Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday No. 24: Rebel Seoul, by Axie Oh

Welcome to "Can't Wait Wednesday"!
This is a weekly event hosted by
Tressa @ Wishful Endings, and inspired by "Waiting On Wednesday", which used to be hosted by
 Jill @ Breaking the Spine.

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As in the previous meme, this one showcases future releases  we book  bloggers 
are eagerly anticipating!!
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Here's my choice for this week!

 Rebel Seoul
Axie Oh
Hardcover,  432 pages
Tu Books
September 15, 2017   
Diverse Reads, Science Fiction, 
Young Adult Fiction

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 supersoldier 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.

Why I can't wait for this one!

The play on words in this title was what caught my attention first, although I also liked the cover. Then I read the synopsis, and got hooked right away! Not only is it an EXCITING story, but also, it's SF, as well as a diverse read. I've been meaning to read more of these two types of fiction, as well as, of course, more YA!! So this book is right up my alley! Besides, I've never read any SF with Korean characters, and I think it's about time I did!!

Axie Oh is a first-generation Korean-American, born in New York City and raised in New Jersey. She studied Korean History and Creative Writing as an undergrad at the University of California, San Diego, and holds an MFA in Writing for Young People from Lesley University. Her passions include K-pop, anime, stationery supplies, and milk tea, and she currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, with her puppy, Toro (named after Totoro).


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  1. Heh, I like the play on words too. This might be too SF for my taste, but I hope you enjoy it!

    1. Hi, Verushka!

      Yeah, I think it's GREAT!

      Aw....I was hoping you would really like it... I'm kinda surprised you don't, since you enjoyed my review of that Star Trek novel I read recently -- "The Rings of Tautee". But thanks for hoping I'll enjoy it!!

      Thanks for the honest comment, Verushka!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  2. Ah I have to be honest, this isn't my type of read :( I'm very fussy when it comes to sci fi, and I really don't like this cover either (although I guess I shouldn't be judging it by the cover, lol).
    But I hope you LOVE it when you read it, Maria!! And I do love the fact it's a diverse read!
    Have a wonderful Wednesday!! HUGS!! :) :) <3 <3
    Here's my WoW

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

    1. Hi, Amy!

      I haven't been reading much SF lately, and would really like to change that!

      As for the cover, I like it, but I don't LOVE it. Lol. You know I really GUSH over cover I consider to be GORGEOUS! It's an OK cover, I guess. :)

      Yeah, I do LOVE that it's a diverse read. I want to read more of those, too!!

      Thanks for the honest comment!! Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday, too!! HUGS BACK!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  3. I also can't wait for this book, it sounds amazing! Hopefully we both love it :) Happy reading!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

    1. Hi, Brittany!

      Oh, I'm SO glad you love this book, too!! It DOES sound amazing!! I think we'll both enjoy it!!

      Thanks for commenting!! Happy reading to you, too!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  4. Replies
    1. Hi, Stephanie!

      Oh, I'm so glad you like this book! :)

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  5. I just recently saw this, looking forward to reading it! Great pick!
    Check out my Wednesday Post

    1. Hi, Lisa!

      I'm so glad you like this one, too!! :)

      Thanks for the compliment and comment!! <3 :)

  6. Ooh this one's new to me! I like the South Korean setting and the dystopian, Pacific Rim- ish sound of it. Looks very exciting and yay for some SF diversity.

    1. Hi, Greg!

      Glad you like this one, too!! I like it for all the reasons you mention!

      I think we'll both enjoy this novel!!

      Thanks for the nice comment back!! <3 :)

  7. Hi, María! How are you doing?

    The cover didn't catch my attention this time BUT after reading the synopsis I can say that the argument won my interest. Although I don't usually read SF, I love dystopias so it will definitely be on my TBR :)

    It's always a pleasure to visit you <3

    Take care, XOXO

    1. Hi, Mailén!

      Yeah, this is not a cover I'm ecstatic about, either. Lol. The plot, though, is AWESOME!! So glad you agree!!

      I LOVE SF!! Of course, dystopias are frequently included within this genre, and I love them, too! It's GREAT that you're adding this one to your TBR!! :) :)

      It's always a pleasure for me to read your comments!! <3

      You take care, as well!! Thanks for dropping by and leaving such a nice comment!! XOXOXOXOXO!!!

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    I gave your blog a follow, and I would truly appreciate it if you could check out my book reviews blog located at and possibly give it a follow as well! Looking forward to reading more of your reviews!

    - El

    1. Hi, El!

      Thank you so much!! I'm SO happy you love my blog!! <3 <3

      Thanks for the follow, as well!! I will definitely drop by to check out your blog, and will follow you back!!

      Looking forward to your book reviews, too!! :) :)

      Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 :)


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