August 27, 2018

#BookReview of Crashland: A Twinmaker Novel by Sean Williams


Crashland (Twinmaker #2)
Reviewed By: Rachael
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Recommended Age: Young Adult
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopia
About the Book: The Matrix meets the Uglies series in this science fiction thriller, the second in the Twinmaker trilogy by Sean Williams.

Where is Q?

Clair and Jesse have barely been reunited when the world is plunged into its biggest crisis since the Water Wars. The d-mat network is broken. The world has ground to a halt. People are trapped, injured, dying. It’s the end of the world as Clair knows it—and it’s partly her fault.

“The girl who killed d-mat” is enlisted to track down her missing friend Q—the rogue AI who repeatedly saved Clair’s life. Q is the key to fixing the system, but she isn’t responding to calls for help, and even if she did...can she be trusted?

Targeted by dupes, abandoned by her friends, caught in a web of lies that strike at the very essence of who she is, Clair finds powerful allies in RADICAL, secretive activists who are the polar opposite of anti-d-mat terrorist group WHOLE. However, if she helps them find Q, will she be inadvertently trapping her friend in a life of servitude—or worse, sending her to an early death by erasure?

Caught between pro- and anti-d-mat philosophies, in a world on the brink of all-out war, Clair must decide where she stands—and who she stands with, at the end.
 






About the Author: 
#1 New York Times bestselling Sean Williams lives with his family in Adelaide, South Australia. He’s written some books--forty-two at last count--including the Philip K. Dick-nominated Saturn Returns, several Star Wars novels and the Troubletwister series with Garth Nix. Twinmaker is a YA SF series that takes his love affair with the matter transmitter to a whole new level. You can find some related short stories over at Lightspeed Magazine and elsewhere.

   
Do I Recommend this book? No sadly

Notes and Opinions: I loved the first book but sadly I just don't have the same feelings for this one. I had a difficult time following along with the plot. It honestly felt like the author really didn't know where they were going with this one. I was confused and bored. I gave up about halfway through. Maybe I'll come back to it later and hopefully finish it and then read book 3.

 









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