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THE DROWNED CITIES

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

In the visceral and deeply affecting companion to the Printz Award-winning Ship Breaker, Bacigalupi returns to a dark, war-torn dystopian future in which severe climatic change and years of political upheaval have left the United States a bloodied and ravaged landscape.Bands of child soldiers roam from village to village, raping, pillaging and brutally murdering, all in the name of endless civil ... Read full review

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The Drowned Cities

User Review  - Staff - Book Verdict

There is a black pool of mad at the center of Bacigalupi's companion to the 2011 Printz Award- winning Ship Breakerómad at the unacknowledged impact of climate change, the exploitation of children ... Read full review

Review: The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker #2)

User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

Posted at Shelf Inflicted Being unemployed can be nice. It's been a long time since I've been able to read a book all the way through, barely stopping for meals or a drink. Since this was such a page ... Read full review

Review: The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker #2)

User Review  - Summer Rosswog - Goodreads

Okay, I am a fan! I should be reviewing strictly as a library professional, but since reading "Ship Breaker," I have been looking forward to Bacigalupi's next YA novel. "The Drowned Cities" does not ... Read full review

Review: The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker #2)

User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

Actual rating: 4.5 stars. The physical world is oppressively present in Bacigalupi's fiction, as it is in Margaret Atwood's dystopian novels (Oryx and Crake; The Year of the Flood): a world changed ... Read full review

Review: The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker #2)

User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

While reading Paolo Bacigalupi's The Drowned Cities, I found myself wondering whether a young adult SFF novel can discuss child soldiers. I've seen young adult authors tackle emotionally charged ... Read full review

Review: The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker #2)

User Review  - Krista Stevens - Goodreads

War is hell - in case you didn't know - even in the future in a dystopian world - especially when it's fought by children who are pawns of the few surviving adults. It took me a bit to find my ... Read full review

Review: The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker #2)

User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

Set in the same fallen world as "Ship Breakers", this book follows the story of Mahlia, a young girl left to survive on her own after the Chinese peacekeepers abandon their efforts to stop the ... Read full review

Review: The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker #2)

User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

I was a little saddened after finishing Wind Up Girl and discovering that the Bacigalupi's next book was going to be a young adult. I find this an annoying trend of authors of complex, adult, and ... Read full review

Review: The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker #2)

User Review  - BAYA Librarian - Goodreads

The Drowned Cities is a worthy companion to Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker; however, where Ship Breaker is full of hope, The Drowned Cities is a harder, harsher story. The Drowned Cities is a dystopian ... Read full review

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