Book Review: Godslayers

Posted July 11, 2022 by geograph in queer, review, romance, sapphic, science fiction, YA / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: GodslayersGodslayers by Zoe Hana Mikuta
Series: Gearbreakers #2
Published by Feiwel & Friends on June 28, 2022
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / LGBTQ, Young Adult Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic, Young Adult Fiction / Science Fiction / Romance, Young Adult Fiction / War & Military
Pages: 416
Format: ARC, eBook
Source: Netgalley

Godslayers—Zoe Hana Mikuta's high-octane sequel to Gearbreakers—is perfect for fans of Pacific Rim, Pierce Brown's Red Rising Saga, and Marie Lu's Legend series.

The only way to kill a god is from the inside...

The Gearbreakers struck a devastating blow against Godolia on Heavensday, but the cost of victory has been steep. Months later, the few rebels who've managed to escape the tyrannical empire's bloody retribution have fled to the mountains, hunted by the last Zenith—Godolia's only surviving leader.

Eris has been held prisoner since the attack on the capital city, which almost killed her. And she begins to wish it had when she discovers Sona—the girl she loves, the girl she would tear down cities for—also survived, only to be captured and corrupted by the Zenith. The cybernetic brainwashing that Sona has forcibly undergone now has her believing herself a loyal soldier for Godolia, and Eris' mortal enemy.

With the rebellion shattered and Godolia moving forward with an insidious plan to begin inducting Badlands children into a new Windup Pilot program, the odds have never been more stacked against the Gearbreakers. Their last hope for victory will depend on whether Eris and Sona can somehow find their way back to each other from opposite sides of a war...

Praise for Gearbreakers:

A Junior Library Guild Selection

"An absolute joyride ... Zoe Hana Mikuta is a talent to be in awe of." —Chloe Gong, New York Times-bestselling author of These Violent Delights

"Dark, fierce, thrilling, and tender, Gearbreakers will make your blood sing. ... An electric heart beats on every page of this breathlessly paced cyberpunk adventure." —Nina Varela, author of Crier's War

Okay, you’ll never guess what I’m about to say… and that’s right! I did not read GEARBREAKERS! This is the second book in a series, and wow it sure does feel like it. This book honestly reminds me a lot of the Locked Tomb series which is also about morally grey lesbians, caveat that I also did not read the Locked Tomb series. I really don’t have any idea what’s going on at any point, but jeez are the vibes INCREDIBLE. Also WOW look at that COVER. It’s sci-fi, heavy on the romance, with intense and choppy sentences which remind me kind of viscerally of my own writing style, which is interesting! It’s character-driven, which is good, because I literally do not know what is going on in the world. Four stars for vibes alone. I’ll check out GEARBREAKERS from the library.

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