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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Yet, as a finale, Children of Scarabaeus succeeds in tying up all loose ends successfully. How to write a great review. Again and again she attaches the same descriptors to her characters: The heroine wasn’t out to kick everyone’s ass. I loved getting a closer look into the romance between Edie and Finn. Which made this book disappointing. 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 scaraabaeus Children of Scarabaeus into two books, allowing for a trilogy instead.

The ideas behind the story–corruption, greed, exploitation of the natural world, the inevitable problems of dealing with an ever growing population–are well-developed and the perfect ground for all that action.

Edie feels disillusioned, longs for freedom, and to be valued for more then just her ability. My Feelings There are moments in the story where Edie and Finn must use the children for the greater good. I wonder if she can be bribed with chocolate, or pie, or cookies?

Although it has been quite a few scarabweus since Creasy has published another novel, I retain hope that she will write another series, just as good – if not better – than this one.

And yes, I know that I focused a lot more on the negative than the positive in this review, but scarabaejs assured that a lot of what Song of Scarabaeus did well, Children of Scarabaeus continued to do well. Yeah, the first book really was a taster of their romance. And Pris was her attempt to do it right.

This review can also be found on Books as portable pieces of thought -blog. They need to find the neuro This review can also be found on Books as portable pieces of thought -blog. The planet has done an astonishing amount of evolving since the end of the first book. She made several important choices for others without their consultation. It was a humorous twist on the normal romantic tension in traditional stories.


During the project she makes some startling discoveries about what the Crib is up to, including the use of children as their new breed of cypertecks. What if she hadn’t been responsible for all the stuff Edie blamed her for? It could be personal tension, or character related drama, or high-octane action — each given an appropriate amount of time and never overstaying its welcome.

So when I started reading Children of Scarabaeus, I assumed that being the second book in the series, it could never stand up to the awesomeness of the first. At times she seemed to be hurt by Edie’s perception of her. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. They have no idea what the code does, all they are interested in is the feel of the code itself. The innocence they had, the way they approached the technology, the way they looked to Edie and Finn as parental figures.

I enjoyed the trust hurdles. It was so good.

Children of Scarabaeus (Scarabaeus, book 2) by Sara Creasy

I also liked seeing Cat again, she was a fun, interesting character that I would like to see more of, she has a lot of depth and mystery that I think would be great to explore further, if Ms.

In this novel, it goes up to astronomical levels. I hope this author scsrabaeus more because I will definitely read it. Mass Market Paperbackpages.

Unfortunately, her freedom is short-lived, as the Crib government catches up with Edie and her friends, and reclaims her as their property. They always seem more concerned with the others welfare more than their own.

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How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. They need to find the neuroxin, a kind of toxin that keeps Edie alive. And have a million other thin I was literally salivating with my need to get a hold of this book as soon as was humanly possible after finishing Sara Creasy ‘s wonderful Song of Scarabaeus.


In doing so, they created an invisible leash between Edie and Finn by installing a bomb in his head that will go off if anything happens to Edie or if she is more than meters away from him. Like the first book in this duology Song of Scarabaeusthis was a quick, fun read for me. If Edie dies, so will Finn, as the chip inside of his head tha You may also read my review here: There were a few times where I thought the story was going to go one way and this probably would have lengthened the plotbut Edie and Finn instead are steered towards their destinies.

It turns out Natessa’s push to meddle with advanced ecosystems isn’t entirely selfish. Alien in the Family.

Children of Scarabaeus

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 most of Edie’s decisions to make any sense.

Furthermore, I thought that the middle of the book was kind of messy – a lot of events happened with no real resolution, and with no understanding of how any of the characters except possibly Edie felt about the way things went xcarabaeus.

Neuroxin, distilled from the native plantlife of her homeworld, Talas. Lists with This Book.

For all the shit that these two have been through together, for all the drama and life-threatening situations that have forged a bond between them, is it asking too much to see a bit of soul?

Instead, she reminds me more of Chess Putnam from the Downside Ghosts Series – intelligent, cunning, and used for her unique talents, but ultimately still alone at the end of the day. Are they good or bad?

Nevertheless, I cannot help but wish this book were longer, if only to prolong my time with these characters, if only to add more insight into the villains, if only to paint an even deeper image of this futuristic world in my brain.