Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse #1) – Book Review

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Published Date: June 2, 2011

Publishing Co.: Orbit

Pages: 561

Goodreads Synopsis.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Holy space battles, Batman!

If there is one thing this book wasn’t, it was boring. I felt like there was hardly a moment when something important wasn’t happening. Something was either getting blown up or about to get blown up and barely escaping. Not to mention the introduction of a bioweapon to change the entire game.

James Holden worked a small ice hauler until the day the crew he was on found an abandoned ship in the far reaches of the Belt. They learn the hard way that sometimes, you shouldn’t play with lost things that aren’t yours. It could just start an interplanetary war and when you’re the one that accidentally starts it, you feel obligated to help stop it.

Holden and crew race from situation to situation in attempts to set things right and save all of humanity. Helped along by a down-on-his-luck detective and a rebel organization, they just might be able to pull it off, if only they’re fast enough and smart enough. And since there is more than one book in the series, I’ll leave you to your own conclusions.

Or that might be a red herring.

You won’t know until you read the book.

This book was fantastic. I enjoyed all of the characters while also not being particularly drawn to anyone specific. I loved the non stop action. Somehow, I didn’t quite fall head over heels in love with it but I foresee future books changing that. I have the feeling that this series is going to go to the top of my favorite Science Fiction list.

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10 thoughts on “Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse #1) – Book Review

  1. Oh good, I’m not alone! Well, I am because I still haven’t started this series, but I’m glad I’m not the only newbie! I hope to dive into this at some point.

    1. I read some other reviews and was shocked that a lot of people thought it wasn’t very action packed. There were explosions! Running from danger, running to danger. Murder. Mutilation. What more do these people want?

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