Friday, October 26, 2018

Review - Exit Strategy by Martha Wells

Exit Strategy by Martha Wells
Series: The Murderbot Diaries #4
Publisher: Tor.com
Publication Date: October 2, 2018
Date Read: October 23, 2018
Length:  172 pages
Source: Library
★★★★☆
Murderbot wasn't programmed to care. So, its decision to help the only human who ever showed it respect must be a system glitch, right?

Having traveled the width of the galaxy to unearth details of its own murderous transgressions, as well as those of the GrayCris Corporation, Murderbot is heading home to help Dr. Mensah — its former owner (protector? friend?) — submit evidence that could prevent GrayCris from destroying more colonists in its never-ending quest for profit.


But who's going to believe a SecUnit gone rogue?

And what will become of it when it's caught?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23014597-what-doesn-t-kill-her
My Review

I had a great time with this newest installment in the Murderbot Diaries series.  After reading the previous three installments in the series, I knew that I was going to have to read about Murderbot's further adventures just as soon as I could.  This is a novella length piece that could easily be read in a single evening.  I do think that this series is best read in order since this newest entry touched on things that happened in previous adventures quite often.  This story was everything that I had hoped it would be.

Everything comes full circle in the series with Murderbot working to help Dr. Mensah who we met in the first installment.  As soon as the SecUnit finds out that Dr. Mensah is in trouble, immediate plans are made to get close and offer assistance.  Things are pretty tense at times and there is a whole lot of excitement that had me at the edge of my seat.  

I loved seeing how much Murderbot has grown over the course of the series.  There are feelings in this book.  Real feelings.  Everyone's favorite SecUnit seems to be having a whole lot of feelings for an anti-social cyborg.  There is a lot more interaction with others that is done quite willingly and there are times with the SecUnit is willing to self-sacrifice if necessary.  I love Murderbot's internal dialogue and really appreciated its sense of humor.

I would recommend this series to others.  I think that this book had a great blend of excitement and action.  I am so glad that I have had the chance to go along with Murderbot as it tries to find its place in the world.  I will definitely be reading any future books in the series.  

I borrowed a copy of this book from my local library.

The Murderbot Diaries Series
Book #1 - All Systems Red - My Review
Book #2 - Artificial Condition - My Review
Book #3 - Rogue Protocol - My Review
Book #4 - Exit Strategy
About the Author

MARTHA WELLS has written many fantasy novels, including The Wizard Hunters, Wheel of the Infinite, the Books of the Raksura series (beginning with The Cloud Roads and ending with The Harbors of the Sun), and the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer, as well as YA fantasy novels, short stories, and non-fiction.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter

22 comments:

  1. I haven't read this yet but I just love Murderbot! I only read the series on a whim as I don't go for SF generally but I'm so glad I did. I love Murderbot's anxieties and inner monologue!

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  2. oooo, is it as good as LifeLike? cuz Murderbot sounds a little kickass

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    1. I haven't had a chance to read LifeLike yet but this series is great!

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  3. This sound interesting, but not for me.

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    1. Not every book works for every reader. I am lucky in that I really enjoy a pretty wide range of titles.

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  4. I love seeing how many readers are hooked on this series! I haven't picked up any yet, but should probably get on with it soon or I'll be left too far behind

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    1. Each installment has been short so far (between 150 and 175 pages) so it shouldn't be too hard to catch up when you do want to get started with it.

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  5. I just love this series. I can't wait as the next one is projected for March 2019. I'm glad you are enjoying it. Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. I am excited that a full length book will be coming out. I didn't realize that it would be so soon. Yay!

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  6. I have this on my Santa series wish list! I just know I'm going to enjoy them. So glad you did!

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  7. Adding them now. I love good sci-fi, especially with a name like Murderbots. :)

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  8. Glad this was good! I have it to read next. :) And I think I heard there is a full length Murderbot book coming, next year or in 2020, so yay!

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    1. I am looking forward to the full length book and will definitely be wanting to get my hands on it as soon as possible.

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  9. I can't wait to read this! I am glad to hear you enjoyed it, Carole.

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  10. I have the first book on my Goodreads wishlist and I am really looking forward to reading it myself too! I love a good sci-fi read and it sounds like you loved this one, flying through it quite quickly. Yay for good books!

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    1. These are novella length stories that are prefect for those times that a shorter read works best.

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