Thursday, October 17, 2013

Book Review: The Bionics

One of the great things about entering book giveaways online is that it gets you to "like" more authors; ones that you aren't familiar with yet. That is how I came across Alicia Michael's page on Facebook. And guess what?  There was a sale and I got to download one of her books for free. 

The Bionics takes place in 4010, a few years after the United States suffered from nuclear attacks. Some people's lives were saved due to experimentation with replacing damaged/destroyed body parts with mechanical, robotic prosthetics. And though the government provided these life-enabling alterations, they soon decided that anyone who had been mechanically altered was too dangerous. 

Blythe is one of the many people who have to fight for their lives daily. With her metal forearm and hand and her bionic eye, she is a sure target for immediate elimination by the government. Even still, she ventures out in order to help rescue others like her. 

This story line immediately sucks you in. Unlike some other dystopian-based novels post Hunger Games, The Bionics doesn't feel old or copied. The story is fresh and unpredictable. 

Why is this book so short?  I read through the whole book this afternoon, and I want the next book!  The good news for me is that there are two more books in the series currently out. But the bummer for me is that I don't have unlimited funds for book-buying. I can't wait to find out what happens to Blythe and Dax and the rest of the resistance. 

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