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Before the Vela invasion, Rhyan's biggest concern was getting through a day of school. But when she is thrust into the madness of a kill-or-be-killed world, her true strength emerges and a deadly warrior is unleashed. Stumbling through the new morals of a post-apocalyptic world, she learns to depend only on herself. As she gets closer to discovering what the aliens actuallBefore the Vela invasion, Rhyan's biggest concern was getting through a day of school. But when she is thrust into the madness of a kill-or-be-killed world, her true strength emerges and a deadly warrior is unleashed. Stumbling through the new morals of a post-apocalyptic world, she learns to depend only on herself. As she gets closer to discovering what the aliens actually want, her lethality becomes unmatched, and she soon learns the extents she'll have to go in order to survive....

Title : Girl Vs
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ISBN : 9781973108320
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 204 Pages
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Girl Vs Reviews

  • Emily
    2018-12-20 18:55

    I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. With that said, holy shit! From the very first sentence, I was hooked. The story follows a totally badass teenager trying to survive in the alien invasion apocalypse. Rhyan has lost her entire family to the aliens and must fend for herself and survive until she meets other survivors and makes camp with them. She hunts the aliens, she kills them, and gets hurt when she does...but she keeps doing Day in and day out. Until one day, two in her camp go out to find supplies and don’t come back, and their cave is ambushed by other survivors and another in the party is killed while the others run off. Rhyan is left alone again and starts out on her own. Until she comes across Springfield, who appear to have electricity and a rather weird ass way of running things. The Captain is a total douche and just wants to kill people and she meets up with Vanessa from her camp who thinks she is the murderer and killed their friends. A series of events happen where Rhyan goes on a mission and is captured by the aliens where they think the aliens are trying to get them to reproduce earth and that they’re cleansing the bad from the world. A lot of crack pot theories surface but a rescue party comes for them and they fight their way out. Cue some other things happening and Rhyan is then approached to save the world by going with a team to stop the aliens from sending a message that will ultimately bring millions more to earth. She goes out with the team and brings some more badassery and they ultimately reach their goal. The story ends with a cliff hanger where officials talk that they need Rhyan to keep going with them to help rid the world of these aliens. Overall, I can NOT wait for the next book. It’s a shame I have to wait until 2019!!! I can’t wait, I need to know what happens next!!!!! Seriously guys, you all need to check this out. I was never really into alien things before but this author has a way with her writing that’ll suck you right into it. Thank you so much to the author for advancing me the copy and allowing me to read this! I love your world building and the thought you put into the characters. Everything I’ve read from you so far has been awesome!!

  • Emma Cook
    2018-12-25 20:18

    First of all, a big thank you to X. Culletto for reaching out to me and letting me read her book. In return, l need to give a review on this book. To begin, this book was kinda slow at the beginning. There wasn’t much build up of the characters and what they were like before they either disappeared or were killed. l personally think that it gives the book more mystery and it gives a lot more room for imagination. This book l thought was very similar to the 5th Wave, just like X. Culletto stated. They both contain the same themes and actions, so l would recommend this book if you fairly enjoyed the 5th Wave series. Towards the end of the book, the pace really picked up. l started to enjoy this book a lot more. It became more action packed which made me not want to stop reading. l loved all the violence in the fights and the descriptions of the aliens had me thinking of what they were actually like. The ending ended pretty abruptly, but this book was still really good!!

  • Dale Rutter
    2018-12-31 19:08

    A solid four stars! Once again, the author succeeded in painting the world alive wth her words and what a world it was! It was a good plot which was action packed and pulled me in right away. The writing went along at a good thrilling pace.Rhyan is a typical high school student until the aliens show up and decide they want to kill everyone and everything. Then she has to learn to be someone who can survive on her own, deal with the very different world she is now growing up in as well as fight off any aliens. The book is very much a coming of age book which includes good character growth.Overall, it is a good post-apocalyptic YA novel with a badass heroine with lots of action, brutality and more action! I enjoyed it a lot and I look forward to the next one.

  • Shaphir
    2019-01-04 20:22

    Wow. This book was way better than what I expected. Not that I expected it to be a bad book or anything, but it's just really good. Right from the start I could understand what was happening, the story-line was really easy to pick up. Throughout the whole book, the author's writing was so vivid that I could see what was happening and feel what the main character was feeling. Btw, the main character is so badass, I love her!! I could connect with her and reading this whole book was a nice experience. It was fast-paced and descriptive in all the right places. The world building is great and I love all the creativeness in the sci-fi and apocalypse area. I wouldn't say I read a lot of sci-fi, but this is one of the good ones I've read. I've already read this book twice and I wouldn't be surprised if I read it again one day. I can't wait for the sequel to be released in 2019!One thing I don't understand is why the book is called Girl Vs. Maybe I'm just dumb and am missing something, but maybe someone can explain the meaning of the book title to me? =='(I received an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review)

  • E.M. Swift-Hook
    2019-01-06 17:20

    Girl v Aliens!‘How far I had fallen - how different from the girl who used to sit in the back of algebra, doodling stars onto her notes.’Rhyan is a pretty typical high school student until the aliens turn up. Then she has to learn to be someone else entirely. Someone who can survive on her own, deal with the complex new world she is now growing up in and fight those aliens anyway she can. This book charts her journey from being that regular high school pupil to being a survivalist heroine in a very alternative coming of age story.This is dark and gritty YA action at its best. In a post-apocalyptic world - this one due to the arrival of aliens who kill indiscriminately, the body count keeps climbing. Yet we can believe that Rhyan survives. She is not superhuman, she is courageous and agile - but above all, she is determined to do whatever it takes to survive. “You have ten hours to stop the delivery, or any hope for the future is lost. For everyone.”The pace is full on action from page one with scarcely enough time to breathe. By the time Rhyan is asking for a break, the reader wants one too. The worldbuilding is pretty much perfect. We learn only as much as we need to know to enter into this world and run through it with Rhyan. The characters we encounter are all flawed but realistic people, with motives that are their own, driving them to run, fight or manipulate others. The writing style is fluid and easy to read. There are no jarring issues and the overall flow of plot, pace and writing style served to draw me through the book in one smooth sitting.I loved that the author manages to avoid the more horrible YA tropes such as having every male she meets throwing themselves at the feet of the heroine. And unlike many such, Rhyan is not beguiled by romance herself into doing irrational things. Brilliant!‘Seizing the knife from his still-clenched fist, I stabbed the one-clawed alien with a deep backwards jab, then whirled the blade over my head and introduced it to the second beast’s middle.’So is there anything not to like? For me two things. (1)The brutality. The rolling (human) body count was way overdone. It got to the point where every time Rhyan met a new person I’d be expecting them to wind up dead by the next chapter - just after she had got to like them, of course. Oh, and talking about being dead - there was also something of a theme of those characters Ryan thought were dead, turning up alive and well. That said, this will probably be a plus point for some readers.(2) The epilogue. It switched to third person - I so hate that. But even setting that mortal sin aside, the epilogue completely altered the entire context of the book. Which sucked. In my opinion, it came over as a needless tag-on to set up a sequel and it ruined the end of the book for me. Please make it go away! Let me find out this stuff in that sequel which I really want to read anyway - no need to do it here.If you like your post-apocalyptic YA brutal, vicious and dark and your heroines hard-bitten and harder-biting, then this book should be at the very top of your list for a read.

  • Dan Gillis
    2018-12-28 18:15

    The Earth has been overwhelmed by alien invaders and civilization has collapsed. The remnants scrounge and scrape for scarce resources. There is little space for compassion in such a world, only competition and survival. One girl, Rhyan, chooses to hunt mankind’s enemy, one Vela at a time. With many close scrapes and kills, she has evolved into an efficient and brutal killer. Yet, with each kill, the burdens of her actions weigh heavily upon her. For not all her foes are alien and her hands are stained red as well as blue.I enjoyed this novel. Girl Vs offers a first-person perspective and locks the reader into Rhyan’s plight. The author paints a vivid picture of the world, even from the limited perspective of the protagonist. The overall feel of the story is akin to an action hero movie. The main character is slowly elevated in status and ability to the degree that she is abnormally adept at her craft. She survives time and time again with various injuries. She recovers quickly and comes back for more. You root for her successes. Overall, when taken in the light of popular tropes (similar to how Independence Day characters survive every scrape) I was quite comfortable with the overall story and setting. The author is quite good at detailing exciting action sequences. The sci-fi elements are on the light side with the human characters generally using modern technology to wend their way and wage war. The aliens are generally relegated to hand to hand warfare with the exception of airborne vessels. These were held in reserve until the end, making for an intense exodus for the heroes. Only occasionally was the flow of the narrative broken down by the claws of coincidence. Rhyan just keeps bumping into people at the best and worst times. She just happens to find a tool or animal to assist. And so, it dragged me from the immersion of the story. I don’t believe this is a deal breaker at all, just a minor picky point. I was happy with the end result and glad to hear about a sequel in the works. This story has legs, likely more than two. I would recommend it to fans of the sci-fi/dystopian post-invasion genre. Also, how could the author just leave sweet rides on the road like that? Unforgivable :D

  • Lucretia
    2019-01-08 21:17

    Rhyan has lost everything to alien invasion. When an average teenage girl might give up, whine, or any number of things, she finds her strength. She is a fighter. Not even sure what she fights for, other than it feels right. And she is good at it, seriously. I enjoyed her so very much. The secondary cast however doesn’t really get a chance to grow on you, because they aren’t near as determined or adept at killing the aliens as she is.With a plot like this, only the very strong will survive. From page one there is gore-dripping action with very little pause throughout. The pace is fast, and the fight scenes very well written. It is easy to see them in detail, which at times, a lot of times, is gruesome. I really liked that. It felt true to what would happen with a forceful invasion.There were a lot of really neat touches, like what happens after the aliens died. Talk about a moral dilemma. Fans of action, horror, sci-fi, and dystopian fiction should really enjoy this.

  • Colby
    2018-12-19 14:58

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review and honestly I loved it. It has action, but not too much to where that's all it is. It has emotion, but not too much to where it's extremely sappy. My favorite part is that the main character is a strong female lead who isn't portrayed as an overly emotional person and is head strong. All in all its an amazing book and I can't wait for the sequel.

  • Lori
    2019-01-17 21:16

    I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review. I loved the book! It was a fast, enjoyable read. There weren’t any grammar/spelling mistakes that I noticed and I usually do. That plays a big part when I read a book. I’m excited to read the next one. The only thing I would have liked is a little more maybe flashbacks? To Ryhans life before. Maybe a little more romance? But that’s just my opinion. I would recommend this book!

  • Cynthia Fridsma
    2019-01-04 21:16

    I just finished reading 'Girl Vs (Alien Apocalypse Book 1)' and wow... the story reads like a roller coaster and I give it five stars!This is a fast-paced sci-fi page turner about Rhyan—a teenager facing violent aliens who invaded Earth. It's like the TV series 'Falling Skies' all over!Aliens invaded Earth, destroying human civilization, but lately, they seem to be interesting in taking humans in custody, doing what? Studying them?Rhyan, a troubled teenager with a taste for revenge struggles to survive in this post-apocalyptic future, using her knives to off aliens and make friends to a horse—she named Lucky—she found in an abandoned stable while roaming the outskirts of a city looking for food and shelter.Then she discovers a light on the horizon in the evening—city lights! She knows, aliens destroyed all power plants and don't use city lights. It must be humans... or is this a trap set by the aliens?If you like fast-paced sci-fi action in an apocalyptic world, then this is truly is an add-on for your bookshelf!

  • Amanda Williams
    2018-12-29 16:06

    I find this book to be extremely engaging right from the start and is very character driven. You are prepared in order to take the journey alongside the characters like you are experiencing their lives with them. I find this is down to the passion in which this author writes.Science fiction is generally a take it or leave it genre for me. I'm very picky about which books I read that include this. I found this novel to be one of those books that I can read that doesn't feel overly done. It concentrates more on the characters lives rather than the world around them which i love.Very highly recommended

  • Olivia McKenna
    2018-12-28 14:16

    This book is so good! I thankfully was lucky enough to have the author reach out to me!! She sent a copy to me and I could not be happier!! The first line just hooks you in, and you are addicted, just like that! I would recommend this book to anyone who likes action and a bad-ass main character(even better shes a girl)!

  • Dana
    2019-01-07 16:03

    Wow that was a wild ride from start to finish! The premise is that the world has been over run with aliens, the Vela, and our main hero, Rhyan, must survive. The aliens are ruthless, but the people are even worse.Let's start with the things I liked:- Rhyan. She was a badass, take-no-prisoners heroine that I could fully get behind. Yes, she begins to lose her sanity and makes questionable choices, but this is an apocalyptic setting where everyone she's ever cared about before is dead. She's doing her best and I really liked her. - Other characters. There is a huge cast of characters but I could easily tell them apart. The characters were stand-outs and really propelled the novel. I liked seeing the variety but I wish I got to know them more...- The plot. I left this book at work to read, but I really found myself regretting it! I wanted to finish it in one sitting, it was so gripping. The story has no lags, no settling down, it's just boom, boom, boom, boom. In this sort of plot and setting, it works really well.- Action scenes. Spot on. Perfect.Things I didn't like and thought could be improved:- Characters. Wait, didn't I love the characters? Yes, but they also need some work. I'll put this whole section under spoiler because it does give some things away. (view spoiler)[ If every friggen character we get to know a little bit about dies, there's really one one (Rhyan) left to like. And I didn't like that. I wanted to know more about the cave group. How did they all get together? Then maybe Meg's death would have impacted me in some way. And John. And Tanya. And even Tristan. None of them made any difference to me because I barely knew them and had no attachment to them. It felt like the deaths were being used more for shock value than actually having a purpose for them.(hide spoiler)]- Pacing. The book moves incredibly fast. I have no idea what the timeline was or how long she was in a certain place or how long since the invasion happened. I wanted to slow it down a bit. Get to know some other characters, chill out a bit. Instead it went from bad to worse in a page. - The ending. What was resolved? Yes, it's a good stopping point, but there was no more information learned or resolved at the end, than at the start. A little disappointing.Lastly, I just want to mention there are quite a few typos throughout, so I would suggest one more edit!

  • Izzy Cox
    2019-01-11 14:12

    So, first, thank you so much to X. Culletto for the free pdf. Rhyan is this amazing and tough girl protagonist, just trying to stay alive in a world over run with Vela, or aliens. Plenty of amazing characters, who almost all seem to die, and plenty of action. This was an amazingly satisfying read, without a second of boredom.

  • Leigha's Little Library
    2019-01-10 20:10

    *I was given a copy to review from the author.*

  • Laura
    2018-12-26 15:54

    My blog - I got a free copy from the Author. This does not affect my review in anyway)Review: Really liked it. The main character was a badass, but she doesn’t really know that. She just doing a job she knows she can do. Which is kill aliens. She not superhuman about it either, being small and agile just has it advances. Plus she not been stupid, she adapted and adjusted herself to the new world. She learned from her enemy, their weak spots and how to survive. Which is what makes her a great survivor. I was quite surprised how stupid some of the other characters were, when it came to the aliens. I suppose in a way it was done to make her look extra good, and to just prove that just because you survived the start of the poop storm, doesn’t mean your a smart person. You just got lucky. Also like how not everyone survives. It adds more grit to the story.The ‘missions’ bugged me a little, they seemed I don’t know out of place. The first one more, the second kind of made sense. It is like, let a brand new person into the city, here a mission instantly. The second just seemed rushed, maybe could have done with more of a lead up to it. I don’t know really, bit hard to slot them in. To switch the story to more mission/military.The whole story, not sure where it could end up. It is pretty bleak situation the human race is in. Be interesting to see how it plays out.Would I recommend it? Yes. It a good read.

  • D.J. Reid
    2019-01-05 15:52

    Girl Vs is a gripping fast-paced thriller set in the aftermath of an alien invasion, when most of the human population has been wiped out. Rhyan is a great character, strong, brave and intelligent, a fast and skilful fighter, but at times prone to grief, anger and giving way to vengeful impulses. The post-invasion landscape is well described.The action is combative, bloody and, at times, gruesome. One thing puzzled me. The creatures are very vulnerable to gunfire. So why would anyone engage in close knife combat with them when they have a long reach and sharp claws? I thought it could have been made clearer why hand to hand combat was preferable and more information on the new weapon the humans were developing. That said, there are lots of interesting ideas, such as alien regeneration, doubts about the aliens’ true motives and paranoia and treachery among allies, which kept the pot boiling nicely. An engrossing read for lovers of alien invasion and dystopian survival stories.

  • X. Culletto
    2018-12-26 20:17