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The Rise of Io by Wesley Chu
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Oct 10, 2016

really liked it
bookshelves: 2016-read

Another fabulous book from Wesley Chu. 3rd book from him I have read this year and he doesnt disappoint

A new series set in the world of Tao, there was a chance that this could tread the usual terrain. 3 books into the Tao series, things were a bit less fresh and that was the fear heading into this book. But Wesley Chu manages to steer the book into decidedly new territory by setting it in a new territory (:P) and having new characters, both host and the Quasing. Ella Patel, host of an underachieving self-serving Quasing named Io, is super spunky, an almost the literary street rat. Having a voice in her head doesnt mean she ought to automatically listen to it makes this as a fun affair and things escalate as certain older characters make their appearance

As with the Tao series, this book is also quite fun, pacy and packs in the right amount of twists and betrayals. The ending tease is quite good heralding a possible solution to the long gestating Quasing problem but in true style expecting this to be far more complicated

Certain things bugged me despite the awesomeness of the book. For a book thats set in India, some of the naming and circumstances felt way odd. Might work for other folks but was a jarring note right throughout the book. I actually winced a few times when I read certain names, which is a bit sad given how good the book is
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Reading Progress

March 10, 2016 – Shelved
March 10, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
October 6, 2016 – Started Reading
October 9, 2016 –
22.0% "Loving this so far. Also more cos its set in India (or the borderlands types) and the lead character is quite spunky and at times irrational :P"
October 9, 2016 –
57.0% "Aha and look at what the cat dragged in :)..."
October 10, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016-read
October 10, 2016 – Finished Reading

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