Welcome to my stop on the Artificial book review tour!
"AND ALL THESE PEOPLE- MY PEOPLE, THE LAST FEW SURVIVORS TURNED INTO THE CREATURES THEY FEAR MOST. I THOUGHT WE COULD EXTERMINATE THE CULL...THAT ELITE WOULD BE OURS AGAIN ONE DAY."
RELEASE DATE: APRIL 4TH, 2016
PUBLISHER: CURIOSITY QUILLS
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. and the population replenished. She’s wrong.
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.
Wow, I really love sci-fi books written by females. Not that males write bad sci-fi in fact they dominate the field and I love some of them. However female sci-fi authors capture the characters, relationships, and potential romance in a way I haven't experienced from a male sci-fi author. I also love the amazing world building too it captivated me from chapter one! I found the read exciting and a real page turner! This is in my top five books of 2016!!! I can not wait for the second book! Please read and come join this fandom with me!
About the Author Jadah McCoy:
Jadah currently lives in Nashville, TN and works as a le-gal coordinator. When not babysitting attorneys, she can be found juicing her brain for creative ideas or fantasizing about her next trip out of the country (or about Tom Hid-dleston as Loki - it’s always a toss up when she fantasiz-
She grew up in rural Arkansas, yet can still write good and sometimes even wears shoes! She did date her first cousin for a while but they decided against marriage for the sake of the gene pool.
Her true loves are elephants, cursing, and sangria - in that order. If you find an elephant that curses like a sailor whilst drinking sangria, you’re dangerously close to becoming her next romantic victim - er, partner.
She cut her writing teeth on badly written, hormone-driven fanfiction (be glad that’s out of her system), and her one true dream is to have wildly erotic fanfiction with dubious grammar written about her own novels. Please make her dreams come true.
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Southeast Arkansas Regional Library
April 16, 2016, @11am - 2pm
Utopiacon 2016, Nashville
June 22nd - 26th
Curiosity Quills Booth!
UPCOMING: GEEK GIRL CON SEATTLE
Praise for Artificial:
Ok, let’s just get this out of the way up front.... I LOVED this book. Jadah captivated me with her brilliant world building and her vibrant characters. Whenever I had to put the book down for “real life” stuff I couldn’t wait to pick it up again.The balance between human and not human, glitch and normal in the story fascinated me. And I loved Syl’s gritty personality. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes dystopia and sci-fi.
-Elisabeth Kauffman, Writing Refinery
This book is SO FUN. I loved the strong, effortless world-building, the realistic and gritty characters, and the fact that this book is an utter page-turner. McCoy weaves classic android and bug - monster scifi tropes with her own unique, action-packed world and delivers one hell of a story that takes exactly 0 prisoners in its exploration of what exactly makes one human-- and whether or not humans are really any better than animals or androids.
I loved this book so damn much, especially Bastion. Bastion♡ 5/5 stars.
-Jessica Harvey, Author of Gyre
This is an absolute 5 star book. I thoroughly enjoyed it, from the moment I was immediately sucked into the world of Syl. What amazing world building from page one, which didn't let me come up for air until the end, along with page turning action and just the right hint of romance. Nothing was overdone. It was all perfect. And Bastion, what a character. His wit matched with Syl's spitfire is the right blend for great chemis-try. I can't imagine what will happen in book two...
-Melissa Mcfarlane, Author of There once were stars
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