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Now, I’m not saying I need that in a story, but when you have an adult series for 3 books and then it goes to young teen book, it’s weird. Many of the initial chapters say things like “My dad gave these aliens consciousness, so I’m a goddess to them.

She never resents the circumstances that robbed her of her natural family. Since when do covers of SF novels have anything to do with the story? Taale what the heck makes a story YA or not YA? The book explains it much better, you’ll be glad to hear.

Something leapt out at me. After awhile Zzoe grew tired of just hearing about what happened through characters’ dialogue. Well, that’s left me feeling quite whelmed to say the least.

I had recently looked at the number of Heinlein-penned TV shows and had wondered if they were collected anywhere. Lock In Unlocked: Do I have to read this book in order to get on with the series? Jul 29, Arnis rated it really liked it Shelves: Scalzi absolutely nails the teenager narration, though you’ll have to take that statement with a grain of salt seeing as how neither the author nor myself have ever been teenage girls. Hearing how Zoe thinks and reacts to things is fascinating and even though we may know where things are going, Scalzi still manages to keep the story suspenseful and compelling.


Events that occur are seen through the eyes of Zoe, and she really doesn’t care how the armada was destroyed.

SF : Zoe’s Tale / John Scalzi ★★★½

Hearing how Zoe thinks and reacts to things is fascinating and even though we may know where things are going, Scal John Scalzi returns to his popular “Old Man’s War” universe with a parallel novel to the last entry, told from the perspective of Zoe Boutin Perry.

I don’t know who it’s for. Instead of being a pointless rehash, Zoe’s Tale ends up being an emotional tale and completely worth the effort. When is TLC coming out in paperback? I think there was some halfhearted attempt at meta involved here because even the characters reference their witty banter at one point. I did like the showdown towards the end a lot to the point that it was where I actually started to get interested in what was happening.

Want to Read saving…. If you jhn the world and want to have more fun with the protagonists, go for it, but do not expect incredible developments. It is filled with the usual Scalzi humor, its prose is very accessible and Zoe is a likeable character.

Congrats on finishing ZT, John!

Zoe’s Tale

Worst of the series so far It was actually nice to be reminded what was “previously on” in Old man’s war series before continuing on. But only for the cool kids who know the super sekrit code. I am looking froward to the development of Zoe. There’s just a whole lot of sarcasm that’s very aware of the fact that it’s trying to be a book with a lot of sarcasm, rather than just feeling like a book that has sarcastic characters, if that makes sense.


How much could the perspective of a teenage girl interest me, after all, especially when channeled through a male writer? Around the Year i She did not inherit her father’s sense of betrayal from the CU, even though they ended up killing him. I don’t think I’m going to like this one, but may as well finish it. Jun 25, Mayim de Vries rated it did not like it. Rating probably would be lower if I read right after previous installment since this is retalling of event of in The Last Colony seen through Zoe’s eyes.

I ask because it’s what I have to do. So this is the story of Zoe and her adventure through the last conoloy. Just in time, in fact, for my guest of honor appearance at ArmadilloCon.

For a book as tightly plotted as this, it felt out of place and a bit cheap. Thanks for taking the time to share all that. It follows book 3 pretty well but get a little bit more detail on the werewolves as well as more closure on Enzo and other characters. And yet, before long, there arrived Zoe’s Tale, a story told in parallel to The Last Colony, first-person in the perspective of Zoe Boutin-Perry, as you might expect from such a titled book.

Now, though, the family is off to lead the settlers of a new colony called Roanoke uh-oh. I think the theme that year was something about understanding other cultures— and yes, they read the suggested books before putting them on the list. A colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world.