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Emilie and the Hollow World While running away from home for reasons that are eminently defensible Emilie s plans to stow away on the steamship Merry Bell and reach her cousin in the big city go awry landing her on the wrong s

  • Title: Emilie and the Hollow World
  • Author: Martha Wells
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  • Page: 475
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Emilie and the Hollow World By Martha Wells, While running away from home for reasons that are eminently defensible, Emilie s plans to stow away on the steamship Merry Bell and reach her cousin in the big city go awry, landing her on the wrong ship and at the beginning of a fantastic adventure.Taken under the protection of Lady Marlende, Emilie learns that the crew hopes to use the aether currents and an experimentalWhile running away from home for reasons that are eminently defensible, Emilie s plans to stow away on the steamship Merry Bell and reach her cousin in the big city go awry, landing her on the wrong ship and at the beginning of a fantastic adventure.Taken under the protection of Lady Marlende, Emilie learns that the crew hopes to use the aether currents and an experimental engine, and with the assistance of Lord Engal, journey to the interior of the planet in search of Marlende s missing father.With the ship damaged on arrival, they attempt to traverse the strange lands on their quest But when evidence points to sabotage and they encounter the treacherous Lord Ivers, along with the strange race of the sea lands, Emilie has to make some challenging decisions and take daring action if they are ever to reach the surface world again.

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    1. Serendipity, what a strange thing.Jeffery and Trudie recently reviewed an Angry Robots book Dead Harvest, an imprint of which is Strange Chemistry After finishing reading their reviews, what should pop up in my inbox but an invite from Strange Chemistry to review an ARC of Emilie and the Hollow World, which I accepted.If you are a fan of steam punk, this is a good, fast, light read that takes no risks with the formula nor sets new standards in the genre The story reminds me strongly of the memo [...]

    2. I broke my own personal rule with Emilie and the Hollow World I swore up and down to myself that I was going to pick up her Books of the Raksura, but then Emilie appeared, dangling a stand alone fantasy in front of my eyes, Do you people realize how rare those are It s like finding an elusive unicorn and I had to go for it first Unfortunately, I m not sure my gamble really paid off What I found was a delightful adventure, quite a fun example of Gaslamp fantasy, but also a heroine who acted as a [...]

    3. 4 StarsThis is a very good young adult oriented fantasy adventure that is steeped in steampunk style and in the vein of the classic adventure.This is a fantastic start to an adventure series starring a very brave and capable young heroine named Emilie Martha Wells does a great job at making her characters feel real to life They make up the typical diverse cast that one would expect in a YA novel.The story and the pacing are swift and enjoyable This is thankfully not a romance series It is a stor [...]

    4. I ve only read one of Martha Wells books before, but that was enough to make me a fan Compared to that one, City of Bones, Emilie and the Hollow World is a much simplistic story, but I still enjoyed it a lot Someone described it as a girl s own adventure story, which I think is pretty accurate The main character Emilie is resourceful I don t understand people who are criticising it saying she spends the first half of the book just following people around She runs away from home, stows on board [...]

    5. Great title Though I d be reading whatever it was called, of course.Lot of nice descriptions of the underwater world and the world itself is typically well done, but this hasn t the solidity and nuance I d been hoping for As others have said, this is much for younger readers than YA, which is only a problem because it was marketed YA Still, I enjoyed it and hope that further instalments may be stronger.

    6. Originally published at Risingshadow.I admit that I m difficult to please when it comes to young adult fantasy fiction, because most new YA fantasy books tend to be boring and full of annoying descriptions about teenage love affairs between humans and supernatural beings etc, but fortunately there are books like Emilie and the Hollow World out there Emilie and the Hollow World is one of the few recent books that have restored my faith in YA fantasy fiction.Martha Wells is an amazingly versatile [...]

    7. The good stuff Martha Wells has always excelled at worldbuilding, and the alternate reality of this book is no exception It s strongly reminiscent of H.G Wells and Jules Verne s stories obviously, since it s about a world that exists at the center of ours and I think it s not a stretch to tag it as steampunk, though the substance powering the devices of that reality is aether, not steam The story s sustained action keeps things moving it reads very much like a Victorian adventure novel And I lik [...]

    8. Really fun adventure story about a young woman, Emilie, and her attempt to stow away and escape her guardians Emilie s plan is to sneak on the ferry to Silk Harbor where her cousin runs a school for young ladies Much to Emilie s dismay she ends up on a different ship with a destination that is not at all near her cousin In fact, it is not at all near anything she has ever heard of in her life This ship is bound for the Hollow World, the inhabited core of the world, and the only way to get there [...]

    9. Original review posted on The Book SmugglersMartha Wells is one of my favourite writers I have loved her Books of the Raksura series as well as Wheel of the Infinite and, based on the strength of those books, I also plan on reading from her backlist soon Needless to say, I was very interested to read Emilie and the Hollow World, Wells first foray into YA territory.The story follows main character Emilie as she runs away from home to join her cousin in the big city, but ends stowing away on the [...]

    10. I picked this up since I enjoy middlegrade YA fiction but even because I became a Martha Wells enthusiast after reading her utterly splendid Books of the Raksura series No surprise, Wells doesn t disappoint in her first foray into youth lit though I think she s still working toward a polished voice for younger readers Still this is a worthy read if you enjoy youth fiction, or are an actual youth chronologically that is frankly we re all still 12 years old internally at some point in the day so [...]

    11. reviewstaphorosis 3 starsSixteen year old Emilie has run away from an uncle and aunt with low expectations of her Her adventure becomes much exciting than expected when she is mistaken for a thief and ends up on a sorcerous aethership headed deep into the ocean and beyond.Martha Wells seems to be struggling recently While her early books were great, later offerings have been much weaker not bad, but not up to the previous standard Sadly, Emilie and Hollow World continues the trend.Emilie is cle [...]

    12. I adored this book and ate it in one sitting Emilie is the sort of resourceful protagonist that you wish you had as a friend She gets scared when it s appropriate, then pulls herself together and does what needs doing anyway.In addition to that, Martha Wells has created a wonderful secondary world with strong steampunk elements that should appeal to anyone who likes adventure fantasy This is a swashbuckling tale that would sit nicely alongside Jules Verne, but with all the boring bits cut out It [...]

    13. This review first appeared on Readers in WonderlandINITIAL REACTION5 THINGS ABOUT EMILIE AND THE HOLLOW WORLDLet s go on a steampunk adventureHELL YEAH STEAMPUNK A genre I love and don t get to read enough EMILIE AND THE HOLLOW WORLD combines fantasy with steampunk There are air ships and pistols and interesting gadgets combined with magic and parallel worlds So many different concepts I love all together in one place I thought it was middle gradeFor some reason I was under the impression that E [...]

    14. My dad really enjoyed the Journey to the Center of the Earth film starring James Mason and Pat Boone so I watched it many MANY times as a child I liked it the idea of tunneling underground and finding a fantastical world, dangerous creatures, and lots of adventure I just had one problem with it.There was no girl character my age.Blah, blah, social norms of the time, scandal, ruined future, blah, blah I didn t care.I largely still don t.As I read Wells Emilie the Hollow World, I felt like my chil [...]

    15. Prolific fantasy author Martha Wells ventures into young adult territory with EMILIE THE HOLLOW WORLD, a steampunk adventure inspired by Jules Verne s JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH When Emilie runs away from home, she ends up having to stow aboard a different ship one headed to the world inside the world to save Lady Marlende s father.Lady Marelende s father is an inventor and explorer, but he s fallen afoul of another scientific minded lord who wants to be the first to journey to the hollo [...]

    16. Fantastic old fashioned adventure Emilie, unloved and maligned by her aunt and uncle, resolves to run away and seek employment at her cousin s school for girls When she runs short of funds for the journey, she tries to stow away on a ship Instead, she finds herself on a ship with a destination outside the realm of the everyday.Reminiscent of Verne, this adventure has danger, excitement, explorers, scientists, pirates, saboteurs, monsters, magic, airships, submersibles, and a plucky young girl as [...]

    17. So, I ll just get the obvious out of the way first A novel set in the interior of the Earth will inevitably invoke comparisons with Jules Verne s Journey to the Centre of the Earth Having read Verne s book I can sum up what they have in common pretty fast They are both set in the interior of the Earth That s it really, Although I must admit that loving Journey to the Centre of the Earth when I read it made me want to read this book, they are two totally different stories Not that invoking Verne [...]

    18. See this review and others like it at BadassBookReviews Emilie and the Hollow World by Martha Wells was a fast paced adventure full of rolicking fun and fantastical characters The small steampunk influences were nicely integrated and the writing flowed quickly and crisply Though I do feel this story is geared for the middle grade to younger YA audience, I think it has enough mystery and intrigue, coupled with a plucky heroine, to satisfy older readers.Emilie has decided to run away from her uncl [...]

    19. Starting with the cover, I think it was really interesting since it highly depicts what the book is ll about Through the design, I knew that there will be a whole lot of an adventure even if I have not read the book It is a great cover with an old vibe to it.To be honest, it is the first steam punk novel I have ever encountered I have never in my life read that genre and it was quite a breath of fresh air to be opened to a new one, new land, a new world If you are a fan of such, it would be defi [...]

    20. I like to call this book Steam punk for beginners I love the way that Ms Wells has taken the genre and make it palatable for younger readers This book will definitely be on my to buy list for the children of my friends and family.We are introduced to Emilie, a fantastic strong heroine who is loyal and bright and a wonderful role model for young readers, boy and girl alike Emilie is attempting to gain passage on the steamship Merry Bell in order to reach her cousin in another city and escape the [...]

    21. I loved following along on Emilie s adventures In many ways, she is the archetypical Plucky Young Girl, but she is refreshingly human and fallible, and she has a great knack for picking her mentors Her world and adventures lead her to find lots of women who can lead her to her best self without being dictatorial about what kind of best self she wants to be performing.The worldbuilding is as magical as Wells always manages, although sketched in than for her adult books, mostly because there is s [...]

    22. While I enjoyed this, it didn t knock my socks off I ve been a long time fan of Martha Wells but compared to her earlier, adult fantasies, Emilie left me hollow On the plus side it s a quick read, with a resourceful and resilient young heroine I liked the idea of a story revolving around exploration and meeting other cultures, but to me, everything was a little bit shallow None of the main characters were deeply drawn although to give Wells credit they did seem like distinct people, but as a rea [...]

    23. Wells wrote an updated adventure akin to Journey to the Center of the Earth by J Vernes, with a girl as heroine A fun read Lots of action and dialogue kept the story moving Interesting aliens, both personal and some quite bizzare, spiced the story up Lessons on friendship and family were woven into Emilie s adventure A particularly great read for middle schoolers.Emily accidentally stows away on a ship The ship is bound on a journey into the aether winds to the center or hollows of the world Emi [...]

    24. Book Review Giveaway It may be April Fools Day but we re not fooling when we tell you that we ve got a great giveaway for you Emilie the Hollow World by Martha Wells is a steampunk sci fi fantasy adventure novel aimed at YA readers but, since I quickly forgot that our heroine is a teen, I think readers of all ages will enjoy this one This is another novel that would do Jules Verne proud that s two in two weeks If this sounds interesting then read on Emilie is a heroine you re going to love And o [...]

    25. What I like most about Martha Wells is her ability to make enticing worlds to explore and she treats us to a feast here, a steampunk world with a hollow core, an inner sun, and just enough adventurous philosophers engineers to get us there back It s very reminiscent of Jules Verne and HG Wells, and has an episodic feel that gives me an authentically Victorian vibe The book is written for the younger end of the YA spectrum, it s fun fast read, and though I did wish it could be a little deeper I t [...]

    26. This was a fun and wonderfully adventurous ride through a world that will absolutely remind you of the adventures in the Jules Verne state of mind With marvelous steampunk inventions, brilliantly described worlds and different people I liked Emilie s determination and courage and cheered as she embarked on her journey, escaping her jerk of an uncle I also liked watching her discover new peoples and new worlds and how she just absorbed it all and took it in stride Wonderful beginning to a new ser [...]

    27. I read 50% of this and couldn t take it any longer so I took a break from it and now I don t want to read it any The premise is interesting but Emilie has the role of the observer or she does as far as I have read it and I like my main characters as I have been led to believe that is who Emilie is to actually take part in the narrative This just is not for me Don t let that stop you though.

    28. Emilie and the Hollow World is a delightful book about a young girl s journey to the center of the earth I loved how the steampunk elements were incorporated into the narrative The story picked up for me once Emilie and her friends reached the Hollow World Lots of fantastic monsters and stuff.This is a fun little read and would be appropriate for middle grades and up.Thank you to Angry Robot books for a review copy of this book.

    29. A nice little YA book in the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs but without the bikini clad cave women and dinosaurs The plucky young girl is an enjoyable character along with Well s nack at creating alien humanoid cultures with which to interact.

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