Chilling Effect

Chilling Effect

A hilarious, offbeat debut space opera that skewers everything from pop culture to video games and features an irresistible foul-mouthed captain and her motley crew, strange life forms, exciting twists, and a galaxy full of fun and adventure. Captain Eva Innocente and the crew of La Sirena Negra cruise the galaxy delivering small cargo for even smaller profits. When her sis A hilarious, offbeat debut space opera that skewers everything from pop culture to video games and features an irresi...

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Title:Chilling Effect
Author:Valerie Valdes
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:Chilling Effect
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

Chilling Effect Reviews

  • Michael Underwood
    Jul 02, 2019
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  • Angie Johnson
    Apr 09, 2019
    Thanks to Edelweiss and Harper Voyager for the ARC of "Chilling Effect." Review is forthcoming. ...
  • Quressa Robinson
    Mar 15, 2018
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  • Jacki
    Jul 07, 2019
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  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Apr 17, 2018
    Is space opera its own mini-genre now? Because I feel like I've been seeing the term a lot more lately. ...
  • Leah (Jane Speare)
    Jun 20, 2019
    Shelf talker review: Chilling Effect consists of an episodic series of space adventures ranging from a violent night at the opera to a planet that bows to parasitic cult-forming bugs. This book doesn't take itself too seriously and I love it. I was also so happy to see some Hispanic r...
  • E.D. Walker
    Jun 14, 2019
    Fun adventure, a smart-mouthed disaster of a heroine (who I love), great action scenes, fun world building and an adorable inter-species romance. I loved this book and I highly recommend it for folks who like fun Space Opera. NOTE: ARC received through Netgalley in exchange for an ...
  • Rike @ RikeRandom
    Jul 09, 2019
    Okay, there were a bunch of things I absolutely loved about this and some I really think could have been done better. But overall I very much enjoyed Chilling Effect. So, good things first: + The characters are great! They are super diverse and quite a few of them, including the pro...
  • Tanya Pickles
    Jun 30, 2019
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  • Heikemarie
    Aug 03, 2019
    This book was funny, sweet, and compelling. A Latina intergalactic space captain tries to balance protecting her family, her crew, and her ship, even though it seems like the galaxy has other plans. Will she give love a chance? Will she possibly stop lying to the people she loves? How ...
  • Jon
    Jul 31, 2019
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  • Peter Tillman
    Jan 18, 2019
    "Valerie Valdes is taking aim at lovers of space adventure with the crew of La Sirena Negra, and I absolutely got sucked into the action (and humor) that makes this one of the most fun debuts we have in 2019. Did I mention there are space cats?" ? comment from Executive Editor David ...
  • David Vinther
    Aug 01, 2019
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  • Andrew
    Aug 02, 2019
    on hold @ p254. I'm just lost at this point and not at all invested ...
  • Lexi
    Jun 30, 2019
    This kind of episodic book only works well if it is character driven and the character development was non-existent and everyone felt underdeveloped except Eva who was fairly unlikable and not in a complex way. Motivation of other characters seemed inconsistent and plot points were und...
  • Carmen
    May 29, 2019
    I received a copy from HarperCollins Publishers through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Captain Eva Innocente is living her best life working with a crew of friends that have become family on her spaceship as they pick up odd delivery jobs that take them all over space. ...
  • Miriam
    Jun 27, 2019
    Captain Eva Innocente and her crew run freight and odd jobs in their spaceship at the edge of the galaxy. But when a mysterious and sinister organization informs Eva that they've kidnapped her sister, Eva must complete increasingly dangerous missions if she ever wants to see her sister...
  • keikii Eats Books
    May 27, 2019
    Chilling Effect is an amusing space opera that once it starts, it doesn't stop. Lots of quirky adventures and disastrous ideas. Though, a bit of a warning, there is a lot of Spanish throughout the book. I spent a lot of times looking things up. Longer review to come closer to re...
  • Dea
    Jul 03, 2019
    Review to come. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the e-galley. ...
  • Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
    Aug 09, 2018
    ARC received in exchange for an honest review - thank you! This is actually 3.5 stars, but I rounded up because I loved the premise and I REALLY loved the heroine. Captain Eva Innocente of the spaceship La Sirena Negra has fallen on hard times. She walked away from doing busin...
  • Joey De La Torre
    Jul 20, 2019
    I don't think a book is the best medium for this story. It's definitely entertaining, unique, funny at times, and is certainly not bad by any means, but Chilling Effect seems to rely too much on situational comedy, where the characters find themselves in unusual situations and setti...
  • Queen Cronut
    Jul 10, 2019
    Kidnappers. Alien emperors. Psychic cats. And she's out of coffee. A fun space-opera adventure featuring a quirky crew of misfits, questionably evil kittens, and slug mercenaries. While I wasn't a fan of the plot, I really liked the characters. Eva Innocente, the wisecracking ...
  • Laurel
    Jul 25, 2019
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  • Phoebe
    May 30, 2018
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  • Maia
    Jul 30, 2019
    I thoroughly enjoyed this hilarious, light and fun space opera. I picked it up because of the incredible cover (like, seriously, who could resist those psychic space cats?) and was not disappointed. I can't quite compare it to anything because it's not really like anything else I've re...
  • Michael
    May 30, 2019
    I received an ARC from Netgalley for an honest review. Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes is a perfect read for those looking for an entertaining and humorous Sci-Fi read. It's not a deep book, but it just fun from start to finish. Eva was great as the protagonist. She reminded me of...
  • Tucker
    Jul 06, 2019
    Kidnappers Alien Emperors Psychic Cats And she's out of coffee Me: *SPITS OUT WATER* Also me: OKAY, OBVIOUSLY SOMEONE WAS DIGGING INSIDE MY HEAD. WHO WAS IT ...
  • Viral
    Jul 14, 2019
    Thanks to HarperCollins for the ARC at BEA 2019! This was an fun and interesting space opera/sci-fi novel about Captain Eva Innocente and her crew as they trapeze across space trying to save Eva's sister, who is captured by an intergalactic crime syndicate called the Fridge. Paying ...
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    Mar 22, 2019
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  • Xavier
    Mar 14, 2019
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