Zenith (The Androma Saga, #1) by Sasha Alsberg

Zenith (The Androma Saga, #1)

Most know Androma Racella as the Bloody Baroness, a powerful mercenary whose reign of terror stretches across the Mirabel Galaxy. To those aboard her glass starship, Marauder, however, she's just Andi, their friend and fearless leader.But when a routine mission goes awry, the Marauder's all-girl crew is tested as they find themselves in a treacherous situation and at the mercy of a sadistic bounty hunter from Andi's past.Meanwhile, across the gal...

Details Zenith (The Androma Saga, #1)

TitleZenith (The Androma Saga, #1)
Release DateJan 16th, 2018
PublisherHarlequin Teen
GenreScience Fiction, Did Not Finish, Young Adult

Reviews Zenith (The Androma Saga, #1)

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    2.5* possibly?** An author is not their book. I am going to be honest whether I know the author or not. Me critiquing a book is not a personal attack on the author, no matter who they may be. I am super proud of these ladies for getting BookTubers names on a published book, whether I liked the book or not does not change that fact.**The audiobook was definitely the route to go with this one for me. The story overall was entertaining and pretty en...
  • Caleb
    More like a 1.5 because this wasn’t the worst book I’ve ever read and there were quite a few scenes that were well written, but other aspects were not the best.(also I’ll leave a caution because there is a non consensual kiss and a rape scene in this book) I’ll link my review once it’s uploaded.Here’s a link to my review: https://youtu.be/_kBUNQ0V-4A
  • Emma Giordano
    Edit 4/7 - After further reflection, I've decided to drop my rating to 3 stars. All of my previous likes/dislikes of Zenith still stand, but I feel 3 stars is a better representation of my positives/negatives for this novel. While there were so many things about Zenith that I enjoyed from an entertaining perspective, the criticisms I have expressed below are more present in my mind than I originally felt.4 stars! I really enjoyed Zenith. High-con...
  • Alex Vega
    So I received an arc of this and I just... I just can't.It's so stupid.It's so bad.I was either cringing or laughing whilst reading this and only managed to get through ~100 pages before I started skimming.This is the flimsiest sci-fi I've encountered. It's laughable.Spoilers, ahoy.The "WORLD-BUILDING" is SO LAME. People are constantly described with kooky features; red and white striped eyes, webbed feet(on someone who is evidently barefoot on a...
  • ambsreads
    Thanks NetGalley for the eARC. All opinions are my ownTrigger Warnings: murder, PTSD (bad rep), griefEDIT 20/01/18: I’m not sure if I missed it, but a rape subplot is in the final copy. CLICK HERE TO GO OVER TO MY BLOG WHERE THIS REVIEW AND OTHERS ARE FEATUREDR A M B L EHere’s the thing, I knew Zenith wasn’t going to be the book for me. I knew it in my soul. I had read the small snippet that was released last year. I hated it. At first, I w...
  • Joce (squibblesreads)
    I am much more eloquent on camera than in writing, so please click here for my full video review!1.5 stars:- Random pointless italicized words- Repeating sentence structure for EMPHASIS but ultimately failed- "Hope is a raging asshole"- "wet feline"- "she flashed him her teeth"- Bloody Baroness = Whaboom schtick from the BacheloretteHere's the link again if you missed it the first time.
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    FULL REVIEW WITH RECEIPTS NOW POSTED god this is a mess I don't even know where to start. With the honestly awful writing? The boring and poorly written characters? the predictable plot? I just don't know it's all a mess. the concept is fine, the execution is terrible Thus, this review may be rambly. I'm so sorrystandard disclaimer: I didn't request an arc of this book so I could trash it. I didn't even go into this with bad expectations. I've ge...
  • Ben Alderson
    FIRST like mentioned before that:Yes I am friends with SashaNO, I am not being paid to review thisand ALL THOUGHTS ARE MY OWN. I am 23 years old and just because I am friends with the other means I will review it positively. I have even spoken to Sasha before I started and told her I would be honest and OF COURSE, she understands because she would do the same.THAT SAID I did really enjoy this. You can find out what my detailed thoughts are on an ...
  • Ellen
    I'm so over books being published because of fame. I get it that there's some work involved but it's so Ivanka Trump when people who are famous tell me in their high-pitched, fluttery voices: "I worked so hard just like everybody else to be successful" and I'm like, no. You're successful because you worked hard at being famous. Big Difference. Not the other way around. God I miss that time in our society when hard work could get you places instea...
  • Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
    “We’ll have to move quickly once we get inside. No more than forty minutes.”“Plenty of time to raise hell,” Gilly said We are raised with the common precept of "Don't judge a book by it's cover." However, in the very special case of Zenith, I found myself telling myself "Don't judge a book by it's author." I took away from all the low ratings and the stigma against this book, and I read it for what it was. Did it work? Yes.Did it enable...
  • Bee (Heart Full of Books)
    I've put off writing this review for a few days because I really don't know what to say. The long and short of it is: Zenith isn't bad, but it isn't good either. The writing felt very self-conscious, like they knew exactly what character traits and relationship dynamics would make it match with the 'bestseller' label. Androma was a copy-and-paste version of Celeana from 'Throne of Glass.' They shared the same sort of backstory (with death as a ke...
  • Beatrice in Bookland
    *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*DNF @15% because I can't be bothered to read a six of crows fanfiction starring a bland copy of Celaena Sardothien as a protagonist
  • Natasha
    Review also on my blog • Twitter • BookstagramI received an arc from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Wow, where do I even start with this book? There's so many points I could touch on really. The cliched writing, the uninteresting characters, the arrogant love interest I wanted to strangle, the unbelievable romance, the lacklustre world building, I just don't know where.I guess I'll give a briefing of what this ...
  • Shreya (☆High Lady of The Night Court☆)
    I LOVED this book from start to finish and there is no part of this book that I don’t like. This Sci-fi world is one of the best I have ever read, it is a work of art. The plot was very elaborate and thought out, the story unravels beautifully and I was not disappointed by anything. I have been waiting to read this book ever since it was announced and it flew past all of my expectations.The book follows a group of badass female space pirates wh...
  • Jules ♈ ☾Bookvergent☽
    Is this PLAGIARISM?!? UPDATE 01/17/18: Copy received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Seriously, as if I cared that publishers might actually see this. So I was spammed that yesterday was the release of this book and while searching for it at NetGalley (cuz I was definately not going to buy it) I found this:Doesn't it look exactly like the name and cover of this one? And it was published in 2013 . Tel...
  • Emily Madson
    Zenith: The Andromeda Saga N ow I know there’s a lot of controversy being brought to the forefront surrounding Zenith because of the editor and I wasn’t quite sure if it was a book I was going to pick up, but as I got an ARC from my friend for free I decided to review it.First: GoodreadsThis site is not Rotten Tomatoes or filled with professional critics that are held to a certain ethical standard. In Rotten Tomatoes, you get fired for crap...
  • rachel • typed truths
    Zenith is one of the more controversial novels of next year but no matter what your stance on the debate, an all-female crew of space pirates is too good of a premise to overlook. Or so I thought. The real reason this book is getting such low ratings is not due to the authors or the editor but simply because it is incredibly underwhelming. The plot is a compilation of flashbacks, angst and repetitive monologues. It offers nothing unique. It’s s...
  • Katie
    2.5 stars. I've got lots to say on this one. You can check out my full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7MO0...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    3.5 stars. Honestly, I didn't think this was that bad!Since I'm a BookTuber, I figure a few of you may be curious about if I know Sasha. I do not. I've followed her channel and Twitter for a few years and left a few comments, but we aren't mutuals, have never met, and I doubt she has any idea who I am. So there's nothing at stake for either of us in how I review her book.Anyway, she's a peer and I'm incredibly proud of BookTubers who get publishi...
  • Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
    As a massive sci-fi fan, I was really looking forward to reading Zenith, until I came to Goodreads and realised how many negative reviews there were. Still curious, I went into the book with promise.The book starts off in a promising way, with a ruthless assassin, Andi, the Bloody Baroness captured by a bounter hunter who she's obviously shared a romantic history with. They had a lot of witty banter but it's clear that Andi absolutely hates Dex a...
  • Pol
    So from the editor Lauren Smulski that brought us the Continent and the Blackwitch... *nervously grimaces*... Alright then. I'm suprised Harlequin Teen is not watching this editor like a hawk after all the racist books she's helped publish.
  • bella ϟ [ bella farren ]
    2.5/5 stars I received an eARC from the publishers via netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I went completely blind into this book, I did not read Zenith Part 1 when it came out a few years ago, and I successfully avoided hearing a single thing about even the basic plot. This was a little bit of a mishmash of other popular books and tv series—it had the space-criminal-pirate thing going on that reminded me of Firefly, and had some very s...
  • Crazy4Books
    Three words FEMALE SPACE PIRATES. If that doesnt draw you in maybe Six of Crows set in space will. This was an immersive read with a fun plot. I loved the short chapters because it made it feel like I was getting through this 500+ page book faster. I was getting distracted a lot while reading so it really helped the pacing when I was finally able to concentrate. I thought the fight scenes and character developpement were well done. We get some ba...
  • Rebecca McNutt
    I received a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway.Zenith is certainly a larger-than-life book with numerous plot elements to make for an interesting story. Following the crew of the marauder, it's a novel of adventure, friendship and the thrill of the future. That being said, the story rarely stayed on-track and seemed to be all over the place at the best of times, and the characters, though likable, had few admirable qualities or anything t...
  • Bibi
    DNF @ page 23