25 April 2015

Chaos Station (Chaos Station #1) by Jenn Burke & Kelly Jensen

 "You're not real. Felix Ingesson is dead."

The war with the alien stin is over, but Felix Ingesson has given up on seeing his lover, Zander Anatolius, ever again. Zander's military file is sealed tighter than an airlock. A former prisoner of war, Felix is attempting a much quieter life keeping his ship, the Chaos, aloft. He almost succeeds, until Zander walks on board and insists that Felix isn't real.

A retired, broken super soldier, Zander is reeling from the aftereffects of his experimental training and wants nothing more than to disappear and wait for insanity to claim him. Then he sees footage of a friend and ally—a super soldier like him—murdering an entire security squad with her bare hands and a cold, dead look in her eyes. He never expected to find Felix, the man he'd thought dead for years, on the ship he hired to track her down.

Working with Felix to rescue his teammate is a dream come true…and a nightmare. Zander has no exit strategy that will leave Felix unscathed—or his own heart unbroken.
When I read the blurb for this, I was definitely intrigued. I love sci-fi, action, and m/m. Unfortunately, Chaos Station didn’t do it for me.

The story is about Zander, a victim of a military that changed him to become the perfect killer, only to basically dump on him after the big war was over. He’s cold, hard, and has forgotten most of what made him him in the first place. Running into Felix, an ex-lover, on his way to rescue another trained killer from what the military did to her was unexpected.

The action just never got there for me. I don’t know if it was the fact it felt like TOO many points of view without seeing where they separated or if the story was just too slow. Because I actually liked the secondary characters. I found the two main characters more difficult to connect with. Zander’s issues made sense, but with Felix, I wasn’t sure if his issues stemmed from PTSD or if he was just seriously that ‘out there’. It made it difficult to keep reading. I had little to no connection with Emma and the ending just felt forced. Not to mention things don’t look good for one of our heroes. When a book takes me more than two months to read, it means I had to force myself to keep reading and could only stand to read a few pages at a time.

That was the case with Chaos Station. It wasn’t a bad book, but it just didn’t keep my interest.


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