Book Review: Alita-Battle Angel by Pat Cardigan|The Official Movie Novelization

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Blurb (as on Goodreads):

The official novelization to the highly anticipated movie, Alita: Battle Angel. A young woman with no memory of her past uncovers her incredible destiny in Alita, a groundbreaking new experience from visionary filmmakers James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez.

From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (Avatar) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City), comes Alita: Battle Angel, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment.

When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories.

But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.

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Sci-Fi is way out of my comfort zone, but when I came across this novelization I decided to give it a go, especially because it sounded like a light and fast-paced sci-fi but boy! I was wrong.

Alita is a real deal. A cyborg who doesn’t remember much about her past life is brought back by a Dr. Ido. But memories are tricky things. As Alitsymbles upon objects from her past, she realizes that her past self was a killer and this is what sows the seed of self-discovery in her heart. But the road to knowledge is dangerous and Alita needs to make so very definitive and risky decisions.

This book has a lot of advanced technology elements and hence, I let the author guide me through the book. The characterizations (if you could call it that) helped me understand the characters and their motives and I was impressed with Alita’s nature. The plot was predictable, as it is with most super-heroish stories. There were subtle illustrations throughout the book which I truly admired.

Overall, this novelization of a female cyborg trying to dig into her past in a post-apocalyptic setup is a fast-paced, entertaining and easy going thriller, that is definitely a one time read.

ratings

5-heart-rating

Purchase Links:                                 |Amazon Paperback|

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*Thank you Bloomsbury India for the copy. All opinions are my own*

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