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Gladiatrix of the Galaxy by Tristan Vick #Book Review

Making her a slave to the arena was their first mistake. Underestimating her will be their last. 
Jessica Hemsworth’s life was turned upside down the day aliens decided to abduct her and sell her into the Galactic Gladiatorial Syndicate. Now, fighting on the desert moon Thessalonica, she is reborn as JEGRA, Gladiatrix of the Galaxy!

When the ruthless Emperor Dakroth of the Dagon Empire falls for Jegra, he decides to make her his new Empress. Before their wedding day, however, the Nyctan enemy fleet jumps into Dagon space and decimates Emperor Dakroth’s royal battlecruiser. Now, marooned on the desert moon, he has no choice but to turn to his bride-to-be for survival.

Book Cover for Gladiatrix of th Galaxy by Tristan Vick

Title: Gladiatrix of the Galaxy (The Chronicles of Jegra, Book 1)| Author: Tristan Vick| Publisher: Self | Pub. Date: 27 March 2018| Pages:: 510 | ASIN:B07BRFLMW6| Genre: Science Fiction| Language: English| Starred Review: No | Source: Author/ Publisher

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Gladiatrix of the Galaxy Review

Gladiatrix of the Galaxy is a ‘what you see is what you get’ kind of read. In the world of judging a book by its cover, go right ahead here.

If I am honest, I requested this book back when I felt happy to request to review a book without much reading the blurb. The cover looked fun and colourful and that had me sold. Plus, in an audio format for me is always a winner in my eyes.

The storyline was okay, ‘normal girl gets abducted by aliens, injected with something and made strong, now lives as a slave’ and it grew pretty quickly into what felt like a fairly basic middle aged man’s fantasy of girl on girl action, adventurous sexual activities and well, let’s just say that it got old fairly quickly and it felt like it was more there for the sake of it than to add any kind of depth or intrigue to the story. If you don’t have a vivid and detailed imagination though and this sounds like your thing, then I recommend it for sure.

The book flies fairly quickly with the action and sex filled nature of it, meaning that despite its length it feels fairly quick to read and it is written well despite what I may have said above!

I wasn’t exactly connected to any of the characters, but Jegra is a strong woman heroine and so that gets bonus points from me. Characters are also LGBTQ+ diverse, which is really nice to read, although it did feel slightly as though it was there for the fantasy of it all, more than giving any kind of voice to the characters.

Unfortunately, this only gets two stars from me, and I probably won’t be reading any further. I do think the covers for this one and the others are really fun though, and would look nice on shelves!

You can find this book at many retailers via clicking on the appropriate link on GoodReads. Buying direct from retailers is a good way to support indie authors); however, in the spirit of supporting literacy programs, we would like to point out that you may be able to purchase this book through BetterWorldBooks.

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