As a child, Ava’s adopted sister Miyole watched her mother take to the stars, piloting her own ship from Earth to ...more
As a reader, I love when a book surprises me, and Sound truly did that. Miyiole Guiteau, a character of Haitian background that grew up in India, really stands ...more
I am so glad that Greenwillow sent me this, because it seems not to have received much publicity, or at least none that I came across, and that is a shame. I've seen articles lamenting the fact that kids don't seem to read science fiction anymore because euw science, but if they had access to exciting books like this one, that might very well change.
Driven, high-achieving sixteen-year-old Miyole lied about her age in order to be accepted to the Deep Sound Project s ...more
THIS BOOK. This book is so important.
Let me start by giving a little background on how I found out about this series. Last year I went to a book signing for the Starbound Trilogy at my local indie bookstore. A few other local authors showed up to support Meagan and Amie, so I decided to say hi to them on my way out. One of the authors was Alexandra Duncan. The other authors were singing the praises of Salvage, so that night I went home and ordered it. It IS a sci-fi and you all know ...more
Sound is a companion novel to Salvage. It follows Miyole, Parastrata Ava’s adopted sister. A few years have gone by, and Miyole is now sixteen (though people think she is seventeen). She has sped through her schooling, thanks to her smarts, and wrangled her way aboard a Deep Sound Research Inst ...more
Last year I read Salvage by Duncan and I fell in LOVE with it. It was one of my top reads of the year. So I was so excited when I saw that she had a companion novel coming out this year! Sound takes place 20 years after Salvage. You do NOT have to have read Salvage to understand Sound. There are some crossover characters, and Miyole, our MC in this, is an important character in Salvage, but you can read this and underst ...more
First off, cultural references. That was a huge plus. I don't see India being properly represented in many books, so this was awesome (>w<)
Miyole, a Haitian lesbian girl raised in Mumbai since she was eight, was honestly one of the best characters I've ever read. Her ambition, drive, and unwillingness to back off were traits I haven't seen in many female characters, even though such personalities are so prevalent in my own little world. I really appreciated how straightforward ( ...more
Duncan's strengths are on stunning display once again: her strong, feminist characters and ...more
This story follows Miyole, the daughter of the ...more
IN A NUTSHELL
Miyole has made her whole life about being a scientist on a mission. Now that she's been on it things are changing. When her ship is attacked by what I will call space pirates people get hurt, kidnapped, and she let's one slip away from her. When she's faced with guilt about the kidnapping she makes it her mission to help Cassia find her brother. We can all guess where this is going to lead. Get ready for a space-riffic adventure with space pirates, sp
While the first book has everything to do with Ava, this book focuses completely on Miyole. She's all grown up. At least as grown up as a young adult can be. She's extremely smart and determined.. ...more
Yay for diverse books!
Okay, so Sound follows Miyole, a young scientist who works on the massive spaceship Ranganathan. However, her life changes when a smaller ship that’s been attacked by the Dakait (pirates) comes aboard. One of its members, Cassia, is desperate to find her brother who was taken by the Dakait. Remembering what happened to her own family, Miyole decides to help and the two of them set out on a grand adventure.
My favorite part of thi ...more
My main complaint is that the plot was way to fast. There wasn't enough time to get to know the world or the characters and everything felt rushed. My ...more
but i did like this and perhaps i will go back and read Salvage! the world is interesting (growing ships organically? how) but more important is ...more
This over all was a good book. Easy to read. Interesting. The friendship between cassia and miyole got on my nerves a bit. Cassia I just didn't like much from the beginning. The story was good, the side stories were really good too. It has nice world building. I like it. Worth giving a try. An enjoyable read. Also a beautiful cover.
A) the main character is a QPOC
B) the author goes out of her way to write about and in multiple cultures/language
C) the focus of the book is a sci-fi adventure, not the fact that the main character is queer
I liked the first half of this book much more than the second, because I was interested in learning about our main character: her interests (science!), her background (adopted!), and the ship she was on (where the ...more
But on the whole, I wasn't really crazy about this book. It's too long, for one thing. I also didn't like the love interest character, who never proved she wasn't a jerk.
(view spoiler)[And I don't feel like the characters deserved a happy ending???? To be honest?????? When Miyole was looking at Rubio, comatose and having ...more