Welcome All Book Lovers

Welcome All Book Lovers

Friday, August 14, 2015

Lightless by C.A. Higgins

The deeply moving human drama of Gravity meets the nail-biting suspense of Alien in this riveting science fiction debut. With bold speculation informed by a degree in astrophysics, C. A. Higgins spins an unforgettable “locked spaceship” mystery guaranteed to catapult readers beyond their expectations—and into brilliantly thrilling new territory.

Serving aboard the Ananke, an experimental military spacecraft launched by the ruthless organization that rules Earth and its solar system, computer scientist Althea has established an intense emotional bond—not with any of her crewmates, but with the ship’s electronic systems, which speak more deeply to her analytical mind than human feelings do. But when a pair of fugitive terrorists gain access to the Ananke, Althea must draw upon her heart and soul for the strength to defend her beloved ship.

While one of the saboteurs remains at large somewhere on board, his captured partner—the enigmatic Ivan—may prove to be more dangerous. The perversely fascinating criminal whose silver tongue is his most effective weapon has long evaded the authorities’ most relentless surveillance—and kept the truth about his methods and motives well hidden.

As the ship’s systems begin to malfunction and the claustrophobic atmosphere is increasingly poisoned by distrust and suspicion, it falls to Althea to penetrate the prisoner’s layers of intrigue and deception before all is lost. But when the true nature of Ivan’s mission is exposed, it will change Althea forever—if it doesn’t kill her first. @goodreads


https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1302091383               3 STARS

I do not think the blurb is correct in stating this has any semblance what-so-ever to do with "Gravity" or "Aliens" and I'm not sure why it was described this way.

I thought the book was great in the beginning. You have the 3-person crew which consists of the Captain Domitian, the scientific officer Gagnon, and the system mechanic Althea. They are aboard the ship Ananke which is just one ship in the System Intelligence Agency. I liked the fact that they were on their way to Pluto! They traveled around to the different planets in our galaxy.

They had intruders board the ship that were affiliated with a terrorist agency. Their names were Ivanov and Gale, using just last names here. Domitian and Althea caught them and put them in separate holding chambers. Gale ends up getting away, downloads a virus to their ship and takes off in the escape pod.

I thought all of this was very exciting and I loved Althea trying to figure out what Gale had done to her computer, it was causing a lot of trouble with the ship in different ways.

The boring part (to me) comes when Ida Stays from System Intelligence comes to interrogate the prisoners. She is very upset they let Gale get away, but it is what it is. A whole drawn out section of the book is about this interrogation with Ivanov about things that happened in the past and with the terrorist group. It's just a never-ending conversation. I'm sure it will be fine for some people, this is just my opinion, but I found after so long it was just boring and tedious.

However, all of the things going on with Althea and the ship is really interesting. She finds out more and more disturbing things that have been done to the the ship and how it is changing. I can't really say what happens as that will give away the ending. I can say the ending is good and I wonder what is going to happen in the future!


**I would like to thank NETGALLEY and RANDOMHOUSE PUBLISHING GROUP for giving me the opportunity to read this ARC for my honest review.**

No comments:

Post a Comment