Book Title: Zenith
Book Series: The Androma Saga book 1
Author: Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Date Published: June 2016
Genre: Sci Fi
Summary: There is darkness sweeping across the stars.
Most know Androma Racella as the Bloody Baroness: a powerful mercenary whose reign of terror stretches across the Mirabel Galaxy. To those aboard her fearsome glass starship the Maurader, she’s just Andi, their captain and protector.
When a routine mission goes awry, the all-girl crew’s resilience is tested as they find themselves in a most unfamiliar place: at the mercy of a sadistic bounty hunter connected to Andi’s past and a harrowing betrayal.
Meanwhile, on the far side of 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 final pieces of her deadly plan are about to fall into place, unleashing a plot that will tear Mirabel in two.
Andi 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 towards the unknown, and Mirabel hangs in the balance, the only thing certain is that in a galaxy run on lies and illusion, no one can be trusted.
This is an honest review. I am having a very difficult time understanding why I am seeing a lot of 1 star ratings in Goodreads for this book?! Honestly, I never expected this book to be so beautifully written as it did — man I was like magically warped in this world Sasha and Lindsay created due to their writing style. This has what impressed me about this book, actually. I gave it a 5 out of 5.
Well, while browsing Zenith on Goodreads and heck I was welcomed by those recent one star ratings, truly, if you are like me who visits Goodreads and read reviews prior to reading a book, hell those ratings will surely give you a not so nice impression about that book — sometimes it’ll make you not read it at all. I was already doubting this book and was putting it on hold for a while now (I got this book last September I think?) thinking it wouldn’t be anything great but average and heck I was totally shamed after finishing it. That goes to show that people have different opinions. Also, the thought that this book was co-authored was a risk for me thinking that they might have different writing styles but while reading it, I was actually looking for that exact moment wherein I would spot that switch —- but nope! They have co-written it seamlessly. Truly impressive, thinking that this first edition (if I may call it like that) was “self published”. Thirdly, I know Sasha is a book vlogger; she was GREAT AT THAT, however, she was jumping in that author league kind of thing and man I don’t know if that would work at all (some people are great at doing one thing and sometimes they would ruin it by trying to do or jump unto another track and ending up a disappointment) so I was kind of doubtful at first — but again I was wrong. Lastly, I didn’t know Lindsay as an author as I have never read any of her books before nor heard of it so I don’t know her writing style in turn not having any clue as to how Zenith was written honestly (written by a vlogger not a writer and an author I am not familiar with). But after reading Zenith and watching ALL Lindsay’s youtube videos, MAN I can’t wait to read her other books — The Murder Complex and The Death Code — for reals!!! The way I see her on her videos (she’s so deep and very logical thinker) I can totally say that Zenith is a by product of hers. I want to see her as an independent writer and want to know her more (writing skills) through her books! I am totally intrigued.
This book (first edition) is only 62 pages long however THAT WORLD truly captivated me in so many levels even if it was told short! And their mission and oh, the characters!!! OMGEEEE!!! I am truly digging everything about this book! I am dying to get my hands on the full blown book (if I may coin it like that)!!!!! Bad ass!