Author: Lyndsay Ely
Published: January 2, 2018
Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 4 stars
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 lawlessness is a way of life. But the price she pays for her freedom may be too great….
In this extraordinary debut from Lyndsay Ely, the West is once again wild after a Second Civil War fractures the U.S. into a broken, dangerous land. Pity’s struggle against the dark and twisted underbelly of a corrupt city will haunt you long after the final bullet is shot.
I really liked this book! It was a new take on the classic western with a kick ass heroine! Pity was a relatively strong protagonist who was likeable and relatable. The only reason that I’m giving this book 4 stars instead of 5, is because Pity does falter at times. Unfortunately, in trying to stay true to her conscience, which I acknowledge, she appears weak. It certainly doesn’t help that she’s unreasonably hard on herself. But overall, I liked Pity a lot.
This is stand alone that could have easily been stretched into a series and there’s a part of me that wishes Ely had stretched it out. There were times that the story felt rushed and like all the info was smushed in. The story was interesting and unique and with a good twist. I loved the feel of Cessation! I really felt like I was walking into a town very much like Tombstone or Dodge.
The Casimir was an unorthodox and dangerous haven in the middle of a more dangerous world. This is another book that focuses on the gray in between the black and white of life. And I would like to formally request a book about Siena Bond! If Serendipity is a bad ass, then Bond is a BEAST! Seriously, I would buy that book! I would absolutely recommend this book to high school girls. There are a couple adult scenes, but they aren’t graphic at all so I think Gunslinger Girl is safe for high schoolers.
And I have to talk about the cover! I honestly bought this book, mainly because of the cover!! Its gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!! A very good book!