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Martians Abroad A great new stand alone science fiction novel from the author of the Kitty Norville series Polly Newton has one single minded dream to be a starship pilot and travel the galaxy Her mother the direct

  • Title: Martians Abroad
  • Author: Carrie Vaughn
  • ISBN: 9780765382207
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Martians Abroad By Carrie Vaughn, A great new stand alone science fiction novel from the author of the Kitty Norville series.Polly Newton has one single minded dream, to be a starship pilot and travel the galaxy Her mother, the director of the Mars Colony, derails Polly s plans when she sends Polly and her genius twin brother, Charles, to Galileo Academy on Earth the one planet Polly has no desire to visiA great new stand alone science fiction novel from the author of the Kitty Norville series.Polly Newton has one single minded dream, to be a starship pilot and travel the galaxy Her mother, the director of the Mars Colony, derails Polly s plans when she sends Polly and her genius twin brother, Charles, to Galileo Academy on Earth the one planet Polly has no desire to visit Ever.Homesick and cut off from her desired future, Polly cannot seem to fit into the constraints of life on Earth, unlike Charles, who deftly maneuvers around people and sees through their behavior to their true motives Strange, unexplained, dangerous coincidences centered on their high profile classmates begin piling up Charles may be right there s going on than would appear, and the stakes are high With the help of Charles, Polly is determined to find the truth, no matter the cost.

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    1. Reviewed by Rabid Reads3.5 starsIn MARTIANS ABROAD s version of the future, Mars has four colonies, all set up as independent business ventures Polly and Charles Newton are the nominally twin children of the equivalent of one of Mars colonies President and or CEO Nominally b c we were uncorked at the same time and grew up together But I m really older because my embryo was frozen first My unique collection of DNA has been in existence in the universe longer than his But as Charles always point [...]

    2. Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell says:

      Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestThe Kitty Norville series got old, fast, but I still think Carrie Vaughn is a great writer She s written some fantastic shorts that you can read for free on Tor and her non Kitty Norville books, which are mostly standalones, are unique and daring and mostly enjoyable You can imagine my excitement then when I found out that Vaughn had decided to break the mold yet again and publish what looked like young adult space opera.Space Opera.Speaking as someone who was [...]

    3. I received an eARC of this novel from the publisher though NetGalley.I love Carrie Vaughn s books, and I jumped at the opportunity to read this book early As with her Kitty Norville stories, Vaughn gives us a first person narrative with a very comfortable and conversational tone You can t help but love her protagonists, in this case a teenage Martian girl named Polly Newton.Polly learns that she s been chosen to attend the Galileo Academy on Earth, and she s not too happy about it She s perfectl [...]

    4. Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.The latest novel from best selling author Carrie Vaughn, writer of the Kitty Norville urban fantasy series, Martians Abroad is a space opera for the Young Adult genre Told in first person, this tale of Polly Newton, our narrator, and her twin brother Charles is filled with optimistic hope, adolescent travails, and scientific fun.Set in a future where humanity has colonized the solar system, Polly and Charles are Martians, having happily lived out their short li [...]

    5. This book had me torn Outsiders in a school for elites, experiencing the familiar with new eyes, and great relationships between friends and siblings make for a fun book, but a lot of the plot makes no sense at all and if taken at face value, is deeply stupid.Polly and Charles are twins, second generation Martians, who are the children of their colony s administrator She s controlling and authoritarian and sends her children to the prestigious Galileo Academy on Earth with very little notice and [...]

    6. 3.5 StarsI m not a huge sci fi fan so I went into this somewhat leery for what I was in for and with very little expectations one way or the other, which was probably a good thing honestly Sometimes going into the unknown isn t a bad thing and with a genre that isn t a favorite, it can even be a good thing While I did enjoy the otherworld aspect and details of what life on Mars and on space stations would be like, the plot did tend to be very slow moving for the first half of the book and never [...]

    7. 3.5 starsPolly and her twin brother Charles were born and raised on Mars, they don t really feel much of a connection to the place their ancestors originated so they re horrified when their mother announces that they re being sent to Earth to finish their education Earth is a culture shock in so many ways, not only does the different gravity make even walking a much difficult task than they re used to but they re also thrown in at the deep end thanks to gaps in their education and their totally [...]

    8. I ve previously enjoyed this authors work so was quite keen to see what she could bring to something a little futuristic Now obviously the main characters are teens so I was prepared for a story that would be suitable for younger readers as well as adults What I got was a book that had me questioning all sorts of things that I had never expected to Yes Polly and her brother Charles have been born on the planet Mars so are technically Martians but please don t expect little green men This book t [...]

    9. I had pretty high hopes for this, since I enjoy Carrie Vaughn s work And it s not a bad book it just never took off for me The set up, the conflict, the conclusion all of it felt a little flat to me I didn t quite believe in it, I definitely didn t believe in the stakes, and I don t think I really believed in the characters either On the face of it, I should really enjoy Polly s character her presence of mind, her refusal to think inside the box, her quickness to act and her willingness to prote [...]

    10. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick Dirty A fun, yet complicated take on earth when a Martian is put through trials to make it in an earthling school You gain a whole new appreciation of earth especially when seen through a Martians eyes.Opening Sentence There are a thousand shades of brown.The Review Martians Abroad is a standalone tale from Carrie Vaughn that made me really appreciate earth and the beauty that we have here This novel is set a couple hundred years in the future The main c [...]

    11. I would say a really solid 4 though the ending felt rather abbreviated.Charles is my co hero Polly was, I don t really know how to explain it, but, while interesting, and eminently readable, somehow smartly clueless and a borderline Mary Sue I liked reading her, I would read her , but without Charles it would ve been pointless Of course, this was a YA, and as such inherently requires a certain element along this line and definitely should not be discounted on any such grounds The descriptions of [...]

    12. 1 2 rounded up This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader I remember while growing up back in the 20th century that SF was fun Maybe fun isn t the right word, but stick with me sure, the stories were serious, there were real stakes usually , not every ending was happy, and so on but there was an overall sense that the future would be okay, that space travel and aliens at least the ones not trying to kill us take over the world were positives, and that there as something in humanity tha [...]

    13. If I wrote the review I would like to write I think it would be so negative as to seem biased but i deeply regret the 8 hours of my life that I spent listening to the audio which I bought myself The audio narration is very good actually and probably what stopped me simply giving up on it.This is is not a young adult book it s a kids book and not a good one There is no depth, no 3D characters, it s not sci fi its just set vaguely in the future and I really wouldn t have cared if they had all died [...]

    14. This starts out as a tribute to the Heinlein juvenile Podkayne of Mars, brought up to date, and is a fast paced comfort read that turns darker, and ends with a cliff hanger This is marketed as a YA coming of age story for an aspiring space pilot, and is written by a still pretty young woman, so likely draws on her own youth I liked her writing style, and I liked Polly, who s 17 Her twin brother Charles is pretty creepy So is their Mom The teen angst stuff is well done, as are the cliques and min [...]

    15. Downright enjoyable The writing and pace were such that I was always happy to pick this book up to see what was going to happen to Polly next I would have liked time devoted to her relationship to her brother and exploring the school, especially given how short this book was

    16. Polly Newton has a straightforward personal career goal become a starship pilot, preferably as an intergalactic pilot and take advantage of the new M Class drives being developed However, her immediate plans are interrupted when her mother, the Mars Colony One director, announces that Polly and her twin brother Charles have been enrolled at the prestigious Earth based Galileo Academy Polly, having been born and raised on Mars as the third generation, post colonization, has never stepped foot off [...]

    17. I really love Carrie Vaughn, and sci fi, so when I heard her first big project post Kitty was a classic sci fi I was beyond excited And there s lots to like about this book Vaughn s geeky roots are showing, and it is a delight for someone like me who is also a huge space nerd She clearly devoted a lot of thought and research to the science and details in this book What it would be like to live on Mars What interplanetary travel might be like What Earth would be like for someone who grew up in a [...]

    18. The setting a background of Martians Abroad is one that has been used often The two main characters are sent back to Earth to go to school over their objections One is very vocal and one trying to go with the flow While they adjust they are placed in several dangerous situation They big question is why target them and who is doing the targeting A nice story that could be the start of a series or could be stand alone A nicely written story but nothing exciting or different from others with the sa [...]

    19. Robert A Heinlein gets mentioned twice in the back cover blurbs for Carrie Vaughn s Martians Abroad This is no coincidence For anyone with fond memories of Heinlein juveniles the series of novels he wrote in the late 1940s and 1950s specifically for younger readers, before YA was even named, much less abbreviated, much less the marketing category behemoth it has become Martians Abroad will be very familiar Too familiar, perhaps especially in its early chapters, this book seems like the output o [...]

    20. Martians Abroad is an outstanding YA science fiction novel We start out with our characters, Polly and Charles, two Martians getting ready to leave the only home they ve ever know to attend boarding school on earth A prestigious school, Galileo, will help Polly to achieve her goal of becoming a space pilot, but she remains angry with her mother for sending her away without even conferring with her first She s even annoyed with Charles, because he doesn t seem to mind at all He just keeps insist [...]

    21. Good read I wasn t sure I would like it it sounded a lot like all the many other stories about teens going away to boarding school But this is well done, with interesting characters The heroine, who tells her story herself in first person, is a twin without a particularly good relationship with her twin brother She wants to be a space pilot, and has her plans for how she s going to accomplish it But Mom has signed them up for this elite boarding school on Earth Earth is very different from livin [...]

    22. As always, Vaughn delivers a solidly entertaining story with her trademark humor and wit I enjoyed this one from cover to cover and hope we are gifted with another snapshot into the lives of Polly and Charles at some future point

    23. Is this a YA sci fi novel Because it reads like YA But my bookseller who usually doesn t put me wrong on sci fi recommendations didn t mention that fact This book was okay The characters are all teens, the plot is kind of silly and melodramatic It s a quick read Someone else compared this to The Expanse series but I don t see it The Expanse actually has relatively complex characters and plots.

    24. Meh I think this was one of the YA attempts that didn t work because it was trying to do too little Plot heavy, flat on the character building, neatly wrapped up, not terribly likeable characters Not really for me.

    25. To Polly s dismay, her mother the administrator of Mars Colony has signed up Polly and her brother Charles to the earth school Galileo Academy where the teens will rub shoulders with the progeny of the solar system s elite Polly and Charles were born on Mars and have lived there all their lives but while Charles considers schooling on Earth as useful, Polly knows she ll miss Mars and doesn t want to give up her own plans.Carrie Vaughn s newest book, MARTIANS ABROAD is a standalone in the vein of [...]

    26. Originally posted at Vampire Book ClubCarrie Vaughn takes a detour after Kitty Norville and gives readers an interesting take on sci fi with her new novel Martians Abroad.Polly Newton thinks she has it all figured out Born and raised on Mars, Polly s plans include becoming a pilot someday No other options exist That is, until Polly s mother throws a wrench in said plans and decides that Polly and her twin brother Charles will benefit from going to school at the prestigious Galileo Academy on Ear [...]

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