Zoe’s Tale, by John Scalzi (5 July — 6 July)

I didn’t intend to re-read this book so soon… but as mentioned in my last post, I was on vacation and ran out of books! I had brought this book just for Scott to read, which he did and of course he loved it, but when our plane got held up in a taxi line in Atlanta, I “resigned” myself to reading it.

In case you don’t remember, I read this book in December and enjoyed it enough to go back to the beginning of the series and read the other three. Then, when I got to The Last Colony, I thought it might have been better to have read this one last. Well, now that I’ve read it both first and last, as it were, I would definitely say it’s better read last. It certainly stands alone and is awesome at it, but it makes infinitely more sense having read the first three books. Especially I would recommend reading The Last Colony and Zoe’s Tale in quick succession, because the story is so much fuller that way.

Also, I cried again, at the same two points in the story, so either I have overactive tear ducts or Scalzi is a damn fine writer. Possibly both.

Rating: 8/10, again, because it’s still excellent!
(Summer Lovin’ Challenge)

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