When Eris faked her death, she thought she had left her old life as the heir to the galaxy's most ruthless empire behind. But her recruitment by the Novantaen Resistance, an organization opposed to the empire's vor ...more
Seven Devils is also a type of solitaire that's very difficult to win--sometimes the cards are stacked aga…moreThe song echoes so many themes in the book.
Seven Devils is also a type of solitaire that's very difficult to win--sometimes the cards are stacked against you and you can't win no matter what hand you play. (less)
There's a fair amount of violence, but we aim to not be gratuitous.
Full content notes: http://www.lauralam.co.uk…moreThere is one semi-detailed sex scene.
There's a fair amount of violence, but we aim to not be gratuitous.
Full content notes: http://www.lauralam.co.uk/book/seven-... (less)
This was one of my most anticipated books of the year, but sadly didn’t live up to my expectations. This is a female led space opera featuring a motley crew trying to take down an empire. With that description, I thought that I’d be way more attached to this crew than I was. I found myself not caring much. The amount of POVs was probably necessary but made the story feel more broad and I didn’t start to attach to ...more
Pick up this book I wrote with one of my best friends if you like the idea of a group of rebels smashing the patriarchy in space.
A Science Fiction Six of Crows
Mad Max: Fury Road
Guardians of the Galaxy
The meme of 'be gay, do crime.' But in space.
A few people have added it as young adult, and we often describe it as crossover and think that teens will definitely jive with it. But just a wee note that most of t ...more
Beautiful cover, boring book. I keep getting sci-fi/fantasy books that are listed as adult but are clearly YA, it’s annoying. I don’t mind some YA if they are really well written with fully developed characters and plots, but this ain’t that.
As it turned out, Seven Devils delivered in all the ways I always wish those others would. The story is fast-moving and progresses smoothly from scene to scene. The four POV characters - ...more
But if there's one thing I learned from reading this book is that science fiction is definitely not my cup of tea *hides in shame* There's this disconnect between myself and the story that I can't seem to breach; I struggle to connect to the characters and their intergalactic struggles, ...more
Some things I love about Seven Devils:
Friends to enemies to friends again
Rag tag team coming together to fight
Learning about ...more
Admittedly, I wasn’t so sure about things at the start. Eris and Clo are hard to warm up to – there’s so much tension there that bad blood is dri ...more
TW/CW: Mentioned Torture | Loss of Limb | Indoctrination
Seven Devils is that one Sci-Fi book that I really looked forward to this year yet when I got an e-arc it took me forever to pick this up. I was so scared I wasn't going to love this. And I wanted too so much. I hadn't read anything by either author before and I have such high hopes for them as far as authors I'm going to like. So those are high expectations to fill already. But I am pleased to say that I really enjoyed this book ...more
Check out my full review on Twwbookclub.co.uk
Seven Devils is the first book of a planned space opera duology by authors Laura Lam and Elizabeth May in their first collaboration. Set in a galaxy controlled by the oppressive Tholosian Empire, the book follows a group of seven plucky Novantaen Resistance members who will never stop fighting to free the billions of people living under the Empire’s iron rule.
First, we have Eris. Former heir to the Tholosian throne, she ...more
What a thrilling ride Seven devils is!
TW: Violence, death, torture, xenophobia, all sorts of abuse (for the full list please visit here).
I started this going just a few chapters before I go to sleep and before I knew I’d finished it and it was morning. Thank god it was the weekend.
Seven Devils introduces us to the Tholosians empire; with their genocidal tendencies, conquering planet after planet, a caste system which treats everyone not the ruling class like dirt (or I should sa ...more
"None of us can change what's happened to us, but we can work on making things better."
I received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I've been trying to get more into sci-fi lately, and I'm happy to say that Seven Devils was everything I could have wanted from a sci-fi novel! Seven Devils is a space opera following a group of women who are part of the resistance against a galactic empire, I mean, what more could you want?
It has a compelling and diverse ...more
She looked out at the stars and planned her next game.4.5 stars
Queens kill king.
If you enjoyed 'Six of Crows' or 'Star Wars', you'll probably like this one too! 'Seven Devils' boasts an epic interstellar journey of resistance and undercover ops against the totalitarian Tholosian Empire, over which stands the watchful gaze of the Oracle (also known as One), an AI program that brainwashes and surveils the regions under Tholosian rule. There are also distinct, diverse characters, including BIPO...more
Published by Gollancz
Genre: Science fiction
Series: Seven Devils #1 (of 2)
Pages: 448 (Hardcover)
Review Copy: Courtesy of Will O’Mullane over at Gollancz.
Release Date: August 6, 2020
Rebellion is bloody business, but necessary – and with an ensemble as memorable as the one you’ll find within the pages of Seven Devils…quite a lot of fun, to boot.
Science fiction is a medium well-suited to offering a social commentary while building up an engaging story and setting. Politically charged—to ...more
I probably wasn't the target audience for this book. I considered it not bad, but also not original enough. Many of the story elements reminded me of other YA books and the constant falling into backstory made it repetitive. This book, like many other YA books, would have profited with more words being cut during editing. There were interesting science fiction elements tough, therefore t ...more
Wow. Apparently this is what it feels like to have your still beating heart ripped right out of your chest.
I only finished Seven Devils a couple nights ago, but I’ve been thinking about it ever since. Boy, oh, boy, was it a wild ride! Equal parts feminism, humor, and gritty sci-fi action, this book is all kinds of awesome.
This story is told from the perspectives of five main characters: Clo (the mechanic), Eris (the rebel princess), Nyx (the soldi ...more
A fast-paced plot with defined characters I cared a lot about?
A painful wait to find out what happens next after a cliffhanger?
Seven resistance fighters come together from across the galaxy to help defeat the ruthless Tholossian Empire. When the resistance gets word of a heavily guarded Tholossian ship carrying deadly cargo, they send out Eris and Clo to gather intelligence. Unfortunately, the two women have been at each other’s throats ever since Clo found out that before she joined the resistance, Eris was the heir to the corrupt Empire. The mission goes from bad to worse when they discover three fugitives on the ...more
This book instantly reels you in with its Star Wars vibes. There is an all evil empire, hell bent on tyranny; and a resistance, hidden away on a sandy planet. But that is about where the similarities end. Seven Devils distinguishes itself with its intricate and realised worldbuilding, some very interesting characters, and a series of ITI missions (Impossible to Infiltrate).
Our heroes are not some rag-tag team, though they may seem like it. Each one of them brings somet ...more
I've given two stars for effort here. I like that there are female main characters and, so far as I have read, some suggestions that not everyone is straight. I also like the idea of military sci fi with women at the helm, and strong female soldier types. I'd like to ...more
This was so so so so good. I seriously loved it, I don't know where to start though. I went in just knowing that it was a feminist and queer space opera, and I love that I didn't know more.
I just fell for the characters one after the other and was so very engrossed by the entire plot. I really was captivated from the first sentence to the last. It really was that good. Perfectly gay and such a great cast, all ...more
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Laura Lam was born in the late eighties and raised near San Francisco, California, by two former Haight-Ashbury hippies.
After studying literature and creative writing at university, she relocated to Scotland to be with the partner she met online when they were teenagers and he insulted her taste in books and she insulted hi ...more