Gunslinger Girl

Gunslinger Girl

Lyndsay Ely / Oct 14, 2019

Gunslinger Girl James Patterson presents a bold new heroine a cross between Katniss Everdeen and Annie Oakley Serendipity Jones the fastest sharpshooter in tomorrow s West Seventeen year old Serendipity Pity Jones i

  • Title: Gunslinger Girl
  • Author: Lyndsay Ely
  • ISBN: Gunslinger Girl
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  • Page: 467
  • Format: Paperback
  • James Patterson presents a bold new heroine a cross between Katniss Everdeen and Annie Oakley Serendipity Jones, the fastest sharpshooter in tomorrow s West Seventeen year old Serendipity Pity Jones inherited two things from her mother a pair of six shooters and perfect aim She s been offered a life of fame and fortune in Cessation, a glittering city where lawlessne James Patterson presents a bold new heroine a cross between Katniss Everdeen and Annie Oakley Serendipity Jones, the fastest sharpshooter in tomorrow s West Seventeen year old Serendipity Pity Jones inherited two things from her mother a pair of six shooters and perfect aim She s been offered a life of fame and fortune in Cessation, a glittering city where lawlessness is a way of life But the price she pays for her freedom may be too great.In this extraordinary debut from Lyndsay Ely, the West is once again wild after a Second Civil War fractures the U.S into a broken, dangerous land Pity s struggle against the dark and twisted underbelly of a corrupt city will haunt you long after the final bullet is shot Westworld meets Caraval in this extraordinary YA debut , now available in paperback Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 448 pages Published December 4th 2018 by jimmy patterson first published January 2nd 2018 More Details Original Title Gunslinger Girl ISBN 031655524X ISBN13 9780316555241 Other Editions 8 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Gunslinger Girl, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Is this a standalone 4 likeslike one year ago See all 5 answers Stephanie I really need another Just sayin flag The description starts with James Patterson presents does that mean this is a James Patterson book 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gunslinger Serendipity Pity Jones seeks her fortune And you won t be able to put this book down until you finish Pity s thrilling story I know I couldn t flag 151 likesLike see review View all 27 comments May 06, 2018 Melissa Dog Wolf Lover Martin rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves own, young adult I m sorry, I got nuthin Mel flag 136 likesLike see review Dec 26, 2017 Katerina rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves arc, dystopia, 2017 reads Welcome to Cessation, Serendipity Jones The last place on the continent where you can do whatever the hell you want I didn t know Gunslinger Girl existed before the day it arrived on my doorstep I didn t know what to expect, only what the cover and the blurb suggested an explosive blend of futuristic dystopia and Wild West laced with danger, conspiracies and intrigue It is with great pleasure, ladies and gentlemen, to declare that Lyndsay Ely s debut stayed true to its promise The sun Welcome to Cessation, Serendipity Jones The last place on the continent where you can do whatever the hell you want I didn t know Gunslinger Girl existed before the day it arrived on my doorstep I didn t know what to expect, only what the cover and the blurb suggested an explosive blend of futuristic dystopia and Wild West laced with danger, conspiracies and intrigue It is with great pleasure, ladies and gentlemen, to declare that Lyndsay Ely s debut stayed true to its promise The sun has set, and the moon begins to rise Now is the early black Now is the time of magic and mysteries, of darkness and devilry I welcome all of you, new friends and old, to the greatest show on the continent, to the theatre to end all theatre Welcome to the Theatre Vespertine After a devastating Civil War that left the country in ruins, the Confederation of North America arose, trying to stabilize its rule using raw brutality against the Patriots and a mix of propaganda and strict rules towards its supporters Serendipity Pity Jones, in a desperate need to escape from her cruel father, fled from her commune taking with her only her mother s six shooters An unfortunate occurence led her to Cessation, the City of Evil, where no laws apply and the greatest show on Earth, Halcyon Singh s Theatre Vespertine, gives mesmerizing and deadly performances Death here becomes a spectacle Pity finds a home in this peculiar city, but living in Cessation, performing in the Theatre, has a terrible cost Between ambitious politicians and cunning bounty hunters, Pity faces the dilemma whether Cessation is worth saving or it should be left to crumble Welcome, all of you, Serendipity Jones deadliest shot in the west While you read Gunslinger Girl, you realise one thing Theatre Vespertine is than a show It s a challenge to all sensations, a vibrant spectacle that feeds the masses and gives them blood to quell their thirst But when the spectacle is over, when the curtains fall and the blood is mopped up, it doesn t mean that the performance is For even a lawless and vile city that deals in political favors, secrets and desires, that offers lust, freedom and wild abandon, needs a semblance of order and authority, before the gangs take control or the victims of freedom start piling up Lyndsay Ely s world is vivid and ferocious she doesn t elaborate much on the world building, and this is one of the rare occasions that it s fine by me because she manages to impart the essence, the danger of her world without fanfares and boring details, but her story is still engrossing, especially once you turn the first pages.In Cessation, and Pity s world in general, there is no black and white, bad guys versus good guys All of them are morally grey, using any means necessary to achieve their goals and exploiting weaknesses of their enemies and allies alike to their own gain In this parade of dubious, intriguing characters, of prostitutes and performers and artists and politicians, Pity Jones is the leading star For the sake of honesty, I have to admit that I didn t feel connected to her character, but this detachment didn t prevent me from enjoying her story Other characters, like Max and Selene and Beau provoked stronger reactions whether good or bad you have to read Gunslinger Girl in order to understand , and they were colourful and a great addition to the plot The combination of diverse characters, thick suspense, mind games, plots and action, revelries, debauchery resulted in a sinful ambience, and along with the sweet and slightly angsty romance they created a page turner and a remarkable debut Judging by the way this book ended, I m fairly positive there will be a sequel, one I am looking forward to reading Gunslinger Girl is an intense adventure, and I highly recommend it An early copy was generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Review also posted on BookNest flag 82 likesLike see review View all 12 comments Dec 14, 2017 Candace Robinson added it review of another edition I was confused by this one Not to say it wasn t good, it just wasn t for me From the cover, the title, the blurb, and even the beginning I thought I was going to get something very the Quick and the Deadlike, except set in the future Instead it was a hodgepodge of things, and the western stuff is only in the first few chapters As for characters, this is a small thing, but I just didn t like the name Pity, so since it was written in third person I kept seeing Pity, Pity, PITY I would hav I was confused by this one Not to say it wasn t good, it just wasn t for me From the cover, the title, the blurb, and even the beginning I thought I was going to get something very the Quick and the Deadlike, except set in the future Instead it was a hodgepodge of things, and the western stuff is only in the first few chapters As for characters, this is a small thing, but I just didn t like the name Pity, so since it was written in third person I kept seeing Pity, Pity, PITY I would have just loved to have seen her whole name Serendipity or even Seren or Sera It didn t affect whether I liked the book or not, though.Here s what I didn t get about Pity We are led to believe she s a badass shooter and stuff, but when moments come she becomes very human Which I personally love when a character isn t overly strong, but the thing is, she s supposed to be from the first few chapters So, it s like a character flipflop Max was super sweet, but even he acted like a baby Speak what s on your mind, boy The author writes well, and plenty of people will fall in love with this story But like I said, I wanted a full blown western set in the future flag 69 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jun 06, 2017 Kerri rated it it was amazing review of another edition Fans of WESTWORLD will devour this and beg for Dark as a dystopian future and wild as the old West, this is a debut to keep in your sights flag 53 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 26, 2017 Shae McDaniel rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves dnf, dystopian, read 2017, young adult It is entirely possible that the story improves past page 76, but I just can t stick it out This book reads like bargain basement YA from 2007 It does nothing new It takes the standard dystopian tropes, adds some Western flavoring, and calls it a day You have a horrifically misogynistic commune literally called the Commune where everyone talks like an old time Western painted over in sepia and women are coveted for being fertile and traded from commune to commune as underage brides Of c It is entirely possible that the story improves past page 76, but I just can t stick it out This book reads like bargain basement YA from 2007 It does nothing new It takes the standard dystopian tropes, adds some Western flavoring, and calls it a day You have a horrifically misogynistic commune literally called the Commune where everyone talks like an old time Western painted over in sepia and women are coveted for being fertile and traded from commune to commune as underage brides Of course the protagonist has an abusive, religious father and two brothers who take after their pa She s mouthy and gets herself in scrapes She ends up heading to a glittering, hedonistic escape out west read Las Vegas and ends up rooming in a brothel but is not a prostitute Oh and did I mention that this post apocalyptic background was put in place after the Second Civil War, which was literally between the Confederacy of North America and the United Patriot Front and the Confederacy won so everyone is awful Because that s a thing Also, the protagonist is guided by a Latino gentleman, and we know he s Latino because he sprinkles Spanish 101 vocabulary into his dialogue, me entiendes There s an awful view spoiler death early on that makes Z E R O SENSE because I m supposed to believe she s this mouthy sharpshooter and she literally watches from a bush while her bff gets shot in the head and she doesn t even aim her freaking gun GURL hide spoiler Look, I don t want to scare anyone off this book I thought what I read was really basic and paint by numbers, but you know what That legit has its place There are people that connect with that and good for them If you re not already really knowledgeable on western and or dystopian tropes, you may find this really fresh and new I have less good things to say about the whole Confederacy Spanish character stuff, but I didn t finish the book either, so do with that what you will Edited to fix a few typos There are likely flag 37 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Jan 15, 2018 Mike the Paladin rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves action, fantasy, post apocalyptic dystopian, western Well I ve got a bit to say here Some of it will refer specifically to this edition, that is the audio Other things will be general comments I liked the idea behind this book I m a fan of weird westerns , science fiction westerns etc and frankly they are either way too few of them or their just really hard to find I ve picked up most every book I ve come across that might may fit the title description fantasy type westernand sadly most have been, well to be charitable weak.This bo Well I ve got a bit to say here Some of it will refer specifically to this edition, that is the audio Other things will be general comments I liked the idea behind this book I m a fan of weird westerns , science fiction westerns etc and frankly they are either way too few of them or their just really hard to find I ve picked up most every book I ve come across that might may fit the title description fantasy type westernand sadly most have been, well to be charitable weak.This book has it s pluses and it s minuses For one thing the book has trouble deciding whether it s adult level or YA level The main character is a YA but the story takes place in a world where there has been another Civil War, lots of people are dead, lots of females are sterile and life is still pretty cheap Of course women are still dealing with their lot of being second class citizens in some places the settlements will sell young women who are fertile to other settlements who may need them You know when the first settlement has fertile women than they can marry off to localsOf course then we meet the badest leader in the badlands and she s a woman so maybe times be a changin Who knows Not me.See that s one of the minuses here We know that there was a war, we know Pity s short for Serendipity mother fought for the Patriots who lost and that they now live in the CONA The Confederacy of North Americabut that s all we really know It seems as though things may have collapsed at some pointmaybe across the entire world but we don t know Anyway the war wars were nasty even including bio war thus the sterility and the CONA victors are still ready to kill those who fought for the Patriots seems a lot like a violent version of the Unification vs Brown Coats war in Firefly.What did the Patriots stand for as opposed to the Confederationists we don t know, however there may be later books so maybe we ll find out.Another thing, the book was a good 12 chapters in before we really got moving Just hang in, a story does develop if you stay with it For a good while or maybe fir a good while as Pity does talk western talk Pity is very young and she acts it I was a little frustrated with that part of the story forwell for as long as it went on but again, it was done intentionally and fit into the book.Finally this edition I find of late I do much brain candy than anything serious I suspect it s just a function of age and the fact that I m tired I just don t need to go looking for the seriousness of life, it finds me on it s own.Also I listen to a LOT of books now I like audio books They allow me to do other things like my leather craft and still read However I am we are at the mercy of the reader Now this book is about a young womanso apparently the producer thought it would be a good idea to get a reader who soundswell very young Now the book is not first person it s told by a narrator Thus to hear this rather high soprano trying to read the story was for me not the most ideal The novel is about a young woman who is a good marksman markswoman and the book has a good many scenes involving gunfire When this young woman reads BANG, BANG,BANG I kept hearing a child playing cowboys.Oh well, you get the idea I found this one a mixed bag but in the end went all the way to a 4 star rating By the end of the book I d gotten used to the reader and was interested in the story.I d just like to know a little about the history herenaybe just me.Okay, I can recommend it Enjoy flag 26 likesLike see review View all 11 comments Jul 17, 2018 Melanie TBR and Beyond rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves books i own, covergoals, friendship goals, kiss ass females, read in 2018, tbr and beyond group reads, ya dystopian, underrated gem Survival was about who stood beside you Lyndsay Ely will be stopping by for a live chat on my Facebook Group Book Group on July 26th at 8PM EST be sure to come check it out TBR and Beyond This was not at all what I was expecting Tough ass chick Check Political intrigue Check Theater side show storyline Check again, wait what Yep, you heard it The setting for this gem of a book is a town where anything can happen and danger is always around the bend and that includes the theater that Survival was about who stood beside you Lyndsay Ely will be stopping by for a live chat on my Facebook Group Book Group on July 26th at 8PM EST be sure to come check it out TBR and Beyond This was not at all what I was expecting Tough ass chick Check Political intrigue Check Theater side show storyline Check again, wait what Yep, you heard it The setting for this gem of a book is a town where anything can happen and danger is always around the bend and that includes the theater that our protagonist checks sucked in immediately that has a sideshow carnival feel First, don t be scared of this book I know you are Stop that Yes, it looks like a western and that is going to make a lot of people turn this book down This is not a western as much as it is a dystopian The first three or four chapters feel very much like a western but after that it goes in a totally different direction The characters are well developed and interesting I love that the a woman is the crime lord of this town and she is brutal and unforgiving and seems to have little to no weaknesses or does she At the heart of this story is about a young woman, Serendipity aka Pity, who is learning how to stand on her own and figure out who she is and what she wants in life She has runaway from her abusive father, lost everything she has and somehow manages to get her shit together and become a star attraction at this theater The the theater itself was really interesting I would ve liked to see even on it but what I saw was fascinating The acts were cool and the finales werewell I ll let you see for yourself on that one Overall, I would encourage you to break out of your comfort zone and give this book a try Sometimes veering from your regular reads is the best choice you can make I ve found many of my favorite books by reading stuff that I d normally turn my nose up at You won t regret checking this unique story out flag 22 likesLike see review Aug 17, 2017 Darque Dreamer rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves top reads Fast paced and riveting, Gunslinger Girl is sure to thrill you Praise goes to Lyndsay Ely for creating a world where the wild west meets a dystopian future This story has adventure, danger, and a bold heroine you won t soon forget The Plot Serendipity wants nothing than to be free of her tyrannical father and unhappy life in the commune She jumps at the first chance of freedom, but quickly learns that it comes with a price She soon finds herself in the city of Cessation, full of decade Fast paced and riveting, Gunslinger Girl is sure to thrill you Praise goes to Lyndsay Ely for creating a world where the wild west meets a dystopian future This story has adventure, danger, and a bold heroine you won t soon forget The Plot Serendipity wants nothing than to be free of her tyrannical father and unhappy life in the commune She jumps at the first chance of freedom, but quickly learns that it comes with a price She soon finds herself in the city of Cessation, full of decadence and debauchery As the fastest gunslinger of the west, she is offered a life of fame, but may have to give up a piece of her soul With the aftermath of the second civil war looming over the city, and the spreading corruption of rebellion, Pity s taste of freedom may go down in a blaze of glory and bullets.Wow Gunslinger Girl blew me away This one far exceeded my expectations I knew I was going to love it when I saw the stunning cover and the thrilling synopsis, but I am excited to say that this is my new favorite book of 2017 even though it s not going to be published until 2018, shhh There was not one aspect of the story that I did not enjoy It was full of unexpected twists and turns that kept me guessing until the very end.Lyndsay Ely did a phenomenal job with her debut novel The world building was absolutely incredible, and rich with detail I pictured Las Vegas meets The Wild West with hints of a Fallout post apocalyptic video game type setting I was not left wanting for imagery Cessation was an incredibly written city that felt authentic, luscious, and treacherous.The characters met along the way were extremely entertaining and highly developed Each one had a unique back story and personality They all worked so well together and added such depth to the plot.Pity was the perfect gunslinging badass She was tired of her mistreatment at home, and her circumstances, so she found the guts to do something about it all She was fierce, brave, and moral, right to the end.Max had the mysterious, misunderstood bad boy thing going for him He was loyal and protective He added a bit of intrigue to the story, and definitely took me by surprise.Selene was my second favorite character Pity being my favorite, of course She was strong, calculating, and a badass force to be reckoned with I pictured a Charlize Theron character in her place.Even the supporting characters were astonishingly wonderful There was sassiness in both Olivia and Flossie Garland offered a bit of lust and intrigue Luster was mischeivious, but also caring Duchess had a confident air, all of his own Santiago was quite humorous at times, and added an extra layer of oomph to the group And Halcyon added a layer of eccentricity and vivaciousness to the mix.This book was everything I wanted in a story, and so much There were unpredictable plot twists and thrilling shoot outs The plot had entertainment, temptation, betrayal, and passion Gunslinger Girl is now my new favorite and I look forward to reading it over and over Make sure to pre order this if you are looking for a story to blow the rest out of the water Keep an eye on my blog for an author interview coming within the next couple of months you to Jimmy Patterson Books and Hachette Book Group for sending me this free ARC in exchange for my honest review I cannot wait to buy the published hard copy flag 21 likesLike see review View 2 comments Sep 11, 2017 Jean BookRampage rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves read in 2018, young adult, sci fi, dystopia GIVE ME A SEQUEL NOW Given this books ending, I can totally see one in the future But if not, break my heart why don t you I need to get my thoughts in order but I will say now that was an incredible debut novel flag 21 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 02, 2017 Erin Bowman added it review of another edition Shelves action adventure, dystopia, young adult, books i blurbed My official blurb Equal parts futuristic dystopia and gritty western, GUNSLINGER GIRL is genre bending at its finest Much like the theater in which her sharpshooting heroine performs, Ely s debut dazzles and stuns flag 17 likesLike see review Mar 14, 2018 Latoya added it review of another edition Shelves debuts challenge, audiobooks This was an okay read Pity s tired of her life in the commune and wants nothing than to escape from her abusive father He s decided to trade her to another commune because she s fertile and they are short on women that can bear children Pity s determined that won t be her life and plots to escape on her own She gets her chance when her friend, Fin decides that she wants to see the world and won t let Pity leave without her The moment doesn t last long and Pity finds herself in Cessatio This was an okay read Pity s tired of her life in the commune and wants nothing than to escape from her abusive father He s decided to trade her to another commune because she s fertile and they are short on women that can bear children Pity s determined that won t be her life and plots to escape on her own She gets her chance when her friend, Fin decides that she wants to see the world and won t let Pity leave without her The moment doesn t last long and Pity finds herself in Cessation without Fin This place is new and thrilling at first but she has to earn her keep by becoming part of the show Pity discovers that life in Cessation is much grittier than she thought when she s asked to do something she s not comfortable with doing, a Finale She finds herself at the mercy of Selene and involved in a dangerous plot to save the town or lose what she loves Pity realizes falling in love makes you vulnerable to those that seek to use you and Selene has her strung tight I liked Pity, she has an innocence about her that was appealing She has some growth in this book as she learns that life is hard and scary no matter where you go but it s worth the risk try for something better I would have liked to get to know Fin because she seemed the most interesting character to me Now, the world didn t feel western to me The only aspect of that was Pity and her guns It felt futuristic with a circus vibe Overall, the writing is good and the pace moved rather fast for this one I think anyone that likes westerns with a futuristic twist and political backstabbing may enjoy this one Narration Moreau does a good job bringing the characters to life but it was strange that Pity was the only one that had a deep country accent or maybe it just stood out to me Original post on my blog flag 16 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Mar 25, 2018 Samm Sassenach the Book Wizard rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves own PS this book awesome Excited to chat with the author this month Such a fun dystopian and the ending made much sense to me the second time around flag 12 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 28, 2018 Kelley rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves read in 2018, favorites 4 5 Stars Gunslinger Girl by Lindsay Ely is an alternate history about a strong willed girl named Serendipity Pity Jones who is an amazing shot and learned everything she knows from her mother Since the second Civil War things never really returned to the way life was before Readers find out early on that losing her mom took a toll on her and her family Pity has two brothers and a father that treat her like she is their maid, they don t want her to leave but want her to marry rich Since t 4 5 Stars Gunslinger Girl by Lindsay Ely is an alternate history about a strong willed girl named Serendipity Pity Jones who is an amazing shot and learned everything she knows from her mother Since the second Civil War things never really returned to the way life was before Readers find out early on that losing her mom took a toll on her and her family Pity has two brothers and a father that treat her like she is their maid, they don t want her to leave but want her to marry rich Since they aren t rich they need to figure out a way to live with what they have Pity has other ideas about her life and wants to find a way out Cessation is the very high tech and fancy town, and that s the way out Since Pity is able to shoot at an amazing speed and accuracy, Moreau s troop takes her in because they will use her for those skills What Pity soon discovers is playing with fire, she never really knows whom to trust Walking into a corrupt city was never her idea of a good time Pity is forced to figure out how to come out of the city alive I picked this book up because of the cover it s a cover that really pops off the shelves The vibrant colors of the cover are eye catching, the pink and white cover really what draws you in I picked it up because I am a very big wild west fan so the guns and the cowboy hat really had me When I first started this novel I was shocked I skimmed the back before starting the novel but I had no idea what I was in for before starting Gunslinger Girl Buying the novel was purely because of the cover I was shocked when reading about Civil War, wild west and technology After getting my bearings back, I soldiered on and ended up loving the concept I would love being in the wild west because of how open they are with arming themselves for protection and I can see how some much not see it that way After getting through this novel I would really shy away from being as open as they were back in those days When getting into Cessation with Pity, you learn there is a Moreau s troop that wants her for her skills with her gun Moreau is able to use Pity s wild west style of shooting and clothing to make a new act is their theatre The wild west aspect in this novel makes you look at the world differently Things are hectic because everyone is trying to make money to live The only way to make money in this town is to work as a miner They don t make enough to support the family though and that s where trading the things you have come into play In this instance the thing that would be traded is Pity and she isn t willing to make that sacrifice for her family The readers meet Fin, Pity s best friend and the reason she is going to make it out of the town alive Fin is a mechanic and has a truck that can get them out of town When things don t turn out as planned though, Pity ends up in Cessation in the hands of Moreau Cessation is a town that is the exact opposite of Pity s town but in the beginning she only sees the theatre part of it Theatre is a strong part of Cessation because that is a way to entertain the masses of people and the queen of the city Wild west shooting is always an entertaining act for a large audience This is why Moreau takes Pity in and makes an amazing act Pity ends up meeting Max who is really her partner in crime and she is able to find her place in the troop because of him Max really takes a liking to Pity for the first time he meets her and really wants for the act to succeed I really like this aspect of the novel because of my background in theatre They go into a lot of technical part of theatre in this novel and that s why I fell in love My degree is in technical theatre so I could really picture everything that they were talking about even the little stuff I ended up giving this novel four stars because I thought the end was rushed and a little predictable Though I really like how shocking the story could get at the points you least expect The ending was a big deal for me because if I can see where it is going I end up disappointed Since I am a big mystery person it may have been easier for me to see than other readers but I ended up liking where it finally ended Ely made it seem like she was going to make it into a series that I could see myself enjoying Ely really made this concept her own and brought in a lot of different aspects to this novel Theatre and the Wild West, I would never put those in the same sentence but now that s all I can think about The reader really gets dropped into a very large but easy to learn world Since the world is easy to follow, she brings in a lot of characters that you start to love faster than normal I would recommend to any fan of the Wild West or just an amazing story The reader really learns about Pity and you love her from the moment you meet her Pity s friends and family show you the kind of person she is going to be through the entire novel The readers will truly be able to see how much work it takes for some people to find their true selves and Pity could be the way they see it flag 12 likesLike see review May 25, 2017 BrocheAroe rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves adventure, children s books all, dystopian, teen ya age 16 18, ya adults should read, western As much as I d like to say I don t judge a book by its cover, sometimes I do pick one up solely because the cover calls to me Isn t this cover intriguing I want to be her So I picked it up and read her in almost one sitting darn that work shift getting in the way , and now I can t stop talking about how much I love this book It s a debut novel, too Which means to me, and no pressure, Lindsay, but I m excited for all the years of reading your works ahead of me.Shelf talker Watch out, Annie As much as I d like to say I don t judge a book by its cover, sometimes I do pick one up solely because the cover calls to me Isn t this cover intriguing I want to be her So I picked it up and read her in almost one sitting darn that work shift getting in the way , and now I can t stop talking about how much I love this book It s a debut novel, too Which means to me, and no pressure, Lindsay, but I m excited for all the years of reading your works ahead of me.Shelf talker Watch out, Annie Oakley Serendipity Jones has come to Cessation, and she s making her expert mark on the city of sin This riveting debut novel follows Pity as she escapes a forced marriage and the 87th Commune the only home she s ever known and heads toward Columbia, across the Wild West of a post Second Civil War landscape Deadly Scroungers and a well timed rescue derail her plans, leading her to Max and the Theatre Vespertine Though Pity s now enjoying creature comforts delicious food, luxurious rooms, stylish clothes than she s ever known, every day she stays in Cessation comes at a cost complete loyalty to Selene, who rules Casimir Cessation s house of ill repute and the home of the theater with a velvet covered iron fist, and Pity s struggle to decide whether she will allow her sharpshooter skills to be used for an act far deadly than the mere marksmanship she displays before an audience When Pity finds herself at the center of a plot to overthrow Selene, she must decide what is important the lives of her new friends, her new love, or her freedom the one thing she s always wanted but has not been able to secure A fast paced, riveting debut novel featuring a cast of kick ass females While the ending does not disappoint, there s plenty of story left for a possible book 2.Personal Notes Two thumbs way, WAY up I devoured this book, and challenge you not to do the same The world building was just enough lots of details that built a full picture but without bogging us down with ones that would make the story drag I think that was one of the most impressive things about this book the amount of plot it contained for its length A LOT happened in those 368 pages, and the storyline just kept moving right along There wasn t a lot of down time, and I really liked that The pace of the book seemed to match the pace of the world Pity lived in In a futuristic, somewhat dystopian Wild West world like this, I don t think they would have taken a lot of time to think things through They would have had a thought and then acted, or let their actions speak for them, both of which we see evidence of many times over during the book.Also, the cast So many great female characters While the males were no slouch either, they weren t the driving force of the book There s plenty of fodder here for a feminist reading, but I ll contain myself and just list the main females that really pushed the plot forward six shooter toting Serendipity Jones herself, of course her BFF, Finn, who provides comfort, support, and a major life lesson Pity s mother in memory, and the sharp shooting lessons she gave Pity Selene, the ruler of Casimir, with a real friend or foe dilemma going on Siena Bond, the bounty hunter, who may or may not be after Pity, but who certainly knows than she s telling and so on I could name so many , but that taste should be enough to convince you that women are the heart and soul of this novel, and I couldn t be happier in recommending it as a read flag 11 likesLike see review Feb 18, 2018 YA Wednesdays rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves 2018 This wasn t for me Not at all I thought that by cover and title, this would be about a gunslinging girl in the wild west Just look at the cover This is what they re selling you as a reader While the beginning did feel like we were in an alternative wild west, 85% of the novel took place within a carnival Instead of focusing on the wonder and weirdness of carnival life, though, the novel focused on a scared girl who was anything but a gunslinger because of her huge conscience or fear of doi This wasn t for me Not at all I thought that by cover and title, this would be about a gunslinging girl in the wild west Just look at the cover This is what they re selling you as a reader While the beginning did feel like we were in an alternative wild west, 85% of the novel took place within a carnival Instead of focusing on the wonder and weirdness of carnival life, though, the novel focused on a scared girl who was anything but a gunslinger because of her huge conscience or fear of doing what she needed to do to get the job done for herself not that I have anything against a character with a conscience She wasn t self sufficient or even working in her self interest nearly as much as I like to see in my heroines I found her immature and cloying, too, which just added to my overall dislike of the book.There was political intrigue in this alternative United States, some carnival intrigue The supporting characters weren t fleshed out and were interchangeable in my eye The ring and performances were given cursory descriptions Imagine reading a carnival book and not having one memorable moment or action in the whole book In addition, the intrigue and premise of the tension in this book, view spoiler that Pity, the pacifist gunslinger, would no longer have to perform the show ending performances of bringing justice to someone who wronged the carnival owner hide spoiler , was almost non existent Not to mention to back and forth on who the actual villain was and Pity s mother s back history.Also, please don t get me started on nickname of Pity, for which Serendipity is known the entire novel.And the love story, or lack thereof It was one of those YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN HOW I FELT stories, but instead of shipping the couple, all I did was not really care The love interest just smoldered in a corner and not make any advances At all He was merely decoration and it would have been gripping if Pity had just made it all up in her head I was not into mixed messages None of this you should have known when there is literally no clues to go on And please don t get me started on the portrayal of kissing or sex or should I say, the lack of it Every time a kiss might get steamy or possibly the action would just fade to black It wasn t just an innuendo, I literally didn t know if characters had just kissed or had sex It was confusing and frustrating as a reader to see both love and sex implied in a way where they were interchangeable Also, this isn t a middle grade book and if you re going to include it in the book, concretely and definitely include it Otherwise, just skip it because it just takes away from the authenticity of emotion of it all.One thing and this specifically has to do with the audiobook The reader was pretty good, but she would vacillate between having and not having a Southern accent within the same characters It made character dialogue difficult to follow, to say the least The audiobook director should have carefully aligned accents with characters to ease the burden on the listener I mean, I ve listened to enough audiobooks where I believe this should just be standard.I only meant for this review to be a paragraph, but I guess the age old of having to say about books that I don t like than books that I love is very true in this case Carmen flag 11 likesLike see review Mar 11, 2018 Alaina rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves young adult, march challenge 2018, favorites, fiction, dystopia, fantasy, sci fi OMG SO GOOD Gunslinger Girl is about Seredipity, aka Pity, Jones She is the best sharpshooter ever Okay, maybe not like ever ever but she s pretty bad ass I really enjoyed her character throughout the book The way she viewed this world and theater was just mind blowing Nothing was black and white everything was just shades of grey This book also kind of gave me a vibe of the show Westworld which I ve only seen a few episodes of but I did enjoy it and this book immensely Now I feel lik OMG SO GOOD Gunslinger Girl is about Seredipity, aka Pity, Jones She is the best sharpshooter ever Okay, maybe not like ever ever but she s pretty bad ass I really enjoyed her character throughout the book The way she viewed this world and theater was just mind blowing Nothing was black and white everything was just shades of grey This book also kind of gave me a vibe of the show Westworld which I ve only seen a few episodes of but I did enjoy it and this book immensely Now I feel like after reading this book I should finish season one Honestly, I had no expectations going into this book I knew it was new and had a beautiful cover I also knew that it had something to do with the wild west which I haven t really read a book about So, I kind of just went into this book blind Well, long story short I definitely came out loving this book I really enjoyed the badassness of Pity throughout the book I also enjoyed some of the supporting characters, like Max and Selene Max was the mysterious and misunderstood cliche of a bad boy While Selene was another strong, independent, badass as well These two definitely added spice to this book that made it even amazing and intriguing.Overall, I really liked the message from this book about Pity now liking mistreatment and she stood up for what she believed in Pity is a force to reckon with and I loved it I couldn t put this book down once I got it from the library This will definitely not be the last book I ever read from Lyndsay I want flag 11 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 17, 2017 Cindy rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2017, fantasy, young adult If Louis L Amour wrote MOULIN ROUGE and set it in the Capitol of Panem you d have GUNSLINGER GIRL Okay, so I ve actually never read a Louis L Amour book I know, Mom, don t hate me but he was the most notable Western writer I could think of I can honestly say I ve never read another book quite like Lyndsay Ely s debut and I can also honestly say I ll probably never forget it Ely s characters and setting are both larger than life fans of THE HUNGER GAMES will love the complex politic If Louis L Amour wrote MOULIN ROUGE and set it in the Capitol of Panem you d have GUNSLINGER GIRL Okay, so I ve actually never read a Louis L Amour book I know, Mom, don t hate me but he was the most notable Western writer I could think of I can honestly say I ve never read another book quite like Lyndsay Ely s debut and I can also honestly say I ll probably never forget it Ely s characters and setting are both larger than life fans of THE HUNGER GAMES will love the complex politics of Cessation and the ruthless, bloodthirsty tactics that Cessation s charismatically chilly leader uses to keep everyone in line GUNSLINGER GIRL was a rollicking read from first to last A quick note I don t do a lot of content warnings any, but did want to note that there s a lot of drinking to excess and a fair amount of drug references, possibly making GUNSLINGER GIRL suitable for mature teens and adults flag 11 likesLike see review Jun 20, 2018 Holly Holly Hearts Books rated it it was ok review of another edition The only thing Wild West and Western about this book is the fact the main character wields 2 revolvers Other than that, I got nothin flag 13 likesLike see review Jul 04, 2017 Aneta Bak rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves arc, books i own Gunslinger Girl was a powerful book set in a dystopian western society It was so creative and unique, I loved every minute of it.Pity can t wait for the day she can escape the commune After her mother s death, Pity has lived a life of being told what to do by her father When her father returns to town and tells Pity of his plan to sell her off to some stranger because she s fertile, Pity decides that her escape is either now or never Pity is taken to Cessation where she is offered a life o Gunslinger Girl was a powerful book set in a dystopian western society It was so creative and unique, I loved every minute of it.Pity can t wait for the day she can escape the commune After her mother s death, Pity has lived a life of being told what to do by her father When her father returns to town and tells Pity of his plan to sell her off to some stranger because she s fertile, Pity decides that her escape is either now or never Pity is taken to Cessation where she is offered a life of fame in the Theatre as Serendipity Jones, the fastest gunslinger in the west, but freedom comes at a price.This book was not at all what I originally expected, but I fell in love with it nevertheless Pity is an amazing main character and I just cant get enough of her She is so strong and smart but she s also very human She is not always brave and occasionally does the wrong thing, but her character development throughout the book was absolutely exquisite She becomes stronger and a better woman I cant wait to read of her story and what she does next.The supporting characters in this book were also very unique and engaging I absolutely loved Max and Selene Max is definitely the mysterious, artistic, bad boy type with a good heart that you cant help to fall in love with And Selene is such a strong ruler, but also very loveable at times The rest of the characters were really interesting as well, although it took me a bit of time to figure out who was who as I got the names confused in the beginning.The plot of this story was what surprised me the most I was expecting the typical western, like something out of Back to the Future III, but instead you get a complex dystopian world, that is something you haven t heard about before The world that Miss Ely created was breathtaking and I absolutely loved it We got to know the politics and how the country is run, as well as the backstory of what happened to create this dystopian world I really hope to explore the world a lot in the future books.Overall, I loved this book so much, and I can t wait to read from this series and from this author I highly recommend this book to all YA Fantasy and Dystopia lovers, this is a book you won t want to miss.Happy Reading,Aneta flag 11 likesLike see review Aug 07, 2017 Ashley Speakman rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2017, arc This book is very different from any book I ve ever read It is set in a futuristic Wild West I was hooked from the first page Here was a girl who called herself Pity Her life was terrible She and her BFF Finn attempt to escape to a big city and out of the confines of Pity s abusive father She s escapes with her dead mother s two guns Pity finds herself in Cessation It s like a carnival city with a fortress at the center called Cassmir Pity is set to train to be in the city s theater ac This book is very different from any book I ve ever read It is set in a futuristic Wild West I was hooked from the first page Here was a girl who called herself Pity Her life was terrible She and her BFF Finn attempt to escape to a big city and out of the confines of Pity s abusive father She s escapes with her dead mother s two guns Pity finds herself in Cessation It s like a carnival city with a fortress at the center called Cassmir Pity is set to train to be in the city s theater act Miss Selene runs the town and if you don t do what she wants, you will find yourself in the theater finale But, can Pity do what she s told There was a little romance in here but true to YA, it s not descriptive in its content It s still sweet and warming.I loved the characters in this book I was rooting for Max and Pity to get together as soon as they met I loved how quirky Olivia was I didn t like Sheridan There was something about him I couldn t put my finger on I am hoping there is a second book with adventures with Pity The end doesn t wrap up all the way but not really a cliff hanger either All in all a great debut novel and I am looking forward to Lyndsay s next book flag 10 likesLike see review Jun 22, 2018 Suzanne rated it liked it review of another edition An okay read but Pity was a bit obnoxious and slow on the uptake so to speak The ending was a bit unsatisfactory I did enjoy the emerging relationship between Pity and Max the most out of everything that happens in this book but honestly the book was like a slow movie where you are just going with the flow and not too invested in what is happening or what will happen My quick and simple overall an okay read that I was hoping for from flag 9 likesLike see review Feb 21, 2018 Grace rated it really liked it review of another edition NOTE I was sent this book in exchange for an honest review by Date a Book Hachette Books Australia All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.Spoiler Free Review is up on my channel MY This debut western dystopian was really good and it s not getting as much buzz as it deserves I m honestly hoping and praying that there is going to be a sequel because I NEED flag 9 likesLike see review Sep 13, 2017 Cori Reed rated it really liked it review of another edition 4.5 Stars Gunslinger Girl is part Western, part Dystopian, and a hell of a lot of fun I really enjoyed exploring the lawlessness of Cessation and the intricate workings of how politics were working There were definitely some twists and turns when it came to who was crossing who and I did not predict the outcome This book has a lot of heart and I definitely recommend adding it to your TBRs flag 9 likesLike see review Jul 13, 2017 M.K England rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves ya, western, post apocalyptic, 2018 debut A futuristic wild west YES PLEASE Gunslinger Girl had me hooked right from the start with characters I could hear so clearly and a world both dazzling and dark in equal measure There s a heroine you can empathize with, a light romance you can honestly root for, and a setting so compelling you almost don t mind the corruption at its heart Wholly unique and highly recommended flag 9 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 24, 2017 Justin Turczak rated it really liked it review of another edition Finished gunslinger girl and wasn t as western book Ssi thought and not as dystopian either that it hints to It s of circus book if sorts and trying to decide from what is right and wrong Overall of book is ehh but it s ending gets better 3.5 4ish stars 5 flag 10 likesLike see review Jun 11, 2017 Just Reading Everything rated it it was amazing review of another edition A brilliant, expertly written Western YA that includes incredible world building, a strong as hell, kickass female character, a sweet romance, and an action packed plot This debut is simply stunning and hard to put down flag 9 likesLike see review Apr 21, 2018 Empress Reece Hooked on Books rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves western, ya, dystopian post apocalyptic, own it, 2018 releases, zzexp 2018 read, zzexp_2018 kill your darlings, favorites 4.5 starsNot exactly what I was expecting but very good nonetheless I had this mental image of a traditional western setting but this world is lawless than western and set in a futuristic time period parts of it kind of reminded me of Mad Max Fury Road All in all it was a pretty cool story If there s a sequel, I m definitely going to read it flag 9 likesLike see review Mar 27, 2018 Nicole Alycia rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018 reads My first ever western It was good but not great Pity wasn t my favorite character I thought she was overly trusting and slightly naive but that made her seem normal The setting was cool, the wild mixed with the west Pity s talent as a sharpshooter wasn t really displayed that much When it mattered she had a tendency to miss You would have thought she d hit every shot and every target All in all it was an enjoyable read The ending saved it from the 3.5 rating It seems like there wi My first ever western It was good but not great Pity wasn t my favorite character I thought she was overly trusting and slightly naive but that made her seem normal The setting was cool, the wild mixed with the west Pity s talent as a sharpshooter wasn t really displayed that much When it mattered she had a tendency to miss You would have thought she d hit every shot and every target All in all it was an enjoyable read The ending saved it from the 3.5 rating It seems like there will potentially be another book and if definitely read it if it happens flag 8 likesLike see review Aug 04, 2018 Kelly Marie rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2018 5 stars there has to be a book two can t leave the ending like that was brilliant flag 8 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views 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    1. A girl who can draw a pistol faster than any man A United States devastated by a Second Civil War A decadent city teeming with vice and a particular kind of virtue Lyndsay Ely imagines a new West where gunslinger Serendipity Pity Jones seeks her fortune And you won t be able to put this book down until you finish Pity s thrilling story I know I couldn t.



    2. Welcome to Cessation, Serendipity Jones The last place on the continent where you can do whatever the hell you want I didn t know Gunslinger Girl existed before the day it arrived on my doorstep I didn t know what to expect, only what the cover and the blurb suggested an explosive blend of futuristic dystopia and Wild West laced with danger, conspiracies and intrigue It is with great pleasure, ladies and gentlemen, to declare that Lyndsay Ely s debut stayed true to its promise The sun Welcome to [...]


    3. I was confused by this one Not to say it wasn t good, it just wasn t for me From the cover, the title, the blurb, and even the beginning I thought I was going to get something very the Quick and the Deadlike, except set in the future Instead it was a hodgepodge of things, and the western stuff is only in the first few chapters As for characters, this is a small thing, but I just didn t like the name Pity, so since it was written in third person I kept seeing Pity, Pity, PITY I would hav I was co [...]


    4. Fans of WESTWORLD will devour this and beg for Dark as a dystopian future and wild as the old West, this is a debut to keep in your sights.


    5. It is entirely possible that the story improves past page 76, but I just can t stick it out This book reads like bargain basement YA from 2007 It does nothing new It takes the standard dystopian tropes, adds some Western flavoring, and calls it a day You have a horrifically misogynistic commune literally called the Commune where everyone talks like an old time Western painted over in sepia and women are coveted for being fertile and traded from commune to commune as underage brides Of c It is en [...]


    6. Well I ve got a bit to say here Some of it will refer specifically to this edition, that is the audio Other things will be general comments I liked the idea behind this book I m a fan of weird westerns , science fiction westerns etc and frankly they are either way too few of them or their just really hard to find I ve picked up most every book I ve come across that might may fit the title description fantasy type westernand sadly most have been, well to be charitable weak.This bo Well I ve got a [...]


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