Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse #1) by James S.A. Corey
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The Expanse is…big.
I’ve only read the first book, but I can tell–there’s a lot of story to be told. I can see why so many love this series.
Leviathan Wakes worked really well for me. It introduced the world, peeled the layers from the complicated characters, told a great story, and–blessedly–ended without a cliffhanger.
In some distant future, humanity ran out of room on Earth and began populating the other planets, moons, and even asteroids in our solar system. Deep space is still out of reach. Still haven’t met E.T.
While we may have escaped Earth, turns out we will never escape politics. Or terrorists.
Good guys + bad guys + space ships = awesome space ship fights.
I’m relieved at the no cliffhanger part because I’m feeling pretty ScyFy’d out at the moment, and I’m glad I don’t feel an urgency to read the next installment. I’m sure the series continues to be great, and I’m certain I’ll get to it. I just need to go read something fluffy first.
Grown up language throughout, so keep this one away from your ScyFy-loving young people.