Review – Sparked by Sheena Snow @RABTBookTours

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YA Light Sci-Fi
Date Published: December 16, 2015
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They weren’t supposed to have feelings.

Metal will Clash

In a not-too-distance 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 an Italian 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 the help of 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.

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I wanted this review to be an effusive homage to what I hoped, based on the synopsis, would be a great book.  It’s not going to be that, because ultimately, this is a story which is let down by the ultimate execution.

Now.  Don’t get me wrong.  There are some genuine moments of character connection which tug at the heartstrings a little.  Unfortunately, those incidences are not bolstered by the narrative.

Vienna swings from a petulant child to a love interest, and these apparent different sides to her personality are incongruous, and make the storytelling a little notchy.

Additionally, it felt to me like the story jumped around a little too much – as though there were gaps in the story telling.  These gaps may be filled in in the next book.  The problem with that is that I wasn’t sufficiently grabbed by this opening volume to the story to be invested in the continuing tale.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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purchase links

Amazon US | Amazon UK

 

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.

author links

 Website | Facebook |  Goodreads

 

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