Book Review: Caliban's War (The Expanse #2) by James S.A. Corey

Caliban's War by James S.A. Corey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher: Orbit

Summary:  We are not alone.

On Ganymede, breadbasket of the outer planets, a Martian marine watches as her platoon is slaughtered by a monstrous supersoldier. On Earth, a high-level politician struggles to prevent interplanetary war from reigniting. And on Venus, an alien protomolecule has overrun the planet, wreaking massive, mysterious changes and threatening to spread out into the solar system.

In the vast wilderness of space, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante have been keeping the peace for the Outer Planets Alliance. When they agree to help a scientist search war-torn Ganymede for a missing child, the future of humanity rests on whether a single ship can prevent an alien invasion that may have already begun . . .

Caliban's War is a breakneck science fiction adventure following the critically acclaimed Leviathan Wakes.

I liked this second installment in the series but a little less than the first book. I felt it dragged a bit in the first half (basically the search for Mei and all things Prax) and given how many chapters there are, it felt interminable at times. Still though, I loved finally getting to Avasarala and all the politics going on and I very much enjoyed all things Bobbie Draper and I look forward to following her story more. Naomi, Amos, Alex and Holden were all good here and it was nice to see where they were as a group and individually after the big events of Leviathan Wakes. I'll be continuing with the series but I want to pace myself with the SyFy show so I won't be jumping right into the next book immediately.

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