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- Print Length: 255 pages
- Publisher: NineStar Press (March 5, 2018)
- Publication Date: March 5, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B079RJW61H
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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I guess this goes to show that I shouldn't jump on every book with an asexual protagonist, although the complete lack of any romance in this book was one of the more refreshing aspects. The plot was ...an interesting concept but just generally all over the place, and Neila was unfortunately one of the most annoying main characters I can remember reading about in recent memory.
"Raised by a doomsday-prepper father, Neila is unusually prepared for the possibility of being whisked away to a secret lab somewhere." Is she? Is she really? Because if you asked me to describe her in one sentence it would be 'too stupid to live'. Look she just ...she gets kidnapped by a super shady government agency and goes 'okay yeah I'd love to work for you and allow you to take away all of my autonomy as long as you pay me because finding a job is haaard!' Like, I would honestly rather work at McDonalds for minimum wage than be trapped in an underground government bunker but sure, that's totally believable.
She's also 10 times more powerful than anyone else in the book with powers, has multiple powers when they all only have one, was Nikola Tesla in a past life, and is smarter than all the government scientists. Like ...I HATE to use the term Mary Sue because honestly it is generally at its root a term men use to whine about female characters just existing in general but ...she is kind of a Mary Sue by the strictest definition so I feel like it's actually applicable here. #Sorry
Then the plot itself is just all over the place. You've got the super shady government lab and the people with powers and also her being Tesla apparently and then one character is a spy for another agency or something but that never really goes anywhere...I don't know, it was just a lot going on and I didn't feel like it all fit together very well - especially the Tesla stuff, which is disappointing.
It had a solid base and could probably turn into a decent story with some extensive re-writes, but as it is I just could not get into it. It was great to see an asexual protagonist though, and one of the other characters was ace as well and another one was trans, so I definitely appreciate that.