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Fukusha Model Eight (The Hikoboshi Series Book 3) Kindle Edition
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- File Size : 1847 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07CMTNMF7
- Publisher : Onigiri Press (May 18, 2018)
- Publication Date : May 18, 2018
- Print Length : 319 pages
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,987,724 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Seriously, go pick up the first book and give it a go. I don't recommend reading these out of order, so if you haven't yet read the first two, definitely do that first. I love this series. I love Yumi and Rin and I cannot wait for the next book. This one felt like the pay off to everything promised in the last book, and I am so excited to see where the author takes these characters next.
Also, this is a spin off series to her other SF series, starting with the book Removed. You don't have to read that series first to enjoy this one, but both are excellent reading and complement one another.
When Rin finds her she's ready to do drastic things to help people, to let herself heal and for life to be quiet...things have to happen first.
Read and enjoy.
The short review...
After Chaos in Kadoma Ward I wasn't really sure what to expect but my gut was telling me to just jump in... and I'm sooooo glad I did! I wasn't expecting what I found in Fukusha Model Eight and it was on a totally new level. It was the same incredible Japanese culture, corporatocracy, android filled world building. Rin was the same imperfect, perfect love interest that you hope with your whole heart will never hurt Yumi... And Yumi herself was still the empowered, smart and headstrong journalist... but this time she was in the worst of the worst of situations.
That opening about killed me!! You are taken on this roller coaster of a ride with Yumi and you feel for her every step of the way, wondering if you could handle what she does and marveling that she doesn't make more mistakes. While I'm not really a martial person I was calling for a particular character's head, well maybe a couple of heads, and couldn't help wondering how differently the story would have gone if those heads had rolled. You may see some of the twists coming but you will for sure miss some of them... Fukusha Model Eight is for sure the climax of this three book arc of the Hikoboshi series!!
I seriously enjoyed Fukusha Model Eight and the action packed, roller coaster emotional ride that it takes me on. The Hikoboshi series is one for Yumi an empowered woman to shine with vulnerability, love and her go get 'em attitude! I can't believe there is more coming in the series but I'm sure S.J. Pajonas will make it even bigger and better then this stellar book.
Cover & Title grade -> A-
I felt the way about this cover the same way I felt about the Chaos in Kadoma Ward ... It's great that it is so complimentary to the other books in the series, it gives a sense of events in the story and it doesn't rely on the classic couple on the cover. I also love that its a different color than the red and blue of the previous two books.
Why did I enjoy the Hikoboshi series so far? YUMI!! It's all the protagonist fault...
These are so crippling for Yumi and are connected the the weather and stress. I love how they brought her closer to Rin but also how they showed her vulnerable side without making her weak at all. They were really great at showing her state of mind as well...
This was an unexpected development that I felt was right in line with everything that came before for Yumi... It is the element that I am the most anxious to learn more about but I love the mental health aspect it brought to her experience.
The whole contract thing around people is quite shocking but the turn of events with Haku is even more so... You'll find out all the reasons why this totally killed it in the story!! It created all sorts of problems for poor Yumi.
-The dog, Ninjin ❤️
Such an unexpected bonus!! How can we not love a dog?! Well Ninjin is actually even more precious... At times he rivals Rin for his place in Yumi's heart and for good reason. And when there was talk of saving animal consciousness... oooh you felt as conflicted as Yumi!
Just a tiny hint at the fun and totally different direction this series takes... S.J. is NO slouch when it comes with bringing us the action packed battles to end all battles in the Hikoboshi series but this added a whole new dimension to the whole society!!
In the Hikoboshi series S.J. Pajonas treated her series like one long story (which it always was!) and it creates this lovely realistic experience like you are voyering in on real people, with the same ups and downs, highs and lows, despite this being a rather sensational sci-fi urban fantasy series. If you enjoy Japanese culture, new worlds, technology out of control, kickass empowered women with a touch of mental health struggles then Chaos in Kadoma Ward and Fukusha Model Eight is part of a series you will enjoy!