The Pioneer

The Pioneer

When Jo steps onto Tau Ceti E, it should be the happiest moment of her life. After all, she?s been training for as long as she can remember to be a cadet pilot in the International Space Agency. She?s dreamed of the day she and her family would leave Earth forever and begin life as pioneers on a new planet. But now she can?t stop thinking of everything that has gone wrong o When Jo steps onto Tau Ceti E, it should be the happiest moment of her life. After all, she?s been training f...

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Title:The Pioneer
Author:Bridget Tyler
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:The Pioneer
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

The Pioneer Reviews

  • Jennybeast
    Sep 10, 2018
    Excellent YA sci-fi, about a family who's been training to run an exploratory vessel to pioneer a settlement on Tau Ceti. Really cool thought experiments about what near-future space colonization might look like, with a sophisticated political situation and a thoughtful consideration a...
  • Margaret
    Feb 20, 2019
    This is a review of an ARC from Edelweiss 3.5 stars Settling a new planet with her family is everything Jo ever wanted and something she's trained for her whole life. And they're finally landing on Tau Ceti c, but only after an accident that killed her brother, set their mission ba...
  • Danielle Hammelef
    Sep 01, 2018
    I'll just start this review with the first word out of my mouth when I finished this book--"Wow!" Bridget Tyler has written one of my new favorites and most memorable books I've ever read. I honestly can't think of any cons to this book, with the exception that I need book 2 NOW, so yo...
  • Myron Brown
    Mar 06, 2019
    After an accident that left her unable to fly, Jo is honored to be the first person to step onto Tau Ceti e. However, she soon discovers that it is not the uninhabited planet she was led to believe. Soon she must decide whether or not she and the other settlers should leave Tau Ceti e ...
  • Marzie
    Mar 04, 2019
    3.5 stars boosted because of the way cultural/species sensitivity issues handled The Pioneer is a science fiction novel aimed at young adults/teens. It sort of loosely falls into the space opera genre owing to its taking place in another solar system, its spirit of adventure (pionee...
  • Kathy Martin
    Jan 30, 2019
    This excellent space adventure introduces readers to Joanna Watson. Jo has been training to be a pioneer for all of her life. Her parents are involved in the program to resettle on a newly discovered planet as are her sister and brother. Jo is a cadet pilot when the story begins. Of co...
  • Rae
    Mar 20, 2019
    ARC Provided via trade for a fair and honest review You can find this review and others like it on the blog here: http://vicariouslyvoraciously.com/rev... Sometimes I get in a mood for a certain type of book, and at the moment when I read The Pioneer it was exactly what I was ...
  • Caren
    Apr 12, 2019
    I received this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own. I was intrigued when I read the synopsis, especially because I?ve been on a sci-fi kick lately. While I knew something would inevitably go wrong on The Pioneer crews new planet, I did not expect the unique twists and...
  • Anatea Oroz
    Oct 07, 2018
    Space-Opera kind of books have always been my favorite, which unfortunately means that I have read so many of them that I often don't find them satisfying anymore. This was not the case with The Pioneer. I kept on turning the pages and wanting to know more about this curious new world ...
  • Lisa
    Nov 23, 2018
    This book took a very different direction that what I was imagining, and for that reason alone I didn't enjoy it as much as I would have liked (through no fault of its own). My biggest struggle was that the story shifted from a scifi book to more of a fantasy lite feel. It didn't se...
  • gelowmichael
    Feb 12, 2019
    It seems that I was so invested in this story because it looks promising and appealing. A 100 meets Alien: Covenant vibe. Who wouldn't want a science exploration to a new planet? Honestly, that prologue was a total bomber because it hooked me from the start. It is like The Martian ...
  • Amber (The Book Bratz)
    Jan 22, 2019
    The full review + more can be found at The Book Bratz Thank you so much Bridget for sending me an ARC to review in exchange for an honest review! I've been interested in The Pioneer since the moment I read the synopsis and saw the cover when HarperTeen had revealed their wint...
  • Judy
    Mar 31, 2019
    Space....the final frontier. Jo has always known what her life will be as an interstellar pioneer, carving out a new home for humanity (since, surprising no one, the Earth has been damaged to its breaking point). The best part? She's going to be the one to get them there as the proj...
  • Kat
    Mar 16, 2019
    Well, this took a lot of turns. It's a solid 'earth is doomed and humans have to populate other planets' sci-fi story, with decent but not great world building. I didn't really love it because there is a lot of death, it kind of bummed me out. It does end on a cliff hanger so I would p...
  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    Jan 24, 2019
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... When Jo steps onto Tau Ceti E with her family to live life as a pioneer, it should be the happiest moment of her life. But so much has gone wrong to get them here... and now they are short one person... her beloved brother. And...
  • Barbara White
    Apr 30, 2019
    The Pioneer is a great YA novel. My students and I have found the characters enriching and descriptions realistic. The female lead is a strong, believable character. As soon as I received this book, I brought it to my classroom. It was met with great enthusiasm. The reactions of the yo...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    Mar 15, 2019
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I love adventures in space! And I like new planets and such! Especially because this one kind of reminded me of... actually I won't say, for fear of spoiling stuff (for tha...
  • Ashley
    Aug 01, 2018
    Quick read and awesome ending! ...
  • Andrew
    Dec 26, 2018
    Joanna has been preparing alongside her family for interstellar space travel her entire life. Reeling from her brother's death (and retiring from piloting due to an accident) has made the journey to Tau Ceti E, a potentially habitable planet for people, considerably less exciting. Howe...
  • USOM
    Mar 04, 2019
    (Disclaimer: I received this book from Edelweiss. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) The Pioneer starts off right in the middle of the action, firmly telling us readers that in space, the consequences are so much higher. Dealing with her grief, but also h...
  • Hollis
    Mar 01, 2019
    When you requested a book because you were sure it was a standalone but apparently it isn't : a story of me. Most little kids drew their families standing in front of a house. I didn't. My family portraits featured five crayon stick figures labeled Mom, Dad, Beth, Teddy, and Joanna,...
  • Kara
    Mar 04, 2019
    I loved this. That cliffhanger majorly sucked though. I used to get pissed about that, no I just roll my eyes. I am seriously side-eyeing this book. That said, I loved the world-building to pieces, and I thought the pacing and storytelling were wonderful. The Pioneer definitely kept...
  • Jennifer Guest
    Jul 28, 2018
    The Pioneer is a Y.A. sci-fi book that totally nails the world building, has a complex main character with depth, throws some unexpected twists at you, features terrific pacing, and is a great read. The Pioneer grabbed my interest right from the beginning and kept it all the way to the...
  • Sandy Conley
    Mar 27, 2019
    I did enjoy the book but hope it was number one in a series. Stories like this one have an important part of making the reader want the story to continue. Authors need to build a world that the reader can envision. Assuming that that this is the first part of the story the author has a...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    Mar 06, 2019
    3.5 stars I?ve been excited about The Pioneer ever since my first #Novel19s chat last year, and it sounded amazing and right up my alley. And it totally was the type of book I would (and did) enjoy reading. If you, like me, love Olivia A. Cole?s A Conspiracy of Stars (one...
  • Jessica
    Mar 20, 2019
    I'm normally a sci-fi light kind of person. The Pioneer is fully in the science fiction genre (saying why is probably too spoilery). I still really enjoyed this book despite it not fully being a genre I enjoy. I couldn't put it down and stayed up late reading it and finished this in...
  • Aoife
    Dec 16, 2018
    A breathtaking start to what I hope will be a long running series. It reminds me a little of the old TV series Earth 2 - that's a compliment, I promise! - and I couldn't stop reading once I started. The science part of this sci fi book was brilliant, and I'm looking forward to reading ...
  • Logan
    Aug 26, 2018
    I mostly read this in one day but technically started the prologue a few days prior. I was lucky to have gotten an advanced reading copy. I?m not an avid reader so the fact that I read 95% of this in one day is a testament to how captivating it is. The descriptions of the environm...
  • Rosaria Munda
    Feb 25, 2019
    I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of Bridget Tyler's The Pioneer and it was a delight from start to finish. There were a lot of reasons I loved this book. First of all, because it took me back. All the way back to when I wanted to be an astronaut and see the stars and walk...
  • Crazy4Books
    Mar 07, 2019
    It took me a while to connect with Jo since theres something about characters who pity themselves that can rub me the wrong way. I dont enjoy seeing everyone close to them get pushed away. Thankfully she goes through some wonderful developpement and becomes more self assured. It was ni...