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AAAAAAHLook, it s Battlestar Galactica meets Pacific Rim with convicts and robot zombies and creepy alien archaeology, whatdo you want Technically milSF I guess, which isn t usually my thing at all, but giant robots punching each other, what can I say Besides, it focuses heavily on pilot shell sync oh let s just call it the Drift and I was in love with Rook s battered old Juno by the time they d locked eyes on one another Fast paced, covered in grease and dirt and with a heart glowing AAAAAAHLook, it s Battlestar Galactica meets Pacific Rim with convicts and robot zombies and creepy alien archaeology, whatdo you want Technically milSF I guess, which isn t usually my thing at all, but giant robots punching each other, what can I say Besides, it focuses heavily on pilot shell sync oh let s just call it the Drift and I was in love with Rook s battered old Juno by the time they d locked eyes on one another Fast paced, covered in grease and dirt and with a heart glowing like a reactor core.Full reviewI received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review very rarely do i find a book that rattles me along at a 100 miles per hour, this book did twists and turns, with almost believable sci fi A cross between robocop and pacific rim, big assed robot killing machines, terrifyingly big guns, and insane pilots, adds up to a story of satisfying originality Rook is the protagonist, a women who flies giant mechas, who spent her career rescuing downed jockeys from battlefields and getting them to medics PTSD caught up with her, and a traumatic incident put her in jail, into a chain gang on a giant starship stationed in the broken part of outer space.The Eye The ocean, a region of space that has so much debris and strange physics going on that it s an ocean instead of void Time works differently here The various megacorps who constantly fight each Rook is the protagonist, a women who flies giant mechas, who spent her career rescuing downed jockeys from battlefields and getting them to medics PTSD caught up with her, and a traumatic incident put her in jail, into a chain gang on a giant starship stationed in the broken part of outer space.The Eye The ocean, a region of space that has so much debris and strange physics going on that it s an ocean instead of void Time works differently here The various megacorps who constantly fight each other for the rest of space have a tense truce in the Eye, because it s all unexplored and there are treasures inside Maybe.So Rook has been taken from prison and put into this region of space and because her megacorp isn t sure this place is profitable, its ships are crewed by an increasing ratio of convicts.This is where she meets the Juno Her new giant mech, her shell It s an antique, a prototype that s violent when she first meets it it s rebelling, breaking from its restraints and trying to eke out a bit of space in its hangar The only reason they can talk it down fromviolence is because Rook is given its old jockey s helmet, which she uses to talk to it but it forgives the deception and takes her as its pilot.Juno s old and traumatized from losing its old pilots Rook s traumatized from losing jockeys she couldn t rescue in time They re both traumatized but they fly well together, and if you as a reader cannot approach these two characters ready to try to understand them, this book won t work It s entirely from Rook s POV.The plot The plot is Rook s part of a four man unit of jockeys sent to explore some of the ruins in the ocean They don t so much find horror as it finds them, and the plot escalates in action and horror there s a devastating virus, there s an imprisoned thing, there are the other megacorps, and there s Rook s unit Hail, another convict who leads them all Salt, a giant of a man who carries his own trauma Locust Andrade.This book goes surprisingly wide, filling in details about the wars outside the ocean, where these broken convicts came from It fills in the story of the megacorp they work for, the ones they re aiming against, everything.The book stays narrow, staying in Rook s head and following only what she s involved in.It s so deep, though Rook is so, so compelling and understandable, and the Juno alien in the right ways, understandable in the right ways.I didn t know I could find a sci fi book that hits everything I want military sci fi action, deep introspective psychological drama, horror, alien things, etc Everything in this book sings just right and I didn t know it could exist without me having to write it.Author You did good.Reader of this review You gotta read this book You gotta The prose is hypnotic and you could drown in it You deserve to enjoy this book It had been a while since I last read a sci fi book I believe the last one was Skyward, which I thought was AMAZING Maybe that s why I couldn t commit to Steel Frame That and a few other things Here s the bit where I usually write a little about the plot, and the global point of the book But I couldn t even understand that At all I ended up DNFing this after 100 pages approx 300 pages, and by then, I still couldn t understand what the book was about.Sure, there s someone named Rook, It had been a while since I last read a sci fi book I believe the last one was Skyward, which I thought was AMAZING Maybe that s why I couldn t commit to Steel Frame That and a few other things Here s the bit where I usually write a little about the plot, and the global point of the book But I couldn t even understand that At all I ended up DNFing this after 100 pages approx 300 pages, and by then, I still couldn t understand what the book was about.Sure, there s someone named Rook, who s part of a jockey team, that flies shells and they go somewhere fight someone something What are jockeys Jockey fly shells.What are shells Uh Bird like exo skeleton That s what I understood, and I m pretty sure that s not correct.So many things are not explained The reader is thrown into the story, with no explication whatsoever You read about a group of people who are cons for something Then they have to go somewhere a ship where they get recruited by a company to do something And couldn t understand what that something was Just as I couldn t understand the world the author tried to build Where are we What s the main character backstory What are shells WTF is going on On top of that, I didn t realize that the main character is female until I re read the synopsis on Netgalley So many questions are popping in my head while reading, and there s never an answer to them Maybe there are later in the book, but honestly, if I can t understand what s going on within the first 100 pages of a book, I ll just give up There was so much potential for it to be a great book, but it just lacks too much background information for me Maybe it s just my understanding of the book that s messed up, though It has happened before that I read something and DNFed it for not understanding the world building, and other people just loved it As far as I m concerned, I d say thatwork needs to be put on this book Steel Frame releases on August 22, so if you want to make up your own opinion about it, you can already pre order a copy on the usual websites Pacific Rim in space, but with wayheart and nuance Read full review here Pacific Rim in space, but with wayheart and nuance Read full review here Thank you to Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book The story of prisoners who are basically commodities that are sold and traded as military pilots is a good one The author failed to clearly describe the situations that happened throught the book The reader should not struggle with keeping the actions and actors straight. Can t wait for the movie There are books that you anticipate and count days until release and end up disappointed sometimes Then there are books that you pick up at a whim, just because you were browsing NetGalley offers and nothing else seemedappealing only to be blown away by the story and the characters This is one of those books I requested it because I was in a lull and a story about giant robots soundedappealing than anything else I saw at the time I ended up staying up all night to finish it There are books that you anticipate and count days until release and end up disappointed sometimes Then there are books that you pick up at a whim, just because you were browsing NetGalley offers and nothing else seemedappealing only to be blown away by the story and the characters This is one of those books I requested it because I was in a lull and a story about giant robots soundedappealing than anything else I saw at the time I ended up staying up all night to finish it Then I bought a copy as soon as it released and made my husband read it He loved it.Steel Frame is a unique story that borrows some interesting concepts Giant piloted robots that might or might not be self aware and manages to tell a compelling narrative with them It s a story of loosing everything and slowly crawling back from the abyss, assembling yourself back piece by piece until you almost feel whole again Interestingly enough, this process happens both to our protagonists and the villain of the story as well I loved that parallel.It s also a story about prisons and prisoners Rook, our protagonist, is a convict who agreed to sell 10 years of her life to a corporation in exchange for a reduced sentence Heck, most of the people operating the huge starship Rook ends up on are prisoners, even if some of them don t realize it they are shanghaied beyond the edge of the explored space, far away from any commercial routes, on a ship that will never be able to escape the strange anomaly it came to study Even the antagonist s main motive is to break free from the prison that held it for millennia But this concept is not all doom and gloom This story is also about finding friends and a place where you belong and about making a conscious choice to defend that new place even if that means risking your life Oh, and giant robots I grew up on Neon Genesis Evangelion and giant robots that work in sync with their pilots or jockeys how they are called in the book are right up my alley I loved how they are depicted in this book I love that the author defined the rules by which they work rules of physics, but also rules of law, rules of custom, and so on I love that all jockeys, no matter what faction they originally belonged to, adhere to a few cardinal rules And that when one of them is broken, it causes real, almost physical shock to all of them Because to break a rule like that, you really need to be a monster.A could wax poetic about this book for a fewpages, but I don t want to give any of the story away, and I want readers to experience this new and complex world for themselves I want them to experience Rook s first encounter with the Juno, as well as their first sync I want them to see for themselves the high stakes battle for survival in the alien prison I want them to hear the giant ship groaning as it tears itself apart Buy this book Read it Ask for a sequel Because it needs one PS I received and advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review (Free Epub) ⚺ Steel Frame ë Epic tale of giant robot battles, built around a personal story of redemption and healing HARD Rook is a jockey, a soldier trained and modified to fly shells, huge robots that fight for the outer regions of settled space When her shell is destroyed and her squad killed, Rook is imprisoned, left stranded, scarred and broken Hollow and helpless without her steel frame, she s ready to call it quits When her cohort of prisoners are sold into indenture to NorCol, a vast frontier corporation, Rook s given another shell a near decrepit Juno, as broken as she is and decades older and sent to a rusting bucket of a ship on the end of known space to patrol something called the Eye, a strange, unnerving permanent storm in spaceWhere something is stirring I have a lot of mixed feelings about this book There were parts and pieces that made me really want to like it, and then there were also parts that I found myself having to reread multiple times to catch on to what was happening.The basic premise held a lot of promise, and the over arching story was cogent, but it was easy to get mired in the details There were a lot of past events that were hinted at, without being described, that felt like they were vital to the character development that le I have a lot of mixed feelings about this book There were parts and pieces that made me really want to like it, and then there were also parts that I found myself having to reread multiple times to catch on to what was happening.The basic premise held a lot of promise, and the over arching story was cogent, but it was easy to get mired in the details There were a lot of past events that were hinted at, without being described, that felt like they were vital to the character development that left me feeling as though I only had part of the book instead of the entire thing.Overall, I m not disappointed that I got an advanced copy from NetGalley, but will need some time to decide whether this is a book I will recommend to friends