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Posted August 15, 2013
T What a well thought out, descriptive story of how life on Mars
What a well thought out, descriptive story of how life on Mars could be. You can almost see yourself looking out over the "Marsian" landscape ( as they like to call it). I liked the way you were drawn into the workings of society and the hardships endured over centuries. You know you've been hooked when you start wondering how they cope with other day to day issues of life on a waterless planet...like washing. LOL!
I particularly liked the character of Ethan...Jessamyn's brother. He's a genius with a very black and white way of seeing things...not a lot of social skills. It makes for really interesting reading to see how he handles different situations.
As for future Earth... or Terran...some of the concepts explored are fascinating. I've never read anything like the whole "re -body" experience. For anyone who loves a good sci-fi read this has got the lot. Inter-planetary relations, space travel, adventure, strong interesting characters, romance, and futuristic worlds that are both familiar and alien at the same time.
I can't wait for the next installment!
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Posted March 24, 2013
Jessamyn Jaarda biggest concern in Chapter one is her brother, E
Jessamyn Jaarda biggest concern in Chapter one is her brother, Ethan, and getting a piece of ice. She disobeys orders and is disciplined when the food supply is destroyed. Honestly it’s good if you ignore the fact the military would never take a rule breaker into their system as rule breakers get people killed. This isn’t in most novels or movies that rogues are bad officers, so I’ll leave that alone. She gets to go on the mission to save Mars, and her brother, Ethan, is recruited too. Jess is set up to rescue her brother and her shipmates. She doesn’t trust everyone, and she’s stuck deciding the fates of her family and the planet.
I don’t read YA, though my writers friends love the genre. I said yes because it was science fiction and to check out the genre more. I had issues believing the fate of the world in a girl’s hands with no experience. I’m not a fan and have massive issues of disbelief, but this isn’t my genre. What I do know and enjoy is science fiction. To me the author is imaginative and did her research. I never questioned the science, well okay the rebodying thing was interesting, but I’m in. I wasn’t lost. So for sci fi aspect, it’s readable. Just my opinion though, and I’m not in the demographic who reads YA. I’f give 4 out of 5 stars. Science Fiction saved the read for me.
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Posted May 19, 2014
Posted September 13, 2013
Engaging and interesting Scifi
I enjoyed this novel enough that I purchased all of the rest of the series as soon as I finised this one. The characters were fleshed out enough that I cared what happenechd to them and the story never got boring nor did I have to force myself to keep reading past any point to "get on with it." I finished it a while back and I've read about 5 books since then, so I don't remember any of the character's names, but I remember the story quite well and will probably read the second in the series next. For people who like space scifi and dystopian themes, I recommend this highly.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 22, 2013
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