I always wanted to read more SciFi but Fantasy was always priority. This might shift now – slowly! While Fantasy will probably always remain my favourite genre, I finally found a way into SciFi! – The Expanse!
This series is the BEST thing I read this year and I’ve read some good books! I just finished book 3, Abaddon’s Gate and it was another hit. It’s absolutely binge-worthy and I’m already trying to slow down so I can enjoy it for a long time! I could read on an on until I’m done right now, but I fear a slump waiting after. So. An Expanse novel a month or every 2nd it shall be!
I love the fact that the world is so well thought through. Humans moved to different planets and the biggest civilizations now are on Earth, Mars and the Belt. Belters are living in lower gravity and therefore their physique is slightly different. There’s lots of tension between all of those and racism is a big problem as well, just as in our world.
Politics are biiiig, but it is so engaging and never boring, you are glued to the pages! There is a lot of variety, alien threats, war between planets, space travel and action!
The best thing about the series though is the cast of characters. Absolutely everyone is so freaking real and it is just fantastic how you fall in love with every character, not only the main ones.
I’m eating it all up, I want to know more about every single one of them, may it be Jim Holden and his crew, especially Amos! The badass politician Chrisjen Avasarala, the priest Anna, detective Miller or even Fred Johnson or Anna’s rich friend Tilly, who was a delight to read about!
There’s just the right amount of drama & the authors always come up with something new and even better.
I bought book 4 already and cannot wait to start. Maybe I will give in and just read until I’m done.
So. A question for everyone who loves The Expanse and is into SciFi.
Is there anything similar out there you could recommend? This is the first Space Opera I’m reading and I feel like I will need more of it soon!