Dark Space (Dark Space #1) by Lisa Henry
Well, what do you know? I have read my second sci-fi book this week and again…
…I loved the hell out of it.
I was already in a sci-fi vibe from the last book, so I figured, why not give this one a go. I’m still shocked by how much I enjoyed reading this book. Guess I am more into sci-fi than I thought.
Anyways, I am gonna try and keep this review short, because there are plenty of awesome reviews on this book already.
Let’s start with Brady….my favorite. 😉
Brady is 19 years old and has been working on a space station for the last 3 years. The reason they are in space…to protect the earth from aliens….or “faceless” as they are called. Brady is scared to death of space and of the faceless, but being drafted..he had no other choice. He really wants to go home to his sick father and his baby sister, but he still has years to serve. Brady is a bit of an angry dude, so I really connected with him from the start.
He is of the opinion that life in general sucks…
and his thoughts throughout this book, made me laugh out loud…
I really understood where he was coming from. Being locked in dark outer space for the last 3 years…the life slowly being sucked out of you… all the while being afraid of freaking aliens coming and destroying you and anything around you.
His fears and his pessimism get even worse when one day an alien pod arrives, within it a lieutenant that was kidnapped 4 years ago.
Lieutenant Cameron Rushton…
Brady is called to the medic bay to come help, but when he helps to cut Cameron out of the pot, he gets injured and comes in contact with the strange fluid surrounding Cameron. Apparently, this causes a bond between the two of them and soon it becomes clear that Cameron can’t survive without Brady. He needs Brady’s touch and heartbeat to stay alive. Brady sort of functions as his battery. Fucked up…but there you have it.
“You’re my heartbeat, Brady .”
Cam also has a message….the faceless are coming…Which makes Brady even more neurotic than he already was. He is convinced they are all going to die and…
…this is his motto for most of the book. 😛
There is also a plus to all this, though. Because Cam can’t survive without Brady, the two of them are forced to stay together in their private little world. They share almost everything…including each other’s thoughts and fears. Touching becomes more and more urgent…
…which made for some very nice and steamy scenes…
But “the faceless” are coming….and what will happen then…
Huh…guess my review isn’t as short as I promised…
I really enjoyed this one…I especially loved Brady and his anger and pessimism…
I can’t wait to see what’s gonna happen in book 2. I also want to thank my sweet, sweet friend, Susan, for recommending this one to me…Thanks, babe. 😉
Darker Space (Dark Space, #2) by Lisa Henry
After finishing book 1 and loving it, I jumped right into this one.
Brady and Cameron have come home and are taking care of Lucy. They still work for the military and they still get tons of medical and psych evaluations, because of their interaction with “the faceless”. Now that they are back with Lucy and in a relationship together, they should be doing great….only they are not.
Especially Brady is struggling. He feels lost now that his physical and mental connection with Cam is gone. He feels unworthy a lot of the time and boy …
…he is one angry little dude…
I still loved him to pieces though and I totally got where he was coming from.
Cameron seems to be doing a bit better…but where the black still freaks Brady out…Cam really misses space.
He misses being out there, close to the stars.
Things are about to change, though because guess what….
Yep, the aliens are back…or well Kai-Ren is.
It starts with dreams and it soon evolves to Cam and Brady hearing Kai-Ren and their psychic connection being restored. They try to keep things a secret, but with the military up in their butts, that’s not as easy as it sounds, especially when said military consists of a bunch of assholes. At least we still had Brady being his mouthy self. 😉
He was very specific about what he thought of them.
This major clusterfuck eventually leads the guys back to space…where Brady is doing his very best not to freak the fuck out. This is a hard feat for him, especially when Lucy gets envolved and some stupid officers make some very stupid mistakes.
I really enjoyed this second book and I am so glad I have read it because I needed to understand who Kai-Ren was and what he wanted. Now I still don’t know everything, but things are much clearer to me and I have to admit….I actually like the dude.Yes Susan…I admit you were right !!
I now have a weak spot for Kai-Ren
Brady is still my favorite, though. I know he was a bit dark in this book and a whole lot angry, but I actually liked that about him. I loved being inside his head. I also loved that he finally made peace with everything…including himself.
”Am I your heartbeat again?”
“You always have been.”
I hope there will be the next book soon because…
I am very curious to see what’s gonna happen next.