Title: Double Life (Razia #1)
Author: S. Usher Evans
Published Date: June 12th 2014
Genre: Sci Fi
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Piracy is a game. How much are you worth?
Since she was a little girl, everyone – from her father to the Great Creator himself – told Lyssa Peate the same thing: she’s worthless. But when she becomes the pirate bounty hunter Razia, she can see the price tag on her own head. Employed by one of the four pirate syndicates, she uses bank transactions and her considerable wits to capture rival members. At least, she would be if Razia’s boss ever gave her a chance. It’s a man’s world, and all she’s allowed to hunt are purse snatchers while she languishes on probation.
To pay the bills, she’s stuck in her old life as Lyssa, discovering and analyzing distant planets and selling them for cash. She’s doing just enough to stay out of trouble, pretending to be continuing her father’s mysterious research while away for long periods of time. Her slimy boss is always asking questions and even assigns one of her younger brothers, Vel, to intern with her. Already struggling to keep the balance between her double lives, she tries everything to rid herself of the kid…
…until the universal police mistake Lyssa’s intern for Razia’s hostage.
This book was incredible! S. Usher Evans is a great writer and I can’t wait to see how she continues to develop her characters. I found them witty, brilliant and at all times pains in the ass but that’s what they were expected to be… Lol being pirates and all.
My favourite character being Val and Sage who dogged poor Lyssa aka Razia the whole time giving her no peace. Their obvious love for Lyssa shows time and time throughout the book as the three get into scrap after scrap mostly because of Lyssa.
I really got into the future thinking and way of life these people had that although bleak for some was exciting for others and if lived right could be a pretty swell time to live. I loved the descriptions of the places and the people so much! Evans drew me into her world right from the start!
There were some very cool and amazing take downs in this book! As Lyssa being the only female pirate sure had her work cut out for her in a all male world. I think it speaks to a lot of woman who try to muscle their way in life through male dominated perfessions as many woman have done over the years and are still doing. Although we don’t struggle with it as much today there is still issues we face. Lyssa stood her ground and never backed down no matter what! She is an inspiration and so is her writer!
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