by Sasha Alsberg, Lindsay Cummings


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ISBN-13: 9781335139733
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 07/31/2018
Series: Androma Saga Series , #1
Edition description: Original
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 76,753
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Lindsay Cummings
lives in Texas with her husband, two German shepherds, a wolf, and a draft horse named Dan the Man. She is the leader of the #booknerdigans army. The
Murder Complex
is her first book. Her next is the first in a middle grade trilogy, The Balance Keepers.

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Zenith 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Long review,no spoilers,no retelling, the story is a light fast read (for those not wanting to read the review)) As a viewer of abookatpia channel on youtube, I am far from the normal audience Sasha has, by age and profession. She has helped me out of many book slumps. Why the rating? I ordered the book in April, waited anxiously, and ate it for breakfast this morning. I am excited to watch two authors experience writing in real time, instead of reading many copies of an established author then going to their first book and talking about their improvement. The writing is still at the level of a new budding author. It could have been bad. The book: It is a fast light read. There are some subtle cliche in the first few chapters. It avoids the trainwreck of being awful like Heinlein's first novel but not a masterpiece like Grisham's. I think there is potential for the two authors. I will be keeping Zenith on my ereader, and look forward to the second part. Also, keep writing and developing your craft because writers are like fine wine , they get better with age and experience. Thanks from a bookaholic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would have like it being longer but am thankful for what i have now.
EloisaSDean 6 months ago
I will be the first to admit that when this book came out, I wasn't sure. Bit by bit I started hearing things about it, both good and bad. To me the premise sounded good. It took me awhile to get it, but once I did, once I read the first sentence, I knew I had fallen in love. Usually it takes me a bit to fall in love with a book, but with this, I was there instantly. I didn't know what the story was going to become, but I knew that if the first sentence was any indication, it was going to be good. Zenith is the story of Androma "Andi" Racella and her travels across space with the rest of her all-female crew - Lira, Gilly and Breck. Lira and Andi both have complicated relationships with their families that lead them to take to the skies in the space ship Marauder. I am a sucker for a complicated family relationship. Maybe it's because I have one of the most uncomplicated ones with my own, but it's something from a writing perspective I have always been drawn to. I'm always destroying the familial relationships of characters in my own novels. Throughout the novel, Andi and Lira both have to face the world and the people they left behind. Through facing the situations, they both learn things about themselves and about the people around them. An important part of any fantasy novel is the world building. I felt like I knew this world.  I knew the planets and their systems, and liked how each planet had their own personality traits, something the people on that planet are known for.  An interesting aspect of the book that I wasn't expecting were the multiple perspectives. I think it worked well though, and it was a help with understanding the deferring opinions, and the complicated relationships between the characters. I also liked how though many of the chapters were short, they didn't choppy. The chapter endings seemed like logical places to stop, and there wasn't something that affected the rhythm and flow of them.  I'm far away in age from the advertised audience for this novel, but Zenith had everything I want from the YA fantasy genre. Adventure, evil queens, strong female characters, a world I can imagine. I can't wait for Nexus, the second book in the series.
caitlinwhetten 12 months ago
The first half of Zenith was pretty solid, but the second half really lost the story for me. It could have done with another round of edits before it went to press. I really like the world and the idea of a girl gang of space pirates. It sounds like this group of girls could have some fun space adventures. It’s got a bit of a Guardians of the Galaxy feel, which is fun. The chapters are also pretty short so I flew through this book. The cover and the chapter pages are also very pretty and I’m a sucker for that stuff. I also really liked Soyina – she was my favorite character and the book should have been about her. However, the flow of this book is way off. It’s a constant start and stop with flashbacks going back decades consistently interrupting the ongoing narrative. I also found Andi's character rather inconsistent and insufferable. The authors desperately want the reader to think she’s cool and it comes off as silly. There are also plot points and plot twists that aren’t set up well. Stuff is just randomly thrown in for plot convenience and I was like, “Huh?” There are a lot of head-scratching choices made in the story. Overall, I felt the first half of Zenith was a solid average YA debut novel, but the second half really crashed. Hopefully, the authors and editors will take their time with the second one because I think there’s a good book in here.
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ShesGoingBookCrazy More than 1 year ago
"A soldier, yes. But so young, with so much responsibility. It was a mistake. No matter how strong the person, everyone makes mistakes." My thoughts on this read were initially, and have remained quite indifferent. While there were aspects of Zenith that I liked and appreciated, there were equal parts I didn't care for. In the end, these points seemed to have canceled each other out, making it even less impressionable. I have to admit, I was a little skeptical going into this read (as I always am with Sci-Fi's). This genre varies so much and can be difficult to nail down. While the plot was relatively straightforward, I felt that the minimal world (or worlds, seeing we are in outer space) building and character development were big drawbacks to my liking this read more. Before I break down the issues I had with the book, I'd like to mention that there are some great qualities here as well. Diversity amongst the characters is obvious. The text touches on a wide berth of character demographics and origins, creating the idea that we are dealing with a large area that the characters originate from. The various backgrounds, specifically with Androma's team, create interesting crew dynamics. While the diversity may not be on the scale of Star Wars, it's something worth noting. Secondly, I thought the pacing throughout remained consistent. While the book is written with several point-of-views, as well as in different tenses, its consistent helped with delivering a constant, fluid story. Despite these positive points, there were quite a few things that I didn't care for. One of the biggest being that the plot was anticlimactic. If there had been a climax, it was ill-placed as there was nothing towards the end to really gear up the pace and intensity. Without a climax, it makes me wonder how this book will move forward? Either the sequel will be jam-packed with action (which it better be to make up for that ending) or it will simply draw out the plot which would have been better to pack it into a stand-alone novel. Secondly, main characters felt like they were only moderately developed. I would have liked to get to know them more intimately and who they really are. Androma's character works against itself. She's gained the title "bloody baroness," yet, I failed to see the ruthlessness that would accompany such a title? In the instances where she did take someone's life, there was too much work involved to make the reader believe she didn't care about killing another. This forced action and her not-so-bloody-baroness reactions didn't mesh. Other characters remained rather underdeveloped. Characters like Breck and Gilly barely get any singular page-time other than displaying their womanly awesomeness and skills. I think the lack of depth in a majority of the characters ate into the rest of the plot. The last issue I had was the underdevelopment of the world(s) this takes place in. Clearly, the crew is out in space, so it's not as easy to establish that. However, more time outside the ship and on land of some sort would have helped this along. Overall, it wasn't a bad read. It felt like it wasn't a complete read, and that something was missing (the climax!) I'm not sure if this is a series I will continue on with or not. Vulgarity: Quite a bit. Sexual content: Some, but not with much detail. Violence: Quite a bit. My Rating: ★★½
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it so much I can't wait for part two. I feel like Fry from Futurama saying " Shut up and take my money" .
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You know it's terrible when you can't even finish the 56 page start to the series...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Zenith was a great read and I loved it !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good and I read it very fast. I am looking forward to the next parts from Sasha and Lindsey. I hope they get it published into a physical book as well (maybe if they combine all of the parts once they are done).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't going to purchase this ebook orginially because i didnt think i would be a fan of not being able to read the entire book at once, but i was going on a road trip so i bought zenith in a whim and Im really happy i did. It was a super fun quick read and was satisfying but still had me pumped for the next installment! (Really proud of sasha and cant wait to see her grow in her writing abilities)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Zenith is a wonderful read that will leave you aching for the next installment. Ihope everyone enjoys it as much as I did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So i have not read a lot of it yet but what i have read is fun and exciting and of the other amazing feeling. I am loving this book so far i want every one to read it!
NaiaraAinoha More than 1 year ago
I was incredibly excited when I learned that Sasha and Lindsay were righting a book and couldn't wait until it was released. I had high expectations for the book just because I knew both of them were going to be able to meet them. I read it super quickly since it is only one fourth of the book and absolutely loved it, especially how you couldn't even tell if both authors switched off and how everything came together so well. Cant wait for part two!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good start. I look forward to seeing how this story will continue. I agree there is a lot of info dumping here and I was confused for a fair bit of it. I look forward to see how the story progresses and I hope these women get the chance to work with a publisher who can clean it up a little bit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oml I need money AHHHHHHH
Anonymous More than 1 year ago