Zoe’s Tale

Zoe's Tale Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi
My review
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Apparently, Zoe’s Tale is a parallel story to The Last Colony, which I didn’t realize because I hadn’t read The Last Colony. I’m not sure if you’d like it more or less having read it, but it manages to stand pretty well on its own.
Scalzi returns to the Old Man’s War universe once again, this time telling a story through the eyes of Zoe Boutin-Perry. He manages to pull off the teenage girl voice pretty well, complete with eye-rolling and angst in spades. The story moves briskly along, though much of the action remains on Roanoke, until the last 50 pages or so.
The book might not be as effective as other “alternate view” stories (the Ender/Shadow series, for example), but it manages to flesh out a little more of the Old Man’s War backstory in an interesting and unique way.
Not sure what is up next on my reading list. I have a couple of other books sitting on my shelf, but they are sitting there because I don’t much feel like tackling them at the moment. So this may take a while.