Summary from Goodreads
She struggles to feel human.
In 2256, the only remnants of civilization on Earth’s first colonized planet, Kepler, are the plant-covered buildings and the nocturnal, genetically spliced bug-people nesting within them: the Cull. During the day, Syl leaves her home in the sewers beneath Elite City to scavenge for food, but at night the Cull come looking for a meal of their own. Syl thought gene splicing died with the Android War a century ago. She thought the bugs could be exterminated, Elite city rebuilt, and the population replenished. She’s wrong.
Whoever engineered the Cull isn’t done playing God. Syl is abducted and tortured in horrific experiments which result in her own DNA being spliced, slowly turning her into one of the bugs. Now she must find a cure and stop the person responsible before every remaining man, woman, and child on Kepler is transformed into the abomination they fear.
He struggles not to.
For Bastion, being an android in the sex industry isn’t so bad. Clubbing beneath the streets of New Elite by day and seducing the rich by night isn’t an altogether undesirable occupation. But every day a new android cadaver appears in the slum gutters, and each caved in metal skull and heap of mangled wires whittles away at him.
Glitches—androids with empathy—are being murdered, their models discontinued and strung up as a warning. Show emotion, you die. Good thing Bastion can keep a secret, or he would be the next body lining the street.
He can almost live with hiding his emotions. That is, until a girl shows up in the slums—a human girl, who claims she was an experiment. And in New Elite, being a human is even worse than being a Glitch. Now Bastion must help the girl escape before he becomes victim to his too-human emotions, one way or another
5 out of 5 Stars.
So I have just finished reading this and I must say I was pleasently surprised with how good it was. It was one of these books that pulls you in and refuses to release you until you finish. And that’s exactly what happened to me. I want to write a great review that conveys just how great this book was so that you guys will go out and read it, but at the same time I don’t want to spoil the story for everyone so I am going to be as vague as I can but still convey how much I loved this story.
I’ll start with Sylvia or Syl as she prefers to be called. Syl was a great character, she had attitude and wasn’t afraid to say it how it was. She was so well written and because it was partly written in her perspective I felt like I was connected to her and her story as we followed it along.
That then brings me to Bastian. Some of the story was written from his point of view and even though he is a robot he is definitely my new book crush. I totally ship him with Syl and I loved watching there friendship develop throughout the story.
All in all this was a great read and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves Sci-fi and books set in the future. I also can’t wait for the others to come out because the way it ended there definitely needs to be more books.
I hope you enjoyed my review.
Disclaimer : I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.