Atrophy by Jess Anastasi

cover76452-mediumPublished: December 7th 2015 By: Entangled: Select Otherworld

Genres: Adult, Science-Fiction, Romance

Format: eARC via Netgalley My Rating: 3 Stars

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No one on Erebus escapes alive…

Twelve years on the prison planet Erebus makes a man long for death. The worst part for Tannin Everette is that he was framed for murder. He’s innocent. When the ship Imojenna lands for emergency repairs, Tannin risks everything to escape…only to find himself face to face with the captain’s undeniably gorgeous sister.

Zahli Sherron isn’t planning on turning Tannin in. In fact, she actuallybelieves him. Sure, he’s sexy as every kind of sin, but he’s no criminal—so she hides him. But no one escapes from Erebus and lives to tell about it. With every day that passes, Zahli further risks the lives of the entire crew…even as she falls in love with a man she can never have for herself.




This book is difficult to review, simply because it took me almost a month to finish it. It was very slow in the beginning, which forced me to put it down too many times to count. Not much happened until around 35% or so, and even that wasn’t really mind blowing. I think if this had been told in first person, it would have been a whole lot better to read.

I could only grasp that Rian is an intolerable person to be around. He’s arrogant and disrespectful at every turn. Tannin, for all his escape plans, just couldn’t deny his attraction to Zahli. Zahli loves and respects her brother, but sometimes he makes her want to shoot him. I’m not sure of what Ella is. Only that she has powers and I can’t recall the how because I spent too much time putting the book down.The world is very confusing at times. The whole system failed to make me want to know more.

I think that by me not really connecting to the story, it made me just over it all. What worked for me with this is the romance between Tannin and Zahli. Every time they were in each others presence, the story seemed to pick up pace. The sex scenes are good for the way the story is told, so it’s not all that graphic. I liked Rian after Ella did her mojo on him. He was still an angry a-hole, but he spent too much time wanting that darkness back and I actually felt sorry for him.

All I kept picturing for this world is all the Riddick movies I’ve watched. The different planets and the tech just gave me that visual. If you love stories with a similar background, this one is for you. Just an okay read for me.


10 thoughts on “Atrophy by Jess Anastasi

  1. Ah, I don’t think this is one I will ever be reading. I am glad you could enjoy the romance and that this became the redeeming quality in the book, but everything outside of it seemed like it didn’t work too well and it just left you overwhelmed and a bit bored…


  2. Dude on the cover is sporting an 8-pack. Yowzah! lol. Glad it at least turned out not to be completely terrible. Sounds like the H/h have a nice connection.


    • I would have DNF’d it after the first few days, but I hate doing that and so I kept on reading. It actually turned out okay, there were just parts I couldn’t get into and kept putting it down.


    • Yeah, I need to stop falling for these hot covers. It was okay, but I’m not sure I even want to read any more titles from Entangled’s adult line. I always have a meh or okay experience with them.


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