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Publisher's Summary

Two girls on opposite sides of a war discover they're fighting for a common purpose - and falling for each other - in Zoe Hana Mikuta's high-octane debut Gearbreakers, perfect for fans of Pacific Rim, Pierce Brown's Red Rising Saga, and Marie Lu's Legend series.

We went past praying to deities and started to build them instead....

The shadow of Godolia's tyrannical rule is spreading, aided by their giant mechanized weapons known as Windups. War and oppression are everyday constants for the people of the Badlands, who live under the thumb of their cruel Godolia overlords. 

Eris Shindanai is a Gearbreaker, a brash young rebel who specializes in taking down Windups from the inside. When one of her missions goes awry and she finds herself in a Godolia prison, Eris meets Sona Steelcrest, a cybernetically enhanced Windup pilot. At first, Eris sees Sona as her mortal enemy, but Sona has a secret: She has intentionally infiltrated the Windup program to destroy Godolia from within. 

As the clock ticks down to their deadliest mission yet, a direct attack to end Godolia's reign once and for all, Eris and Sona grow closer - as comrades, friends, and perhaps something more....

Praise for Gearbreakers:

"An absolute joyride of a story set in a vivid, arresting world. Gearbreakers is sci-fi at its very finest, combining the grandeur of mecha fighting machines with the intimacy of (splendidly feral) found family. Zoe Hana Mikuta is a talent to be in awe of." (Chloe Gong, New York Times best-selling author of These Violent Delights)

©2021 Zoe Hana Mikuta (P)2021 Recorded Books

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-09-2021

AAAAAAAAH

*deep breath*

a a a a a a A A A A A A A A A A H

that is all, thanks.

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  • Lorraine Cuff
  • 24-10-2021

It Was Okay

very interesting concept and I appreciateduch of the character building, but I feel like the weight and scale of the Mechas we're sometimes inconsistent. I also think Eros switch from not wanting to kill Sona to passionately defending her to everyone was a little quick. I understand her not being able to kill her and starting to connect more, but her fierce defense was sudden. Also, sad or depressing endings can work, but they still have to be some change from the beginning. It kind of felt like we went through the whole story to just get back to where we started,in the same building, with Sona figuratively by herself while surrounded by the others with the city punishing the Badlands. Like I know they say they were holding back but that was me er conveyed to the reader so saying they're going to crush the Badlands doesn't feel all that different. It also felt like when a tv show season ends on an obvious cliff hanger cause they're think about the next season, but that just makes it feel as if this book isn't a strong enough story to stand on it own and NEEDS it's sequel rather than being a legitimate piece of work on its own that can continue. Has a lot of potential for the next book though. Universe was interesting, world building could have been either but was still good for what there was. Liked the emotion descriptions, characters were deep and voice performances were pretty good. Only performance criticisms are all the guys kind of sounded the same and there were scene where'd I think the author intended shouting but the performers didn't.

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  • kalexj
  • 08-10-2021

It’s good

Good story, good voices, I’m not a review writer but that is fine, the book was good enough that I wished it was longer, romance was believable, the other characters mattered. I could visualize the mech fights like an old anime. Definitely recommend.

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  • Preston Poland
  • 26-08-2021

disapointing

Starts good but drops off fast and far. Mecha combat, as little as there is, is dull and weightless. The gearbreakers have taken down HUNDREDS of mecha with only a few casualties, which make the war seem very off balance. of course the fact they have wizard gloves that shoot lava and ice helps.

The love story is okay, I like where it was going until one girl, in a fit of anger, tries to kill the other. they then play it off as no big deal heehee. like that shouldn't be an immediate dealbreaker.

My biggest complaint is the authors fear of transitions. scene changes happen so abruptly it felt like people were teleporting. at one point there is a small time skip and I wouldn't have known about it if it wasn't pointed out in awkward dialog.

The narrator does a very poor job making the 2 main characters sound different. and the ending was so unsatisfying I regretted getting all the way through it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-07-2021

Excellent read

I came for the sapphic rep but I walked away having been wrecked by the characters. Their relationships were so tangible it was impossible not to feel invested. I love how differently the POVs were performed by the VAs, it really hit home how differently they perceived themselves vs how others saw them. Excellent, fun, well paced story with great VA.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-07-2021

Fantastic !!!

I’m speechless, this book is amazing and fantastic great and all the wonderful words will have to describe this book. It is by far one of The best sci-fi fantasy books I’ve ever read. It was an absolute joy ride reading and listening to this fantastic book. A story such as the gearbreakers in such a vivid world so abstract to the formality of amazingness; I love this book I really hope that is a second the author is such an amazing writer the narrator wasn’t that bad but I would enjoy if there is only one narrator indeed,but this book nonetheless was fantastically written. I hope many who read this book or listen to it have the opportunity to enjoy such an amazing book. I would highly recommend.

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