About the Book
With the help of his commanding officer, a genetically engineered ex-soldier fights back against the government that created him and others like him to be expendable slaves.
Halvor Cullen, a genetically-engineered and technology implanted ex-solider, doesn’t see himself as a hero. After getting out of the service, all he’s interested in is chasing the adrenaline rush that his body was designed to crave. Hal knows he won’t live long anyway; vat soldiers like him are designed to die early or will burnt out from relentlessly seeking the rush. His best friend and former CO, Tyce, is determined not to let that happen and distracts him by work salvaging crashed ships in the Edge. But after a new crewmember—hacker-turned-tecker, Vivi—joins their band of misfits, they find a sphere that downloads an alien presence into their ship…
It’s space time! And what The Rush’s Edge does that I feel a lot of other sci-fi books is that it actually has A LOT of character development! And I feel like that’s where I always struggle to become invested with sci-fi books since they’re often all action and not much else. But this one actually gave me some depth and I loved having the chance to learn all about this misfit gang!
And I mean, how much of a space opera would it be if our story didn’t revolve around a ragtag gang of misfits going against the grain. And while we got a lot of character development like I mentioned, there was still PLENTY of action! It was that harmonious blend between the two that made this such an interesting read. And while this book was set in space there were still those social issues present that we deal with and see on a regular basis. And seeing this team struggle with having everything they thought they knew turned on its head gave such an interesting plot!
You can tell that Smith has a lot of knowledge and love for science fiction because all of that went into this book. And I think that’s why I found this one so enjoyable, I could see how much thought and effort went into weaving this expertly crafter story. And I really look forward to seeing where Smith goes from here!
About the Author
Ginger Smith has worked as a record store employee, freelance writer, bookstore assistant manager and high school teacher of English. In the past, she has played in many tabletop RPG groups and even run several of her own. She collects vintage toys, sci-fi novels and comic books, as well as mid-century furniture. She currently lives in the southern USA with her husband and two cats, spending her free time writing and watching classic film noir and sci-fi movies.
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*