Monday, 10 September 2012
Review: Jabin and the Space Pirates
Author: Bev Allen
Published: June 1st- 2012
In the space colony of New Wales, the pirate attacks are both relentless and merciless.
Having lost both his parents, Jabin had been adopted by his austere and spiteful uncle and aunt who lice in the space colony of New Wales which is riven with religious and political rivalry, and prey to the vicious maraudings of pirates whose cruelty and greed are beyond all imagination.
When Jabin volunteers to surrender himself to a pirate raiding party to save a friend, he does so believing that nothing can be worse than his current suffering.
However, he is soon to discover that things can always get worse when the stakes are high, the rewards are vast and slave labour is there for the taking.
When the King of New Wales is assassinated, the colony threatens to collapse into total anarchy, leaving the pirates free reign to mutilate, kill and profit as they will, but the forces of law and order sent out from Earth are getting ready to fight back, and Jabin could have a vital part to play in the ensuing war if he can only stay alive.
Do you know what this book needs? A sequel!
Allen makes the story float perfect, her writing style is very good and you get to know what everyone are thinking. She writes formal, but also childish when we get's to Jabin's point of view. She has also put some funny parts in it and I laugh of how stupid some of the characters can be.
There is a lot of characters, and sometimes I got confused, wondering who is who? She used last name, title and first name. And she introduced a lot of characters the same time, and it was because of that I got confused.
The action started almost right a way, which really pleased me. It was a lot of action, and my stomach froze several times. It was great, and I couldn't wait to get home, to read some more.
But when I was 70% finished with it, all of the excitement stopped. Many explanations were found, but nothing big happened. I was waiting for the action to start again, but first at the end something big happened.
I thought that maybe Allen were planning a sequel, since something dangerous appeared at the very end. But I became disappointed, because it ended before it even began.
But tears was pressing when I was finished, the ending was beautiful, and it touched my heart. Some part of me was happy that the book ended like it did. But another part wanted it to continue, there was still some questions, yet to be answered.
My favorite character must be Antonia, she was awesome and very caring. I hoped that she may have been the one to adopt Jabin, I got really sad when she didn't.
Anyway I also liked Mike, he was strong and strict. He really kept his words and was very trust worthy.
But there was one person I really didn't like, and that was Finn. He was always so skeptic, and sometimes I got the feeling that he didn't want Jabin to be adopted. He said negative things against it and asked stupid questions. He was not supporting and obviously not caring either.
The rest of the characters were okay, some were funny and I liked most of them. The author have been creative. Because there were so many of them, but they all had different personality.
In the end, I really did like this book. It was good, and I can recommend it to you readers. I absolutely loved the action and the ending was perfect.
I used a lot of time on this book. Mostly because I was very busy with school. Sorry... My goal is to review at least one book each week. But that may be difficult, since school is taking much of my spear time.