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The Survivor

(The Pioneer #2)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Earth is uninhabitable. Tau is our home now.

With that terrifying message, Jo and her family learned the truth: They are trapped forever on Tau Ceti e.

Tau may be humanity’s last hope, but the planet’s current occupants—the Sorrow—are not interested in sharing. The fragile peace Jo negotiated abruptly shatters, and with it Jo’s confidence. Soon a bloody battle is raging betw
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published March 10th 2020 by HarperTeen
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Amber (The Book Bratz)
So, I need this book right about now...😅
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
Such a good duology, I loved how alien the other species were, and the conflict between 2 races trying to protect their future. Sentient alien plant species will never not be cool, especially when one is phytoraptors 🦖🌻
Milky Mixer
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
I like this series so much. I hope there's going to be another one. If you're a fan of Lost In Space on Netflix, you'll love getting lost with Jo and her companions. Danger! Danger! ...more
kiki thelibrarian
Sep 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book, and found it a solid sequel to The Pioneer with a satisfying ending for this duology, as it seems unlikely there’ll be more in this series.

My biggest and pretty much only complaint is all the distracting editorial errors, especially in the first half of the book! Errors like typos, missing words, and misspellings yank me right out of the story, which sucks when you want to be immersed in the world an author has created! Makes me really curious about the editorial proce
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Rosaria Munda
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've used the opening of this book as an example for creative writing workshops. That's how good Tyler is at setting a scene, building character, and delivering action all at once.

The Survivor has everything The Pioneer had (read my review here) and more. With a clever flipping of stakes at the beginning, a new baddie with a complicated relationship to Joanna, a steamroll of a plot that hooks you and doesn't let go--this one builds on what began in Pioneer and then takes it up a notch. The gang
Nov 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eat dust, Amie Kaufman!

As a duology (apparently not a real word) instead of a trilogy, the story stayed tight and action packed the whole time. (At least, I’m assuming it’s only two books... I could totally go for a third.)

Some new angles and different elements to the space opera/colonization-of-another-planet plot line made the story fresh.

And yet at the same time, there were some moments where I was thinking “Get real. Like anyone can save the world that many times in a day,” while being full
I didn't enjoy this book as much as I did The Pioneer (and I'm still wondering how much of that was the reading on my phone element), but this is still a great scifi adventure! Things become even more complicated on Tau with the arrival of Earth's last survivors - and Joanna's grandfather. This was a great adventure with lots of 'living on another planet' dangers that the characters had to navigate. And not all of the dangers actually came from said planet. This book took a turn, focusing more o ...more
Apr 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think the real problem I have with this series it that NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE RECOGNIZE HOW AMAZING IT IS!

Seriously. Action packed, quick paced, you can't put it down, unique, absolutely everything you want in a series. Things just flooded back to me from the first book as I read it, and I want more. Now. People go buy this book so something crazy doesn't happen like the author not getting to write absolutely whatever she wants whenever she wants.

My apologies for just now reviewing it when I read i
Samantha Hastings
An explosive second book in this incredible space opera. The beginning starts with a life or death situation where our heroine must repair a ship before it explodes into Tau and causes an extinction level event. Joanna is tough, but she's also traumatized after everything that happened to her brother, to her family, and on Tau. Can she overcome her fears and mistakes to become who she needs to be? To save the human race? To save the indigenous creatures of Tau?

A fantastic duology with high leve
John Clark
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A dandy, often violent finish to this two book series. Book one created an interesting universe, even more interesting species, and a very likable protagonist. This one solidified all that while hauling readers through some toe-curling situations, leaving the protagonists facing more than one 'just in the nick of time' situations. A fine story with a great ending. ...more
Madeline (The Bookish Mutant)

I was so glad to re-immerse myself into Tyler's masterful writing. She has such a way with words, and understands the intricacies of human nature like no other author I've read. The major plot twist that WRECKED ME at the end of book 1 was still fresh in my mind, so I had a decent-ish jumping off point going into The Survivor.

Even though I didn't feel as attached to many of the characters in book 1, most of them grew on me in book 2. And even if that attachme
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
After loving the first book, this fell flat for me. There's none of the tension of the first book as all conflict feels incredibly manufactured in this one? It also feels like Tyler wants to salvage every character they've created instead of creating a villain, making things ring a little false. ...more
Dec 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An absolutely phenomenal sequel I’m not embarrassed to say this one really made me cry. A testament to the pain, fear, and horrors humanity is capable of, this novel opened my eyes to the truth of human nature.
Aug 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actually better than the first book?? Went way more into the ethical implications of living on this world and interacting with the inhabitants. It finished well, but there's space for another sequel and I'm really hoping to get one! ...more
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unputdownable! This sci-fi adventure features vivid world building, powerful suspense, and a compelling, nuanced heroine. Strongly recommended!
This was an okay follow up. I felt like the plot went round and round a bit and overall the story dragged.
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic sequel, I loved everything that happened, the various moral dilemmas. Such a great read and end to the duology!
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I grew up in Berkeley, California in a house filled with books. I started telling stories before I could read, so my mother took dictation until I learned how to turn the words in my head into words on a page. She knew I was going to be a writer when I grew up, but it took me a while to catch up.

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