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From the award nominated author Emma Newman comes a novel of how one secret withheld to protect humanity’s future might be its undoingRenata Ghali believed in Lee Suh Mi’s vision of a world far beyond Earth calling to humanity A planet promising to reveal the truth about our place in the cosmos untainted by overpopulation pollution and war Ren believed in that vision enough to give up everythin. 35 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum story short I loved Planetfallexcept the ending If you’ve ever enjoyed a great book that you nonetheless had serious issues with then you’d probably know what I’m feeling I’m still fantastically happy I read it though because it has an amazing premise; while it does take a while for events to unfold following along as they do was half the funThe story opens on a world far from Earth Protagonist Renata Ghali is called urgently to the colony boundary when a mysterious figure is spotted heading towards the settlement As the stranger approaches even though Ren doesn’t recognize him she sees that he bears a striking resemblance to her friend Suh Mi also known as the Pathfinder—the woman who had led their group here to this planet all those years ago to escape a polluted and over populated Earth But then than two decades have passed since they arrived here on a mission of faith and Suh Mi had entered the gargantuan alien structure they found when they made planetfall They called it God’s City and everyone knows the Pathfinder is within it now convening with a higher power in order to impart her wisdom to the colonistsSo just who is this mysterious newcomer He came alone and it is astounding to think he’s survived by himself after all this time out there in the hostile alien wilderness He’s also too young to be part of their original group to arrive on the ship to this planet The young man claims to be the grandson of Suh Mi but only Ren and the colony master Cillian “Mack” Mackenzie know why that information would be dangerous If it’s true it could mean an end to the colony’s whole way of life a life that they have spent years attempting to cultivate into their own little utopiaFirst off I love colonization sci fi I love that theme of arriving at a whole new world establishing a territory and building a new home with your blood sweat and tears I find these kinds of stories fascinating celebrating the pioneer spirit at all levels and sometimes the personal narratives of the characters can be very inspirational Planetfall on the other hand has a darker tone and it’s a very different and uniue offering in this subgenre I was compelled by the mysterious vibe the way the plot slowly revealed itself in layers often in the form of flashbacks and memories Bit by bit you can piece together a better picture of what’s really going onOne issue however was my feelings for the protagonist That’s the funny thing about me and characters; sometimes I can relate to them even when they’re wholly unlikeable Their personalities can be abrasive repulsive or completely at odds with mine but if they’re written well most of the time I manage to make a connection anyway Unfortunately this was just not the case with Renata When it came to Ren I always felt like there was a gap there I couldn’t bridge It’s not that she’s unlikeable because she has some very sympathetic ualities Yet I still had a hard time feeling anything for her but pity and I hated that Part of the reason is the way she was written and the fact that the story places a rather large focus on her mental disorder I think it’s important to explore these issues but in Ren’s case her compulsive behavior is used as a convenient plot device I could feel the author’s hand very strongly in the story thread surrounding Ren’s struggles and it only emphasized how unempowered the character was It’s possible that I’m being oversensitive about this but in any case I wasn’t entirely comfortable with itMy main issue though was the ending As I approached the final 10% of the novel I started to feel a little nervous Knowing beforehand that this was a standalone and that there had to be so much left in the story to be addressed I did wonder how the author was going to wrap everything up with so few pages left The result was unexpected to say the least It felt like someone flipped a switch on this story and scrambled all its circuits It was hard to believe I was still reading the same book It’s difficult to describe but everything following the climax felt like a string of non seuiturs the tone and style and narrative veering off in a drastically unpredictable direction Sometimes “curveballs” in a story are good but I’m still torn about this oneStill Planetfall is a book I would recommend In its finer moments the book is a thought provoking narrative about the fear of the unknown and how in times of uncertainty those around you can be a comfortor a strain I love Emma Newman’s writing style which gracefully highlights some of the darkness and heartbreak in the story Slights feelings of frustration and disappointment are still lingering from that random ending and the lack of answers but overall this was a good read

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PlanetfallA devastating secretRen continues to perpetuate the lie forming the foundation of the colony for the good of her fellow colonists despite the personal cost Then a stranger appears far too young to have been part of the first planetfall a man who bears a remarkable resemblance to Suh Mi The truth Ren has concealed since planetfall can no longer be hidden And its revelation might tear the colony apar. I am not too sure what to make of this one I only finished listening to the audio version an hour ago and I am not sure what I should even write about to be honest And I’m not sure if that is a good or a bad thing I feel a bit lostOver twenty years ago Ren and the other colonists travelled from a dying Earth to find a new planet The events that led to them finding the planet appeared as though humans were destined to travel there However Ren is harbouring some dark secrets that could undo the very existence they travelled so far to ensureI have been sitting here a bit longer now Trying to think of what to even say about this one I loved the slow build up of tension Newman slowly revealed piece after piece of the puzzle until things started to take shapeI really enjoyed Ren and her story Without spoiling anything as the story goes on you begin to see just how bad things really are and the hole just keeps getting bigger and biggerThe atmosphere at times really reminded me of the Netflix movie ‘Annihilation’ with Natalie Portman – And the book to a lesser extent even though I wasn’t a fan of the book and DNF The feeling of the city and weird things that were happening made me think of that show creepy but I couldn’t stop listeningI wasn’t too keen on the ending It was a bit of a ‘WTF just happened’ ending and although I think I kind of get where she was going – it just fell flat for me That is where my points were lost for this one It was brilliantly written and had a really interesting atmosphere I would be interested to read the next ones to see where she takes itDid I enjoy the audio versionI loved the narration I have listened to some awesome narrations by the author lately and this one was no exception Loved her voice She has narrated a few other audiobooks too according to Goodreads so she was perfect for her own oneWould I recommend PlanetfallIt won’t be for everyone but the plot and the writing were really smart and I really enjoyed the majority of it I will be interested to see what happens in subseuent books If you are a hardcore sci fi fan you are most likely to enjoy it I probably wouldn’t read it if you are a sci fi novice I purchased Planetfall at my own expense on audiblecomFor reviews check out myBlog Instagram Twitter Facebook

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summary Planetfall 100 ´ From the award nominated author Emma Newman comes a novel of how one secret withheld to protect humanity’s future might be its undoingRenata Ghali believed in Lee Suh Mi’s vision of a world far beyond Earth calling to humanity A planet promising to reveal the truth about our place in the cosmos untainted by overpopulation pollution and warG to follow Suh Mi into the unknown More than twenty two years have passed since Ren and the rest of the faithful braved the starry abyss and established a colony at the base of an enigmatic alien structure where Suh Mi has since resided alone All that time Ren has worked hard as the colony's 3 D printer engineer creating the tools necessary for human survival in an alien environment and harboring. I wasn't sure about this book at first It starts slow but then it builds and builds to this remarkable crescendo Ren is a visengineer who is the master printer on a colony But she also has a secret she shares with Mack the colony leader There is some fascinating world building here but a lot of this world is presented as fact Bold authorial choice that The ending had me breathless but it also felt rushed There is this major twist that I wanted to see fleshed out Nonetheless this is an awesome book