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Song of Scarabaeus by Sara Creasy
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Mar 17, 2011

it was amazing

AAAH THAT ENDING. Good thing the next one comes out really soon.

So for the first fifty pages or so, I felt like this book was too smart for me. There were all kinds of worldbuilding I didn't understand, and the technology (or teck) was a little baffling on my end. I struggled to stay afloat. The writing was good - I just had no idea what was going on.

Somewhere around page 50, though, it sank in. And I'm glad I stuck with it, because this book is AWESOME. I'm not a huge SF reader (the bulk of my knowledge in that genre comes from Anne McCaffrey) but I loved this story - Edie as a person who doesn't know what to fight for, and Finn as a man whose goals are slowly changing over the course of the story. I loved the 'leash' bond between them and how it forced them to work together as well as fucked things up for them royally. It added a lot of tension to the story. And what happened on Scarabaeus really surprised me.

So - the story starts out slow and world-heavy, but pulls along like a train leaving the station, and by the time you get to the end, you can't put it down. Can't wait for the next one, CHILDREN OF SCARABAEUS.
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Nellie I know, right? Once you can get past the start, you understand what is being talked about.

Jill Myles Nellie wrote: "I know, right? Once you can get past the start, you understand what is being talked about."

Yeah! I really felt lost at the beginning, but I'm glad I stuck through it. Really enjoyable and would have never been on my radar if not for Jane.

Nellie I saw it at B&N when it came out and liked the cover. :D I think I read it in about 2-3 days.

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