Waiting on Wednesday | #40


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

Rebel Seoul by Axie Ho

Rebel Seoul

It will be released on September 15, 2017, by Tu Books. 

I am so excited for this book. It sounds awesome. It has Korean Main Character and is #ownvoices. I don’t think I read a Sci-Fi YA novel that features Korean characters. Bring it on. It brings that Pacific Rim vibe when I read the synopsis (it says so on the synopsis – haha). Can’t wait to read the novel. It’s her debut novel. So curious to see the world that is being built in the novel. 

I love the cover, especially with the typography and the background. Even though with the big red typography, you atomically got your eyes on the character on the cover. Love it. It screams Sci-Fi.

After a great war, the East Pacific is in ruins. In brutal Neo Seoul, where status comes from success in combat, ex-gang member Lee Jaewon is a talented pilot rising in the ranks of the academy. Abandoned as a kid in the slums of Old Seoul by his rebel father, Jaewon desires only to escape his past and prove himself a loyal soldier of the Neo State.

When Jaewon is recruited into the most lucrative weapons development division in Neo Seoul, he is eager to claim his best shot at military glory. But the mission becomes more complicated when he meets Tera, a test subject in the government’s super soldier project. Tera was trained for one purpose: to pilot one of the lethal God Machines, massive robots for a never-ending war.

With secret orders to report on Tera, Jaewon becomes Tera’s partner, earning her reluctant respect. But as respect turns to love, Jaewon begins to question his loyalty to an oppressive regime that creates weapons out of humans. As the project prepares to go public amidst rumors of a rebellion, Jaewon must decide where he stands — as a soldier of the Neo State, or a rebel of the people.

Pacific Rim meets Korean action dramas in this mind-blowing, New Visions Award-winning science fiction debut.


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