Survival was about who stood beside you.
Title: Gunslinger Girl
Author: Lyndsay Ely
Page Count: 432 pages
Genre: Western // Dystopian // Young Adult
Rating: ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson, an imprint of Little, Brown
Release Date: January 2, 2018
Buy It: Chapters Indigo
James Patterson presents a bold new heroine–a cross between Katniss Everdeen and Annie Oakley: Serendipity Jones, the fastest sharpshooter in tomorrow’s West.
Seventeen-year-old Serendipity “Pity” Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six shooters and perfect aim.
She’s been offered a life of fame and fortune in Cessation, a glittering city where lawlessness is a way of life. But the price she pays for her freedom may be too great….
In this extraordinary debut from Lyndsay Ely, the West is once again wild after a Second Civil War fractures the U.S. into a broken, dangerous land. Pity’s struggle against the dark and twisted underbelly of a corrupt city will haunt you long after the final bullet is shot.
Is it sci fi? Is it a western? Wait.. could it be a circus themed book? But then again is it dystopian? Believe it or not guys.. it is all of them! Unfortunately this book was just not for me. I was excited by the prospect of another western because I enjoyed Vengeance Road but this one fell flat. It was a bit too confusing for me and the mish mash of genres had the book jumping around a lot. Also, the name Pity bothers me. I can’t even say it out loud (haha).
I did love Ely’s writing though! I found it smooth and the pages kept on moving. I’d like to see her write on a different topic. Definitely still give this one a try if you’d like to try something different!
**Thank you for sending the ARC my way Hachette Book Canada.**