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by Jonathan L. Howard
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Speculating on SpecFic
Speculating on SpecFic rated it 9 years ago
Katya’s World is a thrilling, action filled read that I enjoyed, but ultimately found lacking in character development and world building. Aside from the prologue that sets up the history and culture of Earthen expansion onto the watery planet of Russalka, the book is like a roller coaster ride that...
Rrain Reads
Rrain Reads rated it 9 years ago
I actually enjoyed this book quite a bit, despite my criticisms. It was a quick and compelling read, and I liked the protagonist (although she tended towards the too perfect--a few flaws would make her a lot easier to relate to). What it was lacking, for me, was a lot more sense of place and culture...
The Ninja Reader
The Ninja Reader rated it 9 years ago
For this review and more, come over to The Book Lantern. Sci-fi isn’t my favourite genre, for no other reason than perhaps the fact that I haven’t read much of it. Oh, I tried some Hamilton once, and I have some vague recollections of picking up Dune, but in terms of hard-core science fiction I have...
Nina @ Death Books and Tea
Nina @ Death Books and Tea rated it 9 years ago
Review: Katya Kuriakova lives on Russalka, a distant planet submerged in stormy seas. On her first submarine journey as one of the crew, her sub gets hijacked by an official wanting a war criminal transported. After this, she gets taken on an adventure, getting involved in leftovers from a war again...
Feelingfictional rated it 9 years ago
3.5 StarsKatya may only be fifteen but children grow up fast on Russalka and she has just received her adult ID card that allows her to start work as the navigator on her uncle's submarine Puskin's Baby. Her first journey should be an easy one, just a routine delivery to one of the colonies, but tha...
Nose Graze
Nose Graze rated it 9 years ago
booknook — Young Adult book reviewsKatya's World is like no other book I've read! Maybe it's because I don't read a lot of hardcore science fiction, or maybe it is because this book is just so unique, but either way, this story and world was completely new to me. This book is heavily rooted in sub...
Writing My Own Fairy Tale
Writing My Own Fairy Tale rated it 9 years ago
I'm not entirely sure yet how I feel about this one. I'm giving it 3 stars for now. I'll write up a full review soon, when I've had some time to think about everything I just read.
tien rated it 9 years ago
Just the other day I made a comment that I wanted to explore more of the sci-fi world. From the cover of this book, I would have expected something more similar to The Hunger Games in a water-y dystopian setting but there was so much more than that. Russalka is an Ice/Waterworld kind of planet man...
kindleaholic rated it 9 years ago
This is between 4.5-5 stars, so I'm rounding up.Right now this is one of my favorite YA books read this year, as well as my favorite YA Sci Fi book read in recent memory.I fully do realize that a part of my excitement for this book is that it is a YA book with NO ROMANCE. I can't remember the last t...
sj rated it 9 years ago
Man, when I was growing up, I would have KILLED for a book like Jonathan L. Howard's Katya's World.  I read a lot of adult sf because the stuff that was out there for younger readers was mostly just crap (or non-existent).  There were a few exceptions, yes, but I found most of them either a.  boring...
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