Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam- book review

Here is my review of Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura May fast paced space-opera dominated by a motley crew of women trying to bring down an empire in a star wars kind of way.

Genre: Science Fiction/space opera

Series: Seven Devils book 1

Source: My own

Eris has been assigned a new mission: to infiltrate a spaceship ferrying deadly cargo and return the intelligence gathered to the Resistance. But her partner for the mission,  Cloelia, bears an old grudge against Eris, making an already difficult infiltration even more complicated.
When they find the ship, they discover more than they bargained for: three fugitives with firsthand knowledge of the corrupt empire’s inner workings.
Together, these women possess the knowledge and capabilities to bring the empire to its knees. But the clock is ticking: the new heir to the empire plans to disrupt a peace summit with the only remaining alien empire, ensuring the empire’s continued expansion. If they can find a way to stop him, they will save the galaxy. If they can’t, millions may die.

Review

Seven Devils by May and Lam has been on my TBR list for a while now- I loved the idea of a female-only crew taking down an evil empire in a star wars kind of way and the book was a fun, entertaining read.

The book is told from the third-person points of view of several of the cast-Eris the rebel with an interesting past, Clo the natural-born grump, Rhea the courtesan trying to escape, Nyx, the tough soldier and Ardianne, the tech-savvy teenager.

The book ticks all the right boxes with its plot, action, drama, conflict and worlding building with the science pitched at the right level. 

I wasn’t sure if I should write a review as while I did enjoy this there wasn’t anything about the book that stood out for me either in terms of the characters or the plot. But when I thought about this, this isn’t a bad thing. Seven devils was a quick and entertaining read-I was lost in Eris’s world and forgot about all my work stresses and escaped to a world where instead of having to meet deadlines, you could literally have your employer talking in your head telling you what to do.

So, while I’m not rushing to buy the second book right, I certainly will be reading the sequel Seven Mercies at some point in the summer when I need a quick and entertaining read.

Content warning

Sexual cohesion/humiliation

Perfect for Fans

Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach or any other fast-paced space-operas.

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