Fearless (Fearless #1)
Fearless introduces us to Gaia Moore, a girl born without the gene for fear. Gaia's mother was murdered, and her father, Tom Moore, a famous covert antiterrorist mastermind, is in hiding. Now 17 years old, Gaia is living in New York City with Tom's CIA friend, George, and his wife, Ella. Gaia is a prime target for terrorists and is in constant danger, but she is trained in...more
After like book three or maybe around six or seven they stopped being as awesome and apparently I just kept buying them out of blin...more
Sorry for the outburst. But I forgot how much I loved these books. I first read the Fearless books by Francine Pascal when I was 12 or 13 – so over a decade ago. I remember devouring these books, up until at least book #17 – by then I had caught up with the books in the series already published, and after that I forgot about them and went and read other things. Of course, this was before I had the internet and could look up release dates for the books I liked
So, the Fearless bo...more
Yeah, so this was apparently published in 1999. This alone probably made the book more interesting because of all the beautiful pre laptop/Gmail/21st century pop culture references (e.g. LOL to the archaic forms of email). All these little moments of old 90s culture provided a minor form of amusement, but otherwise this book was basically pointless.
Gaia has what I call the "Alex Rider" syndrome: she is just so darned perfect at everyt...more
Pilot/The One where Gaia Moves to New York
The story starts with a seventeen-year-old inexperienced in everything(except for kicking ass!), Gaia Moore. She is fearless. Literally. She wasn't born with the fear gene. Thanks to that, she was trained in martial arts. Her father, along with George, are in the CIA, and George decides to take Gaia in with him and her wife Ella in New York. O...more
Gaia was born without the fear gene, and happens to not only be quite tough, but also insanely brilliant. When a female classmate ends up hospitalized because Gaia, out of disdain, failed to warn her about impending danger, things get very dicey for Miss Fearless. Things are only going to get crazier for her, though.
What could have been a great action/adventure story was ruined by content--see below--and magazine-esque formatting that took up a lot of space, made the novel choppy...more
Once upon a time, there was a girl who was fearless. She walks around beating people up for "the greater good" and dreams of being a waitress. But she. She realizes that she MIGHT just die soon, so she decides that she HAS TO sleep with a guy. The guy she chooses happens to be good looking AND the boyfriend of her enemy. This guy gets kidnapped, the kidnapper makes the girl go through a whole bunch of tests, the guy is saved. End of story.
If you haven't read the book yet, I'm sorry...more
She had all of the elements of Cat from 10 Things I Hate About You (whom I love), but poorly executed. She's supposed to be this hardened bitch or something...but with this softer side...more
I love the funny banter between the heroine and her bestfriend guy who's in a wheelchair. Unlike most stories with handicapped character who would make you feel sorry for them or make you cry for their "tragic" situation, this character--Ed--is totally different. Rather...more
Also, the whole thing about having no gene for fear is done really poorly. She's afraid all the time- but "abstractly." so it doesn't count,...more
Gaia (oh-my-god her name!) was born without the fearless gene. I don't know how true that is since I never got the chance to follow up on the series. So let's just stick with it. She was trained from a very young age in various fighting skills an 11-year old me would envy. I still would, actually. She roams around at night in the most dangerous part of the park just to see who would ambush her. But lo-a...more
I don't think I'd recommend this book for adolescent girls, because there is way too much value placed on sexiness and having boyfriends and stuff--it takes away from the storyline! The book is about a tough...more
A girl name Gaia is born without the gene to fear. At her favorite place, the park, there has been many people that have been slashed at night time.A girl who is rivals with Gaia goes into the park at night time. Gaia half heatedly tries to warn her, but when the girl d...more
First of all, Gaia should be named Morgan after the goddess, Morrigan. More suitable.
My fave part is Gaia's fearlessness, especially when I was younger being an anxious kid.
I like the premise, but it's lacking something.
Gaia is a sue, I hate to say. She is perfect at everything. She is also judgmental as fuck.
What is it with Francine's fetish for blondes? Just sayin. Lol
It did make me super nosta...more
I picked up this book at the library that looked pretty good. The
title? Fearless. Now, as I looked at the back of the book to see that
summary, an unpleasant feeling washed over me. First off, Gaia kind of
seems like a perfect girl. I do not like perfect girls.(
Beautiful...Brilliant... Can break codes in 4 different languages...
Reflex speed that's off the charts. What is this, a one man show of the
Gallanger Girls?. Also, the cliche plot line: Guy(Sam) that's unavailiable, And there, I kne...more
I would have thought Fearless was going to be a thrilling read. I admit the whole aura of the book, from the cover, to the title combined with the awesome font raised my expectations quite a bit. In the end, disappointment does not even begin to cover it.
The plot, at first, had me really hooked. Gaia sounded like such and engaging character. The fear gene was removed from her, parents are gone, master in spy stuff and martial arts, etc. That would have mad...more
I my opinion, Gaia wasn't "kickass," or "brave" or "badass." No. She was just an asshole, to me. There's not reason to be rude or such. Also, despite the blurb, they didn't talk about her fearlessness or even her uncanny abilities much. Rather, most of the book was about boys....more
A good, engaging introduction is really important for any novel, but the first few pages of this book really didn't manage to reel me in. I didn't understand what it was all about and got really confused as to what the whole novel was about. I had question marks all over my head as I was reading the first few pages.
So, I guess the introduction pret...more
So the book is about Gaia, a girl who can't feel fear, thanks to a genetic defect. The book is full of scenes of Gaia kicking the butts of various knife-wielding thugs, but it also has the typical teen mush: worries about boys and her looks, and run-ins with the most popular girl in school (who is mean, of c...more
This book features your typical rebellious teenager that has a softer side she doesn’t want to show to anyone. However, you can...more
Gaia is the main character in the book. She feels like an outsider because of being born without this gene. It doesn’t really bother her because she likes being different. Only her mom and dad know this about her .She lives in...more
In junior high, I was never able to read the first book in this series because the library didn't have it. The books I did read were out of order, but I thought that Gaia seemed like such a cool character, and I thought the concept for the overarching plotline sounded pretty cool...more
So I had high expectations for this book that, unfortunately, were not met. I think this overview of my disappointments calls for bu...more
I still remember the plot now even when the last time I read it was around 8 years ago. I remember how I was so fascinated with the - albeit somewhat gimmicky - structure of the book; the different font sizes randomly scattered through out, the "caption/preview" of the chapter, the journal entries between the chapters. I remember how I loved Ed, and Heather (yes, Gaia's nemesis).
And oh, how I remember how I hated Gaia. But, I mean, I should've expecte...more