Saturday, 14 September 2013

Losing Mars (Saving Mars #3) by Cidney Swanson

Losing Mars (Saving Mars, #3)
Blurb (From Goodreads):
Jessamyn has survived a terrifying crash but lost her ship, joining Pavel, Ethan, and others in the dissenter settlement of Yucca. Now, Chancellor Lucca Brezhnaya believes Jess is out to destroy the Terran government, and Lucca will stop at nothing to find Jess. The trail of tellurium left in the Mars Raiders’ wake makes them vulnerable to discovery, and when Lucca places a spy in their midst, secrets are spilled that could mean the loss of everything—and everyone—Jess holds dear.

Losing Mars by Cidney Swanson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Losing Mars (Saving Mars, #3)(Source: Purchased on kindle from
This is the third book in the ‘Saving Mars’ series, and kicks off a few days after the end of book 2 ‘Defying Mars’.
**Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for books 1 and 2 ‘Saving Mars’, and ‘Defying Mars’.**
Having stolen and ultimately destroyed her planets only ship capable of travelling from Mars to Earth, and stranded herself on Earth in the meantime, Jessamyn is left trying to solve several problems. The main one being how will she get back to Mars?

Add to that the problems of staying out of the Chancellor’s way, and trying to rescue her captain Kipper who is currently in a coma, and Jess has got her hands full.
Can Jess procure another ship? Can she rescue her captain? And how long until Chancellor Lucca Brezhnaya catches up with her?

This was a brilliant third book in this sci-fi dystopian series.

Jessamyn once again was the Jessamyn I’ve grown to love. She stayed strong, even in the face of betrayal and upheaval. Even dealing with the loss of her planets only interplanetary transport, the loss of her captain, and having her brother re-bodied, never mind being on the wrong planet, she still manages to plan, to make crucial decisions, and to always think about what is right. I love her spunk, I love her determination, and I love the way she loves her family and friends.

The storyline in this book was great. We once again got tension, we got threats, we got explosions, and even though Jess wasn’t flying quite the way she was in the first two books, she still managed to cause mayhem, and wreck/lose multiple vehicles! Although she doesn’t crash everything she flies, she somehow manages to get through vehicles rather quickly!

There was a bit of romance in this one, it wasn’t the main storyline at all, but it was nice to see the relationship that Jessamyn and Pavel have managed to build. The small snippets of romance that we got were great though, and I really hope that Jess and Pavel will find a way to stay together against the odds.

The ending to this one was once again pretty spectacular, edge-of-your-seat, nail-biting stuff, and I loved every moment of it! Cidney – you have once again produced another spectacular book! Thank you so much!!
Overall; a brilliant third book in this sci-fi dystopian series.
9.25 out of 10.


  1. Thanks for the kind words, Sarah Elizabeth! I will really have to speak to Jess about the rate at which she goes through ships...

  2. Wow, you make me want to pick this series up right now. For such a boring cover I am surprised it was so good.