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 QUICKIE REVIEW~
Gunslinger Girl is more Dystopian than Western…it's really a somewhat near-future USA devastated by wars and such, with a western feel or flair to it. Think Annie Oakley (Pity does a sharp-shooter show) in a Revolution (the TV show) type of setting. With plenty of intrigue and action, it sounds like this could be super cool.
Which is exactly how I felt...but, I don't know what it was exactly, because I didn't connect with the story or the characters all that much. Basically, it was okay, but it didn't blow me away. It could be a case of "it's not you, it's me, though. I have been feeling sorta reading-slump-ish lately.
☆3.5☆STARS - GRADE=B-
~BREAKDOWN OF RATINGS~
Main Characters~ 3.8/5
Secondary Characters~ 3.5/5
The Feels~ 3/5
Theme or Tone~ 3.8/5
Flow (Writing Style)~ 3.8/5
Backdrop (World Building)~ 4/5
Ending~ 3.8/5 Cliffhanger~ not really…
Book Cover~ It's cool…
Narration~ ☆4☆ -Christie Moreau, she wasn't bad…
Setting~ Cessation, Future USA
Source~ Audiobook (Library)