Published by Gollancz on September 15th 2016
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Also in this series: Our Lady of the Ice, The Martian
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- I was excited to read Revenger because I have heard a lot of good things about it from people that I have similar reading tastes with.
- I was expecting a sci-fi read with a bit of romance. This book was not that. It was so much better. It was also a lot edgier.
What I liked
- The story of Revenger had a lot going on, so much happened and it felt like I got exactly what I wanted from it. A beginning, a middle, and an end.
- There was no romance in this story but that doesn’t mean there weren’t relationships. I loved the relationship dynamic between Arafura & Prozor, and also Arafura’s robot Paladin. Paladin was an unlikely addition that worms his way into the story.
- Arafura changed and grew throughout the story. It was a drastic change but also a justified change.
What I didn’t like
- I felt like I wanted more of a resolution with some things, like the story isn’t quite complete, yet it is because there is nothing left to tell. There were a few loose ends that I wasn’t happy with, I wanted more of a resolution to them.
- The world of Revenger was so in-depth and vast, all of the slang words took a while for me to wrap my head around. But so did the technology and the baubles. I still don’t really understand how baubles work, why they open and close, how a person becomes a reader of them and knows when they’re going to open etc. I felt like it was never explained, but then I also felt like had it had an explanation then it wouldn’t have made sense. Sometimes not knowing just makes more sense.
- The ending was a bit cliche, it wasn’t too much of a surprise for me so I wasn’t too blown away.
Have you read Revenger? Did you enjoy it? Was it different to what you expected?