Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Sparked by Sheena Snow (with giveaway)

by Sheena Snow

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Release date: December 16, 2015
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Genre: Robots, SciFi, YA
Rating: 4

Metal Bones series:
book 2 - tba

First sentence(s):
I never locked eyes with a robot before.
Not once.
I guess I thought it would feel different.

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.

My two-bits:

This book can get you thinking about the future and technology. How far do we want to go and will we even get to see it happen?

The age-old question of "What is it to be human?" goes round and round in this story that has an ensemble cast of robots (young adult-like) and a human girl, Vienna.

And when it comes to love and robots, it is interesting to think about how humans can manage to anthropomorphize things so much to the point of caring and loving them despite their inhuman-ness.

Most of all, I wonder if we really want human-like robots in our world walking amongst us unnoticed and assimilated?


* review copy courtesy of book tour sponsored by Kate Tilton's Book Bloggers

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