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Monday, August 13, 2018

Book Review: Entropy (Atrophy #4) by Jess Anastasi

Entropy (Atrophy #4)
by Jess Anastasi
August 6, 2018
290 pages
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Captain Qaelan Forster is used to trouble. He lives on the wrong side of the law and he’s on the most-wanted lists. He’s mixed up in his cousin's mess who has problems on a cosmic level—like shape-shifting aliens who want them dead. But Qaelan’s not prepared for the cheeky kind of trouble called Camille Blackstone, whose infamous father has any man interested in his daughter executed.

After Camille drags Qaelan into an impulsive act of rebellion, she finds herself trying to defend the sexy captain from her overprotective father's wrath, even if she has to handcuff herself to the sexy captain to keep him alive. However, it soon becomes apparent there are much more dangerous things lurking in the dark corners of the universe than a vengeful pirate lord. And she's just landed in the middle of it.

The Atrophy series is best enjoyed in order.
Reading Order:
Book #1 Atrophy
Book #2 Quantum
Book #3 Diffraction
Book #4 Entropy

Jess Anastasi is one of the very few sci-fi romance authors that can capture my attention as a reader with her Atrophy series. I’m super invested in these characters and the bigger plot but most of all, I’m here for the fun she brings to each book.

That said, Entropy wasn’t quite what I was expecting. I think like a lot of readers, my attention is glued to Rian and his love/hate relationship with Ella that has been building for a few books now. It’s so delicious and tense that it’s difficult to concentrate on any other character. Oh, the frustration!

Qaelen and Camille weren’t bad characters but they weren’t stand out ones either. Qae and Camille have more of a friends-with-benefits relationship going on than a full out romance but I did enjoy their bickering and the fact that Camille could get the upper hand on the charismatic and often arrogant Qae. It’s just that their relationship was easily overshadowed whenever Rian was in the scene. Heck, Rian overshadows EVERYTHING because he’s just such an interesting character that demands attention wherever he goes! I really need his book to happen soon, the wait is driving me nuts.

Entropy wasn’t a total loss though. Anastasi continues to build on the bigger plot she started way back in book one but she also detoured into a different sort of adventure with Camille and her father’s reaction to Qae’s presence in her life. The book still fits into the rest of the series but it does have a bit of a different direction. Not bad different but I’m used to the way the previous books’ plots connected. And although each book in the Atrophy series can technically operate as standalones, I wouldn’t suggest just jumping into the series. Go back and read the series in order because I guarantee that you’ll get hooked and want to know just how everything fits into the bigger plot. Plus, Rian is irresistible.

Not going to lie, Rian is a larger than life character that the author has created and he will not be ignored. In my opinion, as long as he remains a secondary character, I doubt diehard fans are going to pay much attention to anyone else. He really needs his story told if any other characters hope to have the spotlight to themselves any time soon. Entropy isn’t my favorite book of the series but it does have a role to play and it has quite a bit of Rian in it so it’s worth the time.

Rating: 3 ½

Adria Reyes

About the Author:
Jess has been making up stories ever since she can remember. Though her messy handwriting made it hard for anyone else to read them, she wasn't deterred and now she gets to make up stories for a living. She loves loud music, a good book on a rainy day, and probably spends too much time watching too many TV shows. Jess lives in regional Victoria, Australia, with her very supportive husband, three daughters, two hyper-active border collie dogs, and one cat who thinks he's one of the kids. You can find out more about Jess at

1 comment:

  1. I agree. It was not what I expected but still enjoyable