Hullmetal Girls

Hullmetal Girls

Aisha Un-Haad would do anything for her family. When her brother contracts a plague, she knows her janitor's salary isn't enough to fund his treatment. So she volunteers to become a Scela, a mechanically enhanced soldier sworn to protect and serve the governing body of the Fleet, the collective of starships they call home. If Aisha can survive the harrowing modifications a Aisha Un-Haad would do anything for her family. When her brother contracts a plague, she knows her janitor's salary isn't...

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Title:Hullmetal Girls
Author:Emily Skrutskie
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:Hullmetal Girls
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Hullmetal Girls Reviews

  • OutlawPoet
    Mar 26, 2018
    Unfortunately, Hullmetal Girls just didn?t live up to my hopes. I loved the mecha aspect of everything. The author put such thought into her cyborgs ? the way the mecha merged with the human, and some of the ways in which it really didn?t. But our Girls were kind of?bland...
  • Chessa
    Jun 06, 2018
    I was super ready to love this: angry cyborg girls, space, queer characters?! Sign me up! Alas. I have basically read this book before. It?s pretty much Hunger Games, without the literal games, in space. See also: An Unkindness of Ghosts. The thing about space books is I love t...
  • Leah
    Jun 16, 2018
    I had high hopes for this book, but unfortunately, it fell flat in a lot of ways. Read the full review on my blog. Brief note for those who only look at GoodReads reviews: if you are trans and/or aroace, please read the full review as the coming out scenes for the trans character an...
  • Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
    Jul 03, 2018
    maybe a 2.5 if I am being lenient. Maybe. I am disappointed, though. This book has more than a few good ideas but the messy execution of them makes it hard to stick around, much less immerse myself in Key and Aisha's POVs. The worldbuilding is sink or swim, but without enough inform...
  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    Mar 30, 2018
    Hullmetal Girls is the weird, complex, sci-fi book about consent and reluctant friendship between girls I didn't know I was looking for. This book follows two POVs, Aisha Un-Haad (a hijabi aroace girl) and Key Tanaka (a Japanese girl) when they each become Scela, genetically altere...
  • Whitley Birks
    Jul 12, 2018
    I was most of the way through this book and stuck on why I was having so much trouble finishing it. It made no sense why I wasn?t devouring the book as fast as possible ? it?s got spaceships and cyborgs and conspiracies and training montages! It?s got girl friendships and cool...
  • Sana
    Dec 13, 2016
    The author called this: "My little standalone sci-fi Battlestar/Pacific Rim/Sense8/Snowpiercer frolic affectionately known as Cyborg Space Jam" SO OBVS NEEEEEEEEED X INFINITY ...
  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    Jul 08, 2018
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... When her brother contracts a plague Aisha volunteers to become a Scela, a mechanically enhanced soldier sworn to serve the Fleet, the collective of starships they call home. If Aisha can survive and earn an elite place in the Sce...
  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
    Nov 12, 2018
    3.5 Stars I personally loved the futuristic technology in this novel with augmented cyborg humans under the mental control of government mandated AI implants. Likewise, I enjoyed reading about ethnically and sexually diverse characters. The story was not particular original, which I ...
  • Faith Hicks
    Sep 07, 2018
    The setting for this story was 100% my jam: spaceships, cyborg girls, humanity broken down into class systems, brutal, female-centric sci fi. I really loved the worldbuilding. Unfortunately the characters, villains and their motivations were super thin, never quite living up to the pro...
  • Abbyforth
    Oct 07, 2018
    My friends, this book let. me. down. Aroace protagonist in a book about cyborgs? HELLO? This is my niche. Unfortunately Hullmetal Girls didn't really deliver. The characters felt one dimensional (very clear motivations but not much beyond that); the plot wasn't well structured; and ...
  • Kal ★ Reader Voracious
    Jun 23, 2018
    Read out the first chapter of Hullmetal Girls here! "The Chancellor sees us the way humans do, the way I used to see Scela. We're tools. Weapons. Things to be wielded with force." Hullmetal Girls is an ambitious science fiction novel that brings together many elements into an inte...
  • USOM
    Jan 30, 2018
    (Disclaimer: I received this arc as a gift from a friend). Hullmetal Girls was rich, thought provoking, and full of two fantastic protagonists. I loved that some describe this book as full of 'angry cyborg girls' because that to me sounds like my anthem. I want angry cyborg girls a...
  • Yon Nyan (BiblioNyan)
    Feb 11, 2019
    DNF @ 39% Okay, this is really difficult for me to write because I fucking adored the author's The Abyss Surrounds Us duology. That was such an excellent sci-fi series with badass girls, diverse cast members, awesome action, and sci-fi elements. This book... was a hot, janky mess of...
  • Emily
    May 27, 2017
    This is my third book. The closer I look at it, the more I realize it's made of things that scare me. Physical things, like surgery and irrevocable body modification and sci-fi body horror. Abstract things, like being known too well, giving away too much of yourself, and being used. Bu...
  • Tara Sim
    Feb 21, 2018
    If you like badass girls, space adventures, gray morals, and huge mecha soldiers, this is the book for you. Emily once again demonstrates her ability to craft an action-packed story that nonetheless wallops you right in the feels. ...
  • Sheharzad ⚘
    Jun 15, 2018
    so this book: ? has characters that resemble me (south asian/middle eastern names, muslims, poc) ? has my sister's name in it ? AND is about cyborg space revolution??what!!! the excerpt sounds SO COOL and i'm mainly interested in how identity + trauma play out for the chara...
  • Lola
    Jul 26, 2018
    I?m going to tell you right from the start that you?re not missing anything by passing on this one. Even if you?re a die-hard fan of science fiction. Even if you absolutely love lesbian relationships. Even if YA is your jam, man. Because if you?re a die-hard fan of sci-fi...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Jul 15, 2018
    ETA ? SECOND THOUGHTS: I had a lot of issues with the treatment of queer characters in this book, which I wanted to mention in my review, but didn't know how to word things. The representations in this book are pansexual, ace/aro, and trans, and I don't fall into any of these cate...
  • Jessica Cluess
    Feb 17, 2018
    COME ON AND SMASH. This is the Battlestar Galactica cyborg space military mashup you never knew you always wanted. Fascinating biotech, flawed but strong characters, realistic relationships, a unique militaristic society, plot twists and turns galore, it all amounts to one of the be...
  • Laura (bbliophile)
    Jul 24, 2018
    It's probably more like 3.5 stars but oh well. Full review to come. ...
  • Claudie Arseneault
    Aug 21, 2018
    Went ahead and picked this up because I am working on an analysis about the ways asexuality and aromanticism are often revealed through confrontations (unwanted flirt/sexual advances, microaggressions, etc.). Here are some thoughts ~ Overall, Hullmetal Girls would have been a great ...
  • Arys
    Jul 09, 2018
    Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie is a young adult Sci-Fi novel. Set 301 years after a fleet of ships leaves the Solar System in search of a new planet where humanity can survive, things have settled into tiers based on how close a ship is to the front of the fleet. A terrorist group,...
  • Heather (The Sassy Book Geek)
    Jul 11, 2018
    Review Originally Posted On The Sassy Book Geek Buddy Read with Destiny!! Update: I have mentioned the potentially triggering content involving LGTBQ+characters in this book, characters being outed involuntarily in a manner I didn't agree with. However, I have also seen th...
  • Kayla
    Jul 24, 2018
    Okay I don't know why it keeps saying three when I'm definitely clicking FOUR stars, but the review for this book will be up on my blog tomorrow. I'll be sure to come back and link it when it's up :) There was a problematic element at the beginning that was never addressed b...
  • Acqua
    Jul 09, 2018
    This was more formulaic than I expected. I thought a story set on a generation fleet that promised queer rep and revolutions wouldn't feel like the average 2012-era YA dystopian, but it did. I've already read this plot at least ten times before; the only things that changed in Hullmeta...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Jan 27, 2017
    ?????????? good shit go?? sHit? thats ? some good??shit right??there??? right?there ??if i do ?a? so my self ? i say so ? thats what im talking about right there right there (chorus: ????? ?????) m...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    Jul 14, 2018
    3 stars (but only because I'm honestly undecided and have no idea what my feelings really are about this book) So...what just happened? I honestly am just a big jumble of EMOTIONS? after this book because wow there were so many things going on and this was a wild ride. I'm p...
  • Iris
    Apr 14, 2019
    4.5 stars This took me a good hundred pages to warm up to (keep in mind this book is not that long - only 320 or so pages), but OH MY FREAKING GOD I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. RTC. ...
  • Sh3lly (GrumpyBookGrrrl.com)
    Dec 14, 2018
    Review also at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2018/12/1... Hullmetal Girls is a sci-fi adventure with tinges of dystopian fiction. Humans left Earth over 300 years ago and are traveling the stars, searching for a habitable planet to make their new home. The fleet is made up of many s...