Published Date: June 2, 2011
Publishing Co.: Orbit
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.
10 thoughts on “Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse #1) – Book Review”
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.
Total noob here! Better late than never. 😉
This sounds very cool. I’m quite a fan of fast paced action and explosions!
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?
Some people are just never happy
There has never been a more true statement. It made me feel like I read a completely different book than everyone else lol. BUT as long as I enjoyed it, that’s all that matters I suppose.
It suuuuure is love
I read a sample of this and could not stop. I usually try to read just a page or two so I don’t have as much to reread when I finally get to the book, but it was just riveting.
It’s really good! I was enamored right away as well.