3. 5 stars
This is a cute, light and fluffy first book in a new YA SciFi series.
Adam is an android that escaped from a biological company and settled down in a nearby town called Ashwater. He’s an android/human hybrid, with a computer processor for a brain, as well as a host of weaponry he can use to eliminate threats. But, he is also just an 18 year old boy that is hungry all the time, likes to play video games and dance, and just got a crush on a girl named Evie.
Adam has three good friends that he’s learning to be more human from, but his flirting skills are lacking and rather than a “meet-cute” with Evie, it’s more of a “meet-awkward”. She takes his comments the wrong way and doesn’t like him, but he is smitten with her. Even though Evie thinks Adam is rude, she can’t deny that she’s attracted to him, and as an artist, can’t stop drawing him. The couple eventually begin an awkward, shy friendship, and begin to hang out together. Before they can get too far, however, events come to a head and Adam must make some tough decisions about his future in Ashwater, and with Evie. As Adam’s friends cope with his disappearance, they have to decide if his friendship is worth putting themselves in danger. I can’t say more with out spoiling the story.
This is a fast and easy read. It’s not a complicated story or book. I would almost categorize it as “simple”. The characters are fairly straightforward and the author doesn’t do much worldbuilding or character development. Adam and Evie have a typical angsty relationship, but it’s a fun book if you want some escapism and a book that will only take you a couple days to read.
Thank you to Parker West Books and Book Sirens for a free digital copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.