Review: Trust/Doubt by L.C. Mawson

Returning to Earth was never going to be easy…

Unable to gather help in Rena space, Claire has finally returned to Earth to help her fellow Aspects fight to keep their planet safe.

But returning isn’t as simple as Claire had hoped. She’s changed, and so has everyone else.

Including Hate.

With the outcome of the war depending on their bond, is there anything of it left to salvage?

TRUST/DOUBT is the sixth book in L.C. Mawson’s YA/NA Aspects series. If you love kick-ass, sarcastic heroines, superpowered people fighting monsters, and alien civil wars, you’ll love this fast-paced sci-fi series.

My thoughts

I can honestly say that I don’t know who to root for (chuckle). Obviously on the war front, I am totally for the Aspects winning. As for the love front, holy sugar, L.C. Mawson has tangled a web for us.

Trust/Doubt is literally all about whether others trust each other and whether we trust ourselves. Beings change over time, but is it enough or too much. This is the conundrum in this sixth book in the series. We have been fighting Rena space now for a couple of years and war changes people. Hate has been blown up and about a third of her consists of metal now. Empathy is now genderfluid and accepting of their powers and relationship with Pain. Lo is getting therapy for her addiction and problems. Bao has made it so far with over half of their body being prosthetic. Justice and Lo seem to be getting their family back together. Jia may or may not be still alive. Then we come to our main hero of the story, Love who no longer feels connected to anyone around her because all she has learned from war is that you can’t trust anyone – not even yourself.

Deep right? Never mind in the middle of all of this there are battles going on with gunfire, explosions, and a little electricity. Death. Permanent injuries. There are also romantic relationships which ebb and flow or leave you with a knife sticking out of your stomach. (No spoiler here, this happened in the last book (chuckle).)

L.C. Mawson packs Trust/Doubt with even more diversity, action, and drama than the previous stories. It’s a rush. I can’t wait for the next book.

I received a free copy of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Books in the “Aspects” series.

Further Details:

Publisher: 978-1393915461, September 20th 2019

Series: Aspects #6; Settings: Earth

Pages: 156

SC: Non-white, Neurodiverse, Lesbian, Disabled


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