Athena's Ashes by Jamie Grey #BookReview #Giveaway #FFBC

Athena's Ashes (Star Thief Chronicles #2)
by Jamie Grey
Publisher: Clever Crow Press
Release Date: August 26th, 2014

It’s Renna’s biggest job yet – convincing MYTH leadership that she’s put away her lock picks and is ready to save the galaxy, despite the dangerous implant in her brain. But with the Athena on the run, she’s working solo and facing her most ruthless enemy, the traitor Pallas, who’ll go to any lengths to destroy the MYTH organization. Including framing Renna for a devastating assault on MYTH HQ that leaves their defenses crippled and hundreds dead.

Now that MYTH believes she’s a dangerous double-agent, Renna escapes their firing squad before they put more holes in her than a pair of fishnet stockings. But the ticking time-bomb in her head is the one thing Pallas needs to complete his master plan and he’s not about to let her get away. Even worse, he’s discovered the only thing that will bring Renna to her knees – threatening Captain Nick Finn.

Out of time and options, Renna’s got one shot to take down the traitor before he annihilates everything she loves, even though winning this battle may cost her everything.

Athena’s Ashes is the second book in The Star Thief Chronicles series. Picking up where the first book left off. It has been a while since I’ve read the first book but Jamie Gey does a great job of jogging your memory without over summarizing. So you don’t have to worry abou tthat. I’ve come to really enjoy this Sci-Fi series and I love the fact that it’s new adult.

First off the book does not read like a stereotypical new adult.I believe I thought this about the first book as well. It feels like a YA with older characters so it makes sense when the characters are in the military and traipsing around the galaxy. There is sex in the book but it’s not overbearing at all and definitely does not drive the story.

I love Renna because she is so perfectly flawed. I love that she stays true to her character from beginning to end. I like how she doesn’t change her nature and things she has issues with because they are easy to fall back into, like flirty and running, she deals with throughout the book. It’s not like how she is with Finn now so everything is awesome. She tells it how it is and when Finn does something really idiotic she totally tells him off. I was cheering for her.

I really like the new characters introduced, Jayla and Blake. Although I was leary of Jayla for some reason. Blake is great to have around to stir up a little trouble (not in the love triangle way that’s not what I’m implying). I also love the return of some old favorites. Like of course Captain Nick Finn and Viktis. Oh how I love that crazy captain and alien guy. There is such a great wide range of characters

The plot is fast paced and there is a lot going on. Jamie manages to fit it all in without the story lagging and having it make sense. I didn’t feel confused as we untangled the web of lies and traitors. Although I did get stressed and mad at parts. It was always intriguing.

I liked the ending because it has such a sci-fi sherlock holmes to it. It was a great way to end the book. So if you are looking for something Sci-Fi space style and in the new adult category definitely pick this up. I think if you are ya sci-fi fan and you haven’t ventured that much into new adult you will definitely like this series too. I just really love the wide range of characters.

You can check out my review of the first book The Star Thief as well as a Guest Post by clicking the cover below

Jamie Grey spent most of her childhood writing stories about princesses who saved the day and pretending to be a daring explorer. It wasn’t until much later that she realized she should combine the two. Now, as a tech-obsessed gamer geek, her novels mix amazing scientific developments, future worlds, and the remarkable characters that live in them.

Jamie lives in Michigan with her boyfriend and their pets, who luckily tolerate her overspending on tea, books, and video games. You can learn more about her at, or follow her on twitter via @jamie_grey.