“A real space pirate fights like a girl” (because I can’t beat that tagline!)
About the book:
Teenager Jane Benedict is awakened by her father and ordered to memorize a mysterious code. Hours later, Mathias Benedict is dead and Jane and her brother, Will, are wards of United Earth Corporation. To evade the company’s murderous clutches and uncover the meaning of her father’s last message, Jane leads Will on a desperate escape across the galaxy aboard the Freetrader smuggler ship, Solar Vortex. Tangled in the crew’s fight against UEC, Jane saves the life of young smuggler Maclan Sawyer and learns her father’s code identifies a secret cargo shipment that may spell doom for the entire Freetrader cause and the extinction of an alien race.
Piracy, intrigue, romance, and a daring rebellion from Earth wait on the planet Rimrock. Will Jane answer the call to adventure and find new purpose on the galactic rim or will death for high treason be her fate?
Review by Katy Haye:
The Paisley Piranhas participated in the book blitz for Rimrider a few weeks ago. I just loved that tagline: A real space pirate fights like a girl. So when L A Kelley asked if I’d like a review copy I (metaphorically) took her hand off.
I’m delighted to report that the book did not disappoint. Rimrider is quite simply a cracking sci-fi adventure. It’s Firefly for teens. I loved the dialogue in particular and how it illustrated the relationships between all the characters. The world-building was delightful, and I especially liked how L A Kelley used humour to build the world (I am totally adopting the description ‘zebras’).
This is the first in the series (although it’s a properly finished book and doesn’t leave you dangling from a cliffhanger) and I definitely want to know what happens next in the world of Pirate Jane.
It’s a solid 4 stars for Rimrider.