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Ellie Quin Book 1: The Legend Of Ellie Quin (The Ellie Quin Series) (2013)

by Alex Scarrow(Favorite Author)
3.79 of 5 Votes: 5
Grrr Books
Ellie Quin
review 1: I waited until after I'd finished the TimeRiders series before diving into a new series from Alex Scarrow, but they aren't really comparable. The first book in the Ellie Quinn series introduces the central character - a girl stuck on a boring planet, hoping for more from life - and the situation - that there is something special about her to the point that people are starting to hunt her down.The writing style is very similar, bursts of action interspersed with young adult soul-searching, but for whatever reason this one didn't speak to me as much as the TimeRiders ones did. It was an interesting read, and I do wonder what is so special about Ellie that she has the attention of all these scientists/researchers, but I'm not sure if I want to keep reading. It was simple and ... morequick to read, I think the author has called it something of a side project before, so maybe I'll check out the second one regardless.
review 2: Alex scarrow best known for his TimeRiders (Book 1) series, and also for his adult thrillers A Thousand Suns, The Candle Man, Last LightAfterlightOctober Skies. The one thing that Alex has been consistent with is his great characters.Each person is brought to life very quickly, with a very honest human quality, never given an ability or set of circumstances that the every day person could not deal with.Its this approach that makes all his books grab you from the first page to the last.Ellie Quin is no exception, i have to say that i draw some comparisons with "The Ballad of Halo Jones" the 2000ad classic tale, but don't let that put you off, its not a classic for no reason, its one of their iconic tales. But Alex does take the concept in a different direction.Some might wonder if this is a tale for teens? or just girls. But I'm a 40 year old man and i enjoyed it very much....(does that say more about me or the book...i leave that to you).I give you none of the story, as its too easy to give spoilers... but suffice to say its worth a download (its free for the next few days, and then still only £1.99 after that..parts 2 & 3 are already on amazon to download as well, so get stuck in and immersed in the new Iconic story of a young Woman's travels in a highly imaginative future world. a thriller set against and extraordinary UniverseBuy it(Parm) less
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Too short but enjoyable. I am looking forward to the next in the series.
Another great series (Timeriders being his other one) by Alex Scarrow.
Great world-building. Read it in one day!
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