If you're a fan of this blog then you know I'm a big John Scalzi / OMW fan. I have already read the original trilogy so when I began to pick up Zoe's Tale, I was curious if it would add much to the story. Having read a mostly mixed bag of reviews prior to starting it, I was a little nervous that it would be the exact same story as The Last Colony except told from Zoe's perspective. I was 85% right.
But despite that, I still enjoyed this book. The reader is made aware of the behind-the-scenes doings of Zoe at the conclusion of the previous book as well as how deep the relationship between Zoe and the Obin truly is. In typical Scalzi fashion, the book is fast-paced, humorous, and written quite well. The only downside to this novel should be fairly obvious: there's not much new here. If you're a fan of varying POV telling the same story, run and get this fast (after you've read the first three of course... you'd be utterly lost without that prior knowledge). I haven't moved on to book 5 yet ("The Human Division") but I am curious if this book is vital to the whole, overarching story.
I love to read and to discuss books. My preferred genre is sci-fi but I like to read mostly anything.