Saturday, May 25, 2013

Zoe's Tale by John Scalzi

How do you tell your part in the biggest tale in history?
I ask because it's what I have to do. I'm Zoe Boutin Perry: A colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world. Holy icon to a race of aliens. A player (and a pawn) in a interstellar chess match to save humanity, or to see it fall. Witness to history. Friend. Daughter. Human. Seventeen years old.
Everyone on Earth knows the tale I am part of. But you don't know my tale: How I did what I did — how I did what I had to do — not just to stay alive but to keep you alive, too. All of you. I'm going to tell it to you now, the only way I know how: not straight but true, the whole thing, to try make you feel what I felt: the joy and terror and uncertainty, panic and wonder, despair and hope. Everything that happened, bringing us to Earth, and Earth out of its captivity. All through my eyes.
It's a story you know. But you don't know it all. From Goodreads.

I was a bit wary of this book, it is the story of The Last Colony told from Zoe's point of view. It wasn't as bad as I had feared. There were some new stories in it which meant it was different enough from The Last Colony. I especially liked Zoe's relationship with the Obin, her alien protectors.

This book qualifies for:
Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge
Serious Readers 2013
Tower Teams Read 2013-2
2013 Ebook Challenge
2013 Sequel Reading Challenge
Finishing the Series Reading Challenge 2013
2013 A-Z Reading Challenge
2013 Paranormal Reading Challenge (alien)

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