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Review and Giveaway: Exo (Jumper, #4) by Steven Gould

Review and Giveaway: Exo (Jumper, #4)  by Steven Gould

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Review and Giveaway: Exo (Jumper, #4)  by Steven GouldExo by STEVEN GOULD
Series: Jumper #4
Published by: Tor Books on 9/9/2014
Genres: Science Fiction, YA
Pages: 464
Format: ARC
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Cent can teleport. So can her parents, but they are the only people in the world who can. This is not as great as you might think it would be — sure, you can go shopping in Japan and then have tea in London, but it’s hard to keep a secret like that. And there are people, dangerous people, who work for governments and have guns, who want to make you do just this one thing for them. And when you’re a teenage girl things get even more complicated. High school. Boys. Global climate change, refugees, and genocide. Orbital mechanics.

But Cent isn’t easily daunted, and neither are Davy and Millie, her parents. She’s going to make some changes in the world.


 

 

 

 

 

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Exo is the fourth novel set in the Jumper universe, and lucky for me, can be read as a standalone novel. However, to get the full effect of the history and relationships I would suggest starting at the beginning of it all. With that being said, I did highly enjoy Exo, Cent was a wonderful character, and the sheer imagination of Gould left me wanting to live in this world a lot longer than the 400+ pages I was given!

 
The Jumper world is freaking amazing! As a huge fan of science fiction, I instantly fell in love with the ease in which Gould conveyed his story. The idea of someone “jumping” or teleporting can seem a bit far-fetched; however, in Exo it all seemed to fit. Yes, there were times when it read a bit technical but it did not pull away from the story, in fact, I thought most of it was believable and it made me wish I had Cent’s abilities. The world building left me longing for more space and crazy and science. I truly wish I had read the previous books so I could get the overall feel of the world and how it all tied together, and where we might be going next (maybe, possibly?).

 

As far as Cent’s story goes, as a teenager with abilities and very high goals (Low Earth Orbit to be exact), she was an entertaining narrator. Also, for those of you who enjoy reading from multiple perspectives, there are other heads you get to dive into such as Davy and Millie. SN: Gould even had a character named Seeana, and my daughter’s name is Seanna…I thought that was neat, at least for me! Despite some of the teenage angst, these characters were a barrel of fun. I could truly hang with them all day.

 

Overall, if you enjoy science fiction that’s easy to read and world building that’s crazy amazing, then I highly recommend Exo. I had no qualms about reading it as a standalone but I am eager to go back to the beginning and see what I missed!

 


My Rating


rate 4

 

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About STEVEN GOULD

STEVEN GOULD is the author of Jumper, Wildside, Helm, Blind Waves, Reflex, and Jumper: Griffin’s Story, as well as many short stories. He is the recipient of the Hal Clement Young Adult Award for Science Fiction and has been nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula Awards. Gould lives in New Mexico with his wife, writer Laura J. Mixon, and their two daughters.