Tuesday, July 24, 2012

LIAR'S GAME by Kait Gamble

Publisher: Carina Press
Date published: July 2nd, 2012
ISBN 9781426894015
Science Fiction Romance
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via Publisher

Aurelia Popkiss and her crew have been travelling through space, scavenging to survive ever since they officially died five years ago. Their ship, the Euchronia, is adequate for their daily needs and they all—Meri, Everhard, Bam, Keys, and Aurelia—have a good relationship with each other.

Then they find Kateryn, a young woman who has stowed away on their ship. Aurelia knows some of what she says is lies, but how much? And why is she there at all?

Even though a lot of the action takes place on the Euchronia, there’s enough world building to make the story flow smoothly and believably. The technology is just accepted as being part of their daily lives, which works well.

All six main characters are fully fleshed out and well developed, although obviously we know more about some of them than others. And not everything we are told is necessarily accurate either. But real life is like that, too. Each of the crew has a definite character and a role to play in the story. The plotting around Kateryn is clever, making it hard to guess just exactly where her head and heart lie.

This is a very clean and well presented story.

I enjoyed this story a lot, and really hope there’s going to be a sequel to this book because there’s one loose thread from near the end that’s driving me crazy and I need to know what happens next! Besides, the romance is a very minor part of this plot, making room for much more development of it in a sequel.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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