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Fourth. PEX Book Challenge.


Fourth. A Princess of Mars.

Time: May, June
Rating: 5/5
The book where the movie John Carter was based from. Naturally, I had to check what the original novel was and I absolutely loved the book. It took me quite some time to finish it but I enjoyed everything, from beginning to end. I’ve always loved sci-fi and this is going to be one of my favorites. This is the story of John Carter and his journey when he got transported to Mars or Barsoom. He first meet the green Tharks and got engaged in their politics and more so when he meet the princess of Helium, Dejah Thoris. He fought for her, profess his love, got separated, lived happily ever after and some awesome adventures in between. What good is a love story if there is no conflict right? I really liked John’s journey throughout Mars, how he learned of their customs and laws, their irrigation system and agriculture and how they made atmosphere. Yes, Mars in this story is a dying planet and with John’s arrival in Barsoom, it sent a ripple of change in Mars politics and world.  It is also an action-packed novel with air battles, close combat and they even have sort of gladiator arenas.
I really love this book and the movie seems nice too. It deviates a little but what do I expect? It’s a movie. I’m looking forward to read more about John Carter of Mars. I still have 10 more books to read for this series.
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