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4 StarsReview This review might contain mild spoilers for Book 1 I wouldn t consider them spoilers as they don t reveal anything about the plot, but they do reveal certain bits of info that aren t given right away in Book 1 This book was definitely emotional than the first, and, in a kind of ironic, contradictory, masochistic way, that made me happy Whereas the first book was about the figurative distance between Zander and Felix and the two of them trying to figure out what their new relationship was, this one was all about the effects of the stin poison on Zander s brain and how it was killing him.So first there was poor Zander, Zoning without meaning to or even realizing it, finding gaps in his memories, having constant headaches, and generally just being really confused and exhausted and scared about what was happening to him The scenes from his POV were probably the most heart tugging ones Then there was Felix, despondent and unable to handle the fact that he was losing the man he loved but trying to be the strong one for Zander Then there was the rest of the crew, who may not have been as close to Zander but still cared about him and Felix and were affected by all of this too There was also Zander s family, who didn t even know what was going on but clearly loved Zander so much. I mean, Zander hadn t even talked to his family in years, I don t think, because of the war Then he didn t contact them even after the war ended Then he completely avoided Brennan, his brother, when Brennan found out he was on one of their stations and flew all the way there just to see him When he finally called, well, I ll let you read the touching moment for yourself, but I will say that Brennan s response nearly brought tears to my eyes because it showed how much Zander had pushed his family away and avoided them but how much they didn t care about any of that and just wanted to help him and have him back.Also, to backtrack a little bit, when I was about 20% into the book, I kinda stopped and suddenly realized that the characters in this book, the crew of the Chaos, already felt so familiar and comfortable to me And, well, that s always a good sign because it means they felt real and I liked them.The only thing I didn t like was that there was one thing in the book that was very deus ex machina Oh, and I still had trouble remembering whose POV I was in sometimes But I enjoyed the book enough to let those things slide.And that s about it for my review This book was a quick read but a good one The plot was focused on relationships and helping Zander rather than a ton of action, but it was never slow or boring, the characters were lovable, and overall I enjoyed the book Recommended For Fans of Book 1 in Jenn Burke Kelly Jensen s Chaos Station Series Anyone who likes M M romance, angsty struggle filled relationships, books set in space, realistically flawed characters, and imperfect but sweet relationships among lovers, friends, and family Original Review Metaphors and Moonlight Initial Thoughts I am really liking this series so far Lovable characters and lots of emotional situations Full review soon Jesus flipping Christ rip my freakin heart out and watch me bleed This sequel to Chaos Station really delves into Zed s problems and his and Flick s relationship There was a lot less adventuring for the crew of the Chaos, and much focus on the relationships between all of them I spent a large majority of the time trying to choke back tears, and the rest of the time filled with happiness For a sci fi book, this story was an emotional roller coaster, and I loved every minute. The continuation of Felix and Zander s story as they travel with the crew of the Chaos.Zander s health is the prime focus of this book How his previous military service and physiological alterations to ensure humans survival in the war against the Stin has let him with a slow death sentence This is emotional and not gonna lie, I cried The reader gets put through the ringer with Felix and Zander My heart is yours, always has been, always will be The secondary issue of the the crew s conflict with the Agrius cartel comes to a head and the fallout is catastrophic Cat and mouse across the galaxy is going to end up with them face to face How that plays out is a bit of a surprise The development of the secondary characters as we watch Felix and Zander s love story is good We get a greater understanding of the various species and the Chaos crew members It will interesting to see where they go from here I m up for the third in the series. This second book in the series goes deeper into the emotional mess of our two guys and their relationship, barely resumed after the separation of 9 years stolen from them by the war Felix and Zander have to deal with the advance of Zander s condition, as the alien toxin he was given takes a greater and greater toll, not just physically but in the slow degredation of his mind Zander at first wants to hide how bad it s getting, even as he zones out and , but the threat of the Agrius Cartel demands that he use his abilities and push himself past the brink When he s terrified he might hurt Felix without being aware of it, he agrees to a desperate gamble in search of help Meanwhile Felix is put in the difficult position of being and a caretaker to the man who is his lover, and should be his equal.Tensions run high, not just between the two men but among the whole crew who have to judge risks and loyalties Felix is their longtime friend, while Zander is a newer and unknown quantity But his need is palpable, and his pain is clearly also Felix s An emotional, wrenching, and rewarding second installment The ending is solid, but with lots of room for to come. 4.5 starsAround the 20% mark, it occurred to me that this series could easily become my new book obsession After finishing Lonely Shore , I know for a fact that Zed and Felix are going to be my new book obsession I m stoked Possible spoilers for book 1, Chaos Station, below.Book 2 in the Chaos Station series picks up four weeks after where book 1 ended Zed s health is deteriorating due to the aftereffects of the military s experimentation, and Felix can do nothing but watch To top it off, the Agrius Cartel is hunting the Chaos in order to exact revenge for the events of the previous book Tensions are running high, and there s an almost claustrophobic feel to the story.I think what I loved most was that though Lonely Shore is sci fi, it is first and foremost a romance No matters the spaceships, alien races, or exotic planets, this was Zed and Felix s love story And it was a surprisingly gut wrenching love story too Because the two spent most of their time very cautiously and very slowly reconnecting in book 1, I didn t get a full understanding of what they felt for each other.I can say that by the first quarter of Lonely Shore , I had no confusions or questions Zed and Felix are broken They were broken by the war and by their forced seperations What they feel for one another is a raw need, and a desire to fix each other It was heartbreaking to read, but oh so worth it.I really enjoyed the sci fi aspect of the book as well We re introduced to new planets, and get a better understanding of how this futuristic multi species universe functions Hanging out with the crew of the Chaos was also a lot of fun They re a bunch of jokers, but I think that s needed for their line of work It probably isn t easy to spend most of your time drifting in a black void.Overall, I really enjoyed the second instalment, and I m looking forward to book 3, Skip Trace I d highly recommend this series for fans of MM sci fi ARC provided through NetGalley. Slow, depressing start It felt dark, heavy, hopelessand it was hard to read Things picked up, but it was still so sad My heart hurt A lot Tears fell Even with all the sadness, I loved spending time with these characters and the interesting world they lived in The story itself felt like a vehicle for the characters to interact, and some of it was a bit anticlimactic, but I didn t care, as long as I got of Felix and Zander. Book Two Of Chaos StationAll They Can Do Is Live Day To DayFelix Ingesson Has Returned To His Duties As The Chaos S Engineer With Zander Anatolius, His Ex Boyfriend Turned Broken Super Soldier, At His Side Hope Means Something Again But There S Nothing Felix Can Do To Battle The Alien Poison Flowing Through Zander S Veins, Or His Imminent Mental Decline With Each Passing Day, The Side Effects Of Zander S Experimental Training Are Becoming Difficult To IgnoreWhen The Ruthless Agrius Cartel Seeks Their Revenge Including An Ambush And An Attempt To Kidnap The Chaos S Crew Zander Is Pushed Over The Edge He Can No Longer Hide His Symptoms, Nor Does He Want To But Hurting Felix When He S Not In Control Of Himself Is Zander S Worst Nightmare When It Nearly Happens, He Agrees To Seek Help Even If That Means Trusting The Unknown As Zander Places His Life In Alien Hands, Felix Appoints Himself His Lover S Keeper And Though He Tries To Be Strong, He Can T Ignore The Fact That He Might Lose Zander Forever This Time What i love about this series so far is that it leaves me wanting adventures from the Chaos crew Thank you author for not ending it in a cliffhanger and also for making me tear up on that intense scene Im looking forward to the next book, i want some of my questions answered 4.5 Thanks Netgalley First Love, last love.What if your days were numbered and time is running like sand through your fingers What if you were steadily losing parts of your memory Memories of things you have done recently Memories of what you just said a few moments ago Memories of time spent with someone you love It would kill you, in the truest sense of the word And the love of your life is right beside you, unable to do anything about it Feeling helpless, hopeless, powerless This is exactly what happened in the second book of the Chaos Station Series to Zander Zed and Felix Flick and it almost broke my heart Zed, now newest crew member of the Chaos, is helping Flick and the other crew members as a security guard The Crew has to deal with the Agrius, a drug cartel they pissed off in the first book by snatching a delivery from under their nose Zed killing a few members in the process did not help the situation either The cartel is hot on their heels and shows up unexpectedly at every turn, trying to get hold of the crew by setting a trap for them Since the instances occure and often, Zane is equally frequent forced to get into the Zone, the state of mind, where he is able to evolve his superpowers, where he feels no pain But every time it happens, the alien poison used in the secret government project to make him a super soldier, destroys slowly but surely Zed s brain, because his body is trying to fight it off Zed tries with all his might to protect his lover, to shield him from the knowledge what is happening to him Telling him what his condition really means would feel real final Flick is not ready to hear it either, not ready to say goodbye Felix folded himself in against Zed s chest and hugged him tight A part of him railed against his apparent uselessness, at the fact he could do nothing but just hold the blank body beneath him Another part thanked all the stars Zed hadn t flipped into combat mode A third part, which seeped into the other two like some pervasive germ, flopped and flailed Or maybe that was his heart Don t go yet please Come back I m not ready He hadn t been ready a week ago and he wasn t now He d never be ready Ever But denial won t get them anywhere and when Zed nearly hurt Flick while being in the Zone, he can t ignore his fate any longer and is forced to seek somebody s help To say I had to cry when I read Lonely Shore would be a monumental understatement, so sorry for the rude expression but the most fitting term would be I cried my ass off Multiple times God, I suffered with them, I almost felt the physical and emotional pain, the exhaustion and I had to lay my Kindle aside a few times, because it almost overwhelmed me I won t spoil the ending of this book, but you can be rest assured that I loved it.Some people might be put off by the Sci fi element, but this series is first and foremost a heartbreaking love story and I cannot recommend it high enough. A Joyfully Jay review 4.75 starsWow what a gut puncher Lonely Shore was More than once I had to wipe away a tear or two, so readers, be ready for an emotional roller coaster I should start by saying this book is a direct sequel to Chaos Station and you really have to read that book before you start Lonely Shore as the plot carries over in multiple ways.Lonely Shore is about Felix and Zed s emotional journey than being a huge sci fi action piece, but what a journey The horrific aspects of Zed s descent into madness are shown with a stark honesty that really cut to the core of me As he begins to loose time, memories, and even his own sense of self, his desperation comes through as agonizingly real to the reader There is a scene where Zed temporarily forgets Felix s name and Zed s absolute panic is truly visceral I would give a heads up to anyone who has a trigger regarding Alzheimer s because while Zed s disease moves rapidly, many of his experiences echo aspects of that disease, or at least they did for me Zed tries to keep his worsening episodes a secret from the rest of the crew and some of the best scenes show how everyone struggles to deal with his poorly constructed lies and the reality of the situation Felix is just as tough as Zed, but his emotions are less muted and volatile and as a result they often spill out as a jumbled mix that seems powerful and brutally painful The authors have done a masterful job of capturing the depth of human grief and the powerless we feel when confronted by that over which we have no control.Read Sue s review in its entirety here.