- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2408.0 KB
- Print Length: 397 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Griffinwing Publishing; 1 edition (9 Oct. 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B076BV5LS8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #553,868 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Running Out Of Space: Sunblinded One Kindle Edition
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The story is based around Elizabeth Wright, a feisty young female would-be space cadet officer, and her (mis)adventures. It is essentially family story, albeit set in a fantasy universe. And you do care about what happens to Lizzie, with everything she has to deal with. I surprised myself by being totally caught up with her and now I can't wait for Book Two.
The only gripe I have is with the number of made-up words, which I found mildly irritating (and sometimes seemingly unnecessary), but as I said at the beginning of this review this is not my usual genre and that's not something I would usually encounter so maybe I'm just out of my comfort zone!
Running Out of Space is an excellent novel, with enough pace and plot to keep you reading, and enough subtext to keep you wondering.
Highly recommended for anyone who's been put off sci fi by the misogyny inherent in a lot of it.
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So, yeah, four young ladies, Lizzy, Sonja, Jessica and Alisha, decide to prove their more than baby ovens and head into the forbidden and dangerous Basement Level on Space Station Hawking to prove they’re every bit as tough as the guys. This is where the action starts and keeps going all the way til the end.
With four main character’s, all of them girls, you’d think their voices would run together, but they don’t. They each have their own signature and you easily know who’s talking when. All are quite different in personality, have different strengths and weaknesses, and this actually makes them a strong team.
When they get into some serious trouble, a stranger steps in and helps them out. Yep, a male character, Wynn of the muscles and sky blue eyes, joins the team. Not so much by choice as by circumstance. This doesn’t mean the girls go all wimpy. They actually step up and become double tough when the danger gets really intense. His character made for some fun to lighten things up here and there. And while there’s a quick attraction between one of the girls and Wynn, it’s not the main focus of the story. And from the author’s description of Wynn, I wouldn’t blame any of the young ladies for swooning over him.
Reading this story was like getting a tour of the station. From bottom to top, each level is different. Some are nice and some are nasty, and I could easily picture much of it. Probably because of all the sci fi movies I watch. Good visual writing added to my enjoyment.
The author gave me plenty of action and intrigue and some genuine characters that are easy to tell apart. Solid science fiction fun. I see this is the first in a series and I’ll be waiting for more.
I received a complimentary copy. My review is voluntarily given.
Elizabeth or Lizzy, as she is most commonly referred to, is a wonderful protagonist. My favorite kind actually, because though she is a strong person, she is also very real and flawed and weak at times. She is someone I feel I can truly relate to, I feel like I can step in to her character and live through her eyes as I read the book. I laughed with her, struggled with her, rolled my eyes, flushed my cheeks, fell in love, held back my tears, then cried them into my pillow with her. Lizzy was a character who went through so much, and came out of it with tremendous growth in a short period of time. I thought this book excelled in character development, which makes me happy because I’m totally a character driven reader.
As far as world building, I struggled a little with picturing the surroundings. And in science fiction world development is usually dominant, which can drive me crazy. I like to be able to picture the surroundings, but I don’t need to know all the technical details. Sometimes I felt myself able to picture things better than others. So, I’m not saying it’s non-existent here, but I would like to have had a little more.
But over all the book works. The strong characters really carry the book, especially Lizzy. I’m so glad I had that opportunity to be able to read it!! I’m looking forward to reading the next one in the series.
~ I voluntarily reviewed an advance complimentary copy of this book.
When I read read the blurb for Running Out of Space by S. J. Higbee I knew I wanted to be apart of the blog tour and review it. I am so glad I signed up to host! I really enjoyed this first installment of the Sunblinded trilogy.
I enjoy when a world is set in the future. It is always fun to see how the author sees it from their PoV. Running Out of Space is no different. The world is interesting and I can not wait to find out more as the series continues. I like the idea of traveling through space and landing at different places. It reminds me of a pirate novel of sorts, only set far into future. The cultures are also intriguing. They really come to life throughout the novel and are varying, but so different from anything we know.
Elizabeth Wright is a great main character. She is adventurous and brave. She is a leader whether she realizes it or not, and wants to go against what is expected of her to become an officer on a merchant ship. She is loyal to those she loves, and will do anything to protect them. Even if it means sacrificing herself in the process. Her family dynamics, and how she handles everything that gets tossed at really shows and defines her.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes fantasy, futuristic, or sci-fi. It really is a fun read that kept me enthralled. I look forward to the character growth and discovering more about Elizabeth Wright's surroundings.