Book Reviews

Book Review: Maxine Justice – Galactic Attorney

Publisher’s Synopsis

Can Justice Save the Earth from Extinction?

Maxine Justice is an ambulance-chasing lawyer desperate for relevance and cash when aliens hire her to represent them before the United Nations. An off-planet consortium wants to heal humanity of every natural disease in exchange for 30% of Earth’s gold reserves.

The deal launches Max to legal stardom and makes her an international target for assassins. MediCorp, Star Cross, PharFuture—the big medical companies all have good reasons to want Max out of the way. Worse, she discovers her alien clients may be planning something more sinister than anyone has imagined.

Can a lawyer who failed the bar exam three times find some way to save the world from global and interstellar conspiracies? Or will humankind’s future end in a galactic courtroom?

If you think that lawyer stories can’t be funny, you need to read Maxine Justice.

What I Liked:

Maxine has a super fun character voice. She’s super fun to read. Schwabauer also wrote her as a super relatable, flawed character, which I liked.

The lawyer-legally-law stuff was balanced really well. It was a part of the book, but I could follow everything fine, and I am not a lawyer person. 🙂

What I Struggled With:

The pacing of the ending left a little off. To the best of my knowledge, Maxine Justice is a standalone. And while the story concluded enough for it to be a standalone, there were a couple of things that happened towards the end that didn’t feel like they were leading towards a conclusion (I’m trying to avoid spoilers, so sorry for the vagueness!).

Along that line, there was a small plot thread that I don’t think really got resolved.

Overall Thoughts:

It’s been a little bit since I finished Maxine Justice, which is why this review is short. But, Maxine Justice was a fun read that pulled me in from the beginning.

Cautions: brief, moderate, non-graphic violence

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