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Gearbreakers Hardcover – June 29 2021
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Two girls on opposite sides of a war discover they're fighting for a common purpose―and falling for each other―in Zoe Hana Mikuta's high-octane debut Gearbreakers, perfect for fans of Pacific Rim, Pierce Brown's Red Rising Saga, and Marie Lu's Legend series.
We went past praying to deities and started to build them instead...
The shadow of Godolia's tyrannical rule is spreading, aided by their giant mechanized weapons known as Windups. War and oppression are everyday constants for the people of the Badlands, who live under the thumb of their cruel Godolia overlords.
Eris Shindanai is a Gearbreaker, a brash young rebel who specializes in taking down Windups from the inside. When one of her missions goes awry and she finds herself in a Godolia prison, Eris meets Sona Steelcrest, a cybernetically enhanced Windup pilot. At first Eris sees Sona as her mortal enemy, but Sona has a secret: She has intentionally infiltrated the Windup program to destroy Godolia from within.
As the clock ticks down to their deadliest mission yet, a direct attack to end Godolia's reign once and for all, Eris and Sona grow closer―as comrades, friends, and perhaps something more...
Praise for Gearbreakers:
"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." ―Nina Varela, author of Crier's War
Praise for Gearbreakers:
"An absolute joyride of a story set in a vivid, arresting world. Gearbreakers is sci-fi at its very finest, combining the grandeur of mecha fighting machines with the intimacy of (splendidly feral) found family. 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. Set in a ruthless, vividly imagined world against the scope of gods and sword-fighting mechas and a crushing war, Zoe Hana Mikuta deftly balances the brutal with the hopeful. An electric heart beats on every page of this breathlessly paced cyberpunk adventure." ―Nina Varela, author of Crier's War
"An intense sci-fi adventure with heart, hard choices, and found family ... Delivered through propulsive prose and immersive worldbuilding, Gearbreakers is twisty, ominous, and high-octane. ... Glitteringly cinematic." ―Tor.com
"Even more entertaining than a big summer blockbuster." ―PopSugar
"A brutal and commanding debut ... Mikuta has delivered an extraordinary novel that perfectly balances high-octane action with intimate character development and tender hope." ―Vulture
"Zoe Hana Mikuta’s Gearbreakers will ruin your life and I mean that in the best way possible. ... Will blow your mind." ―Culturess
"Like Pacific Rim, Gearbreakers brings a sense of the poetic to the action-driven proceedings. In the case of Pacific Rim, the poetry was in the visuals, while in Gearbreakers, it manifests in the musicality of the language. Debut author Zoe Hana Mikuta has a way with words, and it will be exciting to see how her voice develops over time." ―NPR
"Frantic, bordering on chaotic, fight scenes deftly convey the world’s reality, wherein second-guessing guarantees death. ... Quippy exchanges among the inclusive cast bring a levity that balances their grim realities, and the cliffhanger ending of this action-packed series starter suggests that a deeper political conspiracy will unfold in the sequel." ―Publishers Weekly
About the Author
- Publisher : Feiwel & Friends (June 29 2021)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1250269504
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250269508
- Item weight : 300 g
- Dimensions : 16.05 x 3.62 x 22.25 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #149,041 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Enter the Gearbreakers, which are brave individuals that take on these mechanized weapons by taking them down from the inside. I have to give props to them because this would be such a dangerous job where your life would be on the line daily.
I definitely got Hunger Games vibes during this book with a mix of Divergent/Red Rising. The book focuses on fighting back for what you believe in and doing everything you can to break the normal ways of how society currently works.
There is also a sapphic relationship in here which I was rooting for from the very beginning! You will feel pain, love, longing, fury and so many other emotions if you decide to read this book.
I would recommend this book for lovers of Pacific Rim or any of the books mentioned above. You will not be disappointed!
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 16, 2022
Eris, Sona, and the other female characters are strong young women who make choices with intention, unlike many female characters in other YA novels that seem to be just going with the circumstances. Plop Eris or Sona in any other world and they would still be fighting to change it for the better.
The action scenes are intense! I know a movie is being proposed and I hope it can do the writing justice because I felt like I was tumbling inside the mechas as I was reading.
Gearbreakers is a great binge-worthy book. You have to use the beginning of the book to breath and take in all the sights like you do on a roller coaster while it climbs the starting ramp because after that, it’s a heart pounding thrilling ride.
I am so so looking forward to book 2 next year!!!!!! I have the audible version of Gearbreakers #1 on preorder too.