A review by ricky_longoria
Leviathan Wakes, by James S.A. Corey

adventurous challenging tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


I originally got this book on a digital sale, with the intention of reading it slowly as I worked through my physical tbr. However, I started with one chapter. Then the next, and the next, until I realized I was 100 pages in over the course of one session. This universe is deep, with political and systemic systems woven throughout. When a fictionalized setting can make you understand the political nature, beyond "good and bad," you know it's a well-realized vision. Leviathan Wakes is a wonderful sci-fi book, complex and deep, with great characters and dialogue. I can't wait to start book 2 soon.