City of Rust: an out-of-this-world sci-fi adventure!

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City of Rust: an out-of-this-world sci-fi adventure!

City of Rust: an out-of-this-world sci-fi adventure!

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I especially loved the idea of the drone races, as it reminded me a little of the Jinxed duology, and I felt like the world was really well fleshed out. There was nothing wring with the story per se I just felt a bit bored and didn't care enough I think.

Really packed with plenty of fun, this fast moving story will keep the reader gripped as Railey and bio-robotic gecko friend Atti are forced to flee skywards. I am not a reader; could probably count on my fingers the amount of books i have finished outwith school. Her chemistry with Atti, the sarcastic gecko, is adorable and believable, and there are some laugh-out-loud scenes of them arguing pettily with each other. I wasn't a fan of the secret doom plot, I feel like the idea behind needing a pilot like Atti could have been something really cool instead of evil villainy.Sorry, but I was and am with Welt on their issue, Railey was a cheat and I feel like she never fully understood it was wrong. Despite being the wrong side of twenty-nine, her soul is still and always will be, thirteen years old. Back on the wasteland of Earth, engineer Railey and her bio-robotic gecko Atti dream of winning the drone races in dusty Boxville – but when a terrifying bounty hunter hijacks their race to look for them, they’re forced to hide in the rubbish-filled atmosphere above. In a distant future, Earth has become so overrun with junk that people have started firing it into the atmosphere, creating a thick layer of trash known as The Soup orbiting the planet.

Their bickering sibling-like bond was so special, and I even teared up at a few moments because of it! J’ai commencé ce roman de science-fiction jeunesse pleine d’espoir car ça faisait très longtemps que je voulais le lire et que je n’avais pas lu de SF ! But while the tasty old Star Wars flavours are there, tossed together with a few other popular sci-fi morsels (such as the container stacks in Ready Player One), they are tropes we can never get enough of, and besides, the premise of City of Rust is really fresh and exciting. Set between the worlds of Boxville and an orbiting band of a space junk known as The Soup, this is about class struggle and the people on the outside of privilege that must recycle and trade and fight to survive.There are heart-in-throat moments, and, thanks to Gemma’s incredibly visual writing (I felt like I was watching a film throughout), it feels urgent and real. Care was absolutely wonderful as a secondary character, as was Laurie, and I defy anyone not to adore Tring, who is an AI NannyBot. Entre courses de drones, réflexion écologique et rebondissements, impossible de s’ennuyer… mais honnêtement le fait de ne pas avoir plus d’explications sur l’univers m’a totalement sortie de ma lecture. I say that, because one of the big final scenes – an exhausting attack on the kids and their stamina – doesn’t tread lightly on the grounds of danger and threat. Railey is a brilliant heroine and I loved her determination and talent for engineering, but her relationship with Atti was what really endeared me to her, because Atti’s wit and cynicism made him my absolute favourite thing in this.

I believe this book is aimed at 11ish year olds, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and I was 11 a very long time ago! Ik denk dat ik beter geen kinderboeken meer lees… Ookal was dit een sci-fi met een gezelschapsdier / robot. Loved the steampunk, junkpile feel of this book, the ingenuity of the characters building with this junk and the message of the importance of waste reduction and taking responsibility for our waste before it engulfs us. A great adventure tale in a futuristic world and what might happen if people put all the trash into space. Let me just set the tone for this review by saying that this is one of my favourite books that I’ve read so far this year❤️.This story has a strong ecological message and among the very real issue of space debris explored by the author in the course of this story. I was drawn to City of Rust right away because of the characterful futuristic steam-punk junk yard vibe, and because it’s a sci-fi. Two brilliant things about this book, the incredible cover and inside illustrations, and Atti the gecko.

They’re best friends, companions, and they love racing drones together in their container-constructed city of Boxville. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Otherwise, this is a fun read, lots of chases, escaping the baddies and saving the planet, aimed at middle grade readers.No sooner have they escaped the bounty hunter, they have a bigger problem on their hands – hiding from the fearsome Junker gang who are hell-bent on firing a colossal trash-bomb back towards Earth. Some parts were confusing and I felt like a few of the characters could have been fleshed out more (Care) but it's an enjoyable enough story and something I could imagine reading with my daughter in the future.

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