Review: The Expanse: Origins edited by James S.A. Corey

Favorite Story “Naomi Nagata” by Georgia Lee (illustrated by Huang Danlan): This isn’t Naomi’s “origin story,” which is covered very well in the books themselves. Instead, it shows us the first introduction between Naomi and Amos prior to the events of the books/television show. I loved the growth shown by both characters even in suchContinue reading “Review: The Expanse: Origins edited by James S.A. Corey”

Review: The Churn (The Expanse #3.5) by James S.A. Corey

Despite it’s placement in the series order recommended by Goodreads, I’m glad that I read “The Churn” after book 8, Tiamat’s Wrath. Names are important in this book, and Amos hasn’t always been known as Amos Burton. In a way, this novella is as much about Earth as it is about Baltimore, and as much aboutContinue reading “Review: The Churn (The Expanse #3.5) by James S.A. Corey”

Review: “The Butcher of Anderson Station” (Expanse #0.5) by James S.A. Corey

I’m on a mission to read all the short fiction installments in The Expanse series before season 4 of the television show premieres in December 2019. This story was a good place to start, especially if you’re a fan of both the books and television version of this series. It does a lovely job ofContinue reading “Review: “The Butcher of Anderson Station” (Expanse #0.5) by James S.A. Corey”

Review: Tiamat’s Wrath (The Expanse #8) James S.A. Corey

After the rise of the Laconian Empire in the previous book, the crew of the Rocinante is spread across the universe once again. Naomi and Bobbie are both fighting an underground war in the ways they do best. These women continue to be my heroes and I adore them. This book especially shows the powerContinue reading “Review: Tiamat’s Wrath (The Expanse #8) James S.A. Corey”

Review: Persepolis Rising (The Expanse #7) by James S.A. Corey

I put off reading this installment of the series for longer than I should have, because my husband mentioned in an offhand comment that a lot of time had passed since the previous book. I didn’t want to read about new characters and new situations. Instead, what I got was a Rocinante crew who are closerContinue reading “Review: Persepolis Rising (The Expanse #7) by James S.A. Corey”

Review: Babylon’s Ashes (The Expanse #6) by James S.A. Corey

We’ve reached the point in this series where it’s okay for the authors to throw a bunch of points of view at the reader. By now, the world-building is solid and the political landscape is pretty clear. The downside to this is that the only POVs I really want are Holden, Naomi, and the othersContinue reading “Review: Babylon’s Ashes (The Expanse #6) by James S.A. Corey”

Review: Nemesis Games (The Expanse #5) by James S.A. Corey

It’s a little crazy that this is the first book that gives us point-of-view scenes from all four members of the Rocinante crew: Holden, Naomi, Alex, and Amos. On the downside, this is because for much of the book none of them are together! While I hated to see the “family” broken up, it was awesomeContinue reading “Review: Nemesis Games (The Expanse #5) by James S.A. Corey”

Review: Cibola Burn (The Expanse #4) by James S.A. Corey

After the whirlwind of the previous book in this series, this book should have felt like a time to breath. Unfortunately, I think the authors took things a bit too far in the other direction. They teased us with a Bobbie-centered prologue, and then things started to drag. On top of it all, I wasn’tContinue reading “Review: Cibola Burn (The Expanse #4) by James S.A. Corey”

Review: Abaddon’s Gate (The Expanse #3) by James S.A. Corey

This series was perfect vacation reading, and I’m now caught up the first three seasons of the television show, which is all that has been released at the time of this writing. For a series that was supposed to be about “the little guys” who happen to get involved in solar system-spanning action, it seemsContinue reading “Review: Abaddon’s Gate (The Expanse #3) by James S.A. Corey”

Review: Caliban’s War (The Expanse #2) by James S.A. Corey

Since I read this book after watching the first three seasons of the television show, The Expanse, my opinions of the book are colored by my experience with the adaptation. For example, my favorite thing about this book was finally meeting two of my favorite characters in print. Avasarala and Bobbie are amazing and IContinue reading “Review: Caliban’s War (The Expanse #2) by James S.A. Corey”