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A STOLEN VIAL Eternigen is the miracle drug that allows humans to travel in deep space. Seventeen-year-old space captain Tabitha "Dix" Dixon has the only vial of Eternigen in existence. A RELENTLESS ENEMY Eira Ninge always gets what she wants. She wants the Eternigen, and she'll do anything-and kill anyone-to get it. A DEADLY CURSE Since Dix stole the vial, everyone she loA STOLEN VIAL Eternigen is the miracle drug that allows humans to travel in deep space. Seventeen-year-old space captain Tabitha "Dix" Dixon has the only vial of Eternigen in existence. A RELENTLESS ENEMY Eira Ninge always gets what she wants. She wants the Eternigen, and she'll do anything-and kill anyone-to get it. A DEADLY CURSE Since Dix stole the vial, everyone she loves seems fated to die. When young resistance messenger Jordan Berrett steals her heart, she has to decide if it's worth risking his life to let him get close. When Dix is involved, even falling in love can turn deadly. A CHANCE FOR FREEDOM If Dix can get her hands on more Eternigen, she and her crew can escape the solar system, leaving her dark past behind. But getting the Eternigen won't be easy, and the bodies keep piling up. In the end, the cost of freedom may be too high....

Title : Liberty
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ISBN : 9781936850570
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 304 Pages
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Liberty Reviews

  • Cherie
    2019-04-05 13:59

    Annie Laurie Cechini’s LIBERTY rockets into space with an endearing cast, amazing worlds, and a storyline that leaves the reader breathless and begging for more!Cechini breathes life into every single character. I cared about them and couldn’t stop reading. The villain is delightfully vindictive as well and keeps the characters on their toes. At first, I thought Tabitha, the main character, sounded a bit old for her seventeen years, but as the book progresses, I understood why. Tabitha has responsibility thrust upon her, and I love how she starts out as a tough girl and slowly shows her vulnerable side.LIBERTY is space opera at its best. Besides the characters, the worldbuilding is phenomenal. I love the idea of terra-forming planets into habitable ones. Each planet took on their own characteristics, and I must say I would love to live on Venus or Neptune. Terra-forming is also refreshing when so many other science fiction focuses upon traveling to planets that are already like our own.With the fast-paced plot, the story kept me guessing at every turn. The writing is stellar. I found myself snickering along with the humorous lines, and then I cried when a certain character didn’t quite make it. The best books cause those reactions, though. And the ending—wow! I really do hope a book two is in the works or a companion book. I just want to keep delving more in the world Cechini created.I would recommend LIBERTY by Annie Laurie Cechini to fans of Firefly and Star Wars.

  • Brittany
    2019-03-31 16:13

    Now that is what I'm talking about! I picked this book up based on a blurb on it saying it's a "YA version of Firefly." Well there's the magic word; Firefly! Sign me up! And there was so much truth in that blurb. So. Much. Truth. This is the kind of Sci-Fi/space opera book I need in my life. It has it all; space travel (obviously), action (lots of action), awesome characters, psychotic "bad guy", corrupt government(s), heartache, a mysterious space travel drug and Terra forming (gone right and wrong). Our MC, Dix, may be a 17-year old captain but she has the heart and authority to pull it off. My only little qualms were that she was a little emotional or unstable, but it makes sense as to why she is (I'm just like Ron and have the emotional range of a teaspoon, so sad emotions can make me uncomfortable). And there was a little bit of insta-love (cringe). But not enough to bother me. And honestly, Berrett gave me a heart-on. This can not be a stand alone! I need the next book like now! I will be your BFF forever and ever Annie! Please!!

  • Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
    2019-04-14 12:00

    Liberty is a face paced story that focuses on Dix, a teenager who is the captain of her own ship and the holder of something very important to the rest of the System’s inhabitants. A vial of what is known as Eternigen, which holds the key to travel outside of the System and build a new life, dangles around her neck in secret. Unfortunately her secret is out and she has to race against time to save the ones she loves and protect the vial.I remember when I first picked this up and read a few chapters, I kept thinking that it had the same feeling as Firefly the show. It’s quick, easy, and engrossing but at the same time there is a deep and emotional layer that kind of sneaks up on you and pulls you in deeper. The similarities end after the awesome space ships and having a adorable engineer but it just has that same comfortable feel to it. I haven’t read very many books dealing with space travel, as I could probably count them on my hands, and even less in the YA category but this is certainly one of the best. It has it all: fighting, space ships, a crew that really stands out, a dash of love, and of course awesome settings on different planets. The last thing is probably one of my favorite aspects of the story, I loved how each terraformed planet had it’s own ‘personality’ and served it’s own purposes with in the System. Another great aspect is the action because Liberty gives you plenty of it, both in the darkness of pace and on the ground. Dix’s whole struggle against SUN and Eira is one that I became completely invested in.Dix, or Tabitha Dixon, is one tough girl. She has a ship of her own and a crew that is completely loyal to her, and she’s only seventeen. I personally loved her because she reminded me a bit of myself…I’m not likely to choose a career like hers but her personality was spot on. She has a wall up and when things start to really break a part around her, it begins to crumble giving glimpses of someone who really needs the support of her friends. Dix is a great girl and she has her flaws, for example she’s fond of cursing (flark and scud) and she has a problem opening up to people. She tries to shoulder heavy burdens by herself and it was nice to see her evolve past that.Her crew is a mixed bag and just as enjoyable as she is. Barret is the new addition with a smart mouth and a cute smile, he’s got a good head on his shoulders and isn’t afraid of danger. The slow build up between him and Dix is rather good and kind of cute, but nothing overwhelming. I personally preferred Hobs, who is the scientist and best friend of Dix. He’s the one person in the group that knows everything right from the beginning, and he’s utterly loyal to Dix. For those worried about a love triangle, it doesn’t really exist and I’m very happy for that. There is a slight etching of one, but it never develops into that sort of situation. The other four crew members are so different that it’s a bit surprising they all get along so well, and even though you don’t get to see them all together for very long you can still tell they are close.Overall this one surprised me with how much feeling went into it. This is a action packed ride filled with snarky characters, friendship, and the fight for survival. I’m not sure if this one will become a series or not as the end is nearly closed, though there is enough of an opening to continue on, but if it does I will definitely read the other.I received this from Rhemelda in exchange for an honest review.

  • Maralee J
    2019-03-31 18:10

    I LOVED IT! The pages turned themselves and I couldn't stop until I was done. I loved the way the author managed to write a lead character with depth who is rough and tumble, full of conflicting emotions, courageous and socially awkward, angry and kind, tough and vulnerable. Dix manages to behave in a completely unacceptable and inappropriate way without actually being crude - so REFRESHING!

  • Theresa
    2019-04-08 15:14

    I heard this book referred to as a space opera and I’ve never read one before, so I looked it up. It is like a soap opera, in that there is melodramatic adventure set in outer space. That sort of defines this story, but it really is much more than that because it fits nicely into the well-established young adult genre where there has to be just enough romance, action, and devastation. There is not a lot of space travel in the YA genre and this was a fun and refreshing read that held my interest.I admit I didn’t get off to a good start with this book. The introduction of the entire crew in the first two chapters was a bit overwhelming. Also, I don’t like when author’s use made-up curse words, in this case flark and skud, it just gets on my nerves. However, when I continued reading I found a really compelling story that was a fast, action-packed read. Dix and Berrett’s time on Earth was well-developed and I enjoyed the world-building from both slums to modern paradise. The conveyances they used to fly in were all intriguing. Each member of the crew had their own distinct personality and I really grew quite the affection for Hobs, Dix’s scientist friend who is working on replicating the Eternigen. Dix bumbled a bit and I wished she didn’t, but alas a young captain might have those moments because none of us are perfect. A good YA, science fiction read.Free copy received for an honest review. Follow my blog at >

  • Lynette ~ Escaping Reality – One Book at a Time ~
    2019-03-25 12:18

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. When I read the synopsis, I got excited, it sounded like a really great book… I wasn’t disappointed. Liberty went above and beyond my expectations.Debut novel by self published author Annie Laurie Cechini, Liberty was very engaging, and I quickly got pulled into the story, which means a lot. When I get ‘pulled into a story’, what I mean is ‘freaking-out-yelling-at-the-characters-oh-my-gosh-I-can’t-believe-what-just-happened-crying-my-eyes-out’. That is what happens when I get pulled into a story.A great new story, full of action, comedy, excitement, strong morals, and just a touch of romance. Liberty is an emotional rollercoaster...I'm 15, and I highly recommend this book!Read the full review here: http://escapingrealitybookreviews.wor...

  • Kevin Johansen
    2019-04-06 18:20

    Awesome book! I loved the humor that was consistently present while not taking away from the action. Very fast-paced from start to finish. I got lost a few times because of how fast things can change in this book, but I thought that worked well with the first person narration where it truly wasn't always clear what was going on.Loved the themes of loyalty and family. The characters were well written and very believable which made me come to care for their little family of misfits. That can't be said for all the books I've read where I could care less what happens to the characters.Great, and emotional ending.

  • Heidi Schulz
    2019-03-29 10:06

    I may be a bit biased here (I am mentioned in the acknowledgements, after all), but Liberty is just so much fun. I'm thrilled to have been along for the ride.*Mild spoiler* Liberty is not your typical girl-blows-up-her-spaceship-and-is-rescued-by-a-cute-boy story. There is certainly romance, but it gladly takes a backseat (no pun intended) to all the action. Dix (don't you dare call her Tabitha) is a great character, as are her friends and crew members. Really enjoyable YA sci-fi read.

  • Sandra Hould
    2019-03-31 10:05

    Liberty was truly an inspiration and a awesome book that really reminded me of Firefly. It was full of actions, of emotions that made me laugh, cry, shout in celebration and hoped for the best for the crew of Liberty. I really recommend this book to all who love science fiction and a good story filled with hope, dreams and the human spirit.

  • Karen
    2019-03-30 11:04

    You know a book is good when you look up from reading and realized you've missed your train stop. Then you think, "Oh well, let me just finish this chapter." Liberty is super fun, packed with action and impossible to put down. And "Dix" is by far the most awesome YA heroine I have ever come across.

  • Katy
    2019-03-27 11:56

    Book Info: Genre: Science Fiction/Space OperaReading Level: older YARecommended for: fans of YA sci-fi/space operaBook Available: February 1, 2013Trigger Warnings: Violence, murderDisclosure: I received an ARC e-book copy of this book from Rhemalda Publishings in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.Synopsis: A STOLEN VIAL Eternigen is the miracle drug that allows humans to travel in deep space. Seventeen-year-old space captain Tabitha “Dix” Dixon has the only vial of Eternigen in existence.A RELENTLESS ENEMY Eira Ninge always gets what she wants. She wants the Eternigen, and she’ll do anything—and kill anyone—to get it.A DEADLY CURSE Since Dix stole the vial, everyone she loves seems fated to die. When young resistance messenger Jordan Berrett steals her heart, she has to decide if it’s worth risking his life to let him get close. When Dix is involved, even falling in love can turn deadly.A CHANCE FOR FREEDOM If Dix can get her hands on more Eternigen, she and her crew can escape the solar system, leaving her dark past behind. But getting the Eternigen won’t be easy, and the bodies keep piling up. In the end, the cost of freedom may be too high. My Thoughts: I am currently holding a giveaway for this book on my blog (linked here where formatting allowed).I was a little concerned about the suspension of disbelief required to believe that a 17-year-old girl is the captain of a space ship. I mean, I read a lot of military sci-fi and space opera, and know a lot of what is needed in order to lead people, and I simply do not see a 16-year-old girl (as she becomes a captain a year before this story takes place) having that experience, knowledge, and know-how. Fortunately the situation was explained fairly early in the book so I wasn’t stewing about it for ages and distracted by it. However, it was still hard for me to believe she would be capable of it.Fortunately, it’s quite fast-paced and once that nagging question was out of the way I was kept too busy to think about it anymore. However, I was bothered by a couple other things. The made-up swear words were really weird. I mean, our swear words have been fairly stable for several hundred years, but a couple hundred years go by and suddenly there are all-new words? And the old ones are conveniently gone? I know this is YA, but YA books are always dropping the f-bomb, so really, there was no need other than to make it sound exotic. It wouldn’t have bothered me so much if there had been other changes in the language, but otherwise it remained pretty much the same as now. Another thing: Dix is just downright stupid. There are so many things that were completely obvious, but she kept ignoring her guts and just stumbling ahead, constantly ending up in trouble as a result. Admittedly without that trouble there was be little tension in the story, but this kid is supposed to be a star-ship captain, for crying out loud. She should have some brains in her head. For instance: keep your weapon loaded! I know in the heat of battle it is easy to run out of bullets, but only have two in the chamber? Or forgetting to reload? Does she have a death wish??I suppose I am just in a mood; I think ordinarily I would have enjoyed this book a great deal, and fans of YA fiction, especially space opera or sci fi, should enjoy it a great deal. It just wasn’t for me. However, if it sounds like something you will like, be sure to check it out, and be sure to go and sign up for my giveaway for a chance to win it.

  • Emily
    2019-03-29 10:05

    Full disclosure: I received this book free in a goodreads giveaway. When I got this book the author was kind enough to enclose two custom bookmarks. On the bookmark is a quote from a review: "Like a YA version of Firefly!". I think that quote is very true. The only issue for me is that I didn't really like Firefly. I'm not a fan of the 'space cowboy' genre. It's not that I think it's bad, it's just that I don't particularly like it. This book was one I forced myself to finish. Mainly because I absolutely could not stand the main character. She starts out not thinking about any sort of consequences, getting people around her hurt and killed right and left, and then angsting over it all without changing her freaking behavior. Granted, she does eventually, but by that point I didn't much like her and wasn't inclined to cut her any leeway. Also, I find it really, really implausible that a 17 year old with no experience is going to end up captain of a ship, no matter how good her scores were in school. Ok, that out of the way, the dialogue and writing style in this book is very casual. Very true to the main character being a teenager. I can't fault the author for that, even if I didn't particularly like it. We never find out much of anything about the bad guys. They're out there, faceless, chasing and shooting. The lack of detail and depth left this really lacking, for me. Ok, big scary evil government, I get it. The other enemy isn't ever really explained beyond 'oh she's a crazy bitch'. I found myself not really caring about any of the characters. We spend most of our time running around with the main character as she screws up one thing after another, and never really get to know the others much. There is a love interest, and eventually a love triangle but its short and feels hastily done (I don't care for love triangles anyway, so that didn't much bother me, but it needs to be said). There's no insta-romance, at least. Feelings develop in a believable way. Because I couldn't empathize with the main character I really didn't care what happened to her. Nor her love interest...he felt kinda shallow to me, as far as characterization goes. Which is one issue that does drag the book down. Characterization is lacking, except for the main character, and she's an irresponsible, impulsive, and rather prone to angry fits person. Ok, so she's your average teenager.Overall, I just didn't enjoy this book. It's not a bad book. Just not for me. Seems unfair to give it anything less than three starts, though, because I think people who are really into the space-cowboy genre will get a kick out of it.

  • Dani
    2019-04-14 11:02

    Originally posted at The Cozy Armchair.After posting a cover reveal for Liberty, I was very excited to pick up a copy because it was a sci-fi book with a lady captain that promised a whole lot of adventure ala Firefly. What more could I want? Unfortunately, that comparison set high expectations that Liberty just didn’t meet.We jump into the action right away. The story doesn’t waste time with exposition, but instead weaves it in as the characters move forward. This is a very fast-paced book, which makes for a quick and entertaining read. However, this also works against it because the worldbuilding feels kind of generic and vague. There’s some detail to paint a faint outline of this world, and some cool moments where the sci-fi nature of the book really shined, but overall it’s not enough. Liberty felt superficial in its development, especially when it came to characters.Our heroine, Dix, is basically the most well-developed character of the lot, but she wasn’t particularly likeable to me. Sure, she has a tragic past that is tied directly to the Eternigen, which is her only hope for a free life, but I had such a hard time sympathizing with her. She’s impulsive and stunningly single-minded. I have to be honest, she irritated me at the start, only getting better as the story went on.Then there’s Berrett, the typical love interest. He’s interesting, I guess, but his relationship with Dix levels up so quickly, I had a hard time buying it. Not to mention the weak love triangle introduced later one, which was totally unnecessary. Overall, I wish I had a better grasp of the characters so I could care about them.The plot is driven by the Dix & co. running from a sketchy evil government entity with a girl named Eira at the lead of the manhunt. She isn’t given more than basic motive, and she just comes off as your run-of-the-mill caricature of a villain. Lots of yelling and ultimatums and doing Really Evil Things.Writing this review has made me realize that the core of my problem with Liberty lies with its characters because the plot had a lot of potential (with some reservations) and the writing was pretty good. There was just something missing from this book for me, which doesn’t mean that there isn’t an audience out there for me. Its fairly simplistic nature would make a good choice for younger YA readers who like sci-fi adventures. It just wasn't my cup of tea.

  • RivkaBelle
    2019-04-07 16:04

    eBook provided by publisher for review.Review originally published on my blog: AWordsWorth.blogspot.comDix is a girl with a secret. A big secret. We're talking huge secret. A secret that could cost not only her life, but the lives of all those near to her. She's been hiding it for years, keeping it tucked close, letting only a precious few know the truth. But all that careful planning and dodging and hoping has come to an abrupt end, and Dix finds herself on a desperate race for survival. And, strangely, forced to rely on others - to trust them, to let them into the inner sanctum - even though the stakes are higher than they've ever been.Liberty is a humdinger of a sci-fi adventure. I loved it, devoured it! Dix is a character with spunk, stubborn and willful defiance - but the very best kind. She's fiercely protective of those around her, her rag-tag "family," and is willing to sacrifice her own freedom - even life - to keep them safe and alive, if that's what it takes. You see, Dix has a vial - the only remaining vial - of Eternigen, the drug that will allow people to travel into Deep Space. This is the secret she's been hiding, and why people are hunting her down. This is what cost her family, and a growing number of people she's come in contact with, their lives. But her best friend is *thisclose* to replicating the formula, which would allow Dix and her motley crew freedom. Only, things are not going as planned. And while Dix can maybe manage to fight their way out of the grasp of Eira Ninge and her cruel tactics, she can't prevent herself from forming more attachments. Strong, powerful attachments.Well-written and fast-paced, I was drawn into the space-hopping world of Dix and company. Their struggles, especially Dix's, are real. And my imagination was beyond captured by the space-travel concepts. Hoping there's more to come!

  • Julia
    2019-03-30 18:07

    i think this author is evil. in the good way. but still evil. the ending left me hanging and there is no book 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i much worst can it get...GRANTED: it had the perfect ending..i just knew that it was meant to end like that..but it did NOT end!!!!!!!!!!!there could be soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much more going on and i am left tragified that i wont read it..ill have to imagine it myself...but i dont want to because it was left at such a good part that i want to cry!(although i did cry at some very saaaaaaaaaaad part when someone i really wish hadnt died did die...seriously i cant believe i cried...but i couldnt avoid it!!!!!!!!)BUT THE BOOK WAS AMAZING!>will i be buying the hardcover version: HELL YES!>should there be a book 2 or even 3? HELL TO THE YES!!!>did i love the characters and their interaction, their humor? THAT WAS THE BEST PART!>the plot? AMAZING!>could the book get better? um...add another book to it?PLEASE???????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THE BOOK DESERVES 100/5..BUT I CAN ONLY GIVE IT 5. this was amazing. and just goes beautifully with beth revis's across the universe trilogy that i LOVED beyond words!!!!!!!!!!!WARNING TO READERS: when you will be HUNGER for more..but you wont be getting more......the tragedy of this book,.......(goes to cry in the corner).i should contact and beg for another book..even if its a short story..just another one!!!!!!!!

  • C.R. Asay
    2019-04-09 12:12

    With promises of a Firefly-ish adventure, I was excited to pick up this book and give it a shot. Right out of the gate I was intrigued with the voice and the spunk of the main character. As the captain of a star ship, it was a little eyebrow-raising to find that Captain Loveless, aka Tabitha Dixon, aka Dix was only 17. However she seemed to command her crew with the expertise of someone who has been forced to grow up very quickly, while at the same time holding true to the raging-hormone/teenage youthfulness that was consistent with a girl her age.The story was fast-paced and easy to read. The fake swear words were a little overused and distracting, but not a deal-breaker. The world, while shadowy, forcing the reader to fill in most the imagery themselves, gave the perfect setting for Dix, Berrett and the the rest of the colorful crew, to fumble their way through to a satisfying conclusion.I enjoyed the imperfection of the characters, the lighthearted banter, and the high stakes. Younger readers will appreciate the romantic tension between the main characters and rockin' action scenes, while older readers (especially Firefly fans) will enjoy the futuristic/old western/sci-fi world of LIBERTY.

  • Chelan Dixon
    2019-03-25 14:16

    It was hard for me to find moments to put down this book and get some things done! There was always something happening and it’s no fun to hit the “pause button” when you’re enjoying living through the eyes of a hilarious, hot-headed, space ship captain. Not only that but I’m convinced that if Tabitha was real, she’d no doubt be my best friend. You know, the one who you ask a question if you want a brutally honest answer. She’d give it to you, and then you’d want to slap her and hug her at the same time :-D Amidst all her heroism she was a very relatable character, which made her existence all the more believable. Her humor made me chuckle and caught me off guard at times (in a good way)! Sometimes she’d blurt out completely unexpected phrases that made me laugh out loud. Like when she was falling from her ship and the debris was flying all around her and she says “all I could think of was grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup.” Random & hilarious! I loved the story and was captivated to the very end. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to read something with humor, suspense, and love. It has it all!

  • Kandise
    2019-04-09 14:52

    The writing is REALLY challenging, gotta come back to this one.

  • Matt
    2019-04-24 09:50

    Still awesome. The ending was very powerful.