My rating is 2 out of 5 stars.
After enjoying the first three books of Old Man’s War, I decided to read Zoe’s Tale even though I was familiar with a common complaint of its detractors– specifically that it tells the same story as book three. But like the optimist I sometimes pretend to be, I thought this one would still be enjoyable. Unfortunately, I was wrong.
This novel is exactly what the title suggests: it is the Zoe (John Perry and Jane Sagan’s adopted daughter) version of The Last Colony. The tale is filled with teen angst, adolescent adventures, first love, snarky comments from John Perry . . . err, I meant Zoe, and basically the same story as book three. Sure, there are a few new plot, but even those sound more like YA stuff than the Old Man’s War I fell in love with.
Now, I’m not say this is a bad book, because it is not. Rather, it is a nice, YA story that just wasn’t for me. Give it a try and see if it is more to your liking.
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OLD MAN’S WAR
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Nothing like crushed expectations!
They leave such warm and fuzzy feeling deep inside. 🙂 And high ratings too. :p
I usually recommend folks skipping this one in the Old Man’s War series. I still don’t really know why this book was written. It’s like a YA retelling of the previous book, which would be pretty useless for those who’ve been following the series. And it’s not like new YA readers would jump on board because you kinda have to know what’s been going on from the start.
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