Razia is in trouble. Captured by a fellow pirate, she now finds herself back on probation with a bounty worth zero credits. In the cold reality, she begins to question herself and everything she's been working toward all her life--and what she's willing to do to reclaim her glory.
The third volume of S. Usher Evans's Razia Series dives further into the world and psyche of scientist-by-day and bounty-hunter-by-night Lyssa Peate. Catch up with her other adventures in the first two books of the series, Double Life and Alliances.
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Originally seen on Emily Reads Everything In my review of Double Life, I talked about how I liked the story, but I wished that Razia was.... more. I want her to be kinder, more understanding, more mature. I struggled with her maturity level because I could see the person that she could be. If only she would calm down and stop jumping to conclusions all the time. I liked Alliances too. There I revealed my everlasting love for Sage Teon and Lizbeth. The two of them are a formidable team when it comes to annoying Razia as well as keeping her out of trouble as much as possible. In Alliances she had grown a little but she was still making the same mistakes. She had more to worry about that personal growth . Other things kept her attention. Conviction was IT for me! It was the book I've been waiting for! Finally! This book was everything that I had hoped and prayed and knew that it could be. Razia was finally lived up to my very high expectations. The Razia that I kept spying little glimpses of in the other books emerged and I loved her! This book had all of the introspection and growth and struggle that I've been waiting for since I read S. Usher Evans first book. It was worth waiting for! Still this book had tons of action too. It's not all the personal, touchy feely crap that I've been waiting for. If feelings aren't your thing you will be happy to know that Conviction keeps up the wild and nonstop pace the other two have had as well. Of course, Razia gets in trouble with Dissident. When has she ever been on his good side? Not only does she have to deal with Dissident's terrible attitude as well as the rest of the pirates inherent sexism and bias. She also has to contend with one of her biggest scrapes yet. I feel like S. Usher Evans has hit her stride now. Every book has been better than the last. From everything I've heard, Fusion is even better. I can't wait.
This one didn't have quite the fun feel as the previous two. It was just as great, but it was a little more serious as it focused on Lyssa/Razia's insecurities and stubbornness more. There were lots of laugh out loud moments, though! Razia lost her fire for a bit in this book as her vulnerable side took on a bigger spotlight. I loved seeing that! She had a ton of growing to do. My favorite part of Conviction? MORE SAGE. He popped out of nowhere in the previous two books, but he had a much bigger presence in this book. It made me SO HAPPY. I love his character! The plot thickened in this one and became more intense (with less of a mystery that was in Alliances). If you're reading this and haven't picked up this series yet, DO READ DOUBLE LIFE. It's a very enjoyable series.