ARC Review: Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely

Posted January 16, 2018 by Francesca in Reviews / 13 Comments

ARC Review: Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely
Gunslinger Girl
by Lyndsay Ely

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: January 2nd 2018
Published by Jimmy Patterson
Pages: 432
Format: ARC
 

“GUNSLINGER GIRL was refreshingly addictive.”
~ Under the Covers

If Mad Max, The Greatest Showman and The Quick and the Dead had a baby, it would be GUNSLINGER GIRL.  I had no idea what to expect going into this book, but that cover lured me in.  Honestly, I thought this would be a western young adult storyline and to be quite honest, the ones I’ve tried to read in the past I’ve had to DNF.

This book surprised me from the very start.  The bit of western that this story has is mostly at the beginning and it doesn’t necessarily reflect the theme of the book.  I know some people may be hesitant to pick it up because of that so rest assured it’s blended in so well you can’t even tell the western from the futuristic dystopian.

Serendipity, known to her friends as Pity, is forced to run away from her evil father and her home in the communes.  She wasn’t prepared for what the world outside would bring but she knew it had to be better than the certain horror her father had in store for her.  Lyndsay Ely gives us a shock early on in the book and from that moment on I was on guard and waiting for more to come.  The dangers, the things you have to do to survive, the way others live, the friendships you loose and the ones you gain, and even love along the way.  I went on this ride with Pity, learning along with her, turning the pages and finding a world I wanted to explore more and more.

GUNSLINGER GIRL was refreshingly addictive and original.  It’s full of political intrigue, secrets and betrayals, the backdrop of a circus of sorts and a dystopian setting.  Once it grabs you it doesn’t let go.  This is a fast paced, action packed ride.  The ending is open enough that I think we should be getting a sequel, and if that’s the case, I can’t get it fast enough.

 

 

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About Lyndsay Ely

Lyndsay Ely (pronounced “eel-y”, as in those eels are looking very eel-y today) is a writer who currently calls Boston home. She is a geek, a foodie, a feminist, and has never met an antique shop she didn’t like. Her favorite color is crimson, and her favorite book is The Count of Monte Cristo.

Gunslinger Girl is her debut novel.

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Can’t wait to read this!

kathy valentine
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kathy valentine

awesome review francesca!! on my gr tbr list!! shared on all my socials!!

Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasu
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Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasu

Great review. I do so like the cover. It’s eye catching.

Amy R
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Amy R

Thanks for the review.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Wow! This sounds awesome…and I really do like the cover.

Melissa Pereira
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Melissa Pereira

Can’t wait to read this!

kathy valentine
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kathy valentine

awesome review francesca!! on my gr tbr list!! shared on all my socials!!

Timitra
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Timitra

It’s on my wishlist, thanks for sharing your thoughts Francesca

Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures
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Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures

Great review. I do so like the cover. It’s eye catching.

Amy R
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Amy R

Thanks for the review.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Wow! This sounds awesome…and I really do like the cover.

Timitra
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Timitra

It’s on my wishlist, thanks for sharing your thoughts Francesca

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