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review 2018-06-07 19:26
3.5 Out Of 5 "sharp-shooting" STARS
Gunslinger Girl - Lyndsay Ely,James Patterson

 

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~BOOK BLURB~

Gunslinger Girl

Lyndsay Ely

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Seventeen-year-old Serendipity "Pity" Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six-shooters and perfect aim. She's been offered a life of fame and fortune in Cessation, a glittering city where lawlessness is a way of life. But the price she pays for her freedom may be too great...

 

In this extraordinary debut from Lyndsay Ely, the West is once again wild after a Second Civil War fractures the U.S. into a broken, dangerous land. Pity's struggle against the dark and twisted underbelly of a corrupt city will haunt you long after the final bullet is shot.

 

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~MY QUICKIE REVIEW~

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Gunslinger Girl is more Dystopian than Western…it's really a somewhat near-future USA devastated by wars and such, with a western feel or flair to it.  Think Annie Oakley (Pity does a sharp-shooter show) in a Revolution (the TV show) type of setting.  With plenty of intrigue and action, it sounds like this could be super cool.  

 

Which is exactly how I felt...but, I don't know what it was exactly, because I didn't connect with the story or the characters all that much.  Basically, it was okay, but it didn't blow me away.  It could be a case of "it's not you, it's me, though.  I have been feeling sorta reading-slump-ish lately.

 

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~MY RATING~

3.5STARS - GRADE=B-

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~BREAKDOWN OF RATINGS~

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Plot~ 3.7/5

Main Characters~ 3.8/5

Secondary Characters~ 3.5/5

The Feels~ 3/5

Pacing~ 3.3/5

Addictiveness~ 3/5

Theme or Tone~ 3.8/5

Flow (Writing Style)~ 3.8/5

Backdrop (World Building)~ 4/5

Originality~ 4.3/5

Ending~ 3.8/5  Cliffhanger~ not really…

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Book Cover~ It's cool…

Narration~ 4 -Christie Moreau, she wasn't bad…

Setting~ Cessation, Future USA

Source~ Audiobook (Library)

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text 2018-03-08 21:54
Kill Your Darlings - Yellow Team (Round 3)
Gunslinger Girl - Lyndsay Ely,James Patterson

 

 

 

 

I'm playing the Victim card today for The Gunslinger in honor of "the fastest sharpshooter in tomorrow's West, Serendipity "Pity" Jones.

 

(Read a book where the main character carries a gun)

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quote 2018-03-04 05:51
....worry is a poor expenditure of life's currency.
Gunslinger Girl - Lyndsay Ely,James Patterson

This quote from Chapter 14 just resonated with me. It's so true- I love it! 

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review 2018-02-04 02:48
Review: Dust and Shadow
Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson - Lyndsay Faye

As both a Sherlock Holmes pastiche and a fictionalization of the Ripper murders, this novel is completely on point. The writing and character portrayal is delicious, the language use is perfection. Holmes is a bit warmer than his original self, but not so much it's jarring.  Just enough to make him a tad more relatable and not quite so tedious.

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text 2018-02-03 01:27
Currently Reading: Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson - Lyndsay Faye

Just started this book, but I just want to say that after two duds it's a pleasure to be reading a book that's well-written and professionally edited.

 

I'm trying to trudge through my huge backlog of Kindle books I own but haven't yet read, and many of those self-pubs, so there are probably more duds in my future.  But for now I'm settling back with what so far seems to be quite a good read.

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