Sunday, 6 March 2016
Review: Girl From Above: Trust - Pippa DaCosta
Chen Hung closes in.
The nine systems hang perilously close to a second fatal Blackout.
Billions of lives are at stake.
Does Captain Caleb Shepperd have what it takes to save the nine systems, or just himself?
Caleb never wanted to be a hero. That was his brother’s dream. Keep it simple, get away clean. Flying a ship packed with explosives into Janus orbit station isn’t simple, and there ain’t no way he’s getting away clean.
He knows the Fenrir Nine have sent him on a suicide mission, but he’s not about to lay down his life for them. He’s not a hero, and he sure ain’t no fool despite what the Nine must think. There’s another way, he just has to figure it out before the bomb he’s carrying ticks down to zero.
One survived; against the odds, the brutality, and the betrayal, she survived, but inside, in the part of her that’s real, she’s broken. Broken in ways that cannot be fixed.
She’s going back to where it all began, to Janus—to Chitec, to the ‘man’ who made her. It will take all that she is, all that she was, and all that she could be, to save the nine systems from the synthetics.
She will not fail.
“I am One, and I cannot be stopped.”
The 1000 Revolution:
Girl From Above: Falling (Short Story)
Girl From Above: Betrayal
Girl From Above: Escape
Girl From Above: Trapped
Girl From Above: Trust
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Once again I am at a loss for words, I mean, how am I possibly supposed to tell you how fantastic this series actually is? Anyone who has already read the first three books will already be desperately waiting to find out how things turn out for our favourite anti-heroes Caleb and #1001 but what about those of you who haven't discovered these books before? What can I tell you that will make you go out and grab a copy of Girl From Above: Betrayal?
If I tell you that this quickly became one of my favourite sci-fi series would that help? What about if I told you that Pippa DaCosta is at the top of my auto-buy authors list for her amazing world building and fantastic characters? Perhaps I should point you in the direction of my friend Sarah who has notoriously high standards but who fan girls over this author's work even more than I do? I'm not afraid to play dirty to get people reading these books so perhaps I should tell you about the free prequel: Girl From Above: Falling (this is already free on Amazon.com and from various other ebook sellers so I'm hoping the discount will be applied to Amazon.co.uk soon). There is absolutely nothing to lose from trying a freebie and I honestly don't think you'll regret it!
Anyway, now that I've finished begging all the newbies to take a chance on this series let's get back to talking about the current book Girl From Above: Trust. I still haven't come up with the words to tell you how fantastic this story was, it was everything I'd hoped for and so much more but it's still left me desperately hoping that Pippa DaCosta has decided she's not quite ready to leave this world behind after all. Surely that ending means there's going to be more in the future? Please, please make my day and tell me we're not done with Caleb and #1001 yet!
I don't want to tell you anything about what happens in this book, instead I'm going to tell you to expect the unexpected. To watch out for betrayal around every corner, prepare to have your heart ripped from your chest and then torn into teeny tiny little pieces right before your eyes. You might want to have tissues on hand for that part and you should probably sit on plastic tarpaulin because all that blood is bound to get a little messy! You'll also probably be shocked and thrilled at the way some characters have turned their lives around, you'll laugh and smile about certain revelations and you'll likely end up with heart palpitations (if your heart recovers enough after the shredding and tearing that is) from the edge of your seat action you're about to witness. Nothing is ever going to be the same again after events in this book, these characters, as flawed and terrible as they can be one moment can also be some of the bravest and wonderful people you'd ever want to meet. They are so incredibly three dimensional I wouldn't have been surprised if Caleb, #1001 and even Fran had stepped out of my kindle to have a conversation with me. Love them or hate them they will definitely bring out strong emotions and if you're like me you'll end up rooting for all of them to find happiness in any way possible.
Pippa DaCosta you have outdone yourself and I salute you, please let me be the first to jump onto whatever crazy train ride you come up with next!
Source: Received from Pippa DaCosta in exchange for an honest review
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