Endgame (Sirantha Jax, #6)

The Rift Walker (Vampire Empire, #2)

Endgame by Ann Aguirre
Pub­lisher: Penguin Group
Pages: ebook, 352 pages
Series: Sirantha Jax
Pub­li­ca­tion date: August 28th 2012

Sirantha Jax has the J-gene, which permits her to “jump” faster-than-light ships through grimspace. She loves nothing more than that rush, but the star roads have to wait…

Her final mission takes her to La’heng, a planet subjugated during first contact. Since then, the La’hengrin homeworld has been occupied by foreign conquerors.

All that’s about to change.

Now, as part of a grass-roots resistance, Jax means to liberate the La’hengrin. Political intrigue and guerrilla warfare are new to her; this will be the most dangerous game she’s ever played—spies and conspiracies, a war of weapons and hearts, and everyone might not make it out alive…

No more hiding. No more secret schemes or sneaking around. It’s time to fight.

If only there was more fighting and less useless bullshit going on. If only.

Endgame is, as the title suggests, the final book in the Sirantha Jax installment. It's supposed to bring peace and happiness to us readers and fans. It’s supposed to. The painful truth is that it doesn’t. At least for me it doesn’t.

I was a bit afraid of Endgame considering how strange the last two books were. Since it’s the end, I was expecting it to touch a soft spot and get me angry. I was totally prepared for it.

No, I wasn’t. However, maybe this review will help you be more prepared for it.
This is not a love story.

The book starts with this quote, and it made me think that Jax will finally stop bitching about March and do something useful with her life. It was not a love story in the end, but it wasn’t far from it either. The whole story revolves about how Jax wants to settle things between her, March and Vel. Yes, another love triangle, even if it’s slightly different from the usual ones. At least they solved it peacefully, and she didn’t have to choose between them. At least that.

Jax and March’s relationship is still fucked up, and this book won’t make March be any better. Hell, this book only made Sasha look better. Is he the soon-to-be hero in Ann Aguirre’s new project? It could be. However, I did not give a fuck about Sasha. I wanted more from the main characters: Jax, March and Vel. I got lots of annoying Jax, a bit of asshole March and almost nothing for Vel. I wouldn’t complain much if this was in the middle of the series but having Aguirre end it with this is not cool.

I still can’t believe she ended the series with this useless book! That’s what Endgame is for me. Useless. I could go on thinking that Aftermath is the last book in the series. My life would be ten times better.

A short conclusion?
Endgame finishes the Sirantha Jax series in a slow and boring way. The story is extremely chaotic and useless. Please believe me when I say that I did not like any part of it. Not a single bit. I am completely disappointed by it, and I wish I could turn back time and avoid reading it in the first place. At least I’d have a sweet memory left for the previous books.

Endgame can get pretty confusing at times so my advice would be to read Aftermath as close to it as possible.

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