The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe
There is something Poe Blythe, the seventeen-year-old captain of the Outpost’s last mining ship, wants far more than the gold they tear from the Serpentine River.
Poe has vowed to annihilate the river raiders who robbed her of everything two years ago. But as she navigates the treacherous waters of the Serpentin ...more
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The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe was a surprising read for me. it follows Poe on her journey of revenge following the death of the person she loves. But the story is so much more than that. Poe is stricken with grief, which turns to anger. She uses that anger to build up her walls and build up the armor on the machines they use in the book to gather gold from the Serpentine river. But ...more
When she's told that everything is not as it seems, she doesn't try to change sides, not really. She is her ...more
The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe is a great YA dystopian novel. Ally Condie has a very precise way of writing that gives the reader exactly what they need to know to understand the characters and the setting of the story without being bogged down with unnecessary fluff and filler. The adventure of Poe is very exciting and there are multiple parts of the story that ...more
This book was unexpected, because of the characters, and because of the suspense. First thing you're asking yourself as you read is 'why is this Poe Blythe's last voyage?'. The buildup is great, and the conclusion is satisfying. There's suspense because there are so many questions, like what the setting is, who's lying and who's not. And then, the characters were surprising, mostly Poe. In the first half of the book I didn't even remembe ...more
Poe and Call are out on the deck during the evening while there mining ship goes down river. Call is Poe's best friend and soul mate but his life is cut short when he is killed by raiders, savages that left their civilized town to strike out on their own. Poe channels her revenge into building armor and raps for the boat; she will find a way to kill ...more
Even if dystopian novels are not your first choice, you still need to to consider reading THE LAST VOYAGE OF POE BLYTHE since there are some underlying themes that beg comparison to eminent domain attitudes, false promises from political parties, untrustworthy politicians who care only about fattening their own wallets, and even some environmental concerns. The young (17-year-old) yet strong female protagonist (Poe) i ...more
Poe, who is the main character looses her first true love. The one that you think that can conquer the world. And it breaks her. She doesn't become someone inconsolable but uses that grief and anger to create something - she creates weapon ...more
I liked Poe and her character development as she struggles through grief and a need for revenge on the raiders who murdered Call- her growth made her a stronger character as she navigates her way without Call. Additionally, I liked her character flaws- she was paranoid, reckless and sometimes let her emotions dictate her decisions but she was relatable because the reality is that she's a lost 17-year-old gi ...more
This book was just okay for me. While I really loved Poe's journey from mindless revenge to compassionate understanding for others, I still needed more. I was initially drawn in by her ruthless, single-minded goal of needing to destroy those who took her one love away. She was a fantastic character. I loved how she trusted no one and therefore every other character was thoroughly suspect to both her and the reader. Throughout the book, I enjoyed her ...more
The story takes place on a ship called the Lily. People from a place called the Outpost use the Lily to mine gold out o ...more
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It’s the lack of world building or anything truly actually happening that is the conundrum. I kept expecting a character to reveal something, a more immersive world in the Outpost, why they’re mining for go ...more
Not only did this author create a setting that jumped off the pages, but she breathed life into characters that all had flaws, struggled, laughed, cried, angered. The pacing was spot on to keep me reading and never wanting to stop. The author threw plot twist ...more
It's so easy to get caught up in Ally Condie's writing; I had absolutely no problem reading this book in a day.
The reason I gave The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe three stars was simply due to lack of climactic events and clear resolution. This book seemed to deal with more of Poe's internal journey without much for external action. Obviously I want pe ...more
The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe ended up quite differently from what I expected and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Poe was irritating at times with her hatred and mistrust of everyone though she kinda had a reason when she lost her love, Call right at the beginning. She got better though and started to relate to people instead of wallowing inward and then the story moved along easier for me. I wish there had been more backstory about why the ...more
The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie tells the story of Poe, the captain of the Outpost's last gold mining ship, which she has designed the armor for. Two years ago Poe lost everything when the raiders, who also want the gold, took over the ship she was on. She vows revenge on them when she sets sail once more. This time she is sure there is no way the raiders can get on the ship, due to her deadly armor de ...more
Poe is the badass heroine you hope for when you pick up a futuristic novel like this one. She isn't emotionless, but she isn't so struck with emotion that it clouds her every move and choice. I was obsessed with her complexity throughout, and impressed with the depth of her character development. I thought I knew how she would act from the get-go, but I was ge ...more
I'm having a hard time putting my thoughts together for this book. I love Poe and her determination for revenge, which turns to compassion for those around her. Seeing her evolve was great. Seeing her feel for other humans again was fantastic.
But I wish there would have been more base to the story, as far as time and how we got to where we are in the book. How did the Outpost come to be? What year is it? What happened to divide the people th ...more
I'm assuming this is the first of a trilogy - I hope it is. Poe is not easy to like, and I hope Condie continues the story so that Poe c ...more
The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe is set in a futuristic world where the Outpost is a community constantly in search of gold. After her best friend is killed by raiders who boarded their dredge (ships which collect gold), Poe Blythe becomes the lead technician in designing mechanisms to defend the dredges from raiders. Poe is sent on one last voyage, however she receives strange notes and there is a sinister plot in the background.
I liked this story a lot, there was a lot of good sc ...more
This was exactly what and have grown to expect out of a good story from Ally Condie. I particularly liked how she's able to write a "stereotypical" YA novel while still staying away from being too "trope-y". While love is what motivates this characters story, it isn't the heart of the story and it isn't what influences our main characters deci ...more