Book: Sulan by Camille Picott
Genre: YA Dystopian
Rating:★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
From: Amazon Kindle Library
After Jenny's raving review (and we all know her raving reviews are quite rare!) I had to find a copy of this book to see if I agreed! So I found it on Amazon, available for free from the Kindle Library. Sweet!
This is a story about a girl, Sulan, living with her mom who goes to school through the virtual technology. (I seem to be reading about this ability a lot lately! Is this truly our future? I'm starting to think maybe so...) Life in the world is getting more tumultuous and all she really wants to do is learn how to fight and protect herself. She knows that her mom has a past where she was a fighter, and she wishes her mom would teach her, but her mom refuses.
So, she takes things into her own hands and goes to a virtual club place where if you "get in" you can learn all about fighting. And she has a special secret that will help her, even in a virtual world. And she finds a special friend there who also helps her.
But then the unrest in the society rapidly changes for the worst and Sulan is forced to use her new found skills a bit sooner than she expected.
Wow, it is quite the page turning story! And beautiful fighting? Can fighting be beautiful even? Sort of Ninja-ish mixed with dancing? Yeah that. It also reminded me a bit of Ender (sorry Jenny, it really did!) because of the whole genius-kid-wanted-by-the-government thing.
I totally enjoyed the characters in this story, very unique and memorable. And of course there's two boys for Sulan... though I think the second boy is still quite in the background. There's always the next book though! However, I'm still quite intrigued by the first boy, BUT there's something up with him and we are totally left hanging about what that might be!
Next book please!
Bottom line: I totally enjoyed it. Lots of fun!
I've been in desperate need of a book that made me actually want to use any spare time I had for reading and, boy, did I find it. From Alternate Readality
I can still remember the final cliff hanger leaving me yearning for the next episode of this YA cyperpunk, dystopian, near-future, sci-fi story. From Joystory
Sulan is extremely entertaining with an exceptionally captivating storyline. I'll admit I was immersed in Sulan's world and upset when this first novel ended. From She Treads Softly
I kept going though, telling myself, "Just one more chapter." Well one turned into two turned into finishing the book in one night. From Bookworm 1858