Review: Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings


Genre:  YA Science Fiction

Series: Zenith

Book number in series: 1 of ??

Rating: 2.5/5





I truly appreciate a good space adventure. I’m a Mass Effect addict yes even to this day 1-3 are amazing! I loved the series so much. I love a good team up adventure as well, enemies to friends or former lovers to friends to lovers again tropes. Zenith promised a lot of things I thought I would love. It didn’t deliver on all those items.

I didn’t love it. I didn’t hate it either, but I really think this is a book that won’t hit home for a lot of people. It’s apparent the authors are getting their bearings writing as a duo and that is totally okay. It doesn’t suffer to much for it, but I do think it would have benefitted from heavier editing and being shorter.

Next we have the writing itself. It’s clunky. It’s over done for no reason. At one point they talk about using a microphone to amplify a voice. We don’t need that extra descriptor as a reader and these examples are multiple examples of this throughout the book.

One moment that I really loved though involved some romance novels being gifted to another character. Super here for that sort of stuff. Also here for the fact that we get to see a girl team that is a team no enemies amongst them. I really liked getting the fun of a squad going to save the world.

I finished this up and just felt the definition of meh. It’s not the worst thing I’ve ever read and it’s not the best. Again I plan to try out book two but if that one is lacking the finesse I want in a science fiction adventure I’m going to let the series go. At the end of the day writing a book as a duo or trio even is difficult and I recognize that. I think we should see a lot of growth between this one and the next book in the writing. 

Did you read Zenith yet? What did you think? If you have a great YA Science Fiction recommendation please let me know.


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