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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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User Review  - jolerie - LibraryThing

The problem with surviving was that you ended up with the ghosts of everyone you'd ever left behind riding on your shoulders. Page 219 The Drowned Cities is the second book in a series set during a ... Read full review

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User Review  - nnschiller - LibraryThing

Reading a truly impressive YA novel: Paulo Bacigalupi's The Drowned Cities. In a post environmental and civil collapse, The Atlantic seaboard south of Boston is a war zone of competing warlords and ... Read full review

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User Review  - -sunny- - LibraryThing

First of all, I wish i'd read this sooner after reading Ship Breaker, because in the back of my mind I kept looking for connections between the two stories as I read...which only annoyed me, because I ... Read full review

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User Review  - FrancescaForrest - LibraryThing

(review duplicates what I posted on LJ) I loved Paolo Bacigalupi’s Ship Breaker, the story of Nailer, a boy who works stripping ancient oil tankers in a globally warmed futureworld, whose life changes ... Read full review

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Slow start, great finish
Excellent work.

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More great dark future
Paolo Bacigalupi has done it again. He could write a dozen more books set in this energy-starved dark future of his and I would read them all. Gripping, well written, and occasionally quite thought provoking. What more could you want from a book?

Review: The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker #2)

User Review  - Westminster Library - Goodreads

This is one of the most horrifying books I've ever read; it affected me because it was true. It IS true. Not because the characters really existed, but because what happened to them is happening now ... Read full review

Review: The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker #2)

User Review  - Clouds - Goodreads

I've read 3 Bacigalupi books, and they've taken the maximum haul of 15 stars between them. Why do I love his work so much? It's hard to say. He's bleak as f#ck - but he's also quite, quite, brilliant ... Read full review

Review: The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker #2)

User Review  - Giselle at Book Nerd Canada - Goodreads

What does it mean when the one person you value most in the world is taken from you? You fight back of course. And that's what Mahlia does. Mahlia is so unbelievably stubborn. She just does what she ... Read full review

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