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The Geomancer's Compass #2020

The Geomancer s Compass This futuristic novel has all the elements YA fiction needs to draw critical attention from reviewers and to elicit award nominations It is thematically interesting culturally diverse well written

  • Title: The Geomancer's Compass
  • Author: Melissa Hardy
  • ISBN: 9781770492929
  • Page: 494
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Geomancer's Compass By Melissa Hardy, This futuristic novel has all the elements YA fiction needs to draw critical attention from reviewers, and to elicit award nominations It is thematically interesting, culturally diverse, well written, futuristic, and very funny Set in the year 2021, this fantastic YA novel explores the tension between a young woman s future building infrastructure for Augmented Reality,This futuristic novel has all the elements YA fiction needs to draw critical attention from reviewers, and to elicit award nominations It is thematically interesting, culturally diverse, well written, futuristic, and very funny Set in the year 2021, this fantastic YA novel explores the tension between a young woman s future building infrastructure for Augmented Reality, and the commitment she makes to her dying grandmother to honour ancient Chinese magic The Geomancer s Compass imagines a world in the near future while exploring the Chinese immigrant experience and the expanding, elastic and shifting nature of reality.

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    1. The Geomancer s Compass has an interesting enough premise, namely to lift a curse from a Canadian Chinese family using an ancient device called a Geomancer s compass Unfortunately, the story doesn t do much with the premise.The protagonist, teenager Miranda is mostly unlikeable She is smart and somewhat nerdy, but mostly an annoying germaphobe who is constantly petulant and bratty She also has surprising gaps in her knowledge, particularly given her Chinese ancestry and very traditional family C [...]

    2. librarytalker 201In the year 2021, virtual reality has become the norm with people often injuring themselves while walking around in the physical world and looking at the virtual one.But that isn t really the problem for Miranda and her family Their problem is ancient.Her family is cursed by an ancestor who d been murdered and then buried somewhere very wrong Everyone in their family for the last couple generations has suffered and Miranda is believed to be the key to finding the remains of the [...]

    3. I was beginning to put two and two together curse, disgruntled ancestor, missing bones Let me get this straight your theory is that Qianfu s ghost is hounding us from an unmarked grave somewhere on the Prairies That he s the one responsible for all our problems It isn t a theory, she replied It s a fact Clearly he is buried in a place with very bad feng shui, A Ma replied And he doesn t like it one bit Science fiction with roots A family curse that has decimated the Liu family for over 100 years [...]

    4. From the get go, Geomancer s Compass soars with an energy that never lets up Set in the future, two engaging, funny, phobic ridden characters lead us on a mission to unearth the bones of a Chinese ancestor, their great uncle, whose unfortunate final resting spot, and attendant ghost, has brought curses on subsequent generations The search takes Miranda and Brian to the underground tunnels in Moose Jaw where they learn of their great uncle s part in Canada s early development and his brutal murde [...]

    5. Combine an ancient Chinese curse with modern virtual reality tech, and throw in the subjugation of Chinese workers at the turn of the century in Canada, and you get a sharp, well written fantasy sci fi book with sparkling characters, a delightful sense of whimsy, and scary bits that will make your skin crawl Miranda Liu discovers her Chinese Canadian family is cursed because an ancestor s bones lie buried incorrectly and his ghost is literally sucking the life out of them She and her ADHD cousin [...]

    6. The idea behind The Geomancer s Compass was right up my alley, an interesting blend of sci fi fantasy with historical and cultural details I greatly enjoyed how the author mixed together traditional Chinese and even a little bit of First Nations customs and beliefs, stories of the Chinese immigrant experience in Victorian Saskatchewan, and futuristic technology.In other ways, however, this novel fell a bit flat At times, the pacing of the storyline felt a little slow and tedious I found the main [...]

    7. Melissa Hardy s YA fantasy novel, The Geomancer s Compass, is a nice blend of Canadian history and Chinese mythology The short book follows two inventive Chinese Canadian cousins on a quest to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to recover something that is lost, and break the curse of bad luck that haunts their wealthy family.Miranda Liu is a brilliant computer whiz and a bundle of nervous tics At sixteen, she is on her way to making a name for herself in the world of computer generated Augmented Reality, [...]

    8. When Miranda s grandmother dies, she inherits the geomancer s compass , a mystical device that will aid her in removing the curse that has caused much strife and dysfunction within her family.Through the device of the geomancer s compass, the author examines a Chinese American family from familial expectations and traditional values, through moving into and forward to the future This well written novel shows how the relationships that Miranda develops with her cousin and deceased grandfather all [...]

    9. The year is 2021 and Miranda Liu has an internship at Canboard, that has involved her with the rapidly developing new technology of Augmented Reality all high tech and cutting edge Then she is called home to her grandmother s deathbed and receives a family heirloom, a geomancer s compass and a mission with her annoying and dyslexic cousin, Brian, find a way to lift the old curse on their Chinese Canadian family If not disaster Can they lift the curse, using the compass and old Chinese magic and [...]

    10. This was a quick enjoyable read I liked that the two teenage characters were cousins and there was no instant romance to deal with The author manages to work in some bits of Canadian history which was interesting This is the second book I ve read which dealt with the steam tunnels, I may have to go do some research I don t know if there will be a sequel, but I will check back every so often to see I d love to see what happens when they get older and what adventures the compass could lead them in [...]

    11. Lots of fun with a main that isn t the best person and begins to realize it With ghosts and Chinese traditions and a few funny bits too.I believe this is a standalone but should the author write , I d read .

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