Gunslinger Girl

Gunslinger Girl

James Patterson presents a bold new heroine?a cross between Katniss Everdeen and Annie Oakley: Serendipity Jones, the fastest sharpshooter in tomorrow's West. Seventeen-year-old Serendipity "Pity" Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six shooters and perfect aim. She's been offered a life of fame and fortune in Cessation, a glittering city where lawlessnes James Patterson presents a bold new heroine?a cross between Katniss Everdeen and Annie Oakley: Serendipity Jones,...

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Title:Gunslinger Girl
Author:Lyndsay Ely
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Gunslinger Girl
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:422 pages pages

Gunslinger Girl Reviews

  • BrocheAroe
    May 25, 2017
    As much as I'd like to say I don't judge a book by its cover, sometimes I do pick one up solely because the cover calls to me. Isn't this cover intriguing? I want to be her. So I picked it up and read her in almost one sitting (darn that work shift getting in the way), and now I can't ...
  • Cindy
    Jun 17, 2017
    If Louis L'Amour wrote MOULIN ROUGE and set it in the Capitol of Panem... you'd have GUNSLINGER GIRL. (Okay, so I've actually never *read* a Louis L'Amour book?I know, Mom, don't hate me?but he was the most notable Western writer I could think of.) I can honestly say I've never rea...
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    Jan 15, 2018
    Well... I've got a bit to say here. Some of it will refer specifically to this edition, that is the audio. Other things will be general comments. I liked the idea behind this book . I'm a fan of "weird westerns", "science fiction westerns" etc. and frankly they are either way too few o...
  • M.K. England
    Jul 13, 2017
    A futuristic wild west? YES PLEASE. Gunslinger Girl had me hooked right from the start with characters I could hear so clearly and a world both dazzling and dark in equal measure. There's a heroine you can empathize with, a light romance you can honestly root for, and a setting so comp...
  • James Patterson
    Mar 14, 2018
    A girl who can draw a pistol faster than any man. A United States devastated by a Second Civil War. A decadent city teeming with vice and a particular kind of virtue. Lyndsay Ely imagines a new West where gunslinger Serendipity "Pity" Jones seeks her fortune. And you won't be able to ...
  • Erin Bowman
    Jun 02, 2017
    My official blurb: Equal parts futuristic dystopia and gritty western, GUNSLINGER GIRL is genre-bending at its finest. Much like the theater in which her sharpshooting heroine performs, Ely's debut dazzles and stuns. ...
  • Latoya
    Mar 14, 2018
    This was an okay read. Pity's tired of her life in the commune and wants nothing more than to escape from her abusive father. He's decided to trade her to another commune because she's fertile and they are short on women that can bear children. Pity's determined that won't be her life ...
  • Suzanne
    Jun 22, 2018
    An okay read but Pity was a bit obnoxious and slow on the uptake so to speak. The ending was a bit unsatisfactory. I did enjoy the emerging relationship between Pity and Max the most out of everything that happens in this book but honestly the book was like a slow movie; where you are ...
  • Katerina
    Dec 26, 2017
    ?Welcome to Cessation, Serendipity Jones. The last place on the continent where you can do whatever the hell you want.? I didn't know Gunslinger Girl existed before the day it arrived on my doorstep. I didn't know what to expect, only what the cover and the blurb suggested: an ...
  • Kerri
    Jun 06, 2017
    Fans of WESTWORLD will devour this and beg for more! Dark as a dystopian future and wild as the old West, this is a debut to keep in your sights. ...
  • Aneta Bak
    Jul 04, 2017
    Gunslinger Girl was a powerful book set in a dystopian western society. It was so creative and unique, I loved every minute of it. Pity can't wait for the day she can escape the commune. After her mother's death, Pity has lived a life of being told what to do by her father. When her...
  • Shae McDaniel
    May 26, 2017
    It is entirely possible that the story improves past page 76, but I just can't stick it out. This book reads like bargain basement YA from 2007. It does nothing new. It takes the standard dystopian tropes, adds some Western "flavoring," and calls it a day. You have a horrifically misog...
  • Kelley
    Jan 28, 2018
    4/5 Stars Gunslinger Girl by Lindsay Ely is an alternate history about a strong-willed girl named Serendipity ?Pity? Jones; who is an amazing shot and learned everything she knows from her mother. Since the second Civil War things never really returned to the way life was bef...
  • ☽☆Jean☠BookRampage☆☾
    Sep 11, 2017
    GIVE ME A SEQUEL NOW! Given this books ending, I can totally see one in the future. But if not, break my heart why don't you? I need to get my thoughts in order but I will say now that was an incredible debut novel. ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    May 06, 2018
    I'm sorry, I got nuthin' Mel ??? ...
  • Ashley Speakman
    Aug 07, 2017
    This book is very different from any book I've ever read. It is set in a futuristic Wild West. I was hooked from the first page. Here was a girl who called herself Pity. Her life was terrible. She and her BFF Finn attempt to escape to a big city and out of the confines of Pity's abusiv...
  • Eileen (BookCatPin)
    Jan 09, 2017
    It's been awhile since my last dystopian read so it was a pleasant surprise to find Gunslinger Girl featured a dystopian world. One that at times I felt was unique but other times was a bit trope-y. The backdrop of Gunslinger Girl probably shouldn't have come as a surprise given the...
  • Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
    Apr 21, 2018
    4.5 stars... Not exactly what I was expecting but very good nonetheless. I had this mental image of a more traditional western setting but this world is more lawless than western and set in a futuristic time period- parts of it kind of reminded me of Mad Max Fury Road. All-in-all it...
  • Justin Turczak
    Jul 24, 2017
    Finished gunslinger girl and wasn't as western book Ssi thought and not as dystopian either that it hints to. It's more of circus book if sorts and trying to decide from what is right and wrong. Overall of book is ehh but it's ending gets better. 3.5-4ish stars/5. ...
  • Cori Reed
    Sep 13, 2017
    4.5 Stars! Gunslinger Girl is part Western, part Dystopian, and a hell of a lot of fun. I really enjoyed exploring the lawlessness of Cessation and the intricate workings of how politics were working. There were definitely some twists and turns when it came to who was crossing who a...
  • Derek Milman
    Aug 18, 2017
    A bright, daring, wonderful adventure. Neon dusty shades of Mad Max, Westworld, Firefly, and Cormac McCarthy. A fearless heroine who packs heat--and a whole lot of smarts. A unique take on a dystopian world, with crooked, complex, crackerjack characters. This whole novel just spits and...
  • Candace Robinson
    Dec 14, 2017
    I was confused by this one. Not to say it wasn?t good, it just wasn?t for me. From the cover, the title, the blurb, and even the beginning ... I thought I was going to get something very the Quick and the Dead like, except set in the future. Instead it was a hodgepodge of things, ...
  • Holly (Holly Hearts Books)
    Jun 20, 2018
    The only thing ?Wild West? and ?Western? about this book is the fact the main character wields 2 revolvers. Other than that, I got nothin?.. ...
  • Grace
    Feb 21, 2018
    NOTE: I was sent this book in exchange for an honest review by Date a Book/Hachette Books Australia. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. Spoiler-Free Review is up on my channel: https://youtu.be/qrBlK57eSyo OH MY! This debut western/dystopian was really good and it...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    Mar 25, 2018
    PS this book awesome. Excited to chat with the author this month. Such a fun dystopian and the ending made much more sense to me the second time around. ...
  • Nicole Alycia
    Mar 27, 2018
    My first ever western. It was good but not great. Pity wasn?t my favorite character. I thought she was overly trusting and slightly naive but that made her seem more normal. The setting was cool, the wild mixed with the west. Pity?s talent as a sharpshooter wasn?t really displa...
  • YA Wednesdays
    Feb 18, 2018
    This wasn't for me. Not at all. I thought that by cover and title, this would be about a gunslinging girl in the wild west. Just look at the cover. This is what they're selling you as a reader. While the beginning did feel like we were in an alternative wild west, 85% of the novel took...
  • Alaina Meserole
    Mar 11, 2018
    OMG SO GOOD! Gunslinger Girl is about Seredipity, aka Pity, Jones. She is the best sharpshooter ever. Okay, maybe not like ever ever.. but she's pretty bad ass. I really enjoyed her character throughout the book. The way she viewed this world and theater was just mind blowing. Nothi...
  • Just Reading Everything
    Jun 11, 2017
    A brilliant, expertly-written Western YA that includes incredible world building, a strong-as-hell, kickass female character, a sweet romance, and an action-packed plot! This debut is simply stunning ? and hard to put down! ...
  • Darque  Dreamer
    Aug 17, 2017
    Fast paced and riveting, Gunslinger Girl is sure to thrill you! Praise goes to Lyndsay Ely for creating a world where the wild west meets a dystopian future. This story has adventure, danger, and a bold heroine you won?t soon forget! The Plot: Serendipity wants nothing more than t...