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400 pages, Hardcover
First published April 12, 2016
It saves the world every weekHow could this not be fun in an action packed Kim Possible vs Shego fight for the fate of the world? Let’s Go! 😀
But can the Regional Office save itself!
Leading the assault: Rose, a teenage super assassin with a serious attitude problem.
Standing her way: Sarah, who has a mechanical arm and knows how to work the printers.
From the Guardian: “Explosively paced…Jaw Dropping… Glorious” by which they mean plodding, repetitive, and otherwise tedious. 😴Gonzales aims I think for a David Wong Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits vibe but widely misses the mark due his exhaustingly vomitous (yes that word again) writing style. To wit:
From the NYT: “Rollicking good fun” but which they mean the vomitous mess left after the Saturday night beer goggles are removed and the hangover sets it. 🤮
Karen Russel: “This is winged creation and absolutely marvelous” by which she means I am obsessed with winged unicorns and pegasi (plural for Pegasus? 🤔) and can’t get them out of my head even though they have nothing to do with this book. 🤪
But now that she’d kissed him, and that he’d kissed her back, it seemed that neither of them knew what to do but to stand awkwardly in her dorm room and talk about anything but what had happened before. He was focused on trying to make her feel special about the fact that that she didn’t have a roommate and that she’d come there late, and she was focused on trying to figure out how to say something to him about that kiss, about the spur-of-the-moment quality of it, about the first-time-ever quality of it, and she was trying to figure how to apologize for having done it but make it clear that she wasn’t exactly sorry that it had happened and she wouldn’t be opposed to a second less spontaneous go-around, and how old was he anyway, and did he make it part of his business to kiss people almost immediately after jumping them and trying to strangle them to death, or was it just her, and sorry to about how she kicked him the ribs those times.But she’s a girl you say. Girls think like this. No. Gonzales writes in this style for every character, every event, every damn paragraph in the book. No good writing contains 5 “ands’ and 7 commas in a single sentence. No good writing contains 5 “ands" in a paragraph. And is Gonzales’ favorite word. Ugh. Periods dude. Learn how to use them.