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The Culling [Download] ➵ The Culling Author J.C. Andrijeski – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Jet is a year old skag, one of the humans still living free on Earth following an invasion of creatures called the Nirreth Squatting in the ruins of Vancouver, Canada, Jet and her family eke out an e Jet is ayear old skag, one of the humans still living free on Earth following an invasion of creatures called the Nirreth Squatting in the ruins of Vancouver, Canada, Jet and her family eke out an existence underground, hiding from the culler ships No one knows where the ships take the people they grab, but they never return When a culler finds Jet, she may discover the truth the hard way.


10 thoughts on “The Culling

  1. Angela Angela says:

    22 June 2015 0.00 FREE on KindleThis was the longest short book I ve read in a long, long time It felt like one long set up and everything took F.OREVER to happen or explain I spent so much time in Jet s head, with her musings, that you d think I had a good idea of who she is, as a person you d be wrong I spent so much time in Jet s head, with her musings, about the world at large that you d think I would have a clear idea of what s happeningwrong again.Jet is a ca 22 June 2015 0.00 FREE on KindleThis was the longest short book I ve read in a long, long time It felt like one long set up and everything took F.OREVER to happen or explain I spent so much time in Jet s head, with her musings, that you d think I had a good idea of who she is, as a person you d be wrong I spent so much time in Jet s head, with her musings, about the world at large that you d think I would have a clear idea of what s happeningwrong again.Jet is a carbon copy of every other prickly heroine in the YA world Thrust into circumstances beyond her control, she s trained with a sword why I m not entirely sure and suddenly she s likely going to end up as the spark of the rebellion against their alien overlords I honestly can t say muchabout her than that, because even though I ve just finished I don t remember anything else about her.I m still not sure what s happening in the world At one point she mentions that it s warming the whole world over that the Nirreth the aliens that invaded several how many Not sure years ago ruined our world because they like it warmer so they re making it warmer But then she talks about wearing a winter coat, which threw me Then there s the poisoned water, poisoned earth, poisoned air, meat, food I have no idea how that happened Apparently the aliens are keeping the humans as pets, or something, and they ve created domed maybe cities where they have fake skies, have bred T Rex, and have decided they like watching humans fight I don t even pretend to understand I skimmed a good portion from the 30% mark on, because it just didn t make sense, and it was rambling Additionally there were just too many inaccuracies that made me unable to suspend my disbelief for the rest of the story 140 square miles is not a large city by old Earth standards Doing what is expected of you, what you re told and what you re directed to do is passive I still don t know how a bow and arrows can fit in a tube, in a backpack If aliens can catch your bio readings without you actually being visible, and they have heat sensors to find you isn t it probably likely that hiding is a bad idea Your spine is in the middle of your back no need to clarify that.Needless to say, I hope, I won t be continuing this


  2. Dana Dana says:

    I cannot remember the last time that I have read a novel that was not only super short but also super slow This book wasn t terrible but I had a hard time staying focused while reading this There just wasn t enough action to hold my interest Another thing that bothered me about this novel was the lack of back story This novel takes place in a post apocalyptic world but we learn very little about this world, past or present.There was so little going on in this novel that I can t really think I cannot remember the last time that I have read a novel that was not only super short but also super slow This book wasn t terrible but I had a hard time staying focused while reading this There just wasn t enough action to hold my interest Another thing that bothered me about this novel was the lack of back story This novel takes place in a post apocalyptic world but we learn very little about this world, past or present.There was so little going on in this novel that I can t really think of anything else to ramble on about Overall mediocre post apocalyptic YA novel, would not recommend.Note I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review


  3. Koeur Koeur says:

    White sun press Publishing Date April 2014 ISBN 9781499306743 Genre SciFi Rating 1.5 5Publisher Description Jet is a 19 year old skag, one of the humans still living free on Earth following an invasion of creatures called the Nirreth Squatting in the ruins of Vancouver, Jet and her family eke out an existence underground, hiding from culler ships and fighting off raiding humans Review There are a couple of covers out there This one is p White sun press Publishing Date April 2014 ISBN 9781499306743 Genre SciFi Rating 1.5 5Publisher Description Jet is a 19 year old skag, one of the humans still living free on Earth following an invasion of creatures called the Nirreth Squatting in the ruins of Vancouver, Jet and her family eke out an existence underground, hiding from culler ships and fighting off raiding humans Review There are a couple of covers out there This one is perplexing Why is the hot bad ass chick always have her back to you while looking over her shoulder Not a real good self defense tactic.Ah, dystopia where is thy sting Oh shjt, I said I would never read another novel by this author after Rook Oh well The general plot has a pretty weak premise as far a science fiction goes Why would an alien species, capable of inter stellar travel, come to a back water planet in a back water galaxy to take up residence and enslave the human race Earth chicks are hot They lost their lease on planet X And how in the fug did they find us Are they like a spacefaring plague that spreads galactic tentacles, ensnaring populated worlds Why no, they are here to subjugate, enslave and place human combatants in a fighting arena against themselves Make sense No Tough shjt.Jet and her sword, Black get it fight in order to survive And did you know that her sword maker Mishimo, told her that Jet , in Latin means black In case you were unaware about black, jet and the Latin connection.So she gets captured, cause, well, we need a fugging story line and meets the Captain of some hovering ship that turns out to be, Richter DUN DUN DUN Some human sleeze ball colluding with the aliens But he s hot and is just trying to survive and has mischief and steel in his eyes and a smirk or a smile about his lips 24 7 Fug.The dialogue, much like Rook is endlessessesssessss Every scene is fraught with an over abundance of needless detail and internalization Should I run here, go there, ruminates on past life while fleeing And then boom splat, she is having a face to face with the Captain and getting all hot an bothered while freshly captured and stung with poison from the tail of an alien In one scene where she first meets Richter, Jet folded or was folding her arms at least four times Did the author forget that she had folded her arms already, or had she dropped her arms, only to fold them again to purvey an emotional tense Who knows Throughout this conversation the author takes not so subtle pains to describe Richter Meeting her gaze with those coffee colored eyes..smiled at her with those perfect white teeth..laid his thick arms on the table patted her shoulder with his big hands blah blah blah Jets jaw either hardened , got hard or was hardening at least 24 times throughout this novella, which I must say, is quite a bit grindage.This novel has scant action, even less story line appeal and a never ending spew of dialogue of the internal kind Not to mention the constant yapping between the characters and Jet s ever present frumpy indignation over EVERYTHING Just be a mean slave girl Why the air of humanity and false bravado when there is no hope This novel could of had a great character in Jet Make her a self reliant bad ass of the future whom survived underground, was captured and now fights in the ring There would be no love interest, no arguing politics about rebels or aliens Just a chick with a sword with an attitude to kill


  4. Damali Damali says:

    Earth is overrun by creepy aliens who use humans for food, sex, slavery, or all three The remaining humans are struggling to survive underground with limited resources 19 year old Jet is on her way to trade goods with another settlement when she s captured, and taken to an alien settlement She s tough without being overly boyish, and not annoying at all Excellent characterization and worldbuilding, and the best aliens I ve encountered in a long time Isn t the cover bad ass On to book 2 I Earth is overrun by creepy aliens who use humans for food, sex, slavery, or all three The remaining humans are struggling to survive underground with limited resources 19 year old Jet is on her way to trade goods with another settlement when she s captured, and taken to an alien settlement She s tough without being overly boyish, and not annoying at all Excellent characterization and worldbuilding, and the best aliens I ve encountered in a long time Isn t the cover bad ass On to book 2 I wonder if there are any explosions forthcoming


  5. Marianne Marianne says:

    2.75 stars I ve had this series on my kindle for years I ve started, stopped, started, then dropped it It s such a slow moving story for a short book Oh well, only 3books to go


  6. mad mad says:

    A dystopian alien abduction story WITH DINOSAURS Full disclosure I received a free electronic copy of this book for review through Library Thing s Member Giveaway program Also, vague spoilers in the last few paragraphs Nineteen year old Jet Tetsuo is a skag Along with thousands of other human refugees, Jet spends most of her time underground, eking out the barest existence beneath the ruins of what once was Vancouver It s this, or risk capture by the Nirreth a race of blue, bipedal, liz A dystopian alien abduction story WITH DINOSAURS Full disclosure I received a free electronic copy of this book for review through Library Thing s Member Giveaway program Also, vague spoilers in the last few paragraphs Nineteen year old Jet Tetsuo is a skag Along with thousands of other human refugees, Jet spends most of her time underground, eking out the barest existence beneath the ruins of what once was Vancouver It s this, or risk capture by the Nirreth a race of blue, bipedal, lizard like aliens that invaded Earth several generations before Rumor has it that the Nirreth vivisect humans, keep them as slaves, and even cook and eat them To be picked up by a Nirreth culling ship means certain death Or at least that s the word in the skag pits that Jet calls home A fierce fighter who s skilled with the blade, Jet saves most of her worries for her younger brother, Biggs, who s been spending a dangerous amount of time hanging around the rebel fighters It s him she s thinking of when, out on a trading errand overworld, she s spotted and captured by a Nirreth culling ship In time, she learns that she s a special commission the ship s captain, Eamon Richter, former leader of the resistance in Vancouver, abducted Jet for sale to the Nirreth High Command for the Pacific Region The Royals for short Like many humans kidnapped to the Green Zones park like cities constructed by the Nirreth , Jet is to be a pet for her Nirreth owner s amusement In addition to providing protection to Ogli, the young heir to the throne, Jet is slated to fight in the Rings for the amusement of Nirreth crowds But only if she can pass the demonstration.The first installment in The Slave Chronicles, The Culling is an enjoyable and fast paced read It s got everything a YA NA scifi fan could want A kick ass heroine Sword play Space ships and intergalactic travel Environmental collapse A burgeoning rebellion Alien colonizers Dinosaurs, even Especially captivating are the Nirreth and their artificial cities I don t know whether JC Andrijeski is a fan of Octavia Butler or not, but the Nirreth share many similarities with the Oankali from Lilith s Brood In both cases, the aliens visited Earth only when it was on the brink of environmental ruin or just after, in the Oankali s case Whereas the Nirreth colonized Earth and kept humans as pets, the Oankali rescued the human survivors of a global nuclear war, keeping them alive and in stasis on their ships while they repaired Earth all with the eventual goal of settling Earth and interbreeding with humans A trading species, the Oankali s currency is their superior DNA Both species of aliens control humans through the use of organic chemicals Nirreth inject humans with their stingers, while Oankali emit chemicals through their skin Either way, the result is the same these substances make humanspliant and encourage positive feelings towards their captors Eventually, often without even realizing it, humans come to enjoy their enslavement and non consensual relationships with the Nirreth Oankali Despite these rights violations, the aliens see themselves as benign dictators an advanced species that knows what s best for all of humanity.While The Culling is happily absent any rape scenes, it s heavily implied if not outright stated that the Nirreth commonly take their human pets as lovers Of course, this raises all sorts of issues regarding consent I m curious to see how Andrijeski will handle this in upcoming installments spoiler alert I was going to give The Culling four starsuntil the last few pages While I saw the first plot twist coming from a mile away suggesting that it wasn t much of a twist at all , the second wasof a shock Given the ending, I really, really, really hope that the author isn t planning a romance between Jet and Anaze Whether he was correct in thinking that she d want to take on this role within the resistance or not, Anaze had no right to recruit Jet without her consent or knowledge Worse still, she s not some random stranger, but his best friend and a would be partner You simply cannot profess to love someone and then sell her into slavery and enlist her in a war without her permission It s the ultimate betrayal, and whatever happens to Jet while in Nirreth custody ultimately falls at Anaze s feet This might very well include rape Already she s been stripped naked and subjected to a medical exam in front of Richter s leering eyes that s a form of sexual assault right there Anaze set her up, full stop If things work out the way he planned, perhaps Jet will be able to forgive him some day But to bethan friends or even just passing acquaintances requires trust and intimacy, neither of which Anaze has earned I will throw my Kindle if these two end up together, is what I m saying Onto a generously padded mattress, but still I WILL THROW IT AT SOMETHING 3.5 stars, rounded down to 3 onI m curious to see how this plays out and will probably download the next installment onbut alsothan a little apprehensive about the pending maybe romance


  7. Rebekah Peroutka Rebekah Peroutka says:

    Jet is a 19 year old skag, one of the humans still living free on Earth following an invasion of creatures called the Nirreth Squatting in the ruins of Vancouver, Jet and her family eke out an existence underground, hiding from the culler ships No one knows where the ships take the people they take, but they never return When a culler finds Jet, she may discover the truth the hard wayand end up living among the very creatures that have enslaved her DescriptionThis book is justJet is a 19 year old skag, one of the humans still living free on Earth following an invasion of creatures called the Nirreth Squatting in the ruins of Vancouver, Jet and her family eke out an existence underground, hiding from the culler ships No one knows where the ships take the people they take, but they never return When a culler finds Jet, she may discover the truth the hard wayand end up living among the very creatures that have enslaved her DescriptionThis book is justAmazing Andrijeski takes a new spin on dystopian by throwing aliens into the mix and boy does it work This book does have a hunger games vibe going on but It is definitely different The only thing remotely like hunger games is the fighting arena and from the looks of it that s not even close Now I mention this because I feel that author had a similar idea but went about it in a whole different manner The idea of the whole book actually reminds me of ancient Greecethan anything Sort of like the whole gladiator fights and how they were practically second class citizens I know I m using two different descriptions but thats the only way to describe the amazing thought put into this book The character Jet She s strong and determined and could basically look anything in the face if she had to She also has her weaknesses but she s the type of character that don t let others see it This just makes her characterinteresting The plot twists with the other characters of this book was just Unexpected Now just because they were unexpected doesn t mean they weren t good They were great and made me keep turning the pages to find outThe author basically made earth seem like a whole other world Like one moment you picture how cities would look once abandoned and then the next you get this whole new place that was like another world on earth The Alien invaders were also well thought out The way they look, how they act, the depth of some of them that you don t expect It made me go from disliking the Aliens to actually loving them This book was great and I suggest if you like strong female characters, dystopian novels,aliens, and even young adult books in general then you should read this book I honestly can t wait for the sequel


  8. Joey Woolfardis Joey Woolfardis says:

    Read as part of the Get Through The Crap On Your Kindle You Stubborn Eejit reading challenge Written with the perspective of a 19 year old with a mental age of 12, apparently written by a 12 year old as well Far too many metaphors, relentless use of adjectives put the thesaurus down , so many info dumps and just honestly terrible.Even when running away when speed is of the utmost importance the main character can think 42 pages of nothing Slow, slow, slow.


  9. Masquerade Crew Masquerade Crew says:

    REVIEWER WALKI4.5 ON THE MASQ SCALEI chose to read The Culling because the beginning of this novel was set in Vancouver, and because it featured a female main character This book exceeded my expectations Jet Tetsuo is a 19 year old skag living with her family in a settlement located in the ruins of Vancouver She has spent most of her life underground to avoid the Nirreth, the alien people who invaded Earth That they contributed or not to the destruction of the human environment and the ex REVIEWER WALKI4.5 ON THE MASQ SCALEI chose to read The Culling because the beginning of this novel was set in Vancouver, and because it featured a female main character This book exceeded my expectations Jet Tetsuo is a 19 year old skag living with her family in a settlement located in the ruins of Vancouver She has spent most of her life underground to avoid the Nirreth, the alien people who invaded Earth That they contributed or not to the destruction of the human environment and the extinction of most animals is debatable One can argue that humans don t need help when it comes to selfish destruction The fact is that one day, while running an errand in the desolated streets of Vancouver, Jet Tetsuo is captured by a Nirreth culling ship What do Nirreth do with the humans they captured Do they experiment on them Do they eat them Jet is about to find out.Jet is strong willed and well trained in the art of sword fighting Jet is also loyal to humanity, contrary to the irritating Richter, the pirate who captains the Nirreth culling ship, which takes Jet to the Green Zone where the Nirreth live , along with her best friend Anaze, who followed her and got captured when trying to help her He is the leverage Richter can use to control Jet Thus, our heroin is now responsible not just for her own survival, but also for his.The characters are three dimensional and alive in the readers mind The action is fast paced and detailed, while peppered with Jet s thoughts and info on her life and our planet s fate The writing is bold and entertaining, always keeping the readers captivated The novel is written from Jet s point of view, and the readers discover truths about the alien invaders as soon as she does And there is so muchto meet the eyes wherever she looks.The Culling is the first installment in the Alien Apocalypse series, a dystopian saga for new adults, that will capture the readers imagination regardless of age A must read for sci fi enthusiasts


  10. Anissa Anissa says:

    I liked this quite a lot and can only say that I wish it had been longer It slike a novella length read and while that makes me want to get on to the second part soon, I was a little disappointed that it ended so abruptly The end though was on a story high note, to its credit Beginning to end, this only took a couple of hours to read.Jet was a great character to follow she was strong sensible, a wonderful combination and the state of Vancouver in her world post Nerrith is fairly gri I liked this quite a lot and can only say that I wish it had been longer It slike a novella length read and while that makes me want to get on to the second part soon, I was a little disappointed that it ended so abruptly The end though was on a story high note, to its credit Beginning to end, this only took a couple of hours to read.Jet was a great character to follow she was strong sensible, a wonderful combination and the state of Vancouver in her world post Nerrith is fairly grim I don t want to spoil main points but I quite enjoyed the Richter reveal and Anaze as well I even got to like Laksri and found the terraformed environs in which the Nerrith live, their caste system and the planetary scope of their colonisation, fascinating On balance, there was a lot to like here, though I did find that in the first chapter, I started to feel like the story was meandering a bit but this may be because it was so good that I d got into it enough that I d wanted to get on Very good action sequences are to be found here as well I d definitely recommend this especially to those looking for a New Adult title in the scifi genre I find those non Contemporary Romance New Adult titles, in general, hard to come by This one delivered even had a hint of future romance for Jet which seemed appropriate for the character but in no way overshadowed the main story.I received a copy of this title for free via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review


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