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Casting Off by Hugh Howey
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Mar 02, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: awesome-kickass-heroines, 2012-reads, dystopia-postapocalyptic

As the story expands, the world of Wool gets more fleshed out and more fascinating. I love Juliette; it is very nice to see a well-written female character by a male author (it happens way less often than I'd like). The writing is crisp. The atmosphere in the silo is bleak and suffocating, the tension is palpable, and the suspense builds up constantly. The pacing is great, and the action picks up nicely from the previous installment. The tone is quite different from the first novella, the one that sucked me into the series -less of a haunted feel and more of a suspense - but I still enjoyed it immensely. Unlike some other series I have read, it feels that the author has a good vision of where his story is headed and is not in danger of losing control over the story arc.

The ending of this one is great. Immediately moving on to the next installment. I am so glad that I stumbled upon this series!
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Reading Progress

March 2, 2012 – Started Reading
March 2, 2012 – Shelved
March 2, 2012 –
64.0% "Shit just got real."
March 2, 2012 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Kay (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kay I'm glad that you're enjoying this. I just finished the second book. Can't wait to start on the third. =)

Nataliya Kay wrote: "I'm glad that you're enjoying this. I just finished the second book. Can't wait to start on the third. =)"

The third one is really great! Juliette is awesome :)

message 3: by Kay (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kay I just started the first few pages, and I hope that what's happening to her isn't what I think it is...

Catherine I just finished this one and caught your review. I love what you say about the tone of this one being less haunted and more of a suspense than the first book. Perfect. Great review!

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