The Blastr Fangrrls Book Club kicks off with C.A. Higgins' Lightness

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Feb 3, 2016

Fanggrls Book Club's main goal is to dedicate time every month to read something other than the Internet. We'll announce our book of the month in the beginning of the month, and post our reactions and recap the following month. 

I tried to join a book club once, and failed miserably, mostly because, when it came time to meet up and discuss the book, I would flake despite having read it. But then I would lose the opportunity to nerd out about whatever book I had just read, all because it was raining or kind of chilly or because my couch was way too comfortable. Also, I'm always on the hunt for new authors and titles. I'm sure some of you can relate, so hopefully our book club can be a life saver to us all! Or, at the very least, put a book or author on your radar that possibly wasn't. 

For our inaugural book, Sam Maggs (@sammaggs ), Bonnie Burton ( @bonniegrrl ), GGD ( @geekgirldiva ) and I ( @thecherness) will be reading C.A.Higgins' debut novel, Lightless. It hit all the right marks to start off our new endeavor::  It's a debut novel by a female author, and it's gotten a lot of praise from both critics and fans alike. And the synoposis helped further seal the deal;

"With deeply moving human drama, nail-biting suspense and bold speculation informed by a degree in physics C. A. Higgins spins a riveting science fiction debut guaranteed to catapult readers beyond their expectations. 

Serving aboard the "Ananke, " an experimental military spacecraft launched by the ruthless organization that rules Earth and its solar system, computer scientist Althea has established an intense emotional bond not with any of her crewmates, but with the ship's electronic systems, which speak more deeply to her analytical mind than human feelings do. But when a pair of fugitive terrorists gain access to the "Ananke, " Althea must draw upon her heart and soul for the strength to defend her beloved ship. 

While one of the saboteurs remains at large somewhere on board, his captured partner the enigmatic Ivan may prove to be more dangerous. The perversely fascinating criminal whose silver tongue is his most effective weapon has long evaded the authorities most relentless surveillance and kept the truth about his methods and motives well hidden. 

As the ship's systems begin to malfunction and the claustrophobic atmosphere is increasingly poisoned by distrust and suspicion, it falls to Althea to penetrate the prisoner's layers of intrigue and deception before all is lost. But when the true nature of Ivan's mission is exposed, it will change Althea forever if it doesn't kill her first."

Lightless is available at your favorite local bookstore like Word Bookstores, or on Amazon

If you've read Lightless, let us know what you thought in the comments below, or tweet to us @_fangrrls. If you haven't, grab a copy and meet us back here next month for our discussion!

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