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Meanwhile, a renegade environmental organization is recruiting survivors for a mission that will change the course of human existence forever.
Posted August 18, 2013
*I was given a free e copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review*
Fall of Venus is a novel unlike any I've ever read before. This book is absolutely action packed. The characters are amazing, the storyline is so clever and so unique. I was fully invested in Pollen and Marcus and little Evie. I followed them throughout their journey. I felt every emotion. I cried and I cheered. I do however have one small complaint. The ending! Why?! I know that the author did this on purpose so that I would need to go out and buy the second book in order to learn what happens next and it worked! I will definitely be going out to get the next book because there's no way I will be able to rest until I figure out what happens to our little family of survivors! Great book :) Horrible ending!
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Posted May 12, 2014
Posted November 24, 2013
4.5 stars ** Excellent debut novel ** *I was given a free e copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review* My first thought when I read the last paragraph was "Oh my gosh, I get it now!" I love that!!! This was the first time I've ever had that kind of a revelation at the end of a story. What a fantasic way to end part 1. I'm glad I didn't read any reviews before I read this book. I think some of the reviews would have ruined the ending for me. If you're thinking about reading this (and I highly recommend that you do), then please try not to read anymore reviews. Trust me, its so much more fun to figure it out on your own! Intriguing, fast paced and an absolutely awesome story with wonderful characters! I can't wait to read the next book!! Also, I need to mention this - I love the variety of vocabulary in this story. A great many YA books lately have had such limited vocabulary and/or repeat the same descriptive words, sometimes several times on just one page, that it diverts my attention from the plot. Yes, I'm anal like that. Mrs Quinn uses words like perculating, delectable, imputed, disconcerting, impish and discombobulation, to name a few. I was pleasantly suprised. Thank you, Mrs Quinn, for believing your readers are smart enough to understand. =}Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 1, 2013
Reviewed by Kayti Nika Raet for Readers' Favorite
The first in a new sci-fi series by Daelynn Quinn, Fall of Venus is a futuristic interplanetary yarn set on a planet with problems (not to mention plants and animals) very much like our own. Over-consumption and human apathy have left the planet in dire straits with most of the population forced to live underground during the blistering summer months. But carbon footprints become the least of her problems when Pollen McRae, a quiet, mousy, twenty-year-old, wakes up in the middle of the woods with no idea how she got there. Soon she meets up with Marcus, a young man with similar memory problems, and together they try to discover what's going on, what's the meaning behind their mysterious new tattoos, why all the animals are dead, and just who exactly are the people chasing after them.
Action-packed with cliffhanger chapter endings, Fall of Venus is a deft blend of environmentalism and sci-fi, all packaged around one young woman's determination to survive. As someone who cares about the health and viability of our planet I did enjoy reading Ms Quinn's interpretation of a world in which nothing was done in time and how the characters live with the consequences of their actions. And since it's not done in a preachy manner, readers who may not be so environmentally inclined will be able to enjoy it as well.
For a science fiction novel, Fall of Venus kind of creeps up on readers with the sci-fi elements; it's not a book that can be immediately categorized. I actually mistook it for general adult fiction and then survival fiction, but when the sci-fi bits do appear they certainly pack a wallop. I did wish for more of an indication in the beginning that the story was set on a planet far away. I probably would have been a little less confused.