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Victories Greater Than Death, by Charlie Jane Anders

bronwyn's review against another edition

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adventurous medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0

sashreads's review

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4.0

Victories Greater Than Death was such a fun surprise!
Tina's adventure to space was so thrilling and I loved every second of it! The way everyone introduced themselves with their pronouns was so cool.
I really enjoyed the way this story 'explained' how most races in space are humanoid.
The relationship between Tina and Elza was cute - a little instalove but when you are in space i don't think it matters.
The queer rep in this book was amazing! Just the representation, in general, was amazing.
Can not wait to pick up the sequel and see how Tina and her crew will figure out the next disaster.

siclarke's review against another edition

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5.0

A teen with a supportive mum, a trans love interest, and a baddie who doesn’t just kill you … he taints people’s memories of you. What more could you want?

Tina's just an ordinary teenager. Except she's actually an alien disguised as a human to protect her until she's ready. When Tina gets … erm …activated, her best friend Rachael recruits the best and brightest of Earth's teens to join them in their mission to save the universe.

This book has it all: action, adventure, found family, intersectionality, diverse characters, geek culture references. There's even a bit of romance – if you're into that kind of thing.

Creative, inventive, original. Delightful characters. A fun, fab read.

ayana's review

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful inspiring mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

book_hoarding_dragon's review

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Dnf at 68 pages

gracebug's review

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5.0

This book was amazing! I don't normally like space operas but I love this one. I would like to give all of the good characters a big hug. ❤

half2happy's review

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3.0

I wrote my review in an update and now cannot find it on mobile.

4 stars for concept and worldbuilding

2 stars for character development

3 star average

sparklefarm's review against another edition

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4.0

This was so fun. One of the blurbs calls this a "romp" and that's so accurate. Yes, there's galaxy-threatening danger but let's also have fun running around through space.

Things I loved:
- Charlie Jane Anders' writing is A+, as always
- Inclusion as a matter of fact. MORE QUEERNORM TEEN SCI FI PLEASE
- Romance that felt authentic and not forced
- Alien cultures that felt truly inventive
- Cliffhanger omg

forbearance's review

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adventurous lighthearted slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

1.5

shhhh__sam's review

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adventurous fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0