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Series: Metal Bones #1
Published by Soul Mate Publishing on December 16th 2015
Source: ARC from publisher
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They weren't supposed to have feelings.
Metal will Clash
In a not-too-distant 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 a French 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 hire to 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.
This book was very good, but it left me with more questions than answers.
It had a very nice mixture of plot and character development. There were a lot of emotional moments. The plot didn’t feel too hurried, even though it was difficult to predict. There were a few cruel moments, but it wasn’t as bad as I expected, which confused me. I think perhaps something much worse went on, but we won’t know until later books. Some things happened in this book, yes, but I think it was primarily a setup for the rest of the story. The main things this book focused on were Vienna’s relationships with Alec and with her family, mainly her mother. Yes, there was the whole robot thing, but I feel like that’s going to get more serious later.
In a way, the relationships aspect and the humanity of it all really kept me grounded in the story when things started getting all sci-fi. It was something for her to focus on while things got crazy. The problems with her family were there beforehand and the robot situation simply forced her to deal with them sooner. Of course, the Alec situation was directly related to the danger she was in, but it still proved a nice distraction at all the right times. Yes, I really ship them. They work well for each other.
This book was easy to read and had some sweet moments despite all the chaos. As I said before, it did leave a lot of unanswered questions, but in a way that makes you want to read the next book, not a way that leaves you confused. It was still very satisfying and provided a fascinating half-conclusion complete with a cliffhanger.
reaction upon finishing
Wow! Plot twist!
this book in one word