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Facsimile characters å 7 Ö Note FACSIMILE is now out of printFor a ticket to Earth seventeen year old Anna Maria “Ann” Solano is willing to jettison her birth planet best friend and the boy who loves her Especially since all she’s reuired to do is escort Dace Keeling a young naturalist through the wilderness of the partially terraformed planet Eco AnOf the partially terraformed planet Eco Ann‘s determination to escape the limitations of her small frontier colony never falters until Dace’s expeditions uncover three secrets One offers riches one shatters Ann’s perceptions of herself and one reveals that the humans stranded on Eco. I don't know what it is about books lately with me Maybe there are just so many and I'm just not being patient right now I have to like the characters or at least one character to get into a book With FACSIMILE I just didn't like anyone Maybe Dace but his role hasn't been real big yet and it doesn't feel like his character is strong enough at this point to carry the story for me All of the swearing crudeness suggestive content cheating innuendo drama I don't like drama etc didn't help Plus characters who lie and have poor intentions Just not an enjoyable story for me The sci fi aspect is actually interesting So that and Dace are the only things I've liked about the story At 40% through they weren't enough for me to spend of my hours finishing which is disappointing as I was hoping I'd really like this one DNF

Vicki L. Weavil Þ 7 Read

Are not its only inhabitantsAnn’s willing to sacrifice friendship and love for a new life on Earth But when an entire species is placed in jeopardy by her actions she must make a choice – fulfill the dream that’s always sustained her or save the planet she’s never considered home. Science fiction has always been one of my top two favorite genres and now that I almost exclusively read YA I absolutely love YA sci fi Ms Weavil’s sopho effort is an excellent addition to the genre and it was a 4 star read for me which means I think it’s greatI have to first mention the cover – I loved it from the minute I saw it but having read the book I now appreciate it even It’s a perfect representation of Eco the dusty planet on which the story takes place It can be hard to find a sci fi cover that is different from the norm but this one definitely is and I just love it It’s great when a cover matches or suits the story inside so wellAs for the story I think Ms Weavil did an excellent job of describing why these people exist on this terraformed planet Eco and not on Earth The science behind it was very sound – how they exist when the planet doesn’t support vegetation hydroponics for crops and climate controlled domes for animals how they keep from becoming an inbred population very very strict rules and careful planning about when and to whom children will be born etc I appreciate any author taking the time to give some explanation for those uestions that naturally arise in a reader’s mind as they learn about the new world the author has created Without explanations we cannot suspend disbelief and immerse ourselves in the story and Ms Weavil did an A jobI also really liked the characters particularly Ann her best friend and the boy who loves her and who everyone assumes she will marry I liked that Ann was strong willed and independent yet her family is very important to her dysfunctional as it is I think Ms Weavil challenged us to think outside typical norms and maybe give the characters some slack when they do things that might be distasteful to us; I’m thinking especially of Ann’s mother and how she rebels against the strictures of her marriage a marriage that she didn’t especially want in the first place Similarly I was a little frustrated with Ann regarding the love triangle but the I thought about it the I understood where she was coming from I mean if you’ve only known less than 10 people your age for your whole life and you know there’s not going to be anyone new magically appear when someone your age does unexpectedly pop up you’d naturally want to explore that person And even if Dace had never shown up it’s clear that Ann is chafing against the inevitability of her marriage to Raid which I did understand the I thought about it After all who wants to just settleAlthough the romance aspect wasn’t my favorite I did really enjoy the discovery that Dace and Ann make and thinking through the implications of it for the people of Eco I admit that I was fascinated by the idea of the Cybers and I could’ve read a whole book just around that issue I have no idea if there is a seuel planned but if there is I hope that we will learn about the Cybers and their struggles I thought that was a fascinating aspect to the storyOverall if you like YA sci fi or are willing to give it a try I definitely recommend this book from Vicki Weavil Her writing style is engaging and accessible and she engages with issues that we are currently grappling with in our society today eg what does it mean to be “human” I loved this book and highly recommend it Thanks to Ms Weavil and Month9Books for allowing me to read an early copy and to Chapter by Chapter for having me as part of the blog tour

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FacsimileNote FACSIMILE is now out of printFor a ticket to Earth seventeen year old Anna Maria “Ann” Solano is willing to jettison her birth planet best friend and the boy who loves her Especially since all she’s reuired to do is escort Dace Keeling a young naturalist through the wilderness. I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest reviewFacsimile grabbed me right from the start with a fast paced plot and memorable characters Ann's emotional journey was real and full of interpersonal exploration with family friends and a slight touch of romance Also the parallels to today's troubling times were sadly still relevant despite the futuristic advancement in tech and space exploration racism still survives just in different formsOverall an entertaining sci fi adventure