Mini-Review: Victories Greater Than Death by Charlie Jane Anders

Outsmart Your Enemies. Outrun the Galaxy.

Cover Art: Razaras Design: Lesley Worrell

Tina never worries about being ‘ordinary’—she doesn’t have to, since she’s known practically forever that she’s not just Tina Mains, average teenager and beloved daughter. She’s also the keeper of an interplanetary rescue beacon, and one day soon, it’s going to activate, and then her dreams of saving all the worlds and adventuring among the stars will finally be possible. Tina’s legacy, after all, is intergalactic—she is the hidden clone of a famed alien hero, left on Earth disguised as a human to give the universe another chance to defeat a terrible evil.

But when the beacon activates, it turns out that Tina’s destiny isn’t quite what she expected. Things are far more dangerous than she ever assumed. Luckily, Tina is surrounded by a crew she can trust, and her best friend Rachael, and she is still determined to save all the worlds. But first she’ll have to save herself.

Soon to be a TV series from Amazon Prime Video and Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society!

My thoughts

Wow. This is a space opera like I have never read before.

I wanted to read this book because I fell for the cover. The art was done by Razaras and the design was by Lesley Worrell. Kudos to you both. This cover would not leave my thoughts until I read the book.

Charlie Jane Anders has created a world that I don’t want to live in, but damn it is fun to read. There are some parts of Anders’ world I love such as everyone automatically introduces themselves with their pronouns. A third gender is celebrated and acknowledged. The diversity cannot be beat here. Then there is the friend code. Damn, we all need friends like these beings.

There are battles on land and in space. There is pain, injuries, betrayals, and death. You never know what Anders has on tap next. The issues are wide and complex. The debate as to what beings will accept and won’t accept. There are self-esteem issues on every level. The concept of war and what it means to all sides involved is at the forefront of Victories Greater Than Death.

I got this book from my library. I love my local library and you should check out yours too. Request LGBTQ+ books and they will stock them! #ebooksforall

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Books in the “Unstoppable Trilogy.”

Further Details:

Publisher: Tor Teen, 9781250317315, April 13th 2021

Editor: Miriam Weinberg

Narrator: Hynden Walch

Character Artwork: Ines Możdżyńska

Series: Unstoppable #1; Settings: Earth, Best Planet Ever, Kraelyo Homeglobe, Rascal Station, Second Yoth

Pages: 288

SC: Poly, Lesbian, Pan, Non-Binary, Hindi, Trans, Black, Asian, Brazilian, Non-White, Anxiety

Reading Age: 13-18 years


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