Series: The Emile Reed Chronicles
Published by: Self Published on August 15th 2012
Genres: YA Sci-Fi
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
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Two identities. One Body.
17-year-old Emile Reed, may have died, but she isn't dead. Her body now belongs to Program Thirteen, where her every thought, every movement, is controlled. Until Emile begins to find her way back inside of Thirteen's core, where she manages to fend off Thirteen’s programming to reclaim the life that she lost. But Charles McVeigh, the owner of Vesta Corp, isn’t willing to let Thirteen go. And he will stop at nothing to reclaim control of Thirteen's programming. Because without her, McVeigh has nothing.
What makes you human?
I don’t know when I last saw a Sci-Fi book for the YA genre which is why I picked up this book. The hardcore dystopians have kind of taken over so it’s nice to get a breath of fresh air every once in awhile. Program 13 does have a slight dystopian flair but for the most part, it focused on the science aspect of the story. I was a little worried about the robot as a human thread since it’s been done a lot in sci-fi but Sobon has her own flair for it. The simple fact that there are two people, one robot, one human, inhabiting one body makes for an interesting read.
I didn’t have a particular favorite character which was odd for me. Usually one character stands out and I’m just drawn to them (usually to the determent of the other characters). But for Program 13, they all had there individual quirks. I felt the most for Program 13 because she got her life ripped away without understanding why, but then I felt bad because it was actually Emile body. I think I felt for Program 13 more than Emile because Emile is getting a second chance at life whereas 13 didn’t understand who she was or what was happening, and then all of a sudden, there’s this girl that “took over” her body. I really liked the scenes where they fought it out over who was going to be in charge because it showed that there’s no quick fix for having two lives in one body.
I’m really wondering where Sobon is going to go with the next books. I want to learn more about the Programs, Vesta Corp, and see how Emile survives. She’s got a will to live and she fights tooth and nail for it.
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