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"I was entirely captured by this book. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!" -Amazon Reviewer
"I thoroughly enjoyed the book despite it being designed to appeal to a young adult audience but then I am big kid at heart. In my opinion this is a great read for anyone of any age. A warning shot across the bows of AI advocates. Marvelous !" -Ken Hughes, author of Binary Universe
"I don't normally read many of the YA (Young Adult) scifi books, mainly because they seem to be more on the romance point of view rather than scifi point of view, but this one was a pleasant surprise." -Chuck Allen of the Teen Book Club
"Real and natural. I'd love to read the sequel!" -Enthusiastic Reader, Sarah Briggs
"Wow! Wow! Wow! No two words about it. Nothing short of great!" -Blogger for SochTheNewsOfDallas.com, Aisha Hashmi
"A reasonably good novel, certainly as good as anything Jane Lindskold writes!" -Avid SyFy reader, John Howard Oxley
"I very much enjoyed Exotiqa!" -2,500 SF&F Reads,Len Steele
About the Author
ENTER TOMORROW with M. Black.
Interested in books that go against the grain? M.Black focuses on robots, A.I., simulations, consciousness, futuristic technology such as cloning and more, all set in a future that is falling apart. YA dystopian thrillers at its best. Unpredictable plot lines, memorable characters, and stories that stay with you long afterward.
M.Black is the pen name to Ami Blackwelder who writes The Paranormals. AmiBlackwelder.blogspot.com
Rebecca May is the pen name for her historical and contemporary line of books. RebecaMaysRomances.blogspot.com
Imagine living in a world where humans are becoming like robots and flexbots are becoming like humans. Well Fione, Maci and Pix do just that. The humans have what they call slabs inserted into their brain and a device in their palms. A slab work more like computers and palms work more like a phone or tablet. Fione uses her slab for things like working with files and her palm for surfing the internet and texting her friends.
Maci has runaway/escaped from ImaTech and her creator. Maci is a Flexbot and all the bots are being downloaded with a program called Exotiqa and Maci wants no part of this new program. She has seen what it has done to her friend Thirty. He no longer recognizes her as his friend; he no longer feels the same way about her as he did before. Exotiqa takes away the part that makes him Thirty.
And now the human world has gotten a new update, Exotiqa including most of Fione’s friends. With this new update humans are now acting like robots. They no longer have any feelings. They walk around like zombies. But Fione and Pix have refused to download Exotiqa and are very glad they have after seeing all their friends.
Now Maci, Fione and Pix are all on the run from the people and Flexbots at ImaTech. Of course neither one wants to be downloaded with Exotiqa but Maci has other reasons for running as well. Someone has put out a hit on Maci’s life. But they are not only fighting for their own lives now they are fighting for the whole country, the whole world as well as their family and friends, human and flexbot alike.
If anyone knows me or follow my reviews then you know that I love a good dystopian or science fiction novel. So when I kept hearing about Exotiqa I just had to read it. And boy am I ever glad I did. I loved it beyond reason. I kept seeing it play out in my head like a movie. I wanted to see it on the big screen. The world of Exotiqa is so amazing I don’t have any words for it.
Maci reminds me of the characters Leeloo from the movie The Fifth Element and Starman from the movie Starman. Leeloo or Starman know how to speak to humans or their language. I loved watching them learn how to talk and pick up human characteristics like I loved reading about Maci and seeing her in mind trying to be sarcastic or making facial features.
I would recommend Exotiqa to anyone who loves science fiction and/or dystopian books. Come join Fione, Maci and Pix to see if they can save the world!
Fione is trying to adapt to the ever growing use of technology around her. She's also trying to bring awareness to how wrong and dangerous the FlexBots are around her. Can she convince her friends and family that something seems to be off about the newest technology and it's release? Maci is a Flex Bot that was created by ImaTech. Unlike the rest of the bots though, she seems to have a strong sense of self-awareness. Sensing danger in the latest program, she flees for fear of having it downloaded into her system.
I was very intrigued by this book from the moment I got it. I wasn't disappointed. It was great! I loved the story and the technology in it. Both of the heroines in the story were remarkable in their own rights. I read a book awhile back called Freelancer. This book was very similar to that, but more action packed and in two points of view instead of just one. I'm not saying they lack originality. I loved both. They are both great reads!
I really didn't have too many problems with this book at all. I feel like it could use a light polish to get rid of some typos, but as a writer myself, I know that you will never see a perfectly typo free book. You can edit a book a thousand times and still find things wrong with it. I also wish that some of the characters had a bigger role in the matter. Other than that, I didn't really see anything wrong with it.
I do fully recommend this book. If they are into science fiction dystopian type books, then this is a great read. I was very impressed with it and I found myself wanting to just read and read to the very end. I can't wait to see the other books in this series. I can't wait to see where it goes from here. I drew so many parallels to Freelancer, which only made me love this book more! I also drew some parallels to Jurassic Park.
Exotiqa a book that asks what is human? I found this so intriguing because science fiction constantly ask what make a person a person. This is something that has always drawn me to the genre. Their are to main characters in this book. One is Fiona who is human and the other is Maci who is a machine. Maci is on the run from ImaTech because they have decide that she needs to be destroyed. Following an issue with her programming that she is rejecting. She meets Fiona who feels that Exotiqa needs to be stopped. So she decides to help Maci and the story really takes off from there. I felt that this book was reminiscent of the movie IRobot. Which is a favorite of mine. I think anyone who loves sci-fi will love this book. Especially the ones with technology gone wrong or tech taking over. I am so excited to see where this series is headed and I can't get the sequel fast enough.
Fiona 16, meets Maci, a flexbot who is escaping from ImaTech. Fiona's friend Pix is also a flexbot, but is undercover. The software program Exotiqa is being pushed for both bots and humans but appears to have undesirable side affects for both.
Fantastic storyline, sort of a mix of Stepford Wives and Invasion of the Body Snatchers! You will love this fast-paced YA book of sentient robots and how software can infect them as well as humans. I did.
Right from the first chapter, one is captivated by the adventure involving the world of bots, coupled with the thrill of mystery. The style of narration both from a bot as well as a human perspective is very unique and refreshing, and keeps the reader hooked to the story! Five stars!