Tuesday, January 8, 2013

UnEarthed by Rebecca Bloomer

UnEarthed by Rebecca Bloomer
Publisher:  Odyssey Books
Publish Date:  July 2, 2012
Pages:  160
ISBN# 978-0987232540

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Jodi is a teen computer geek and her dad takes a job in a Mars colony, so the whole family has to move to Mars.  Jodi meets a bunch of kids that were born and raised on Mars and aren't really that fond of Earth people.  There's quite a bit of politics, the 'martians' want to be independent of Earth.

The characters are okay.  Sometimes the characters seemed to act out of character, but it wasn't too often or even terribly obvious.  The world building was really good - everything is detailed and explained very well.

I think that toward the end of the story, things weren't as detailed as they could have been and they sped by pretty fast, compared to the rest of the story.  It's an okay story, but this seems to be a new genre by itself - humans on another planet or moon that want to be independent of Earth.  I've read 2 in the last couple of months - although the other one was undoubtedly better.

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