Zeroboxer

Zeroboxer

eBook - 2015
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A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr “the Raptor” Luka dreams of winning the championship title. Recognizing his talent, the Zero Gravity Fighting Association assigns Risha, an ambitious and beautiful Martian colonist, to be his brandhelm––a personal marketing strategist. It isn’t long before she’s made Carr into a popular celebrity and stolen his heart along the way. As his fame grows, Carr becomes an inspirational hero on Earth, a once-great planet that’s fallen into the shadow of its more prosperous colonies. But when Carr discovers a far-reaching criminal scheme, he becomes the keeper of a devastating secret. Not only will his choices put everything he cares about in jeopardy, but they may also spill the violence from the sports arena into the solar system.  Praise: 2016 Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers “A superior sci-fi outing.”—Kirkus Reviews “Lee’s debut novel is an intense, smart, and action-packed read.”—VOYA "This gripping sci-fi novel will have teens screaming for a sequel."—School Library Journal "This is a strong debut from Lee, combining brutal, visceral athletic scenes with science fiction action, all woven around a complex moral dilemma."—Publishers Weekly "A thought-provoking read."—Booklist "This book will keep students on the edge of their seat."—School Library Connection
Publisher: Woodbury : Flux, 2015
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Sports and science fiction combine in this tale of zero gravity cage fighting. Carr is a rising star in interplanetary zeroboxing, but a family secret might bring his success crumbling down and take parts of the government with it.


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Feb 22, 2018

Science Fiction is not a genre I usually read, but Zeroboxer will make you into a fan. The concept of Boxing in zero gravity intrigued me and it was worth it. Carr Luka is an amazing protagonist with how is character is in the beginning and developed while the story goes on. During the first fight scene, I played We Will Rock You while reading it and the setting went from 0 to 100 real quick. I love how his training went down and how the ZGFA had this huge tournament between the Terrans and the Martians. This book was an outstanding story and if you love Sci-fi or and sports involving fighting, this book will be a good read for the weekend.

ArapahoeBridget Aug 24, 2016

Great choice if you'd like a mix of sci-fi and sports. The characters are well drawn, there's a hint of romance, and plenty of suspense. It's really realistic, considering the sci-fi setting, so there's swearing and violence and general machismo shenanigans. I particularly loved the alien characters.

mvkramer Mar 10, 2016

The concept of this book is decent - an boxing thriller in SPAAAAACE! - but the execution is terrible. The setting is sloppily constructed, the romance is lifeless, and by page 100 or so, I just didn't care.

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Librarydog
Feb 24, 2016

Outstanding first novel - I couldn't put it down! The author was excellent at describing the head games of sport competition and the conundrums of living with a secret that could ruin your life. Don't read the summaries - it's better to live out the action with the characters!

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Feb 24, 2016

Librarydog thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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