Book Review: Nemesis Games (The Expanse #5) by James S.A. Corey

Title: Nemesis Games (The Expanse #5) by James S.A. Corey

Rating: 4 stars (🌟🌟🌟🌟)

Publisher: Orbit

 This was what I enjoy about The Expanse! After a bit of a disappointment in reading Cibola Burn, I was a little reticent to jump right into another. My husband decided he wanted to get back to watching the show so I figured I'd read the book for the season before we did.

This book delves into the backgrounds of the main characters and also gives an in-depth perspective to current goings-on on Earth, Mars, Tycho station and what's become an OPA faction ship. Holden, Naomi, Alex and Amos shone brightly and I loved reading about their trials, setbacks and successes. The bonus of course was having Bobbie and Avasarala reemerge as major players again. Honourable mention to Fred and Clarissa. The action was great, the quips fun and the tragedy on epic scale. This was the culmination of the high stakes humanity has been on the brink of for years and that's not even including the protomolecule sample that's still out there or who knows what else will happen with the many planets through the Ring Gate. I really look forward to the next book!

I will of course continue with the series. Recommended.

Summary: The fifth novel in Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series--now being produced for television by the SyFy Channel!
A thousand worlds have opened, and the greatest land rush in human history has begun. As wave after wave of colonists leave, the power structures of the old solar system begin to buckle.

Ships are disappearing without a trace. Private armies are being secretly formed. The sole remaining protomolecule sample is stolen. Terrorist attacks previously considered impossible bring the inner planets to their knees. The sins of the past are returning to exact a terrible price.

And as a new human order is struggling to be born in blood and fire, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante must struggle to survive and get back to the only home they have left.

Nemesis Games (The Expanse #5)
James S.A. Corey

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