Double Life by S. Usher Evans
(Razia Series #1)
Piracy is a game. How much are you worth?
Since she was a little girl, everyone - from her father to the Great Creator himself - told Lyssa Peate the same thing: she's worthless. But when she becomes the pirate bounty hunter Razia, she can see the price tag on her own head. Employed by one of the four pirate syndicates, she uses bank transactions and her considerable wits to capture rival members. At least, she would be if Razia's boss ever gave her a chance. It's a man’s world, and all she’s allowed to hunt are purse snatchers while she languishes on probation.
To pay the bills, she's stuck in her old life as Lyssa, discovering and analyzing distant planets and selling them for cash. She's doing just enough to stay out of trouble, pretending to be continuing her father's mysterious research while away for long periods of time. Her slimy boss is always asking questions and even assigns one of her younger brothers, Vel, to intern with her. Already struggling to keep the balance between her double lives, she tries everything to rid herself of the kid...
...until the universal police mistake Lyssa’s intern for Razia's hostage.
The one thing that stood out the most to me about the main character, Razia, was that she was relatable. Her story resonated so well with me and formed an instant bond between us. There is plenty of masterful character development to go around, and I was impressed with S. Usher Evans' handling of it. It was brilliant and so enriching to the story.
Double Life is an entertaining read that excels beyond its genre. Those who are not the biggest fans of SciFi will find something to love and latch onto in this wonderful story. YA readers will definitely be drawn to Razia and her world.
**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review with no compensation.