I had no idea what to think of this book when it came up for a read and review. I mean seriously, Robots and Romance, there was just no way, I had to read it to find out if any author could pull that off. What a real surprise this turned out to be!
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.
As I said, I was very sceptical about this read. I can enjoy a science fiction film when enticed by a good cast, but that’s about as far as my interest in the genre stretches. This was a real step out of the ordinary for me, but that was the appeal at first. I wanted to find out if this concept could work.
Vienna is a very smart, inquisitive 18-year-old, trying to figure out what the whole deal is with the government’s implementing robots into society. She is very opposed to the whole concept, and gets herself into quite a bit of trouble when her mum announces she has bought a cooking robot for their household.
Soon she notices that said robot portrays different behaviour than is generally to be expected of a robot, and this further fuels her search to find the answers to the whole plot.
She is warned by a green-eyed gorgeous guy to be careful, her life is in danger.
Soon she is forced to leave her home, and parents behind to hide from the dangers that are imminent. And the robot to keep her safe just so happens to be the green-eyed gorgeous guy she has been thinking about. Now she is faced with an overload of conflicting emotions as she must deal with the reality that robots are nothing like she always thought they were, and she might very well be falling in love with one of them.
This book was way out there! The story was utterly unbelievable, very science fictiony, but had me sucked in and turning page after page to see where this was going to end. Finally in the wee hours of 4 in the morning I hit the end and was so not ready for that ending. Let me say, this book ends on a cliff hanger, and I was very eager to see were this would go. Sadly that sequel is not out yet.
This book is the first book by Sheena Snow, and it is a very promising debut. There were some hiccups here and there for me, certain details could have been addressed a little more, but taking into account it is a first book by such a young author, I am impressed, and look forward to more.
Be sure to give it a go, and I’m sure you will be surprised at the unexpected treasure this book is!
About the Author
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.