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read & download Singing the Dogstar Blues Singing the Dogstar Blues review ✓ 103 free read Ü eBook or Kindle ePUB ô Alison Goodman Ules and that means going back in time to change history This new Firebird edition of Alison Goodman's acclaimed first genre bending adventure features a short story about Joss and Mav's after book adventures originally published in Firebirds Risin A very charming light and funny little book YA sci fi real YA sci fi not romance disguised as sci fi is still a rare thing to find and I very much enjoyed this story about time travel aliens a DNA mystery and an unlikely friendship Joss is spunky and rebellious without being annoying Mavkel a very fascinating and endearing character I loved how their friendship developed how the Chorians communicated and how their society worked The overall tone of the book was light but not without meaning funny but not trying too hard and the author didn t feel the need to dump too much information about the world on the reader I very much like the feeling of getting to know the setting by myself and not being told what it s supposed to be likeTowards the end though I felt like some things were a little rushed I would have wished for some depth a lot if conflicts were hinted at but not picked up again and in the end I was left with a lot of open uestions not about the plot but about the background of the story in general I would have loved to learn about the Chorians about the scientific aspect behind time travel how does it actually work and about Joss s family Nevertheless recommended if you are into lighter sci fi with a futuristic setting and would like to read a book without a focus on romance for once I would have wished to be just a little invested emotionally but in comparison to Froi of the Exiles the book didn t really stand a chance in that department 11 Aussie YA Challenge 2011

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read & download Singing the Dogstar Blues Singing the Dogstar Blues review ✓ 103 free read Ü eBook or Kindle ePUB ô Alison Goodman Alison Goodman's first novel in a very special new edition Seventeen year old Joss is a rebel and a student of time travel at the prestigious Centre for Neo Historical Studies This year for the first time the Centre has an alien student Mavkel from For me this book balances science fiction humour and interesting characters in a way that grabbed me far than any Douglas Adams book ever did To be honest the author had me at flappy eared alienScience fiction when it is told well is easily one of my favourite genres but too much of it turns into some crappy dystopian romance or is written for a male readership the only sci fi I can honestly say I ve enjoyed in recent years is Margaret Atwood and Ursula K Le Guin But I loved the world building in this novel and the characters were different and intriguing especially Mavkel I somehow managed to find it totally believable that these Chorians a bunch of genderless flappy eared aliens with four noses two mouths and two brains had made contact with Earth in the future and both humans and aliens were now trying to share their technological knowledgeThere s mystery and time travel too and a heroine who doesn t annoy me What could I possibly wantI don t know why this isn t a series there s so much here that could be explored The world created is exciting and has the potential to hold many stories and the novel closes with very little of it discovered by the reader I find it strange and rather funny that in an age where every author who comes up with the slightest hint of originality will most definitely write at least a trilogy this is only a standalone More please Ms Goodman

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read & download Singing the Dogstar Blues Singing the Dogstar Blues review ✓ 103 free read Ü eBook or Kindle ePUB ô Alison Goodman The planet Choria And Mavkel has chosen Joss of all people as his roommate and study partner Then Mavkel gets sick Joss uickly realizes that his will to live is draining away The only way she can help Mavkel is by breaking the Centre's strictest r 3 starsThere are a definitely a few parts of this book that I would give a five star rating to This book is exciting irreverent and fun and I practically inhaled it Unfortunately it s one of those cases of okayyes yesYESoh Eh The ending leaves a lot to be desired in my opinion It feels really sheared off and over simplified In general I am especially lately very weary of every single book being stretched and stretched as far as possible into long series However this is one case where I was left wanting much much I love the main character Joss is subversive and independent and smart and she plays a mean harmonica She has been kicked out of twelve boarding schools but thanks to her mother s generous donations she has been accepted into a prestigious training program for time travelers this is the kind of Connie Willis type time travel that s operated by universities and used for historical research Earth has a delicate relationship with the Chorians an alien race that has the ability to communicate telepathically and consists entirely of twin pairs The Chorians are interested in obtaining the technology for time travel so they send Mavkel an outcast singleton alien to attend the training program When Mavkel and Joss are paired for training self reliant Joss must cope with a partner that is used to constant closeness and sharing and is grieving for his lost twinI really was starting to fall in love with Mavkel too but I would have liked to see of him I am intrigued by the pairing of a misanthropic girl with a vulnerably open alien who comes from a place where the word secret has no meaning I would love to see JossMavkel adventuresthey could travel through history solving crimes and hitting the hippest blues clubs time travel to the future is never addressed I would definitely read thatI do have a few little forewarnings about this book though For one it has made up slang which I know can annoy some readers But every word that she has crafted seems very intuitive like screte shit It also has some grade A sci fi nerdery A because the time travel is never really explained There s aliens futuristic gizmos a science experiment gone horribly rightyou get the picture But there are also elements that I am familiar with in a contemporary YA novel like a girl coming to terms with her parents abandonment and a nice little side reference to the AIDS epidemic And for my friends that prefer their YA s with adventure and less romance this one is for you There s absolutely no romance in this bookPerfect Musical PairingSpoon All I Got is Me Spoon s rough playful sound really reminds me of Joss I really wanted to have some sort of harmonica reference but I kept being drawn back to Spoon I think that this is the kind of music that Joss would like going when she just hangs out This song is my ode to her loneliness transformed into suspicious self reliance

  • Paperback
  • 336
  • Singing the Dogstar Blues
  • Alison Goodman
  • English
  • 12 June 2019
  • 9780142416426