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review 2016-07-06 14:42
Dark Space
Dark Space - Lisa Henry

Brady is a guy who just can't get a break. Everything that happens to him (and it mostly happens to him, without his input) goes to s*it really fast. He hates the space, hates that he's been conscripted and can't help his father take care of his younger sister. The reason he won't get training that would eventually lead him to an officer position (even though he's very capable) is because that would mean he'd have to spend 5 more years (together with the compulsory 10) in space. He is young and lonely and afraid, but used to nobody giving a crap about a recruit, a kid from a refugee camp. The anger gives him energy to keep pushing on.

Cam is... I didn't quite get a hold on Cam. He's a good guy who's been through some serious nightmare-inducing stuff. But even after all that happened to him, he still feels love for space and stars and piloting. He came to an understanding of what happened to him and why, and so was at relative peace with it.

Their love was intense. It would fall under the category of insta-love, but when you're in each other's thoughts and memories and emotions and dreams, when you're not even sure where your emotion begins and his ends, I'd say insta-love is the only possible result (that is if the guy in your had is not a total a*shole).

It was not quite clear to me what happened at the end -

Why did Kai Ren let them go? Why was it part of the deal for Cam to go back with Kai Ren as some kind of sacrifice? What happened with the "peace treaty" considering Cam and Brady were released?

(spoiler show)

but I'm hoping those (and other) questions will be answered in the next installment.

I loved this book! The writing was excellent (the kind of writing where some parts were so beautiful they made me cry), the story and the characters captivating (I read it in a day, and I'm a very slow reader!) and I'm really looking forward to reading the next book.

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review 2015-10-17 00:00
Untitled Dark Space
Darker Space - Lisa Henry
”Am I your heartbeat again?”
“You always have been."


Pheeuw Brady, Brady…. You weared me down boy!!
I’m so glad you found “the light” at the ending, feeling hope again. Truly embracing what is important to you; Cam and Lucy!

“The universe couldn’t scare me now. The dark couldn’t. Not when all I could feel was love.”

This book picked up right after book one. Brady and Cam living together with Lucy. But Brady still feels scared all the time, never feels good enough for anyone. Having these nightmares all the time about the dark space and Kai-Ren.

And then Brady and Cam realize , and the military, that their connection is back again and they get shipped back again to space to save humanity.

“Shared thoughts, shared memories, shared feelings, shared pain.
Humans weren’t meant to exist like that. We weren’t built for that.”


I was glad finally understanding what and why things happened with Kai-Ren and Cam.

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Lisa, I hope it won’t take so long for the next installment for I’m dying to know what will happen on Kai-Ren’s space ship with Brady, Cam, Lucy some others AND Doc!!

I’ll be waiting..
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review 2015-10-16 00:00
Untitled Dark Space
Darker Space - Lisa Henry ”Am I your heartbeat again?”
“You always have been.


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What a rollercoaster this was.

I did have some trouble getting into the story and I have to say I thoroughly disliked the first 30%. After that it got better, but I was still waiting for Brady to get his head out of his ass.

We have Brady and Cam, who are now living on earth, raising Lucy. Brady is still extremely unsatisfied with his life. I was okay with his ‘we’re all gonna die’ attitude in book one. I was not okay with his ‘life is meaningless and I don’t deserve happiness’ attitude in this one.

But I started to like this book more and more when they were back on the space station. Yes, Brady is still afraid of space. But he started to face his fears.

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What I wanted was for Brady and Cam to have their connection. And I don’t mean their psychic connection (even though that is VERY COOL), but I just wanted to feel the love. And I almost didn’t. Brady was busy wallowing in his fears and Cam was busy being perfect. But then the last 30% happened. It was
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I was so relieved when Brady finally realized some things. He finally got what mattered to him, Cam and Lucy.

I even liked Kai-Ren. Brady’s explanation of Cam’s time with the Faceless made so much sense to me. I finally understood what the Faceless were all about. And Brady did too. This was what I have been waiting for since book 1 (an explanation as to why Cam just let everything happen when he was with the Faceless).

That’s why I am eagerly awaiting the last book of this series. I LOVED how this one ended (minor spoiler)(with Lucy, with Doc(!), with the friendship between Brady and the other guys).

So Lisa, can you hurry?

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review 2015-10-15 00:00
Untitled Dark Space
Darker Space - Lisa Henry *** 3.5 Stars ***

Dark Space (book #1 in the series) is one of my favourite books ever. So the anticipation before reading this one was high.


"Am I your heartbeat again?”
"You always have been."


It's been a few months since the story in the first book and Cam and Brady are living on Earth With Lucy. They have a good life together, though they are still being tested to see if the Faceless have changed them somehow. Brady is struggeling to move on from what happened. He is very depressed and angry at the world. Now, I have no problem understanding that he is struggling to cope. I wouldn't be surprised if he has a bit of PTSD from everything that happened. But to me it seemed.. too much? I mean, at least he has a great life now, right? And Lucy, his sister, is safe and living with them. And they both have a job and share a flat. Unfortunately it seemed to me like the first 1/3 of the book was about how moody and angry Brady is at the world and everything. And it was a bit much... And I missed a bit of the interaction between Brady and Cam from the first book.

Now that's the negative bit taken care of. Nice to get such Things out of the way quickly! Let's move on to the awesome bits!!

I am very happy that I kept reading! The second half of the book is great! There is a lot of action and surprises, aliens (possibly minor spoiler there, but come on - it shouldn't really come as a huge surprise!) and love.

The relationship between Brady and Cam seems to be more like it was in the first book too. And we get to hear what happened to some of the other characters in the first book.

I liked the way the book ended too, and can't wait for the 3rd book!

All in all I would say that the last half of the book would have been close to a 5 star, but the start pulled it down a little...

If you have read the first book and enjoyed it, I would definitely recommend reading this one too! And if you get to 30% and you think it's slightly disappointing, then please, please, keep reading!! It will be worth it, I promise! And you will be happy you did :)



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review 2015-10-15 00:00
Untitled Dark Space
Darker Space - Lisa Henry *** 3.5 Stars ***

Dark Space (book #1 in the series) is one of my favourite books ever. So the anticipation before reading this one was high.


"Am I your heartbeat again?”
"You always have been."


It's been a few months since the story in the first book and Cam and Brady are living on Earth With Lucy. They have a good life together, though they are still being tested to see if the Faceless have changed them somehow. Brady is struggeling to move on from what happened. He is very depressed and angry at the world. Now, I have no problem understanding that he is struggling to cope. I wouldn't be surprised if he has a bit of PTSD from everything that happened. But to me it seemed.. too much? I mean, at least he has a great life now, right? And Lucy, his sister, is safe and living with them. And they both have a job and share a flat. Unfortunately it seemed to me like the first 1/3 of the book was about how moody and angry Brady is at the world and everything. And it was a bit much... And I missed a bit of the interaction between Brady and Cam from the first book.

Now that's the negative bit taken care of. Nice to get such Things out of the way quickly! Let's move on to the awesome bits!!

I am very happy that I kept reading! The second half of the book is great! There is a lot of action and surprises, aliens (possibly minor spoiler there, but come on - it shouldn't really come as a huge surprise!) and love.

The relationship between Brady and Cam seems to be more like it was in the first book too. And we get to hear what happened to some of the other characters in the first book.

I liked the way the book ended too, and can't wait for the 3rd book!

All in all I would say that the last half of the book would have been close to a 5 star, but the start pulled it down a little...

If you have read the first book and enjoyed it, I would definitely recommend reading this one too! And if you get to 30% and you think it's slightly disappointing, then please, please, keep reading!! It will be worth it, I promise! And you will be happy you did :)



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