I read this book and wound up sadly dnf’ing it! I managed 55% before giving up out of frustration and annoyance. I know it’s a lot of people’s favorite but it just didn’t work for me.
Book Title: Victories Greater Than Death
Book Author: Charlie Jane Anders
Book Genre: SciFi/YA
Page Count: 300
Publisher: Tor Teen
Outsmart Your Enemies. Outrun the Galaxy.
Tina never worries about being ‘ordinary’—she doesn’t have to, since she’s known practically forever that she’s not just Tina Mains, average teenager and beloved daughter. She’s also the keeper of an interplanetary rescue beacon, and one day soon, it’s going to activate, and then her dreams of saving all the worlds and adventuring among the stars will finally be possible. Tina’s legacy, after all, is intergalactic—she is the hidden clone of a famed alien hero, left on Earth disguised as a human to give the universe another chance to defeat a terrible evil.
But when the beacon activates, it turns out that Tina’s destiny isn’t quite what she expected. Things are far more dangerous than she ever assumed. Luckily, Tina is surrounded by a crew she can trust, and her best friend Rachael, and she is still determined to save all the worlds. But first she’ll have to save herself.
Buckle up your seatbelt for this thrilling sci-fi adventure set against an intergalactic war from international bestselling author Charlie Jane Anders.
As mentioned, I wound up dnf’ing this book. It felt off. The writing was good, but I didn’t care for any of the characters at all. The pacing felt wrong and there was just an overall “meh” feeling to the story. This was really disappointing in that I so wanted to like this more than I did but…it just wasn’t for me. I may try again one day though I doubt it.
Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book