Series: The Androma Saga

Review: Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

Posted June 24, 2016 by Lizzie in Review / 1 Comment

Review: Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay CummingsZenith by Sasha Alsberg, Lindsay Cummings
Series: The Androma Saga #1
Published by Mirabel Inc. on June 21st 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Series Rating: four-stars
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Most know her as the Bloody Baroness, the captain of a fearsome glass starship called The Marauder. Androma and her crew strike terror in the hearts of those who cross them amongst the many corners of the Mirabel Galaxy.
When a routine mission goes rogue, the all-female crew is captured by a bounty hunter from Andi’s past and forced into a job that could, quite literally, start a war that will devour worlds.
Meanwhile, on the far side of the galaxy, the ruthless ruler Nor waits in the shadows of the planet Xen Ptera, biding her time. The final pieces are about to fall into place, liberating a plan that will tear Mirabel in two.
As the Marauder hurtles toward the unknown, there is one lesson that proves to be true: No one can be trusted in a galaxy that runs on lies and illusion.
From internet sensation Sasha Alsberg and multi-genre author Lindsay Cummings comes a new serialized space opera, full of action, intrigue, and steamy star-crossed romance.
ZENITH: THE ANDROMA SAGA will be released in small sections at a time.The adventure begins June 21st, 2016, wherever ebooks are sold.

Hello, Darlings!

So this was quite the interesting read, one that I stumbled upon because I enjoy watching co-author Sasha Alsberg YouTube channel. I was quite skeptical at first, because this is a self published serialized YA series – but I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. For a self published and edited work, it was definitely captivating. I have a few small problems with it, but those are easy to ignore if you focus on the big picture.

The story line is certainly a new one to the majority of YA’s that I’ve ever read. The characters are fresh and it is action packed from the first page. The dialogue was okay sometimes and fantastic others (here lies my main problem: I felt like I could tell what chunks were written by each person. I couldn’t tell you which author, but areas seemed to have their own feel. Like I was aware of the fact that it was written by two authors the entire time. And one author was clearly more skilled than the other in certain areas) Since this is a serialized novel, the first chunk took me about an hour to read in total – maybe a bit less than that. I was immediately hooked and the pages flew by. I don’t normally enjoy reading ebooks, I find them hard to get into with the digital format, but this took no effort at all.

Overall, I was quite impressed with the uniqueness of the story and the unending action that didn’t feel too heavy. This story could take so many directions, I’m quite excited to see where it goes! From my knowledge, the authors have just sent their manuscript out for submission and hope to have it published in hard copy. I do think this work could really benefit from having a few more editorial eyes looking at it, there is so much room for growth. But, as is: I loved it. Easy, quick read. And most of all, incredibly proud of the authors. I’ve been watching Sasha’s video updates about writing and I feel like one of my friends has just written a book. Congratulations girl!

If you’re looking for a very quick read with a twist, I highly suggest you check it out!