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This is Me.: A Clean Science Fiction Romance Kindle Edition
"C. E. Wilson's novels just keep getting better and better, and so far This is Me. is my favorite of her work." - Never-Anyone-Else
"C.E. Wilson has penned a quirky, oddly touching book. If it had been a paperback, I would have hugged it to my chest." - Author Mandy Peterson
"The many twists and turns make This Is Me. a page-turner. This touching love story will not disappoint. Five stars." - Keep Calm Novel On
"Within a couple of chapters, I found myself totally invested in the story and their romance." - KourtniReads
"I really enjoyed this book. C. E. Wilson is good at thinking outside the box and this is always reflected in her books." - Author D.M. Duncan
"I have never read anything like this before! "I really liked it !" - Soffi @Goodreads
"The premise of This Is Me. was so fun and intriguing. I was sucked in immediately by the idea of Asists and Ms. Wilson did a great job of bringing it to life. Five Stars." - Author K.L. Cottrell
"It's definitely a good read, and leaves you with a great question to ponder: are only humans capable of love?" - Books and Stars
About the Author
C.E. published her first book in 2012 entitled Oath of Servitude and hasn't looked back since. She now has over ten books published and plans to keep publishing until her wrists and fingers send out a formal protest. Her favorite genres to tackle are Young and Clean New Adult, but she is now dipping her toes into light horror.
When C.E. isn't writing or spending time with her family, she enjoys watching America's Next Top Model, reading shoujo manga and shopping for leggings. She enjoys autumn, all things pumpkin, 90s music, and coffee with way too much cream.
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- ASIN : B01HOW0KO2
- Publisher : Live and Love the Fantasy Publications (August 11, 2016)
- Publication date : August 11, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 1765 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 428 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,247,896 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Author: CE Wilson
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance
Thoughts: Well, I stayed up past my bedtime and had to force myself to put it down and go to bed. This story was so good! Not your typical love story which was a nice change. Granted it was obvious that Chloe and Rogan were going to end up together but how they were going to end up there was a complete mystery. This also pointed out prejudices that were really no different from the real world other than we don’t have A-SISTs. The hate towards the Asists and Asist-minis was much like the hatred spewed between classes, religions, color, ethnicity, and even political alliances of today. It will truly make you think about how you treat or think of other people.
I loved the characters, they seemed real to me. I’m going to miss spending time with them. I really enjoyed not knowing what was going to happen, I would think Chloe was going to figure it out but then she doesn’t, I assumed Rogan was going to do something but then he didn’t. It was awesome; I love it when an author can do that. This is definitely a book that I will have to get a copy for my bookshelf and reread again and again.
Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work and voluntarily chose to write a review.
The major themes in this book are humankind’s relationship with technology and ignorant bigotry against anything they don’t understand. These themes are so perfectly interwoven that the novel could spark a debate in today’s real world, especially with such a divided racial structure as we have now. Asists are considered second class citizens because of their technological makeup, but others, like Chloe, argue that they have feelings too. Over a hundred years ago, white slave owners saw black people as less than dirt while abolitionists argued that the slaves were just as real as any other human being. There are also themes of ageism when it comes to young people being so obsessed with technology that they’ll limit human contact on purpose. There are all sorts of civil rights issues being dealt with in this novel. Maybe Chloe should have double majored in music AND political science.
But never forget that this is a romance novel above all else. In the case of Chloe, one of her main love interests is Niven Adams, a rival substitute teacher who wants the same job she’s applying for. If Ms. Wilson wanted to create a hate-worthy villain, she did an A+ job of it with Niven. He’s bigoted against Asists, he’s arrogant, he’s obnoxious, his friends are even more annoying, but his only redeeming quality seems to be that he’s a good singer. Ted Nugent is probably a good singer too, but that doesn’t mean I want to hang around him 24/7, especially after Mr. Nugent told Barack Obama to “suck on [his] machinegun”. With all of these things working against Niven, it makes me wonder why Chloe would ever be attracted to him in the first place. I cringe every time she pushes Rogan away in favor of Niven. Rogan may be a robot, but at least he’s sweeter than a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, which is more than I’ll ever say about Niven. This is comparable to the movie Clerks where Dante chooses the smoking hot cheater Caitlin over the loyal and low-maintenance Veronica.
The final thing I want to touch on is the argument structure between these characters. It seems to me that every time two characters want to go back and forth with each other, they’re hesitant to get to the point and they kill time with negative answers. Rogan is especially guilty of doing this when he argues with Chloe. He’s overly apologetic and always at war with himself, which I guess is appropriate for a robot whose sole purpose is to make Chloe happy, but after a while, it wears on the reader. While Rogan is the worst offender when it comes to filler dialogue, he’s hardly the only one who does this. Niven, Monica, and Fitz also tiptoe around their respective subjects.
The senseless arguments and Niven’s disgusting behavior both make me want to give this book a mixed grade. But C.E. Wilson shouldn’t feel too badly about it, because for every fault, there is a redeeming quality that will convince you to buy this book. The romance is hot, Chloe is likeable, the interactions between Fitz and his mini-Asist Bree are cute and cuddly, and of course, my favorite part of the book has to be the civics debate going on as it relates to racism and technophobia. Ms. Wilson has every right in the world to be proud of her work. If she spends more time crafting her dialogue and sorting out her characters’ priorities, then she can do great things in her next few novels. A mixed grade is nothing to sneeze at.
Top reviews from other countries
Without going into too much details, the characters are all a little unrealistic for me and the switching of third person point of view hard to grasp. I couldn't connect with the character or the way it is written and didn't manage to finish the book.
The society idea of Asist and what they are allowed or not allowed to do seemed blurred - I feel like surrogate and i-robot are better thought out plots with similar theme.
However, the concept is intriguing and perhaps this just isn't the right style of book for me.
I will definitely be reading more by this author.