Metal will Clash
In a not-too-distance future, robots composed of metal for bones, electric cords for veins, and synthetics for skin are now available. For purchase. Eighteen-year-old Vienna Avery’s home is going to change forever, now that her mom purchased an Italian Chef Robot to cook and reside in their house.
Secrets will Unfold
The government claimed robots were indifferent, unthinking pieces of metal and elastic–assistance for the help of humans. Vienna never believed much of what the government said. The pieces didn’t always fit. And now Vienna knows why, because she’s uncovered the government’s secret: that robots have emotions, sucking Vienna into the underground world of feeling, thinking, and sovereign robots.
Sparks will Fly
Alec Cypher is everything a robot is not supposed to be: deep, dark, and dangerously human. And for some reason, he wants to save Vienna from the government’s prying, vindictive eyes. Going forward, Vienna will have to learn to trust robots and battle the growing feelings she never thought possible . . . feelings for the green-eyed, soul-searching robot named Alec.
***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% my own.***
We meet Vienna. You’re average young college student. Still living at home with her parents. When her mom informs her that she’s purchased a new robot to cook for them. Vienna doesn’t like robots. Thinks that they should be fully disclosed and not so human-like. She even went to a rally protesting them. Now she has one in her kitchen. But things start getting odd around her. She feels as though she’s being watched everywhere she turns. Then she meets him. He has black hair and green eyes. She calls him Alec. And their story starts with a bang…literally.
I liked Alec, Bonnie, Kyle, Bear, Robotatoille, and Vienna. Though I will say that sometimes Vienna’s inner monologue confused me, I liked what I’d read so far. This is by far a twist to a story I’d never read before, so that’s something interesting. I also think that Alec’s threats to Vienna hilarious and how she keeps on taunting him afterward pretty funny as well. (not serious threats, so s’all good!)
Ms. Snow has an interesting concept with her meta-humans/post-humans/trans-humans (however, you’d like to refer to them). This isn’t like anything I’d read before, and I’ll admit, I’m curious to read the second book in this same series so I can see just how much change they put Vienna through. I will say, that I expected up to the very end that … well… let’s just say, that it wasn’t like what I thought it was and the ending proved that it was by far more devious than I had originally thought. So would I recommend this book? Yes I would!
Sheena Snow, contrary to her name, lives in South Florida and has only seen snow once. But she would love for it to land on her eyelashes and sparkle in her hair. She loves painting, candle making, orchid shows, tattoo conventions, hockey games and library book sales! After college she landed a full time job but kept serving pizza on the weekends and writing stories about characters she wished really existed, characters who never gave up no matter the obstacles life threw at them. At the age of twenty-six, she sold her first book and bought her very first puppy, a wonderful Yorkie named Aladdin.
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