Friday, 7 November 2014

Crashland (Twinmaker #2) by Sean Williams

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Crashland (Twinmaker #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.

Crashland by Sean Williams

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Crashland (Twinmaker #2)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
Q. is missing, dupes are running loose, and d-mat is down. How are they going to solve that little crisis? Is the end of d-mat a good thing or a bad thing? And will Clair ever get her best friend back?

This was an enjoyable story and it had some good twists, but it was difficult to follow in places.

Clair made some good decisions and some bad decisions in this book. At times she came across as confident, and at other times she showed how she really hadn’t been at this hero business for long at all.

The storyline in this was okay, but I did find it hard to follow at times. This story really has come so far from where it started out from, and at points the direction it was headed in did seem a bit hard to fathom. Thankfully though as I kept reading things became clearer, and as the little twists at the end came together things began to make a lot more sense! I was left wondering what had happened to Q. for a long time though!

The romance in this was okay, but after this book it seems that Clair is bad luck for potential boyfriends! It will be interesting to find out how the romance in this series ends.

The ending to this cleared some things up, but also left us with another big cliff-hanger. I liked the twists we got at the end, and I also liked the answers we got to certain questions that had remained a mystery throughout the book. I really want to read the final book in this series and find out how things end now!
Overall; interesting sci-fi tale with some impressive twists!
7 out of 10.

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