Pushing Daisy (The Clockwork Chimera #2) by Scott Baron (Narrated by Vivienne Leheny)

A Fantastic Continuation

5 out of 5 stars

This is the 2nd book in this series and I believe the sixth overall book from Scott Baron that I’ve read and to be completely honest – they just keep getting better. While book one in this series was easily one of the most interesting science fiction books I’ve read in quite some time – Pushing Daisy set up such an interesting problem for Daisy to try and solve. A problem that I was happy to be along for the ride.

Pushing Daisy (slight spoilers for the first book – there I warned you) tells of Daisy after she’s picked back up from Earth. She’s learning to live with her sister in her head (along with the things that come with that). She’s also against going back to the surface now that she knows exactly who she is and how she “doesn’t have a past”. The book was basically two different parts that showed her life on the ship and her life… not on the ship as she’s forced into action yet again.

Pushing Daisy was just as good as the first book and had a totally different feel. The first book had a ton of paranoia and mystery solving. Book two was mostly about trying to solve different issues and forming new bonds with unlikely friends. I really enjoyed the latter aspect that I mentioned and it’s hard to talk about without spoiling this book. But I thought that it was something that isn’t usually in science fiction books like these.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and had a blast reading it.  I thought that Vivienne Leheny crushed the narration, doing a great job not just telling the story but bringing Daisy to life. If you’re a fan of really well thought out science fiction that’s fast paced – this series is definitely for you.

Book Description:

They say life is a bowl of cherries. Unfortunately, Daisy kept getting the pits.

Escaping from deranged cyborgs and a malcontent artificial intelligence had been the run of Daisy’s life, but one from which she had miraculously come out the other side, and in one piece, no less. Unfortunately for her, she had survived that ordeal only to find herself in a far deeper mess.

With an even more dangerous turn of events throwing her in harm’s way, Daisy’s original plight was now dwarfed by the new issues at hand. Issues involving not only her crew mates and herself, but threats on a global level. Earth was in jeopardy, and much as she hated to admit it, Daisy, it seemed, was its best hope.

Driven into action and forced to rely not only on her own wits but also the voice in her head and tirelessly watching her back, Daisy found her newfound skills tested to their limits and quite nearly to their breaking point.

Unfortunately for her adversaries, they didn’t know just who it was they were pushing around, because Daisy was most definitely not to be trifled with. She was the woman who pushed back.

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Pushing Daisy by Scott Baron
Narrator: Vivienne Leheny
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
Series: The Clockwork Chimera #2
Published by Self Published on March 17th 2020
Genres: Science Fiction
Format: Audiobook
Also by this author: Bad Luck Charlie, Space Pirate Charlie, Dragon King Charlie, Magic Man Charlie
Also in this series: Daisy's Run, Daisy's Gambit

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