish I was kidding The excitement and climax of the book happens just seconds off you ending the book It felt sloppy it felt like it wasn’t edited and boy did it feel rushed It felt as if the authors had a deadline to meet and where throwing every cliche on paper in order to get their book in It was frustrating to readThe primary plot of this is that the Bloody Baroness this nickname is a joke and I’ll talk about it in my characters section has been recruited by a man who hates her to rescue his son with a man she tried to kill Really there are so many other YA stories where this is executed much better This particular mission is accomplished within 40% of the book The characters have retrieved him successfully For 50% we get to watch every other fuck around and have a ridiculous amount of POV chaptersI wish I was kidding about the POV chapters There were at least 6 POV chapters One takes place in the past three are people on the ship one is the evil ueen and one is the guy who is being rescued A ridiculous amount and many of which could have been taken out We really only needed the main character’s perspective and this book could have been so much shorterC H A R A C T E R SThere are so many pointless fucking characters in Zenith I apologise for the language that is about to arise but I’m getting mad just remembering this book There’s the crew on the Marauder all women space pirates which sounds awesome but trust me I’m not There’s like a 12 year old murderer Lira and a giantess? I have no idea honestly They were made clearly not important or relevant to have a backstory The only character who gets a POV chapter is Lira a perspective that really wasn’t needed to add to the storyFor this section I only want to talk about Androma because I have a lot to say and this review is already longer than my usual There are characters like Dex who I liked better Nor who was an evil bitch that I wanted to murder everyone and Valen who was useless#A N D R O M A R A C E L L ALets get into this Hello Androma Racella an attempt at both Celaena Sardothien and Kaz Brekker A terrible attempt It doesn’t matter if you only like Throne of Glass or Six of Crows you will cringe at this clear attempt at trying to be like your favourite characters I truly have never read a unimpressive character in a fantasy novel I have never been bored in a fantasy novel either However Andi’s perspective had to be some of the most boring everI want to start off with my first major hate for the scary and fearless main character The fact that she is not this big amazing character that we are meant to believe She is feared throughout the galaxies and the authors have described her as ruthless time and time again This is so incorrect With a title like the Bloody Baroness you don’t expect a character to take time to mark each death on her blade and mourn the deaths under her blade It was truly pathetic honestly She thinks she’s a monster but she continues to kill and enjoy it? Her character was a contradiction that didn’t make sense I ranted about this in my part one review of the novella It seems that it wasn’t changed when they forced this book to hit 500 pages seriously Andi isn’t interesting enough to be worth 100 pagesShe also treats everyone like shit From her crew who she is meant to love to her ex boyfriend Which was a romance that led to nothing Throughout the entire book you are seeing Andi and her ex Dex flirt and kind of grow their feelings as they learn what happened before the big betrayal It leads to nothing They ultimately go ‘well we had our chance lmao nice knowing you’ and I’m like are you fucking serious?This book is a whole lot of nothing The characters are a whole lot of nothing The ultimate thing accomplished throughout this book isyou guessed it nothing 500 pages of shitty characters and nothing I’m going insane even thinking about this book oh my God someone stop me from ripping my hair outO V E R A L LOverall this isn’t a book you need to read on release day or week If you still want to read it I would recommend waiting for it to come down in price because it is not worth the hype It is truly a let down and I wasn’t expecting anything at all I truly can’t even put into words how much I recommend you don’t waste your time with this book It’s boring and nothing happens I mean look at the Goodreads rating on it It’s damn lowI really just keep getting mad about this book This may sit under All The Bright Places and Caraval for most hated book by me ever I really tried to be nice throughout this review but the I typed the angrier I got that I spent 5 hours reading this load of shit when I could have done absolutely anything else in the world

  5. says:

    FULL REVIEW WITH RECEIPTS NOW POSTED god this is a mess I don't even know where to start With the honestly awful writing? The boring and poorly written characters? the predictable plot? I just don't know it's all a mess the concept is fine the execution is terrible Thus this review may be rambly I'm so sorrystandard disclaimer I didn't reuest an arc of this book so I could trash it I didn't even go into this with bad expectations I've genuinely enjoyed Sasha's youtube in the past and I genuinely enjoy sci fi and I wanted to genuinely read this to give it an honest opinion like I would any other book that being said I honestly just think this book is kinda terrible and I actually feel a little sorry for people who spent money on it The main problem with this book is it's so badly written full of cliche lines and awkward sentences it's impossible to read it and take it seriously I don't know what happened here did this book not even get edited?? Some examples First we have stuff that's just awkward andor doesn't make sense Everyone became a number in the end Valen was 306 Deep in the belly of hell incarnatedeep in the belly of hell incarnate it just do you see it's just AWKWARD That line could have been made so much less awkward It doesn't even make sensewhy do you insist on ruining my beauty sleep she said in her fluid little voice HER FLUID LITTLE VOICE ?death filled the void left behind THIS DOES NOT MAKE SENSEThere's a lot of references to demonshell and stuff like that which feels really forced and fake deep like a demon emerging from hell she was an angel of darkness come to him in the pits of hell Androma Racella wasn't an angel she was death incarnate another awkward use of incarnate There is also lots of cat references she was angry as a wet feline hissing and spitting like cats thrown into watera gruesome creature Darai was ALSO what I'm talking about this so clearly is poor grammar why is this not edited it felt as if the weight of a thousand boulders were all forced into it seeking to torment her endlessly what lol ? So there's one bit where a character says you dare to approach me in my private uarters? What is the meaning of this? AND THEN NOT EVEN HALF A PAGE LATER What is the meaning of this you dare to speak to me? Like this is what I'm talking about HOW does no editor pick this up and go hmm maybe we should use a different line here then we have cliche lines or things that are out of placeFirst of all we're introduced to a character who's 'tagline' is vengeance will be mine It's such a cliche line and it's said NO LESS THEN FOUR TIMES in the first 3 page chapter THATS TOO MUCH And worse every time he appears I need to hear him say this line and urgh Dex sighed Use your words Use your words just feels so weird for aliens to be using but maybe thats me being nitpickywe can do this the easy way or the hard way UM is there any greater clichePERHAPS MY FAVOURITE HOPE IS A RAGING ASSHOLE WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN WHAT JGKFJGKgross romance linesfirst of all this book is so painfully straight it hurts like even the fucking AI end up in a mf relationship In her place stood the warrior he'd trained and hardened into something devilishly delicious DEVILISHLY DELICIOUS DJFHDSJFHSKJDYou were always one for theatrics Androma My bitter little ballerina I am not and never will be yours We'll see about that Hmm yes romanticthen he lurched forward and in one sweeping movement mashed his lips up against hers ah gross sounds gross was gross because it was OBVIOUSLY NOT CONSENSUAL Non Con kiss was never discussed againhis lithe muscles on display explain to me how muscles are litheSO CAN YOU SEE I AM NOT JOKING ABOUT THE WRITING and truly I have just chosen out the smallest sample There are so many awkward cliche badly worded and non sensical lines The overuse of similes all of which are inelegant and awkward comparisons just made me cringe AND I DONT KNOW WHO'S FAULT THIS IS Because maybe it's the authors but maybe it's the editors? Writing aside there's nothing compelling about the characters or plot either Androma is introduced as The Bloody Baroness she's supposedly ruthless and deadly and a notorious space criminal Androma spends half her time killing people and the other half reflecting on how she's such a monster and so awful and regrets everything It feels like she's supposed to be Kaz Brekker and Caelana Sardothien in one but it DOESN'T WORK Her character arc needed to be so much tight to actually make me understand the development because as it stands I don't know if I'm supposed to think of Androma as a sympathetic character fallen into bad circumstances or a ruthless trained killerThe love interest Dex is so flat and I literally could not name you one character trait he possesses he is literally given ZERO DEPTH The only bit ofhim I claim if when he allows the girls to paint his nails and he's pretty chill with it which was kinda coolThe crew also needed depth and work Breck Gilly and Lira have a fun dynamic together but no individual depth Gilly giggles and shoots people Breck is just there Lira is an alien and she loves her crew and there's some sort of backstory hinted at but we don't get much Breck is also drawn as a black woman in the character cards but there's literally nothing in the story that suggests she is black I DON'T EVEN REMEMBER THEM DESCRIBING HER AS BLACK That representation amounts to a big fat nothingOther rep I direct you to Amber's review for the PTSD rep which she describes as laughable So character wise I was let down There's nothing really compelling about any of them even in the villains are poorly fleshed out and never feel like a threat In fact nothing feels like a thread because the characters are so perfectly able so incredibly capable and deadly that there's never a threat None of them have any traits and certainly no flawsTHE PLOT IS SO BORING Nothing really happens and the actual escape effort all goes over in one chapter The rest is jusr the characters doing random things Floating aroundThe whole concept had potential and I would have loved if the objective of the characters was clearly layed out Though to be honest the plot is the least of my complains this book is not worth your money It's not even worth reading for a laugh because it's not even that it's funny in it's plainness It's just boring It's just so intensely mediocre I don't know what else to say It's boring and plain and brings nothing new to the table It utilises every cliche without making them exciting or interesting and is trying so hard to be marketable but falls so short I had to SET THE TIMER TO FORCE MYSELF TO READ THIS ARC whcih is not greatJust don't Even if you love female space saga's I promise you this isn't worth it Find something elseneedless to say I will not be continuing the series PLEASE talk to me in the comments about the uotes and assure me I'm not the only one who had to suffer reading themme this entire book

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    I am much elouent on camera than in writing so please click here for my full video review15 stars Random pointless italicized words Repeating sentence structure for EMPHASIS but ultimately failed Hope is a raging asshole wet feline she flashed him her teeth Bloody Baroness Whaboom schtick from the BacheloretteHere's the link again if you missed it the first time

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    FIRST like mentioned before thatYes I am friends with SashaNO I am not being paid to review thisand ALL THOUGHTS ARE MY OWN I am 23 years old and just because I am friends with the other means I will review it positively I have even spoken to Sasha before I started and told her I would be honest and OF COURSE she understands because she would do the sameTHAT SAID I did really enjoy this You can find out what my detailed thoughts are on an upcoming video Here is a sneak peakPOSITIVES the pace is incredible I love short chapters The characters each had uniue personalities and were interesting to comeREASON ITS NOT A 5 STAR I didn't connect with Andi the MC luckily she was not the only MC there's like 5 or 6 points of viewI just found her a bit moany and she kills people but doesn't want to but does it a lot kinda reminds me of MC in Lindsays other series I LOVE DEX NOR LIRA AND LON AND VALEN OMG VALENPS Lon is my boyfriend In my mind he is gay I love him

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    I'm so over books being published because of fame I get it that there's some work involved but it's so Ivanka Trump when people who are famous tell me in their high pitched fluttery voices I worked so hard just like everybody else to be successful and I'm like no You're successful because you worked hard at being famous Big Difference Not the other way around God I miss that time in our society when hard work could get you places instead of working hard to be famous first I think this precedent for publishers to just select people that have incredible social media pull is just eye gouging I missed that time when writers had to do that thing what was it called again? oh yeah Write a good book

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    Watch my full video review here

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    “We’ll have to move uickly once we get inside No than forty minutes”“Plenty of time to raise hell” Gilly said We are raised with the common precept of Don't judge a book by it's cover However in the very special case of Zenith I found myself telling myself Don't judge a book by it's author I took away from all the low ratings and the stigma against this book and I read it for what it was Did it work? YesDid it enable a five star rating? No The Story I am going to say this from the get go Zenith was not a bad book It had slightly predictive and overused elements to it but it was not bad I honestly think if this novel came out in the starting years of YA popularity it would have skyrocketed with all star ratings Unfortunately we are at 2017 and for a YA novel to catch the eyes and hearts of it's readers There needs to be a uniue and fresh element that makes readers want The tropes used in this book were used so many times before in Young Adult I felt sorry I wanted to snatch away the clichès because without that element it had so much potential Secondly the plot and overarching story line was very bland I do not know how to explain it other than when you go out for curry night and you're looking forward to all the beautiful spices and exotic flavors and you reach the damn place and they're closed for renovation purposes The writing didn't evoke as many emotions as I would have liked it too and there was little to no climax I am going to address the teeny tiny elephant in the room A lot of the reviews coming off from this novel focuses on how Sasha Alsberg is a co author of this book I used to and still watch her booktube channel when I get time but this should have nothing to do with my review and neither should it have anything to do with future readers If the book is not a good book then base your review on that If the book is a good book base your review on that Do not base it on the person behind the words base it on the words themselves The Characters One thing that was really uite brilliant was the whole Guardians of The Galaxy vibe it had going for it At first the multiple character voices really worked for me and made me understand a bit about the story building and the world that I was in but later on it got confusing and slightly disarrayed “That my dear friends is my playground My palace of pain The prisoners come in and I pick and choose the tools that will make them sing And when they die? They go out that doorway on a transport ship Up and away out to float with the stars” Also for those who have read this and for those who are planning to PSA everyone has 'rouged lips' in this damn galaxy Seriously Love was all well and good but money was the true key to Dex’s heart DEX OH MY GOD I HATED HIM No this is not the 'hate to love' him kind of hate This was the 'I want to gouge your eyes' out kind of hate Every character except Alfie I love that robot with a passion and I will go to the depths of hell for him had a little unlikeable trait But personally Dex had no likeable traits whatsofuckingever view spoilerHis story didn't add up with his 'love' for Andi It felt very contradictory and fake He narrated that he loved money than anything but then had a story as to why he sold her out ??????? hide spoiler