A review by khan_book_reviews
Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

The very first book within the Expanse series and my very first Sci Fi read. I went in with high expectations for the first book as I heard great things about it from various BookTubers and I was blown away as "Leviathan Wakes" exceeded all expectations.

Leviathan Wakes is set in the future where civilization have colonised Mars, Saturn and have a main space station/city called the Belt. The book follows two main POVs , one of James Holden who is second in command of a ship called the Canterbury and the second is of Joe Miller who is a detective on the Belt. The book includes mystery, political intrigue and interplanetary conflict.

The story is well paced and slows down in the rough moments to give dramatic effect or to really make you understand the dire situation the characters are in. James S.A Corey have done an amazing job of putting this together because from the moment I picked the book up I was just chapter after chapter to find out what's going to happen.

Initially reading "Leviathan Wakes" I was letting the book take me for a ride. However 2 chapters in I realised I needed to remember key details such as Names, Character Attributes and Locations as they were essential to understand the full story. The character list is vast however not too overwhelming to take away from the enjoyment of reading the story.