Seventeen-year-old Serendipity "Pity" Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six shooters and perfect aim. She's been offered a life of fame and fortune in Cessation, a glittering city where lawlessnes ...more
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“Welcome to Cessation, Serendipity Jones. The last place on the continent where you can do whatever the hell you want.”
I didn't know Gunslinger Girl existed before the day it arrived on my doorstep. I didn't know what to expect, only what the cover and the blurb suggested: an explosive blend of futuristic dystopia and Wild West laced with danger, conspiracies and intrigue. It is with great pleasure, ladies and gentlemen, to declare that Lyndsay Ely's debut stayed true to its promise!
like, except set in the future. Instead it was a hodgepodge of things, and the western stuff is only in the first few chapters.
As for characters, this is a small thing, but I just didn’t like the name Pity, so since it was written in third person I kept seeing Pity, Pity, PITY! I would hav ...more
This bo ...more
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This was not at all what I was expecting. Tough ass chick? Check. Political intrigue? Check. Theater/side show storyline? Check again, wait what?
Yep, you heard it. The setting for this gem of a book is a town where anything can happen and danger is always around the bend and that includes the theater that ...more
The Plot: Serendipity wants nothing more than to be free of her tyrannical father and unhappy life in the commune. She jumps at the first chance of freedom, but quickly learns that it comes with a price. She soon finds herself in the city of Cessation, full of decade ...more
Given this books ending, I can totally see one in the future. But if not, break my heart why don't you?
I need to get my thoughts in order but I will say now that was an incredible debut novel.
Gunslinger Girl by Lindsay Ely is an alternate history about a strong-willed girl named Serendipity “Pity” Jones; who is an amazing shot and learned everything she knows from her mother. Since the second Civil War things never really returned to the way life was before. Readers find out early on that losing her mom took a toll on her and her family. Pity has two brothers and a father that treat her like she is their maid, they don’t want her to leave but want her to marry rich. Since t ...more
Shelf-talker: Watch out, Annie ...more
Gunslinger Girl is about Seredipity, aka Pity, Jones. She is the best sharpshooter ever. Okay, maybe not like ever ever.. but she's pretty bad ass. I really enjoyed her character throughout the book. The way she viewed this world and theater was just mind blowing. Nothing was black and white - everything was just shades of grey. This book also kind of gave me a vibe of the show Westworld which I've only seen a few episodes of but I did enjoy it and this book immensely. Now I feel lik ...more
Pity can't wait for the day she can escape the commune. After her mother's death, Pity has lived a life of being told what to do by her father. When her father returns to town and tells Pity of his plan to sell her off to some stranger because she's "fertile," Pity decides that her escape is either now or never. Pity is taken to Cessation where she is offered a life o ...more
My quick and simple overall: an okay read that I was hoping for more from.
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This debut western/dystopian was really good and it's not getting as much buzz as it deserves!
I'm honestly hoping and praying that there is going to be a sequel because I NEED!
Gunslinger Girl is part Western, part Dystopian, and a hell of a lot of fun. I really enjoyed exploring the lawlessness of Cessation and the intricate workings of how politics were working. There were definitely some twists and turns when it came to who was crossing who and I did not predict the outcome!
This book has a lot of heart and I definitely recommend adding it to your TBRs!
Not exactly what I was expecting but very good nonetheless. I had this mental image of a more traditional western setting but this world is more lawless than western and set in a futuristic time period- parts of it kind of reminded me of Mad Max Fury Road. All-in-all it was a pretty cool story. If there's a sequel, I'm definitely going to read it.
It was good but not great. Pity wasn’t my favorite character. I thought she was overly trusting and slightly naive but that made her seem more normal. The setting was cool, the wild mixed with the west. Pity’s talent as a sharpshooter wasn’t really displayed that much. When it mattered she had a tendency to miss. You would have thought she’d hit every shot and every target.
All in all it was an enjoyable read. The ending saved it from the 3.5 rating. It seems like there wi ...more
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