Book Reviews of The Unicorn Girl (Acorna, Bk 1)

The Unicorn Girl (Acorna, Bk 1)
The Unicorn Girl - Acorna, Bk 1
Author: Anne McCaffrey, Margaret Ball
ISBN-13: 9780061057892
ISBN-10: 0061057894
Publication Date: 7/2/1998
Pages: 409
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 203 ratings
Publisher: Harper Prism
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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This is a very cute story. Target age... 12 and up.. A quick read for adults. Anne McCaffrey is her typical wonderful storyteller.
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This was my first real read in the sci-fi genre... I really enjoyed it...even if it was a bit predictable.
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Loved it! Adventure, intelligent, human.
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FIRST BOOK IN THIS SERIES; VERY ENJOYABLE- MADE ME LOOK FOR MORE ABOUT HER
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I really enjoyed this book and will be getting the rest of the series so I can find out what happens!!
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I read the first 5 books of this series. I couldn't complete the series. They are saccharine sweet. I love Anne McCaffrey, but these are not her best work....not by a long shot.
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Good story, I prefer fantasy to sci-fi; this book was a little heavy on the science fiction for me.
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Interesting plotline with likable characters, though Acorna, herself is portrayed somewhat one-dimensionally.
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An interesting new Universe from McCaffrey.
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a pleasant commuting-type read; ok without being memorable.
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I'm not usually a sci-fi fan, but wanted to check out a few titles to see if it was time to broaden my horizons. 'Acorna' is part little girl (rapidly growing up) and part unicorn, with very unhumanlike powers. She is found by a couple of kindly space explorers, but the planet to which they bring her has a nasty secret of its own, which could endanger her life, and theirs.
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Hubby said this book is EXCELLENT. I just finished and also liked it; I'm on to Acorna's Quest next.
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Wonderful story of the Unicorn Girl - this is book #1 of a series - I can't wait to get the next one!
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This book was very enjoyable. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the Acorna series.
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This was a good book introducing me to the character Acorna. I liked how Calum, Gill and Rafik learned about her powers and how Acorna and her friends made a difference on Kezdet. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Acorna's Quest.
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This is a wonderful tale of growing up and trying to find your way. I am a big fan of Anne McCaffrey and expected a great read, I was not disappointed. I feel that the character of Acorna is one of her best ever. I am looking forward to reading more about her.
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I loved this book and the arena of characters McCaffrey enters. It's a mix of fantasy and Star Trek. If you love Star Trek you will love this book. It's of an orphan girl who learns she has special powers and must harnass them. I simply loved this book!
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A young unicorn-like human infant is discovered in a survival pod by three independent space miners. Anna Fields, as always, vividly portrays a wide range of characters with great facility. Their distinct personalities are clearly reflected in their speech patterns and inflections. Fields conveys the strong emotion that runs through the book. The deeper modulations are a little murky at times, but Fields's clear articulation still comes through. A sequel, ACORNA'S QUEST, continues the story.

Book Description
Three space miners, Gill, Calum, and Rafik, find a survival pod drifting in space: inside sleeps Acorna, a furry, unicorn-like humanoid infant. Young Acorna soon manifests special powers such as the ability to purify water and air, to make plants grow and to heal injuries. When Acorna is almost snatched by scientists who want to study her as an anomaly, the miners must flee and whisk Acorna away to the planet Kezdet, a planet known to deal in child slave labor, and the last place they wanted to go.
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The three rough and tumble space miners who found her couldn't explain where her perfect little unicorn horn came from or why she had hooves instead of feet and hands, but they loved the little girl they named Acorna and protected her all the same. Soon they learn what secret powers their waif possesses and the stakes are even higher! How will she deal with the secrets held by the planet Kezdet? For surely her special talents will come in handy.

A new series by Anne McCaffrey, writing with Margaret Ball.
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I am one of Ms. McCaffrey's most loyal fans, but this book is just plain insipid.
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She was just a little girl, with a tiny horn in the center of her forehead, funny-looking feet, beautiful silver hair, and several curious powers....
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She was just a little girl, with a tiny horn in the center of her forehead, funny-looking feet, beautiful silver hair, and several curious powers; the ability to purify air and water, make plants grow, and heal scars and broken bones.
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I got this book yesterday and finished reading it this morning lol I can't wait to get the next book !
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"She was just a little girl, with a tiny horn in the center of her forehead, funny-looking feet, beautiful silver hair, and several curious powers. . ."
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I can't rate this apropriately because while I did start reading it, I haven't finished it and I don't think I ever will. The Acorna series seems interesting enough, but in the end, not really my thin I guess...