Saturday, April 3, 2010

A.I. vs. Humans: Take Two


Written by: Robin Wasserman

Released: September 8, 2009 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

Summary: Before the accident, Lia Kahn was happy.
Before the accident, Lia Kahn was loved.
Before, Lia was a lot of things: Normal. Alive.
Lia no longer believes in before. Six months after the crash that killed her, six months after being reborn, Lia has finally accepted her new reality. She is a machine, a mech, and she belongs with her own kind. It's a wild, carefree life, without rules and without fear.
Because there's nothing to fear when you have nothing left to lose.
But when a voice from her past cries out for revenge, everything changes. Lia is forced to choose between her old life and her new one. Between humans and mechs. Between sacrificing the girl she used to be and saving the boy she used to love.
Even if it means he'll hate her forever.
The Second book in the gripping trilogy

What to say about this book. Well, there was more action than in the first and I felt as though Lia as a character grew a bit more… but there was still something off. It took me a while to actually finish reading the book and I almost had to force myself to do it and I don’t know why. I enjoyed the plot of this book better than the first, more happened, and you saw into the lives of a lot of the main characters. Plus, you find out what happened to Auden and the general mystery of the entire book is left off in a bit of a cliff-hanger at the very end. It had all the makings for a fantastic read, but I just wasn’t into it.

I don’t know. Maybe I was in a bit of a book-funk at the time and I just need to re-read both the first book and this one right after each other to get the full effect right before I read the final in the trilogy when it comes out. Whatever the case, for now I’m giving this book a 4/10 and the shortest review to date.

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