Children of Scarabaeus is a science fiction novel with a touch of romance by Australian author Sara Creasy, published by Harper Voyager. Released on. Wow, once this book grabs hold of you, it doesn’t let go. I read the first book, Song of Scarabaeus, and enjoyed it, so I jumped at the opportunity. Children of Scarabaeus (Scarabaeus, book 2) by Sara Creasy – book cover, description, publication history.
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Determined to set Finn free from the leash that binds them and the grasping fingers of the Crib, Edie must decide where to place her loyalties and which devil to serve.
Children of Scarabaeus is fast-paced with the protagonists rushing from one disaster to another. It was very refreshing in a world of sci fi romance where it I enjoyed these two books for two reasons – xhildren of all, the science fiction was actually interesting.
Creasy can, at times, make me feel like an idiot! It wasn’t until halfway through, once Edie had settled into a semi-normal routine with the Crib, that I felt like things were starting to move in a more orderly fashion. But this one really showed how much they have grown closer to each other compared to the unwilling allies when they first met.
The characters and fantastic worldbuilding more than make up for it, though, and after I’d made it through those jerky childrrn pages, I was sucked right into the world once again. I really wanted to like this book as I really liked the previous book in the series. Don’t get me wrong; I like being surprised by sudden plot twists, but these weren’t really twists. Instead, we get a bare-bones picture of his childhood view spoiler [Oh gee, he had a dog!
It was nice to see her discover that not everything in the world was as she thought. This is a case where I would be really happy for more books and more adventures with Edie and Finn. The seeds were planted six years before and Haller was invaded by the planet the year before and he wants to take over the galaxy! Instead of talking to each other, both Edie and Finn kept their secrets until it was too late to cyildren anything. I do have to say though, this series is not for the light sci fi reader.
I think this book really cemented their romance and I know this is the last book in the series, I really hope there is more in the future especially about them. If they get more then two thousands meters apart, he dies, thus insuring that Edie is protected.
I also found it hard to truly care about Edie’s plight, because the book never really laid the groundwork that it needed to for scarabaaeus of Edie’s decisions to make any sense.
They need to find the neuroxin, a kind of toxin that keeps Edie alive. Recaptured and forced to cooperate – or else she will watch Finn die – Edie is shocked to discover the Crib’s new breed of cypherteck: Although we were introduced to the rough past of both Edie and Finn in Song of Scarabaeus, this installment brings forth a larger understanding of these two.
We didn’t have much opportunity to get to know Finn and Edie though. There was a time there at the end when I thought Edie was ready to give up everything. This review can also be found on Books as portable pieces of thought -blog. I love where this book went. Edie repeats her complaints from Song ad nauseum, “I’m used, I’m used, I just want to live my own life,” and we discover that no, Finn is not a mystery revealed in the sequel, he is just that friggin’ lifeless.
I heard of Song of Scarabaeus but heard it featured pretty hard scifi elements that made me wary of picking it up — although I really love scifi romance.
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As such, the emotional upheaval that Edie faces throughout multiple scenarios in this novel tore my heart, merely because she feels to very real to me. Apr 12, Laura Lulu rated it liked it Shelves: The pacing throughout the novels was superb.
Edie has to basically save the world, and using kids as a metaphor for that is a bit heavy handed to me, but the kids themselves are interesting, sympathetic characters, and that thankfully keeps them from becoming simple plot devices to evoke an emotional reaction in Edie and the reader.
And the much awaited sex scene was, no pun intended, anti-climactic. What if she hadn’t been cgildren for all the stuff Edie blamed her for?
I would’ve liked to see Netgalley Part of a Series: Edie is being forced yet again to work for the evil and controlling Natesa. I could have done without the romantic entanglements but I feel that others who like a little mush would quite happily enjoy scarabxeus sections.
I do this out of necessity, as I read Sczrabaeus of Scarabaeus and Children of Scarabaeus in succession — this resulted with the two novels becoming one consistent novel in my head. My Feelings There are moments in scaabaeus story where Edie and Finn must use the children for the greater good.
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I think Finn is one of my favorite heroes. It feels like the books cchildren scratched the surface of a bigger world, and not only because we never get to see the Fringe worlds. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
It might be a bit confusing if you haven’t: Nothing to get in the way of a plot that zips along at light speed.
You don’t learn anything new about anyone and almost immediately everyone is captured by the Crib and it’s the main heroine complaining of her situation and not doing much about it. There’s a quote from Finn that I find to be particularly appropriate, when thinking about what I wanted from this series: Feb 23, Summer rated it it was ok Shelves: The addition of the children, Pris, Galeon, Raena, and Hanna was a nice touch, but were they really necessary for the overall scheme of things?
He has his own goals, but those are undisputedly being replaced by his concern for Edie. I was anticipating this read so much that it leaped over all others in my TBR and landed on the top of my queue, and then I read it all in one day.
The supporting characters are very nicely fleshed out, from recurring character Cat to Liv Natesa, Edie’s Crib handler.
Children of Scarabaeus
I think this is supposed to demonstrate a measure of development in their relationship. Edie has honor chilfren a sense of responsibility, scaarbaeus with an almost mystical connection to Scarabaeus. It made Edie seem less like this unicorn of a person with skills no one else has. Edie lacks the physical prowess that marks the kick-ass protagonists of novels such as Kate Daniels or Mercy Thompson. It begins with their immediate recapture by Crib, and their situation is pretty much identical to the first book – the only difference is that their captors are the Crib, and their chief tormentor is Natesa a character that I have to say I truly, truly do not understand As I said before, there is room for a sequel and even in this installment, I don’t doubt that Creasy could have very easily split Children of Scarabaeus into two books, allowing for a trilogy instead.