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Book Review: Artificial by Jadah McCoy

April 18, 2016

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**I received a free copy via NetGalley for an honest review**

 

Wow. I think I need a day or two to recover from the awesomeness of this book. Not even joking. It was the type of book that sinks its claws in you, drags you into the characters' world, and makes you not want to leave. I wanted the book to keep going and going....and then it said "Epilogue" and I about threw my Kindle. It was that good.

To start, this book takes place way into the future. Reminds me a bit of the Terminator movies - man creates robots, robots get smarter, robots want revenge, there's a war, robots kill humans, etc. It started off very interesting, totally pulled me in. The suspense of what was going to happen next was crazy! At first, the world is dreary and dark, filled with man-beast things called Cull (you'll find out why later) that want to eat the humans. A small faction of humans have survived, and they're just trying to make it one day at a time. Then we're introduced to a world of color and wealth - the robots' world. Here, humans don't exist except as pets. And some robots aren't filled with hate. Some want to help the humans. That's where Bastion comes in.

Bastion is our "hero" - an android built for sex but finds himself with a glitch - emotions! He feels, especially when he meets the "heroine", Syl. She's not some weak, needy female. She can kick butt as good as the men, if not better! She's been experimented on and Bastion finds her in dire need of help. He helps hide her and heal her, with the help of some other "organic sympathizers." So it begins...

I don't want to give too much away. You have to read it and experience it to truly understand all the depths of this book. I haven't felt so in need of the next book in a series since reading a Grace Draven book. This book will never let you go!! Read - but realize you will be thinking of this book for days. 

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