I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to Bonnier Zaffre and NetGalley.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Noemi is a young and fearless soldier of Genesis, a colony planet of a dying Earth. But the citizens of Genesis are rising up - they know that Earth's settlers will only destroy this planet the way they destroyed their own. And so a terrible war has begun.
When Noemi meets Abel, one of Earth's robotic mech warriors, she realizes that Abel himself may provide the key to Genesis' salvation. Abel is bound by his programming to obey her - even though her plan could result in his destruction. But Abel is no ordinary mech. He's a unique prototype, one with greater intelligence, skill and strength than any other. More than that, he has begun to develop emotions, a personality and even dreams. Noemi begins to realise that if Abel is less than human, he is more than a machine. If she destroys him, is it murder? And can a cold-blooded murder be redeemed by the protection of a world?
Stranded together in space, they go on a whirlwind adventure through Earth's various colony worlds, alongside the countless Vagabonds who have given up planetary life altogether and sail forever between the stars. Each step brings them closer - both to each other and to the terrible decision Noemi will have to make about her world's fate, and Abel's.
My rating: 3.12 of 5 stars
“These are the ships of the enemy, the planet determined to conquer Genesis and take their lands and resources for its own forever: Earth.”
This was a YA sci-fi story, about a girl whose planet was being taken over by the people of Earth.
Noemi was quite a brave girl, and she wasn’t afraid to do what needed to be done for the greater good, even if it meant sacrificing her own life to save her planet.
The storyline in this was about Noemi discovering an old ship with an old ‘mech’ (a robotic warrior) on it, and then going on a journey around the galaxy in an effort to save Genesis from the people of Earth. The pace in this was quite slow, and I did find myself putting this book down a lot though. I also didn’t really feel the romance, even though Noemi found Abel to be more than a robot.
The ending to this was left fairly open.
6.25 out of 10