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UnEarthed by Rebecca Bloomer – Review


SUPANOVA MELBOURNE REVIEW #4

Blurb:

If you’re going to colonise a planet, you’d better be willing to fight for it.

Within Anphobos, there grows a new race.  The first generation of humans never to set foot on Earth.  They are pale skinned, large eyed and worship no god but science.  They possess technological skills and processes Earth has refused to acknowledge.  Until now…

“We are Martian. Your religion isn’t ours. Our god is Mars. Our religion is science. Anything we do in the service of Mars, is good. Make no mistake, Earth girl, we are both right and good.”

Fresh off Earth, Jodi Scarfield doesn’t really care for Mars or its politics. Still, accusations of treason will get a girl’s attention…

My Review:

A short book with a decent punch. While the storyline has merit (who wouldn’t find it irresistible to be drawn into a revolutionary plot within a couple of days of landing on a new planet?), I find it hard for someone as seemingly smart as Jodi is, not to have a look into the things that were going on before she was found in the wrong place at the wrong time. She’s meant to be a hacker, and she lives in a highly-computerised bubble – why not just go looking for information on the people she was hanging out with? Why show Astrid her skills? If she’s on Mars in hiding, why would she jeopardize everything, after being so careful, to show off? I know she’s 16 and all, but still.

Other than that, the book has great setting, good characters, a decent bit of suspense. Definitely a YA book, though one thankfully far from the mushy kind of YA book that can still be found elsewhere.

4/5

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April 18, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , ,

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