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❰Reading❯ ➶ Endgame Author Ann Aguirre – Transportjobsite.co.uk chapter 1 Endgame, meaning Endgame, genre Endgame, book cover Endgame, flies Endgame, Endgame 5a3c53662cd81 Regret Nothing Sirantha Jax Has The J Gene, Which Permits Her To Jump Faster Than Light Ships Through Grimspace She Loves Nothing Than That Rush, But The Star Roads Have To Wait Her Final Mission Takes Her To La Heng, A Planet Subjugated During First Contact Since Then, The La Hengrin Homeworld Has Been Occupied By Foreign Conquerors All That S About To Change Now, As Part Of A Grassroots Resistance, Jax Means To Liberate The La Hengrin But Political Intrigue And Guerrilla Warfare Are New To Her, And This Will Be The Most Dangerous Game She S Ever Played Spies And Conspiracies, A War Of Weapons And Hearts, And Not Everyone Is Guaranteed To Make It Out Alive

10 thoughts on “Endgame

  1. says:

    Yes This is Sirantha Jax And I DNFed at 20% Lots of cursing to be expected, don t say I didn t warn you.Congratulations Ann Aguirre, you managed to ruin what could have been the greatest series ever, with the most amazing heroine ever Fuckup doesn t even begin to cover it Oh you really excelled here You actually did even better than KMM with Iced and Burned Now that is setting the bar VERY high I didn t think it was possible but hey, you did it I DNFed your book when I managed to finish KMM s You win Big time I have three things to tell you Ann Aguirre You don t take what could have been the best series ever and turn it into The Young and The Restless in Outer Space view spoiler A FUCKING LOVE TRIANGLE With a bug as an added bonus You cannot be serious hide spoiler

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    Ever since I started blogging, I ve been going on and on about Ann Aguirre s books and how much I love them The time has come for me to tell you why Ann Aguirre understands life, she understands love, she understands war and the very basic human nature She knows what makes people tick and how far they would go to defend what they love and that knowledge reflects in her work Endgame is no exception If anything, it is the best of her books so far.In Endgame, last book of the series, Sirantha Jax makes good on her promise to Loras and travels to La heng, accompanied by Vel, to try to free the La hengrin from the Nicuans The cure for the shinai bond is finally functional, if not entirely safe, and Loras s people have a chance to stand up and fight, something they haven t had in a very long time When peaceful measures fail to convince Nicuan nobles to make the cure available to the La hengrin, Loras, Jax, Vel and a few other very competent friends are left with no choice but to form the La heng Liberation Army and start a war to free Loras s people from slavery A war is never glamorous, no matter how just the cause It always means hard choices and sacrifice for everyone involved It means being hungry, filthy and cold It means blurring the line between right and wrong, committing atrocities in the name of freedom and losing yourself while fighting for what you believe in That is the side of war Aguirre decided to show us, and I can t thank her enough for it It is the side we rarely get to see.Jax doesn t get to be a hero in Endgame She doesn t get to rush in, make a wild and stupid decision that somehow ends up working despite the odds, and save the day Not because she isn t capable of pulling it off, she is, she s done it before, but because we all become insignificant and small in the face of war, including Sirantha Jax It is hard to believe that something that started as a sci fi romance series, a sub genre that s rarely taken seriously, ended up being so full of valuable lessons Seeing the world through Jax s eyes, enjoying her unique worldview, learning about the way she prioritizes and deals with the consequences taught me a thing or two about myself And yet, Jax never took the intensely philosophical and lecturing tone If anything, her chopped up grammar and matter of fact way make her a very unlikely source for Big Truths of Life She just told her story like it is and you re free to take away whatever you want from it This is not a love story.It is my life, and as such, there is love, loss, war, death, and sacrifice It s about things that needed to be done and the choices made I regret nothing. Eleven is the number of books by Ann Aguirre I ve read and loved so far She is the only author in the world I can say that about The fact that she ll keep writing makes it easier for me to say goodbye to Jax No one will ever replace her, but I know that so many other fantastic heroines sleep in Aguirre s mind, waiting to be awoken and introduced to the world Jax deserves her rest Goodbye, Jax Mary bless and keep you.

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    Note Ann Aguirre provided the galley for this book I LOVE her I love this series It s been awesome since GRIMSPACE and has only gotten better with each installment I love the world building, the characters, the overall plot, the individual novel plots, the evolution of Jax, and just about everything to do with this series I have been heavily emotionally invested in Sirantha Jax and her life for a few years now I was enthralled and saddened with the announcement that ENDGAME would bring the series to an end It s so hard to let go of such a great character and an amazing world, but I d rather a series go out on a high note then peter out with a whimper.I m keeping this short for now I may expand it once the book hits the shelves and I ve read the series again WHAT I LIKED THE MAIN CHARACTERWe have been living in the mind of Sirantha Jax since the first book She wasn t always the most likable character at the beginning She was a wounded person and behaved in ways that really pissed me off than once That being said, over the course of the books she grows, evolves, and becomes a much stronger person In ENDGAME it is clear she has learned to listen to others, to step back and obey orders, to allow other people to do what they need to do, and to embrace her own feelings fully and without regrets She owns up to her mistakes, but stands her ground when she knows she s right She s still a kick ass woman, but she has learned to be a much wiser woman.This especially came into play with March who I almost liked this time around , and I wanted to cheer when she told him how it is in no uncertain terms I loved that she took control, called him on his shit, and then waited to see if he d step up.I also loved how she interacts with Vel throughout the book These two have the healthiest and strongest relationship in the entire series It s been pretty obvious that they are both in the relationship for the long haul Sirantha Jax will outlive all the people around her except Vel They are merely at the beginning of a very long life spent together and it was cool to see that acknowledged Of course, they also struggle with the reality that either one of them could die a violent death and this is played out in the course of the novel There is one particular moment whenTEARS I also loved how Jax steps back and acknowledges Loras s new role as the leader of the resistance on his planet She is finally over her impetuousness She realizes that in war, her tendency to spring into action without thought will not help She doesn t override Loras, but becomes a very good soldier under his command.Though some characters are not in this book, their lingering presence and impact in Jax s life is acknowledged and cherished I appreciated that as well.THE PLOTEver since the first book, this last story was germinating throughout the series We finally see the aftermath of Jax s promise to Loras to help him and his people And it is very messy business One thing I have always loved about Jax is how she doesn t back down from a promise made Because of this, she ends up in the heat of battle for a very long time and suffers through some very sad losses.This book has some great action sequences, but it s also damn bloody at times So well done.THE SUPPORTING CASTI m a Vel girl I love him He s such a great character His personality has been very well defined from the first book He is always there for Jax and never falters I love that about his character There are some really great moments with him in this book Every Vel fan should be than satisfied.March is a bitter pill for me I don t like him If Jax was my girlfriend, he d know by my stink eye that I was watching her back I have always had an issue with March putting everyone else ahead of Jax He has abandoned her than once in the past He s not there for her when she needs him, while she has put herself out for him over and over again This is finally acknowledged by March himself, which lessened my stink eye just a little Jax holds March accountable and stands her ground Basically, March has to finally own up and decide if he s willing to accept Jax on her terms Of course, he also has to survive a war he never wanted to be a part of Zeeka is adorable and I love how this sorta adopted kid of Jax teaches her a lesson or two about life Sasha, March s adopted son nephew , shows personality and spunk in this book We see the full strength of his abilities It was impressive THE ENDThe ending was perfection It made me smile It made me cry just a little bit I was happy for Jax as she flies off to her next adventure The series ends at just the right moment and in such a way that we know what the future holds for her It was the ending I was hoping for WHAT I DIDN T LIKE Saying goodbye Oh, wow This series ending hurts I m so going to miss all the characters not March..hehehehe and all the excitement My only consolation is that we can visit this universe again in the Dread Queen series IN CLOSING ENDGAME finishes the series on a highest of notes On a perfect note It honestly could end any other way The ending is AWESOME in its perfection.ENDGAME brings everything full circle from the tale s beginning in GRIMSPACE All that was set in motion in that first book has a resolution in ENDGAME.It s the perfect ending point of this cycle of Jax s long life I am so glad we shared it with her I m going to miss her P.S I tried not to devour this book, but failed I read the last half in a major reading marathon Yep It s THAT good.

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    I m so glad that I picked up this series it has been a diverse and turbulent road for Sirantha but a most enjoyable and intriguing one for me.Endgame is the final book in the series and it wraps up the series quite nicely with a satisfying conclusion This series is about Sirantha Jax s life journey, set in a science fiction world where Sirantha is determined to live life to the fullest and explore new planets and species This is not a love story It is my life, and as such, there is love, loss, war, death, and sacrifice It s about things that needed to be done and choices made I regret nothing Endgame was a great read, but I did miss the other crew members which are not in this book Hit, Constance, Dina co though I suppose it replicates real life where people do come and go in our lives Sirantha becomes part of a resistance group in order to free the inhabitants of La heng, who have been enslaved by foreign conquerors Sirantha, March Vel put their lives on the line in order to outsmart and outmanoeuvre the enemy The risks are high and they realise that freedom will come at a high cost.Her friendship will Vel is strong as ever as they go undercover to ferret out the enemy plans He s my dearest friend He s always supported me, believing the best of me even when I screw up, even when I don t deserve it He s my true north, my compass for what s right And her love for March is still intense and unwavering, and though they have not had the easiest of paths, she is determined to make it work I m not one who gives up because things aren t perfect You fight for what you love You commit to making the relationship better I don t believe in the perfect match There s the one you love enough to stay with there s the one who puts up with your shit When all the columns are tallied, emotional profit and loss reckoned, I will always, always love him I love how Sirantha stays true to herself and gives 200% to right past mistakes and try to make the world a better place The war is not glorified and shows the harsh brutality and ruthlessness of both sides War is never clean It never comes down to heroes and villains Everyone does terrible things, and the scars stay with you always, even if they don t show on your skin What stands out to me in this series is the deep, real relationships between the characters and fascinating world that Ms Aguirre has created Though I am going to miss Sirantha, March and Vel, and their adventures, this is certainly a series that I will cherish and re read again and again And I will certainly be reading of Ms Aguirre s books I love her writing style and the originality of her characters and plots So in summary, Endgame is a fitting conclusion to a great series and I highly recommend this series to all.

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    This review is spoiler free, but assumes a familiarity with the Sirantha Jax series.I have put off writing this review, because it is, for me, the final step in accepting that the Sirantha Jax series is over How do I write about a book that concludes one of my most cherished series, and somehow manage to do it the justice it deserves I will certainly try now Engame starts out with Sirantha Jax continuing in her mission to liberate La heng from the Nicuan nobles A long time ago when humans first arrived to L heng, they covered the world with a chemical that changed the La heng natives, making it impossible for them to fight, and easy to enslave Jax has funded research that has led to a cure, allowing the La heng natives to become self sufficient again, but of course the Nicuan nobles want nothing to do with that After being denied an appeal by the Imperial board of governors to make the cure widespread and available to the La hengrin, Loras and Jax start a rebellion to deploy the Cavati s Cure to the natives, and begin an initiative to train them to fight back on their own behalf.As Jax says in the opening line of the book, This is not a love story No, this is a war story, and all the things that come along with with fighting a war are present There is a lot of downtime and waiting, as much as there are chases and battles.Those who were worried at the end of Aftermath over whether we d see March again and when, need not worry March meets up with Jax very early on, with Sasha in tow Upon their reunion, with Jax s introspection I am easily reminded why I love her so much This quote sums up one of the many things I love about her He s said that about me before that I m the strongest person he s ever met I tend to think I m dumb No matter how many times I get knocked down, I always stagger up again If I had a brain in my head, sometimes after one of those hits, I d just kiss dirt a little while Save myself the pain But I always find myself on my feet, swinging wide, no matter what.March and Jax have many grievances from events over the past five books that they must air in order to move on and salvage any kind of future together Add to that the uncertaintly of whether they can remain in each other s lives during wartime, and the intensity is jacked up several notches And then add to it the Sasha factor you really just don t know if Jax and March will get that HEA, but you want so desperately to believe that they can and will Fair winds carry you from my side and back again, brown bird VelAnd then there is Vel Sigh Jax has complete and unwavering faith in Vel, Vel is always there for her, always has her back and sadly March has not It s a fascinating situation, and the way it plays out is beautifully done Readers will be pleased.Once the rebellion turns in to an all out War, it is super consuming I felt myself growing weary with Jax over all the death and waste Endgame spans several years, and it is dense with battle, strife, drama, tension and loss Along with all the battles and loss, come the silver linings Now thoroughly trained in combat, weapons and gunnery, Jax is relieved to discover that when she returns to jumping the star roads, it will be out of love and not necessity Her ability to do just that becomes part of that HEA I kept holding on to for her.And what would a final book be without all the secondary characters we have grown to love There is a lot of Constance, one of my favorite secondaries, Jax s PA I looked forward to her in each book I also grew to adore the adult Z, his charming nature kept the spirit of the book up when the events of war became too much to bear And new characters are introduced that all complement this series conclusion.Upon finishing Endgame, I was equal parts super sad, and equal parts thoroughly satisfied Endgame is most definitely a worthy ending to one of my favorite series and now, I must go re read the entire Sirantha Jax series again Thank you Ann Aguirre for giving us this incredible series snarfle cry

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    No hiding No secret schemes or sneaking around It s time to fight If only there was fighting and less useless bullshit going on If only Endgame is, as the title suggests, the final book in the Sirantha Jax installment It s supposed to bring peace and happiness to us readers and fans It s supposed to The painful truth is that it doesn t At least for me it doesn t.I was a bit afraid of Endgame considering how strange the last two books were Since it s the end, I was expecting it to touch a soft spot and get me angry I was totally prepared for it.No, I wasn t However, maybe this review will help you be prepared for it This is not a love story The book starts with this quote, and it made me think that Jax will finally stop bitching about March and do something useful with her life It was not a love story in the end, but it wasn t far from it either The whole story revolves about how Jax wants to settle things between her, March and Vel Yes, another love triangle, even if it s slightly different from the usual ones At least they solved it peacefully, and she didn t have to choose between them At least that.Jax and March s relationship is still fucked up, and this book won t make March be any better Hell, this book only made Sasha look better Is he the soon to be hero in Ann Aguirre s new project It could be However, I did not give a fuck about Sasha I wanted from the main characters Jax, March and Vel I got lots of annoying Jax, a bit of asshole March and almost nothing for Vel I wouldn t complain much if this was in the middle of the series but having Aguirre end it with this is not cool I still can t believe she ended the series with this useless book That s what Endgame is for me Useless I could go on thinking that Aftermath is the last book in the series My life would be ten times better.A short conclusion Endgame finishes the Sirantha Jax series in a slow and boring way The story is extremely chaotic and useless Please believe me when I say that I did not like any part of it Not a single bit I am completely disappointed by it, and I wish I could turn back time and avoid reading it in the first place At least I d have a sweet memory left for the previous books Endgame can get pretty confusing at times so my advice would be to read Aftermath as close to it as possible Review also posted on

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    I m a little unsure about quite a bit of the content of this one But, I mostly liked the ending More to come, when I won t be spoiling it for my maniac mates

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    What happened to this series I remember reading Grimspace and being completely entranced entranced by the universe, the action, the writing, and most importantly, the characters So, it pains me to see the series fall so far, but I don t necessarily hold it against Aguirre She probably got burned out with the series, or stuck, or unsure how to end it and well, Endgame is the result But, alas gone is the snarky heroine I ve come to love And without her, this book just crumbled.It didn t take long upon starting Endgame for me to become uneasy with it It becomes evident pretty early on that this book is about Jax leading a terrorist esque guerilla movement against the Nicuan nobles in La heng, in order to free the enslaved La hengrin people Essentially, the La hengrin are enslaved because after a conflict, the humans put a gas in their atmosphere that made all La hengrin unable to commit violence So, some advantageous humans moved in and took the La hengrin as slaves in order to protect them In the previous book Aftermath , Sirantha commissioned a doctor to make a cure to the gas, that would allow the La hengrin to be violent again Now, stymied in her attempts to administer the cure to the La hengrin through legal means, she and her loyal followers decide they have no choice except to start an open rebellion on the planet.Okay well that s a bunch of crap Sirantha can t get a permit to begin trials on the drug because she s not a citizen of La heng She applied for citizenship, but it was denied due to her, erm, colorful past Rather than appeal the denial He knows that will take turns, damn him, Sirantha indignantly thinks , let s start a war Here s an idea, Sirantha appeal the denial, and in the years it takes to get it overturned, how about you get the drug fine tuned so that it doesn t have a 5% casualty rate A few have died taking Carvati s Cure they succumb to the bloodlust and have to be put down So far, our casualty rate is holding steady at 5 percent.Is it me, or does it almost seem like Sirantha is boasting about this Oh, 1 in 20 people have to be put down, but we re holding steady at that, so, yay I mean, even if she did get a permit to begin drug trials, does she think the cure would be allowed to be distributed with this high of a casualty rate So, I think taking a few turns to fine tune the drug might be a good thing.But, taking that many years out of her life would be a major inconvenience to her she s already getting restless for grimspace, of course so, let s start a war instead NOTE Why couldn t she had an actual citizen, like Loras, apply for the drug trials permit Or, if a La hengrin doesn t count as a citizen, why not have someone like Tarn apply for citizenship They d have a much harder time denying him Or, if that fell through, how about trying to bribe a citizen to apply for the permit I m just saying, it doesn t seem like they exhausted all their options before deciding on WAR Tangent While we re on the subject, why are they talking about the war and all of their war plans in front of a twelve year old boy This should be after bedtime talk, people Tangent Okay, so here s where things get tricky I m not saying that freeing an enslaved people isn t something worth going to war over But, the way that Jax was just so callous about the whole thing chilled me.For example, their treatment of a prisoner of war The machine she used on him is wildly addictive If we cut him loose at this point, he ll go mad wanting that pleasure again He s ours to keep, now.Stay of execution for the centurion He won t be beaten or killed while Vel needs to learn the lines of his face I will prohibit the free La heng from making sport of him until after you complete your assessment Are you frakking serious He s ours to keep Plans to execute Letting the La hengrin make sport of him This is the Sirantha Jax that I thought I knew and loved, this is, as a reader, what I m expected to rally behind No thanks.I marked this book as abandoned because after that about 21% in , i could only skim the rest But regarding the Jax Vel March situation, which has to be addressed oh man, but did this ever piss me off Don t kid yourselves, and don t let Aguirre fool you this is a love triangle, even if it s different than the norm And, in a way, it s even worse than an actual love triangle, because due to the differing nature of the relationship between Jax Vel vs that of Jax March, Aguirre doesn t have to grow a pair or make Jax grow a pair and force Jax to make a choice view spoiler So, of course, she doesn t, and instead takes the safest route possible Jax gets to end up with both March and Vel There s even a March Jax Vel group hug at one point kumbaya And, on top of that, Sasha is conveniently written out of the picture, so March is now free to travel the stars with Jax, just like she always wanted Everything wrapped up in a neat little bow, just how Jax always wanted it Worst HEA Ever Or, if not the worst, at least the most cowardly and vomit inducing HEA ever And don t even get me started on the March Jax matching tatts, because then I really will vomit hide spoiler

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    Spoiler alert.this review is full of themThe Sirantha Jax series was the first series I read after Harry Potter and the Hunger Games I cut my Ann Aguirre teeth on Enclave and was seeking another book in which to lose myself I was thrilled to find stories that were as good as my then favorites, Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen In past books, Sirantha Jax fights corruption, evil warlords, the terrifying Morguts, and the even the betrayal of one her own aka Jael I love Jax s commitment to do what is right as she hurls herself headlong into the fray Unfortunately, her willingness to sacrifice all to do the right thing is always at the cost of a loved one But that s what makes her life so heartbreaking It is a sacrifice to those she loves as well But, this is not that book This is a book about redemption The redemption of planet La heng, the redemption of her relationship with Loras, the redemption of her relationship with March This isn t the Jax story filled with wild escapes, chases, terrifying creatures and unbearable loss Despite the fact that the backdrop of this story of is the fight for freedom from the oppressive rule of the Nicuan, it is a love story There is romance here than all five previous books combined It is the reconciliation of Jax and March And this one is deep They literally get to the heart of the matter why it is so difficult to love one another so deeply but keep hurting each other so profoundly It is also the clarification of the love between Sirantha and Vel Some might claim that Ann Aguirre ties up the end of this series too nicely Maybe she does This book does not evoke the roller coaster emotions that is associated with fear and loss as some of the others in the series In the other books, Ms Aguirre is not afraid to lose main, beloved characters and that is shocking The losses here are less so In fact, throughout the book I found myself waiting for the other shoe to drop Things seem to be going just a little too well In the end, there is no drop dead shocker and really, thank goodness for that Because when it comes down to it, with everything that Jax has gone through, doesn t she deserve a happily ever after I, for one, am not going to begrudge her that If you are new to Sirantha Jax, I would not recommend starting with this book It will not accurately represent the heart of the series Instead this book is truly the concluding episode in the evolution of Sirantha Jax.

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