Losing Mars

Losing Mars

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by Cidney Swanson
     
 
Some Goodbyes Are More Final Than Others...
Jessamyn has survived a terrifying crash but lost her ship, joining Pavel, Ethan, and others in the dissenter settlement of Yucca. Now, Chancellor Lucca Brezhnaya believes Jess is out to destroy the Terran government, and Lucca will stop at nothing to find Jess. The trail of tellurium left in the Mars Raiders' wake makes

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Some Goodbyes Are More Final Than Others...
Jessamyn has survived a terrifying crash but lost her ship, joining Pavel, Ethan, and others in the dissenter settlement of Yucca. Now, Chancellor Lucca Brezhnaya believes Jess is out to destroy the Terran government, and Lucca will stop at nothing to find Jess. The trail of tellurium left in the Mars Raiders' wake makes them vulnerable to discovery, and when Lucca places a spy in their midst, secrets are spilled that could mean the loss of everything-and everyone-Jess holds dear.

Editorial Reviews

Goodreads - Lisa Metlak
One of the scenes that stuck out in my mind was when Kipper was in so much pain that she contemplated taking her life. She thought of Ethan and how much mental pain he is in every day, but yet he doesn't contemplate suicide or lock himself up so he doesn't go through the mental anguish. She held him up as a model for what she should do... Never before have I seen a book that actually identifies and applauds the plight of those on the autistic spectrum who go out into the world and make it work.
The Bearded Scribe - Elizabeth Norton
Cidney Swanson is stellar as usual in this third book in the Saving Mars series, and again left me wanting more. Having returned to Earth to rescue the crew-mates whom she'd abandoned on her previous mission, Jessamyn now finds herself trapped along with them--stuck on Earth with no interplanetary transport. To make matters worse, the diabolical Terran Chancellor wants Jess for questioning, or maybe worse.This series is an absolute feast for those who like strong female characters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781939543035
Publisher:
Williams Press
Publication date:
04/05/2013
Series:
The Saving Mars Series
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)

Meet the Author

Cidney Swanson is a full-time writer of Young Adult Sci-Fi and Fantasy including The Rippler Trilogy and The Saving Mars Series. SAVING MARS was named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012. When she’s not writing, Cidney is distracted by shiny things such as books with raised foil covers, macarons in jars, and stars set against an inky night sky. She lives in Eugene, Oregon with her husband, three kids, two cats, a dog, and entirely too much rain.

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Losing Mars 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Sarah_UK1 More than 1 year ago
(Source: Purchased on kindle from Amazon.co.uk) This is the third book in the ‘Saving Mars’ series, and kicks off a few days after the end of book 2 ‘Defying Mars’. **Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for books 1 and 2 ‘Saving Mars’, and ‘Defying Mars’.** Having stolen and ultimately destroyed her planets only ship capable of travelling from Mars to Earth, and stranded herself on Earth in the meantime, Jessamyn is left trying to solve several problems. The main one being how will she get back to Mars? Add to that the problems of staying out of the Chancellor’s way, and trying to rescue her captain Kipper who is currently in a coma, and Jess has got her hands full. Can Jess procure another ship? Can she rescue her captain? And how long until Chancellor Lucca Brezhnaya catches up with her? This was a brilliant third book in this sci-fi dystopian series. Jessamyn once again was the Jessamyn I’ve grown to love. She stayed strong, even in the face of betrayal and upheaval. Even dealing with the loss of her planets only interplanetary transport, the loss of her captain, and having her brother re-bodied, never mind being on the wrong planet, she still manages to plan, to make crucial decisions, and to always think about what is right. I love her spunk, I love her determination, and I love the way she loves her family and friends. The storyline in this book was great. We once again got tension, we got threats, we got explosions, and even though Jess wasn’t flying quite the way she was in the first two books, she still managed to cause mayhem, and wreck/lose multiple vehicles! Although she doesn’t crash everything she flies, she somehow manages to get through vehicles rather quickly! There was a bit of romance in this one, it wasn’t the main storyline at all, but it was nice to see the relationship that Jessamyn and Pavel have managed to build. The small snippets of romance that we got were great though, and I really hope that Jess and Pavel will find a way to stay together against the odds. The ending to this one was once again pretty spectacular, edge-of-your-seat, nail-biting stuff, and I loved every moment of it! Cidney – you have once again produced another spectacular book! Thank you so much!! Overall; a brilliant third book in this sci-fi dystopian series. 9.25 out of 10.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read. I have enjoyed the whole series and would highly recommend. it. Quite a joy ride into space . 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BWFoster78 More than 1 year ago
In Losing Mars, Cidney Swanson presents the third book of the Saving Mars series and tells of Jess, a Marsian Raider, who is stuck on Earth with seemingly no way to accomplish her mission of saving her planet. Why to buy this book: Once again, the writing is extremely solid. I blew through the book, and, in general, enjoyed it. Why not to buy the book: A flaw that crept up in the previous book really became apparent in this one. The protagonist comes across as being weak and whiny to an extent that it ventures into the territory of being annoying. Bottom Line: I don’t feel that the presentation of the character in this book is enough of a flaw to keep you from enjoying it if you liked the previous books, and I do plan on buying the next one when released. However, for me, it was definitely the weakest book in the series. 3 stars.