Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy: Castaways

Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Castaways Guardians of the Galaxy Castaways is the thrilling new adventure featuring Marvel s swashbuckling heroes Rocket Raccoon Groot Drax the Destroyer Gamora and the ever charming Star Lord himself Pet

  • Title: Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy: Castaways
  • Author: David McDonald
  • ISBN: 9781772752045
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Paperback
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Castaways is the thrilling new adventure featuring Marvel s swashbuckling heroes Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, and the ever charming Star Lord himself, Peter Quill After a series of missions some successful, others less so, and most nearly getting everyone killed the Guardians of the Galaxy are at a breaking point when they crGuardians of the Galaxy Castaways is the thrilling new adventure featuring Marvel s swashbuckling heroes Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, and the ever charming Star Lord himself, Peter Quill After a series of missions some successful, others less so, and most nearly getting everyone killed the Guardians of the Galaxy are at a breaking point when they crash land on a strange planet With no way to repair their ship, the frustrated Guardians go their separate ways, quickly discovering that the planet s inhabitants have never progressed past a medieval stage of development Quill finds himself a favored member of a powerful duke s court as well as a favorite of the duke s daughter , and life seems just fine under the circumstances until the duchy comes under attack When Quill reckons that their foe may be what s keeping the planet s civilization from advancing, he realizes that defeating it with the Guardians help may be their only hope for getting off of that world If he can find his friends in time.

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    1. ​A thoroughly enjoyable Guardians of the Galaxy novel!I thought the characterizations were well done. I'm not always as big of a fan of stories when teams split up, especially when I like how they work together, but that doesn't take away too much from the story in this book.Just keep in mind, this is a light, easy read - and there's the biggest focus on Peter Quill. Though the other characters have their scenes and contribute to the fun.Recommended for Guardians fans. If you're notwhat's wron [...]

    2. Read this review and more on my blog.I received a free copy of Castaways for my honest opinion.Guardians of the Galaxy: Castaways is aimed at middle grade readers. This is my main reason for not liking it. As I have gotten older, I enjoy stories with more substance and middle grade books just so not cut it for me anymore. So in that respect I cannot honestly say if Castaways is a good book as I was not it intended reader.I suspect that middle graders will enjoy the adventures of Quill, Gamora, D [...]

    3. I received this as an E-copy, via Netgalley but my opinion does not change.Initially, I was a little disappointed with this because once again, as with Thor: Dueling with Giants, I was lead to believe that this was a comic! It was an annoying circumstance, but I had missed this universe enough to hope I could see through that. Although it kept it's humour it seemed a little more I don't know, stiff with the jokes, lack lustre and a little more Hmm, not darker, but I can't think of a word However [...]

    4. I will stipulate upfront that David is a pal of mine. That said, he has done a nice job taking the cinematic version of the Guardians and told an entertaining story. The team has grown tired of one another after being cooped up on the ship for a while so when it crashlands on a mostly medieval world, they go their separate ways. Until, you know, events force them to reunite.David keeps the focus on Peter Quill as he becomes a King's trusted adviser just when the kingdom is on the brink of war. H [...]

    5. 3.5*I received a free copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This is a novel, not like I expected a comic book, that follows the Guardians of the Galaxy, one of my favourite superhero squads. I adore this cast of characters and I really enjoyed this different take on them and seeing them in the context of a novel instead of a comic book. It wasn't the most extraordinary or unique story or writing, but definitely a lot of fun and I would recommend it. This book [...]

    6. This book seemed like it was written somewhere in between middle grade and YA, which was weird. I know that doesn't really matter for an adult reading it, but it threw me a little. I also didn't love the way the story was structured. In a lot of ways it felt as though it was paced like a comic, even though it is a novel. I'm sure plenty of people will enjoy this book, it just wasn't my cup of tea.Received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    7. As a pretty avid Guardians of the Galaxy fan, I tend to gravitate to any media that features the gang. This particular novel is a geared towards a young adult audience, featuring the gang crashing on an uncharted planet that seems to resemble Medieval Europe with, you know, bug aliens and things.The story is a quick read and a fun adventure all the way through. One might even say the pace is too quick, as there were many aspects of the setting and character details that the author set up that I [...]

    8. This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 2.0 of 5I have enjoyed a lot of novels based on comic book characters - I've definitely enjoyed more than I haven't - and so I look forward to books like this, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Castaways, which tie in to comics and movies. Add the fact that it is targeted toward younger readers and I expected a fast-moving adventure. Boy, was I wrong.Just as I was disappointed with the Thor book - same publisher (see that review [...]

    9. (I received a free copy of this book, through NetGalley, in exchange for a review).(This review may contain spoilers).I found this book a really entertaining one to read. While it seemed to start partway through a plot, I thought that the opening scene did a good job of establishing the characters and something of the relationships between them. It was good to see the tensions between the group and the fact that, even though they were allies (and even friends), there were still some very real co [...]

    10. I received an electronic ARC of this book in return for an honest review. I guess, since they are primarily a comic book title, I should mention that this is a prose book, not a comic book. I liked that. This was a fun book. Not really deep, but a nice, light adventure with a great deal of fun. Mainly centered on the character of Quill, it gave a some insight into his character. It also had the humor one expects from a Guardians book.After crash-landing on an uncharted planet, and having all the [...]

    11. Contrived is the word of the week here, with this YA novel tied-in to the movie and/or comic strip. After a weird space thing contrives to leave the gang miles from home, they land on a mediaeval planet, where they contrive to split themselves up. What ensues takes too much of the characters away, and delivers a routine – and at times, yes, contrived – fantasy, where marauding baddies mean our heroes need to offer their skills as protection, distant religious settlements aren't as much of a [...]

    12. When they crash land their spaceship, the guardians separate and go their own ways. Why? Because they have no way of repairing their ship on the primitive planet. WhenQuill becomes a favorite of the duke and the duke's daughter, he thinks everything is fine. However when the duke is attacked, Quill realizes that the duke's foe is what is keeping the planet from advancing. He knows he has to find his friends to fight the foe successfully and perhaps get the ship repaired. Will Quill find them in [...]

    13. *I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*Cover: CoolRating: 4 starsOverall: An exciting adventureCharacters: A perfect teamPlot: InterestingPage Turner: YesSeries Cont.? ProbablyRecommend YesMMARY (50 word or so)Wow. I don't always like space travel books, but I do enjoy Marvel, and comic book style characters, so I gave this one a shot. I loved the team's chemistry, and that their differences are what makes them strong as a team. The plot was interesting, and I [...]

    14. I received this book from the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Not a DNFI'm going to stop this book for the moment and continue it at another time. As much as I love Marvel and TGotG, my mood is not in the right place to finish this book. Don't get me wrong, it's a fun read and I'm enjoying the story but right now, this is not calling out to me and since I can't 'come back to it' in a few hours because of archiving and stuff, I'll have to wait a while.I'm terribly sorry, e [...]

    15. Disclaimer-I read a pre-publication version of the book for Net GalleryThe author had done a fine job of casting the Guardians in the tale. Very like the comic and the movie. He has basically created a tale of medieval battle and grafted the GotG on top. It works very well and though one figures out soon the method of how they reunite and win the battles, it is a lot of fun. Well worth the light read and kudos to Mr. McDonald for capturing the essence of the characters. I must admit that I am a [...]

    16. A story with clear plot-lines, believable situations and straight-forward action. I could visualize the characters from the movie and hear the dialogue in their voices most of the time they were speaking, especially when they were interacting with one another. The only character who really seemed a bit lacking in this regard was Drax, but he also played a very small part compared to the other central characters. The explanation of the happenings on the planet was well thought out and plausible, [...]

    17. I had fairly low expectations going into this, but was delightfully surprised. It truly captured the essence of the characters beautifully, as compared to the recent movie. The plot may have been predictable - landed on an unknown planet, the GotG all go their separate ways and join forces with various alienoid beings around the planet, and then (of course) band together in the end to fight off the evil. But the creativity shown in all of the various creatures and how they (both the GotG and the [...]

    18. The Guardians are stranded on a medieval world and decide to separate after almost coming to blows. The story mainly focuses on Peter Quill as he becomes a knight and must defend his new home from cloaked marauders threatening to destroy the kingdom. Actually a solid story, written for young adults.Received an advance copy from Joes Books and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    19. This book is an entry in the Aurealis Awards for 2016, for which I am a judge. Any review will be withheld until the results of the awards are announced.

    20. This is a fun read and exactly what I would expect from a comic book novelisation. David McDonald absolutely nails the characters, provides a pacey storyline and delivers action aplenty. It's a short, enjoyable read for those who don't want to wait for the release of the next Guardians movie to indulge in a swashbuckling adventure with this team of loveable heroes.

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