Zenith by Sasha AlsbergZenith by Sasha Alsberg

Zenith

bySasha Alsberg, Lindsay Cummings

Hardcover | January 16, 2018

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“A whirlwind, out-of-this-galaxy adventure!”
—#1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas


“ZENITH is a spectacularly stunning, whirlwind adventure with a race-against-the-clock plot and strong as hell female characters.”
—Buzzfeed



“Epic, mesmerizing and heart stopping.”
Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author
From #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings comes the first book in The Androma Saga, an action-packed thrill ride of adventure, intrigue and steamy star-crossed romance.

Known across the galaxy as the Bloody Baroness, Captain Androma Racella and her motley crew of space-bound privateers roam the Mirabel galaxy on the glass starship Marauder, taking what mercenary work they can find to stay alive.

When a routine job goes awry, the Marauder’s all-girl crew find themselves placed at the mercy of a dangerous bounty hunter from Andi’s past. Coerced into a life-threatening mission, and straight into the path of a shadowy ruler bent on revenge, Andi and her crew will either restore order to the ship—or start a war that will devour worlds.

“A dark and complex sci-fi drama.”
School Library Journal
Title:ZenithFormat:HardcoverDimensions:544 pages, 9.22 × 6.39 × 1.35 inPublished:January 16, 2018Publisher:HarlequinLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0373212593

ISBN - 13:9780373212590

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this so much It is hardcore science fiction, however, so do not attempt to read it unless you love sci-fi.
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Don't waste your money! It was very obvious that this was written by two separate authors. No flow and the store dragged on more than it should have. The only reason this is popular/was published is because of their YouTube popularity.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Underwhelming Way too much hype for this. It feels like a cookie-cutter novel with overused elements and characters.
Date published: 2018-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from the definition of replacement-level it's another YA book. i'm glad someone's dream was realized
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shockingly Well Done I checked this out of the library merely because I was curious about what Sasha Alsberg was cowriting. I am also a sucker for science fiction novels. I was very weary going into this book but I am very happy I was able to read it because it was a wild ride. There were a few minor things I was annoyed with (for example; Andi, the main character, "growled" a lot and she reminded me of Aelin from Sarah J. Maas's Throne of Glass series). Despite all of that it was a fun and exciting read and I will definitely continue with this series.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Would Recommend Knew of Sasha because of her Youtube channel and when I found out she wrote a book, I had to pick it up. I was a little hesitant at first but despite all the negative comments, I think she did a good job.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Would Reccomened I love Sasha and I will always support her. I was so excited to finally get my hands on this book and it looks amazing on my shelf, a factor that I find really important. I'm surprised by all the negative comments on this book because though I will admit that I don't think that it is the greatest book I have ever read, I think it's a perfectly good book and debut. It reminds me of throne of glass, but with pirates instead of assassins, and in space.
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not so great A tough book to get through...............too lengthy and drawn out.
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disliked it The story did not keep me interested and I did not like the writing at all.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Whirlwind Start to a Space Saga I received an ARC from Harper Collins India in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. If you don’t know it already, I LOVE BOOKS SET IN SPACE. I love spaceships, the inventions, the villains – EVERYTHING. Which is why, the minute I heard about Zenith, I knew it was a book I would be diving into. Within less than a week of having it on my TBR, I reached for this book, unable to keep myself from the adventure in space it no doubt held for me. Before I dive into my thoughts on Zenith, I’d like to thank the lovely folks over at Harper Collins India for sending me an ARC of this book. MY THOUGHTS: 1. An all-girl criminal space crew called the Mauraders trapped in a dangerous mission where all the things they’ve been running from come out to play? THIS SYNOPSIS EXCITED ME SO MUCH. I was so eager to meet Androma Racella and the rest of her crew. 2. Unlike the resistance I feel with most Sci-Fi and fantasy books, I managed to slip right into Zenith’s world, and all of the Mirabel Galaxy. I did find a little hard to picture where each solar system was in the galaxy without a map in my ARC but I got used to it quite quickly. 3. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THAT THIS BOOK WAS TOLD FROM SO MANY VIEWPOINTS. I definitely would have enjoyed it less if it had been told just from Androma’s viewpoint because this book had so many different and interesting characters like Dex, Lira, Nor and Valen and reading through their points of view really let me get to know them. 4. While the book started off REALLY well, it sort of lagged in the middle. I couldn’t help but shake the feeling that the story was dragging and that there were a lot of scenes that could have been cut away from this book. I wish it had been MORE action filled like Nyxia or The Illuminae Files. 5. THE ENDING OF THIS BOOK, AND A CERTAIN TWIST THAT WAS REVEALED WAS MIND BLOWING. I don’t think I’ve fully processed what it all meant and what the very last scene means for the Galaxy as a whole but I LOVED THE ENDING. It was what I expected the whole book to be paced like. 6. While I liked all the characters, I didn’t connect with any one of them SPECIFICALLY. They were all nice and I liked the unravelling of their past, there was nobody that I felt that certain kinship with, and I hope that changes with book two. A WONDERFUL start to a saga set in space, and I can’t wait to see where this series takes me next. 4 stars
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This is not a good book. It's not to say that there wasn't potential, but the writing is terrible. There are entire sentences, descriptions, and in-world references that are awkward, make no sense and distract from the already forgettable story. This was hyped (and likely picked up by the publisher) because of the youtube following both girls have.It feels rushed, and lazy, and utterly unprofessional. I'm beyond disappointed, to be honest.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from um I wasn't a big fan of how the pages were frayed, and the font was a bit hard to read
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from One Lengthy Prologue Well, I did it. I didn't think I was ever going to finish reading this but it has (luckily) finally happened. Overall, I would give this book a 2-2.5 star rating. Originally, when I initially started reading and until about halfway through I would have given it a 3 star rating. However, this book was just too long and it was unnecessary. I found that along with being unnecessairily long, there were too many point of views introduced. Eventually it got confusing because there were too just many and they all seemed to have similarly abstract names. A couple things that I thought the authors did well was creating this world. I really liked this world, the setting, and the team of 'female pirates' that made up the crew. Also, often with novels that are coauthored, I can see an obvious divide in which author is writing which chapter or character. I didn't notice an obvious divide and I'm impressed with the cohesion between the two authors. I also cannot believe that after reading this hefty tomb of a book, I'm left feeling as if I read a prologue. I understand that was probably the intention as an introductory novel to a series. But man, that was one long prologue. I'm torn whether I will pick up the next novel in this series. Part of me wants to but I'm conflicted. Surprisingly, in some areas, this novel exceeded my expectations and in other areas I was disappointed. I guess I will determine whether to continue on once the next novel is published.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Written like a bad fever dream... As a fan of Sasha I'm kinda surprised at how bad this book is. There were too many character views which didn't add any depth to the story, every sentence was a cliche or eyeroll inducing. The romance was awkward, and ill plotted. There were a lot of word and description repetition which pulled me out of the story rather than creating the world they wanted to immerse the reader in. Also, my biggest pet peeve is in this book, don't use words and descriptions that haven't been explained to the reader! I had no idea what some characters were talking about, it was jarring at times. Finally, the action scenes were some of the most disappointing scenes, they weren't believable and were just awkward to read. I can respect, that the authors wanted to write an epic space opera with this badass group of girls, I wanted to read that book, that book would have been a good book. This book, was a bad fever dream.
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from SPACE PIRATES This is about a all female space pirate crew. It was fast paced and interesting, although i did find it a bit repetitive and it could have been a smidge shorter
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from nope. I picked this up because I love Sasha... but this disappointed me!
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Experience and a Half I had the honour of meeting these lovely authors and I was beyond excited to binge read the book. I feel that the hype was worth it because of the incredible characters that were so easy to fall in love with. The dynamic characters truly brought the story to life and I feel that this book was more than a story, it was an experience.
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from ok Predictable premise but some good twists & turns
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So Much Hype... I was a fan of Alsberg so I picked up an arc from a friend (who got it though her bookstgram), and truly, I could not finish it. I went to about 60% and I had to stop because I felt like both authors had different writing styles. I know that sometimes it can be hard to write in duel perspectives...But holy goodness...So many characters, so many perspectives. I couldn't keep track! There is SO much hyper because of the famous Youtube Sasha Alsberg (a part of me feels like Cummings did this just for publicity....Cause her other novels...are...well...shit). From one read to another: Save your money and just borrow it from your local library. You'll be deeply disappointed in how this is... Oh, also, SJM quote on the cover isn't due to its goodness you guys - Sasha has promoted Sarah's work a ton before, so its all favours....
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Don't Bother This book is startling mediocre I would say don't waste your money. Plot has a lot of holes, characters are meh, and its predictable. Take a chance on something else.
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good!! This was pretty good, faced paced plot.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings is one interesting, intriguing and out of this world novel. When a routine mission goes wrong, the all girl crew of the Bloody Baroness, the most feared ship all across the Mirabel Galaxy must escape a sadistic bounty hunter. Andi, the captain of the Bloody Baroness has a history with this bounty hunter, Dex and throughout her travels wonders why and how she found him. Dex, who is sent to track down the Bloody Baroness, has his own motives but in the end, his superior chooses his fate. As a reader I enjoyed how strong of a female protagonist Andi was, as well all the other characters on the ship. Although this was only Part 1 of the story I hope to get to know Lira, Gilly, Breck and Dex more in the future parts. Also it seems to be a lot of talk about how Andi is a badass but it is never really shown too much in the novel, and I know only Part One has come out but I think that it will diminish the power of her character if they do not show her being the Bloody Bareness. I found that it was sometimes difficult to learn about this new world because all the information was kind of thrown at me. I find in many sci-fi books or any book that has a lot of world building it becomes hard to follow and retain all there needs to know but Zenith had a somewhat perfect balance. I think that something readers need to keep in mind in that this is one of the co authors first novels so it won’t be as good her later book but I thought that the actual writing style was exceptional. Overall, enjoyed this book so much and can’t wait for the rest. The only reason I did not rate this book 5 stars is because I have not read the entire book!
Date published: 2016-11-15

Editorial Reviews

"A dazzling space opera by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings, Zenith moves at hyperspace speed and never lets up. Epic, mesmerizing and heart stopping, you'll be left breathless and wanting more." -Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author"A whirlwind, out-of-this-galaxy adventure! The dynamic cast of characters, edge-of-your-seat action and sprawling universe had me hooked from the very first pages." -#1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas"With characters whose over-the-top shtick would fit right into Guardians of the Galaxy, this series opener morphs unexpectedly into a dark and complex sci-fi drama." -School Library Journal"This sprawling space opera from Alsberg and Cummings (the Balance Keepers trilogy) features plentiful action, complex politics, and a rich mythology." -Publishers Weekly"Zenith is a spectacularly stunning, whirlwind adventure with a race-against-the-clock plot and strong as hell female characters." -Buzzfeed