So I kind of thought this book was boring.
And it might have been the narrators. The gentlemen, bless his heart, who did Abel’s voice talked like a robot since Able was a robot. When anyone else talked, it was normal and you could tell that he was great at narrating. But my word.. when you talk like a robot for half a book, my brains want to melt away from you.
When I look back at all the things that happened, I realize that the book probably could have been a solid four star, maybe three, rating instead of two if not for the narrators. So know that a narration can make or break a book ladies and gentlemen. This one 100% broke it.
Abel, a prototype mech who is suppose to be the best of all the mechs, was abandoned thirty years ago. Noemi, in the attempt to rescue a friend, finds him and is automatically not okay with him because he is a product of Earth, the very planet she is fighting against. His programming makes him bound to protect her until someone with greater power comes along, so he ends up helping her and trying to stop the war that’s gone on for way too long.
Plus, humanoid robots kind of freak me out.
minus Westworld, idk why but it was phenomenal.
I have read a Claudia Gray book before and really enjoyed it. She has a way of writing sci-fi that keeps your attention and a way of writing characters that you relate to. But man, was this sci-fi thing just way over my head. I just got into Star Wars three years ago if that tells you anything. I am more of a fantasy (Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, Game of Thrones) lover than sci-fi so; so really, it could just be that this isn’t for me.
Honestly I thought the world building was great and that there is a lot of potential with this series. Maybe I just won’t do the audio-book for the next one, eh?