Review: Gunslinger Girl

Title: Gunslinger Girl

Author: Lyndsay Ely

Date of Publication: January 2nd, 2018

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Goodreads Summary:

Seventeen-year-old Serendipity “Pity” Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six shooters and perfect aim. She’s been offered a life of fame and fortune in Cessation, a glittering city where lawlessness is a way of life. But the price she pays for her freedom may be too great….
In this extraordinary debut from Lyndsay Ely, the West is once again wild after a Second Civil War fractures the U.S. into a broken, dangerous land. Pity’s struggle against the dark and twisted underbelly of a corrupt city will haunt you long after the final bullet is shot.

My Review:

When I received this in the mail from the publisher, I was like heck yeah! I was hoping for a little Quick and the Dead mixed with something new. Instead, I ended up thoroughly confused.

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I’m not sure why the cover, title, description, and first chapters make it seem like a western set in the future. The only western stuff was the beginning, then we got to stuff outside Pity’s town, section or whatever it was and there were motorcycles, etc.

So I’m not sure if this was supposed to be a western, Hunger Games, or Caraval, but it was a mixture of all of that—too much in fact. The romance stuff was weird. I really liked Max, but he felt like a baby at times instead of just speak up to the girl! Pity made some dumb choices. Also, the name Pity really really bugged me for some reason. Since, it’s told in third person the name just came up too often, and it would have read better with her full name, Serendipity.

The writing was fine, but this story just wasn’t for me sadly, but I’m sure a lot of people will find it pretty cool and interesting.

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5 thoughts on “Review: Gunslinger Girl

  1. I liked the futuristic Western theme it had going on. It made it stand apart from some of the other YA Westerns that have come out in the past couple years. But I can see how not everyone would enjoy it. And yes, Pity’s name did sometimes feel annoying.

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