Genre: YA Science-Fiction/Fantasy
Recommended Age: 18+ (violence, adult situations, and lots of robots. Like seriously, if you have automatonophobia I would highly suggest you not read this book).
I received a free copy of this book through Netgalley! My opnions are my own.
Alainn’s father is not a bad man. He’s a genius and an inventor. When he’s hired to create the robot Rose, Alainn knows taking the money is a mistake.
Rose acts like a human. She looks exactly like Alainn. But, something in her comes out wrong.
To save her father from a five year prison sentence, Alainn takes Rose’s place. She says goodbye to the sun and goes to live in a tower no human is allowed to enter. She becomes the prisoner of a man no human is allowed to see.
Believing that a life of servitude lies ahead, Alainn finds a very different fate awaits her in the company of the strange, scarred recluse. – Amazon.com
Another book I had to DNF. Beauty and the beast is my favorite fairytale and Disney movie. I pride myself on being like Belle (except I probably would have kicked Gaston’s ass on my own but that’s another thing entirely). That being said I was so excited to see this book on Netgalley and I jumped at the chance to review it! While reading it I thought the concept of the book was really intriguing. I also thought that the plot and the pacing were well done and that the writing was really good. This book should have been a 5/5 for me, but for a few reasons it just wasn’t.
Firstly, a couple of the characters felt a little flat and one of them did not have any character development at all. I also thought that while this book is set in the “near future” there was still not enough world building to it. It really made me confused in some spots because I wasn’t sure about how the world was and how it was laid out. I also thought that because of the massive boom in retellings, especially Beauty and the Beast retellings, that I just could not get into this book. I tried multiple times, but failed every time. I felt like I knew all the of the surprises and things that would come from this book.
Verdict: Will I try this book out again? Yes definitely. I’m still intrigued by it and I want to read it. Will I give it a second shot anytime soon? No. As of right now I’m Beauty and the Beast worn out and I want to wait a few years before I attempt anything like this book again. I’d still highly recommend this book for any fairy tale lovers and any sci-fi lovers and especially those that belong in both categories.