|Print List Price:||$15.99|
Save $10.00 (63%)
Artificial (The Kepler Chronicles Book 1) Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
|Length: 225 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||
Matchbook Price: $2.99
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Spider-Man comics on Kindle
Browse thousands of popular Spider-Man digital comics and graphic novels. See more
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
Artificial takes place hundreds of years from now on the planet Kepler, a planet filled with giant genetically engineered bugs, androids who have become the dominant species, and the struggling humans that are left to simply survive.
Syl has to be the one of the strongest female MCs I’ve ever had the privilege to read. She’s so brave and honest, yet flawed in the most brilliant way. She’s a character who doesn’t allow her life to be dictated by oppression, starvation—and splicing.
And then there’s Bastion. Oh, Bastion! He a sex-worker android who is Glitched. What does that mean? He has feelings! And he’s brilliant and sassy and THE BEST antihero of ANY book I’ve ever read.
Yes, the characters and world are amazing because Jadah McCoy is a writing genius. She makes it seem so effortless, the way she builds the world around characters who give you no choice but to love them. This is THE BOOK I recommend to everyone. There’s action, gorgeous world-building, and a slow-burn romance that leaves you yearning for the next book!
I loved that there were no pages wasted describing unnecessary things, like unneeded characters or boring events. If things did not add up to the plot, they were not there. And that kept me reading. I liked the overall world-building and settings.
Speaking of the characters, ARTIFICIAL has one hell of a lead female heroine. Conversations carried out between characters were smart and to the point. And they, sometimes, made me laugh out loud. However, as other reviewers noted, I wasn't attached to any of the characters at all. If Syl/Bastion died anywhere along the road, I wouldn't have cared.
Speaking of the ending, I wished for a better one, especially for a book that had such a good premise. I felt the ending was played "too safe," and haven't left me wanting more. Overall, I enjoyed reading ARTIFICIAL, and will probably buy the next book in the series.
I won't summarize the plot since it's in Amazon's book description and several reviews. I'll just mention a couple of my favorite parts of the story, hopefully leaving them vague enough to avoid spoilers.
At some point in the story, the motives of one of the characters become questionable. The reader doesn't know which side they're on. The way McCoy set that up in the plot and resolved it was masterful, and it built up quite a bit of suspense.
Not unrelated to the above, a certain bigger conflict demanded resolution, one way or the other. McCoy engineered a quite creative outcome, which I enjoyed and appreciated, although I never saw it coming.
I look forward to the sequel.
Most recent customer reviews
Artificial was love at first page! You know you've got a winner when you've just barely begun and you're already hunkering down into your chair,...Read more
This book blew me away! I truly loved every moment of it.Read more
When it comes to science fiction, it doesn’t...Read more