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The Inexplicables - Cherie Priest
The Inexplicables
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Rector “Wreck ‘em” Sherman was orphaned as a toddler in the Blight of 1863, but that was years ago. Wreck has grown up, and on his eighteenth birthday, he’ll be cast out out of the orphanage. And Wreck’s problems aren’t merelyabout finding a home. He’s been quietly breaking the cardinal rule of... show more
Rector “Wreck ‘em” Sherman was orphaned as a toddler in the Blight of 1863, but that was years ago. Wreck has grown up, and on his eighteenth birthday, he’ll be cast out out of the orphanage. And Wreck’s problems aren’t merelyabout finding a home. He’s been quietly breaking the cardinal rule of any good drug dealer and dipping into his own supply of the sap he sells. He’s also pretty sure he’s being haunted by the ghost of a kid he used to know—Zeke Wilkes, who almost certainly died six months ago. Zeke would have every reason to pester Wreck, since Wreck got him inside the walled city of Seattle in the first place, and that was probably what killed him.Maybe it’s only a guilty conscience, but Wreck can’t take it anymore, so he sneaks over the wall. The walled-off wasteland of Seattle is every bit as bad as he’d heard, chock-full of the hungry undead and utterly choked by the poisonous, inescapable yellow gas. And then there's the monster. Rector's pretty certain that whatever attacked him was not at all human—and not a rotter, either. Arms far too long. Posture all strange. Eyes all wild and faintly glowing gold and known to the locals as simpley "The Inexplicables." In the process of tracking down these creatures, Rector comes across another incursion through the wall—just as bizarre but entirely attributable to human greed. It seems some outsiders have decided  there's gold to be found in the city and they're willing to do whatever it takes to get a piece of the pie unless Rector and his posse have anything to do with it.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780765329479 (0765329476)
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 366
Edition language: English
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Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it
3.5 THE INEXPLICABLES by CHERIE PRIEST
This book in the series reads more as a young adult genre book as the main characters except for one Indian Princess are young adult ages. Rector has finally been kicked out of the orphanage he grew up in but was using as a place to lay his head while he dealt and used the drug "sap". Sap will actua...
Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it
3.0 The Inexplicables
I can't get over how good these books are. Priest has an ear for dialogue and a good understanding of human behavior; she builds up compelling, intriguing plots full of action and adventure; she creates vivid scenes and characters. On top of that, she creates a series that's ostensibly steampunk, bu...
Inkspot Fancy
Inkspot Fancy rated it
3.0 Redemption is indeed not easy
Oh, The Inexplicables. Where do I begin? I wanted to like this. While there were hits and misses in the other Clockwork Century books I've read, I've always enjoyed them. Usually I had trouble putting them down. But this one juust didn't do it for me. The Inexplicables is about Rector, a teenage...
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book reviews forevermore rated it
3.0 The Inexplicables
The Inexplicables by Cherie Priest. Yep. Posted on September 11, 2013 by thebookgator Recommended for: it’s a hard knock life fans The Goonies meets The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and stages an Intervention. In her “Acknowledgments,” Priest notes that this is likely “the last book I w...
markgilchrist
markgilchrist rated it
3.0 The Inexplicables
Although I enjoyed this book I felt it wasn't as good as earlier ones in the series. It seems to be aimed at a younger audience, but that might just be because the main protagonists are teenaged boys.Don't let that put you off, though!
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