by Karin Lowachee
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Burndive by Karin Lowachee

From the author of the acclaimed and bestselling debut novel "Warchild" comesa new action-packed adventure about a young man's journey into adulthood amidinterstellar war. Original.

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ISBN-13: 9780446613187
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 06/29/2009
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 1,307,715
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Karin Lowachee was born in Guyana, South America and moved to Toronto, Canada when she was two. Before her foray into fantasy, she wrote three highly-acclaimed science fiction novels - Warchild, Burndive, and Cagebird. Warchild won the Warner Aspect First Novel Award and Cagebird won the 2006 Gaylactic Spectrum Award and the Prix Aurora Award and was a finalist for the 2002 Philip K. Dick Award. She currently resides in Ontario, Canada.

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Burndive 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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This book has so many grammatical errors and unbelievable typos that it is often hard to guess what the author means to say.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Karin lowachee has the most amazingly deep characters ive ever read. I love all her books.
Rebekkah_N More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I've read... and I've read a lot. Poignant, beautiful, a deep mix of hope and bitter loss, Lowachee creates a deeply realistic set of characters in a future world that I can see coming to fruition (and that's not something I can say about most futuristic novels I read!). Even the aliens are believable. The book does deal with issues that might not be appropriate for younger readers (drugs, death, adultery, sex), but I think any sci-fi reader who skips this book will have missed something special. I especially like the family aspect of the book: forget the "everyone's an orphan" syndrome, because these characters actually deal with the repercussions of having an imperfect family, through fame, loss, war, and the discovery of self.
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sleo More than 1 year ago
A follow up to Warchild, this books delivers Lowachee's spare but rich prose, deep psychological understanding, and burning suspense. I was terribly disappointed in this edition, however, as it was peppered by typos that constantly took me out of the story. Looked like the publishers merely scanned it without proof reading in order to make a fast buck. The next book WAS available for Nook but has been taken down, an ERROR which I hope will be rectified soon. I bought it in paperback so will be reading it regardless. Do hope to see more from Miss Lowachee, however, as I've been gripped by both this book and the two previous ones I've read.
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Warchild, Karin Lowachee's first novel, grabbed me and didn't let go until I had read the entire book cover to cover. This book is a great sequel. It picks up almost immediately where the first book leaves off, although from a different point of view. Lowachee has managed to duplicate her feat of creating believable characters that act like real people. While you love them, you can't stand them at times, which is a perfect description of early to late teens. Ryan grows from an insulated spoiled rich kid to someone who sees the bigger picture, and realizes his pain is no more important than the pain that others have experienced in their lives. A fast paced story keeps things moving along while the character arcs show growth. Including breaks for eating, sleeping and work, I still read this book in less than 24 hours.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The son of two very rich and powerful parents, Ryan Azarcon is idolized and envied by the people on Austro station. They don¿t realize that he is still recovering from the trauma of seeing the wholesale slaughter of the Hong Kong embassy by terrorists. Ryan is not politically savvy and buys into the propaganda of the twenty-year war between the Earth hub and the alien Strits. His father is the captain of the starship Macedon, patrolling deep space against alien incursions and space pirates.

Although he has only met his father three times, Cairo comes to bring his son on board his ship to keep him safe after a failed assassination attempt and over the objections of Ryan and his mother. While on board, he sees his father try to broker a peace between the Strits and the Earth hub and the young man learns that truth is in the eye of the beholder.

It is awesome, believable and moving to see the protagonist turn from a sullen teen into a mature man over the course of this tale. Told in the first person narrative from Ryan¿s perspective, readers find themselves hoping that the protagonist can overcome all the traumas he has suffered and emerge a mentally healthy person. Readers who like innovative fast-paced and action packed space opera that foster character development will love Burndive.

Harriet Klausner