Tool of War (Ship Breaker, #3) by Paolo Bacigalupi

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Read Tool of War (Ship Breaker, #3) Online Free - This third book in a major series by a bestselling science fiction author, Printz Award winner, and National Book Award finalist is the gripping story of the most provocative character from his acclaimed novels Ship Breaker and The Drowned Cities.

Tool, a half-man/half-beast designed for combat, is capable of so much more than his creators had ever dreamed. He has gone rogue from his pack of bioengineered "augments" and emerged a victorious leader of a pack of human soldier boys. But he is hunted relentlessly by someone determined to destroy him, who knows an alarming secret: Tool has found the way to resist his genetically ingrained impulses of submission and loyalty toward his masters... The time is coming when Tool will embark on an all-out war against those who have enslaved him. From one of science fiction's undisputed masters comes a riveting page-turner that pulls no punches.

"Suzanne Collins may have put dystopian literature on the YA map with 'The Hunger Games'...but Bacigalupi is one of the genre's masters, employing inventively terrifying details in equally imaginative story lines." --Los Angeles Times

Title : Tool of War (Ship Breaker, #3)
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ISBN : 0316220833
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 336 pages


Emily May rated it ★★★★☆

July 10, 2017

It gave him a certain dark satisfaction to see humans floundering so. It was ever the way of them. Diving always into danger without thought, always optimistic that they might win out. And so they died. This is such a great series. Bacigalupi's stories of a future ravaged by climate change and c...

Tatiana rated it ★★★★☆

December 21, 2017

Impressively brutal. This installment of the series is kind of like a futuristic version of Jason Bourne. Essentially, it's about Tool on the run from his creators. Only Jason Bourne in this iteration is a half-human augment and the story is set in a not-so-far-off future ravaged by climate change...

Jason rated it ★★★★★

January 21, 2018

5 stars  Tool of War book 3 in the Ship Breaker series. What a great fun read. This book and series are YA gems by Paolo Bacigalupi. Tool, the augment and scary killer from the first book is the main character in this one. The the plot, the scope and even the storyline are a real blast. Like other...

Michael Justine rated it ★★★★★

October 22, 2017

Well, what can I say? Bacigalupi has done it again. Out of the three books in this series, Tool of War is the most intense, bleak and heart-pounding installment. I feared for the characters, despaired over the piling character deaths and rejoiced in moments of triumph. Tool is one of the most int...

Paul rated it ★★★☆☆

December 18, 2017

Actual rating: 3.5 stars. I've been waiting for a follow-on to Bacigalupi's earlier YA novels "Ship Breaker" and "The Drowned Cities," and it's finally here. I devoured it in two days and wish there was more, but at least the stage is now set for a fourth installment, so I'll be patient. The princi...

Nancy rated it ★★★★★

July 09, 2017

This book was so good. Bacigalupi brings you right back into his world without missing a beat. The strength of his stories, to me, is their realism. They are not only emotionally true (and brutal in their truth), but they are also frighteningly and viscerally real. This dystopia is less stark fan...

Brenda rated it ★★★☆☆

October 15, 2017

I definitely feel like I would've been able to enjoy this more if I had read the first two books in the series. Without that initial building block I had no idea who most of the characters were and I had to build my relationship with them from scratch. Without that basis to work on, for me it jus...

Kwoomac rated it ★★★☆☆

November 03, 2017

This third(and I assume) final book in the Ship Wrecker series reunites some characters from books I and II. While it was satisfying to be reunited with some old friends, the pace of this book was slower than I and II. (view spoiler)[ Tool is a favorite character but I struggled with how he was weak, strong, we... (hide spoiler)]

Bookphile rated it ★★★★☆

August 14, 2017

I'm going to need a day or two to digest this one. I've long been a fan of this series, and of Tool, and while this felt like it closed Tool's loop in a satisfying way, I'm vaguely dissatisfied with it at the same time. I think it's because it poses some HUGE moral and ethical questions that it d...

John rated it ★★★★★

November 09, 2017

I haven't read the other books in this series (and don't think that took much away from this one). No matter, this is one heck of a wild ride through a world that seems more likely than most want to admit. Dandy characters, wild action and a very satisfying conclusion that leaves a nice option fo...

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