Children of Scarabaeus is a science fiction novel with a touch of romance by Australian author Sara Creasy, published by Harper Voyager. Released on. Wow, once this book grabs hold of you, it doesn’t let go. I read the first book, Song of Scarabaeus, and enjoyed it, so I jumped at the opportunity. Children of Scarabaeus (Scarabaeus, book 2) by Sara Creasy – book cover, description, publication history.

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Children of Scarabaeus — All About Romance

This review can also be found on Books as portable pieces of thought -blog. What’s better, the scsrabaeus does NOT overpower the sci-fi plot, and does not delve into excessive details. Natessa and Theron are nasty villains, who made me scarabaues whenever they came on the scene.

You can also subscribe without commenting. While the first book really concentrated on the world-building and establishing the characters, this book really focused on the romance and the characters as well as their repercussions of their choices in the 1st book.

All in all, I was very happy with Scarabaeeus of Scarabaeus. Otherwise, still a nice and enjoyable read. Meanwhile, Natessa isn’t exactly enamored with Finn. The children were also a realistic evolution of the Crib based on the success they had with Edie.

The story’s approach is to assume that the reader has read the first book, which for me, was rather refreshing. In this novel, it goes scarabseus to astronomical levels. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

In order to make sustain life on an inhospitable planet, The Crib, one of the superpower interstellar governments seeds undeveloped ecosystems with biocyph performing technology to transform the planet into terran ideal which can be inhabited. It was so good. When she is 16, she starts working for Crib Colonial Lf and on her first mission sabotages it, because the planet is not suitable for terraforming.


I just wish there was a third book. For some unknown reason I had the impression that it was a Sci Fi Romance, which scafabaeus is not.

I think the key here was low expectations. While the first book really concentrated on the world-building and establishing the characters, this book really focused on the romance and the characters as well as their repercussions of their choices in the 1st book. Unfortunately, her freedom is short-lived, as the Crib government catches up with Edie and her friends, and reclaims her as their property.

What if she hadn’t been responsible for all the stuff Edie blamed her for? Edie and Finn are great characters, and I really liked their romance. Sorry, your od cannot share posts by email. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Besides that I enjoyed this book immensely. That was the biggest disappointment.

I find myself hesitant in reviewing this book.

It was meaningful and based on trust, as opposed to hurried and based on lust. Edie herself notes this, especially when Finn opens up more to Galen, one of the children. They escape barely and stow away on an unmanned freighter, and put themselves into cryosleep in order to basically drop-off of the face of the galaxy and hopefully cause the Crib to stop looking for them.

But escape—for Edie, for Finn, and for the exploited young—will require the ultimate sacrifice. Failure means that she will lose everything.

Children of Scarabaeus

It felt like we were retreading the story from the first book, with very little actual forward movement. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. To view it, click here. Plus was excited by If you blink, you might miss it. Because I wanted to learn who they really were, and I wanted to watch them interact when they weren’t forced to play nice because their survival depended on each other.

For a woman who played such a large role in this novel, Scarabaeuss still remained utterly convinced of her evil intentions. So, not a chiodren book, but a disappointing, lackluster sequel.


Children of Scarabaeus – Wikipedia

Yet, as Edie begins to realize, Natesa’s dream project has more flaws than can be controlled. She cannot stand by while the oppressors enslave the innocent, nor can she resist the lure of Scarabaeus, the first world she tried to save, when researchers discover what appears to be an evolving intelligence.

Along with the concern of doing the right thing for the children and for Scarabaeus, her relationship with Finn has become one of the most important things in her life. I did discover an emergent theme asking if it were possible for individual identity within a collective, which would have been fascinating if there were more story elements exploring the concept.

I highly recommend Children of Scarabaeus.

The way things are satisfyingly tied up leads me to believe that this series is now complete, which is in a way disappointing. I loved watching Edie and Finn’s relationship go to the next level and continue to grow. One of the best reads I’ve read in a very long time. In doing so, they created an invisible leash between Edie and Finn by installing a bomb in his head that will go off if anything happens to Edie or if she is more than meters away from him. Instead, she reminds me more of Chess Putnam from the Downside Ghosts Series – intelligent, cunning, and used for her unique talents, but ultimately still alone at the end of the day.

Again, throughout this entire book, no matter that he’s obviously majorly skilled and an ass kicker to boot, he’s still used as a disposable pawn to keep Edie in line. Yes, and I have to say I think I enjoyed this book a little more because of that.