Yes--the narrator is good, and the story could so easily be a movie that the fast-paced scenes are fantastic to listen to, since you are sitting back and experiencing this cinematic action without having anything whatsoever to distract you. The narrator is also great at capturing the altering moods of the character's growing identity crisis--from thinking she is human yet having a frustrating memory loss to discovering she is an android and wishing desperately to not be one, to hoping it is a mistake--and also to falling into a depression of questioning her emotions (is this my programming, or is it genuine?). A fantastic listening experience.
Mila of course. Her issues really raise overarching questions of what it means to be "human" versus what it means to have feelings period (whether you were made in a lab or born with a true brain and actual heart).
No I don't think I have, but I certainly would again.
Oh man I'm bad at tag lines, but it would be something like a tagline for Bourne Identity but also with a cyborg twist (maybe something akin to Blade Runner?). Hm maybe something like, Created to be a killing machine--they never thought the machine would have a say in it too. But that's pretty bad, isn't it? Like I said, bad at taglines...
I'm not usually the type to go for action books, but I had a great time with this. And I'm a sucker for identity-crisis stories, and this definitely has that. It basically has everything you'd want in a book.
This series consistently entertains. The latest entry is no exception. I liked learning more about the chameleon supernaturals,
I've got a soft spot for wolf boy, Lucas
Take a sip of water!! Seriously, sometimes iI was cringing. The sound of her swallowing and trying to gather saliva is just gross, and it happens so often, my heating gets extra sensitive to it. If she did it, say, once or twice, I might not even notice. But it just. Gets. Gross. She had this happen on one or two other books in the series (can't remember which), though this may be the worst case. She was fine on the last book.
I like the love triangle; I'm a sucker for that stuff.
A big pet peeve of mine in this series is how amazingly often the author describes Kylie's feelings as a sensation happening in her chest or, more often, her heart. Just about everything "pulled on her heart strings" or "swelled up in her chest" or "squeezed her heart," and, oh yeah, her heart whispers to her all the time. It's a really busy heart. I'm amazed the editor or copy editor never pointed this out, the constant repetition of pretty much the exact same metaphor. Though maybe they did, and the author didn't want to listen...
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