Friday, May 3, 2019

Two worth reading...

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

What this book offers:  Impressive galaxy-building with lots of futuristic tech, exotic alien races, and a complicated history of how they all came together. It's a well-written and entertaining space adventure, very character-driven, that revolves around a pieced-together spaceship called the Wayfarer, and her truly unique crew. Chambers went into a lot of detail about everything and everyone, and sometimes I felt like all that detail slowed the story down and made it feel a bit long. But overall, I liked this one. And I'm very interested in seeing where she takes her crew next.





Lost Girls by Merrie Destefano

What's good about this one:  It's one intense, crazy ride right from the start. Rachel goes missing for two weeks, but when she comes back, she can't remember the last year. Everything from her friends to her hair has changed, and she doesn't know why. And she doesn't know who kidnapped her, or how she got away. There are some really good plot twists in this one as Rachel uncovers the truth about her past and her new friends...ones I did not see coming. This YA mystery is suspenseful, fast-paced and fun.




Happy Reading!


27 comments:

  1. I enjoyed The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, and Lost Girls sounds good. Missing for two weeks, but can't remember the last year? I'm curious.

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  2. I know so many people love The Long Way series. I have the first one but haven't picked it up yet. Lost Girls sounds good too!

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  3. Both of these sound so good! I'm glad you wrote about them - thanks :) I'm excited to read Lost Girls - I'm already wondering what happened to her - LOL!

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    1. :D That's what made me want to read it.

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  4. Lost Girls sounds like a great one! I added it to my wishlist. I need to know what happened to her. :)

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  5. I've heard good things about the first book, although I'm not sure it's something I'd really like. The second sounds more like my cup of tea. I hadn't heard of it before, but now I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for it!

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    1. I think you have to like science fiction to really enjoy the first one.

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  6. Lost Girls sounds good to me. I'm curious how the story will unfold.

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    1. I wasn't expecting where the author took it; if you do end up reading it, be sure to let me know what you think!

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  7. The Long Way is one of the SF books sitting on my bookshelf upstairs. I'm saving it maybe for SF month in November!

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    1. That's a really good idea! I hope you like it.

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  8. A title like A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is epic! and it sounds good too!

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  9. I have The Long Way... out from the library right now, part of my "read more science fiction" year. Now I just need to, you know, actually read it before it's due back :)

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    1. That's the tricky thing with library books...especially when other people want to check them out, too, and you can't renew them. ;D

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  10. I haven't read a lot of YA fiction lately but Lost Girls sounds great! It's like what happened to her to cause the memory loss?!

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    1. And to forget a whole year! It made for a good mystery.

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  11. Two of my favorite books! I loved both of these, and Lost Girls seemed like it got hardly any attention when it came out! Glad you liked 'em both! :)

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    1. I can see why you love these books! They're fun reads. :)

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  12. The follow up to A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet focuses on only two characters so it might read a bit faster for you. I loved them both!

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    1. It is a bit of a spoiler to tell you which ones...but I will say they are both fairly peripheral in TLWTASAP. :D

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  13. Lost Girls sounds really good! I don't read YA much anymore but I may give this one a try. Great reviews, Lark! :)

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    1. Hi, Rachel! I know what you mean...I don't read as much YA now as I used to, but I thought Lost Girls was fun.

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