Sep 3, 2015

Girl From Above: Escape (The 1000 Revolution #2) by Pippa DaCosta - My Review

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Book 2

"There’s no quicker way to get yourself killed than trusting someone in the black." ~ Caleb.

Caleb Shepperd knows Fran has her own motives for helping him escape prison, but he’s not about to let a little thing like past betrayal stand in the way of his next paycheck. Until he’s forced to meet with the sexy and psychotic pirate, Adelina Cande. They’ve met before. When he seduced her, cleared out her credit account, and left her for dead in the black.

Caleb figures Adelina holds a grudge when she plants a bomb on his ship and demands he steal a fleet freighter for her, that is, if he ever wants to fly again. Get him drunk enough and he’ll try anything once, but this time, he has to balance his own greed, with the needs of a vengeful pirate and the scheming of his dubious second-in-command, Fran. What could possibly go wrong?

In the heart of Chitec headquarters, the synth known as #1001 enlists an eager young technician to aid in her escape. But it’s not freedom she wants. It’s revenge. The memories of a life that don’t belong to her demand she finishes what she started. She believes she killed Caleb, now she's targeting Chitec CEO Chen Hung, and not even the hopeful technician can dissuade her.

Synthetics don't make mistakes.

She thought she knew the truth.

She was wrong.

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The fast paced sexy sci-fi series continues in Girl From Above 2: Escape. Reviewers call the 1000 Revolution Series an exciting mix of Firefly, Ex_Machina, and Blade Runner. WARNING: Adult content. 18+ only.
My Review
Things had change..... the plot became less tech and more psychology thing.
And yes you can add to it some mythological staff and you got some magic flavor.

The references of 9 realms of the Norse mythology got stronger and sometimes the usage is more ironic like Pippa's use of Asgard.

Pippa's world creation is dark, devious, ruthless, lawless and paranoid. Where the Fleet’s has a feeble effort to establish control. She purposefully writes her stories in the grey area where things are morally ambiguous; good people do horrible things, and bad people do good things. In her world you must have the back of the powerfuls - Crime families, the Fenrir Nine or the Chitec cartel and others lawless identities.

The second book start with the same scene as the first one - #1001 killing of the head scientist.... and Pick from there. #1001 finds herself at the mercy of Chitec’s technicians on Janus space station. She is convinced that she succeed to kill Caleb and suddenly this revenge isn't so sweet all her in this her program is a big mess. But when a lab technician agrees to help her escape #1001 knows this is her last chance to make her father, Chen Hung, suffer for what he did to her and she will do whatever it takes to get her revenge. But here is waiting for a very big surprise!

Caleb learned his lesson the hard way. After some new discoveries, you only can wonder about his ability for betrayal. He is a truly cynical bastard. For him the message is - trust - In the dark space you have to trust your crew. the problem is - it’s hard to tell who has your back from and who has it long enough just to stab you in it.

He is struggling to survive on an inhospitable prison planet. His second in command, Fran, may have come to his rescue but Caleb knows that she can't be trusted. His freedom came with a price - a very explosive illegal cargo that they have to take to one of the most notorious crime families in the all 9 realms. Nobody want to deal with this particular family... but he don't have many options, his credit almost none exist... and even he have a history with this particular member of this family he must take it. He can only hope that he can charm her enough to cooperate.

And he must charm her... he think that some character strikes of her will allow him the treat. You see - even though he had sex with her and then rob her and left her on nonfunctional ship deep in space, Adelina or Ade has a really scary crazy strikes. So when her family don't allow her to be in space anymore she has some ideas of her own. and yes she still find him very attractive...

All she want from him, in return, is to her help in rescuing him from Asgard, is to abducted a fleet frigate.....and he had to agree.

So now he have on the Star-scream two very dangerous women - Ade and Flu which he now know for sure that is a fleet agent. Both of them can stick the knife in his back every moment. But he have a plan that both of them don't know about... and luckily this plan will solve all his problems include his way back to the 9 Fenrirs. A plan that involve his brother.

The only thing that he wasn't ready for is the appearance of #1001 back into his life. The same we can say for #1001 herself.

And now for some more amusements - you now that this is not the first book of Pippa that I red and reviewed so of course I had to find some ideas that she play with again.

I mean to the "City of Fae" - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... and here are the 4 major ones:


1. The character of #1001 is similar to the character of Alina - both of them start from nothing.... the appear in the plot totally mature and without childhood. #1001 - is a synth build by science and tech and the Alina is build with magic. Both of them getting an order to kill which they didn't fulfill, both of them grew into their awareness of while while the plot still running.

2. #1001 or Harley father share similarities to the fairy queen. Both of them create a Golem....and their Golem don't obey there order. both of them order their Golem to kill and it turn that their Golem instead of killing helping the person that they sent to kill. Both of them are using something of their own.... the queen use her essence and Harley's father use his daughter.

They are also share the villain plan to conquer the world and they don't have ant remorse about the means or how to do it....everything is just a tool for them (or as Harley's father said an asset)

3. The fleet and the Fae authority (FA) - suppose to represent the authority that protect the weeks....but both are week and corrupt. In the two stories they were bought by the Archie-vilians.

4. Very intelligent and very Anti heroes - Caleb and Reign share some treats. Both of them where very important soldiers in the army of the Archie-vilian and both of them turn against them. Both of them turn to be such a big problem that had to be eliminated.

Anyway can't wait to the Girl From Above: Trapped (The 1000 Revolution, #3) and City of Fae #2. 
See my review for the first book

About the Author
 Born in Tonbridge, Kent in 1979, Pippa's--- "Wait a second. Let's cut to the chase. I write kick-ass urban fantasy & sci-fi novels with conflicted characters, breathless action, and no-holds-barred dialogue. My books may not leave you feeling all fluffy and warm inside, but they will excite you. There will be plot-twists, angst, probably a few dead bodies, and very likely your favorite character will turn out to be the bad guy. Don't say I didn't warn you..."

www.pippadacosta.com
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