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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Mini-Review: Cyber Sparks by Robert Appleton

Title: Cyber Sparks
Author: Robert Appleton
Series: Cosmic Sparks #3
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: 08/27/12
Reviewed by: Sara
Summary:
My name is Allegra Mondebay, and this is the story of my last days on Earth...

Unlike my sparsely populated home, on Earth everything and everyone is plugged in. As a blacklisted model who needs to reboot my career, I can no longer resist the ultimate in virtual-reality networking: the omnipod. At first, altering the sights, sounds and scents around me seems harmless. Then I hear the voice.

Do not adjust your headset. You are in danger...

He says I must help him warn the public about the perils of the omnipod. I think he's just a hacker -- until innocent people start dying, and the police want to hold me responsible. Now, I'm on the run in a stolen shuttle, trying to figure out why he needs me. And if I don't do as he says, he'll kill the woman I love.


Mini-Review: I was really excited to read this title becasue it was fell under the Gay & Lesbian label on Netgalley. So I was a bit let down when this turned out to be a science fiction novel with just a hint of a possible F/F relationship. Although I was very intrigued by the technology in the novel and how everyone was using virtual reality to escape, the ending wasn't quite the conclusion I had hoped for. There was a bit of a cliffhanger, and the relationship is still in a fledgling stage. Even the cover gives a F/F romance vibe. All in all, this story would definitely work for fans of Sci-Fi, but would probably leave those looking for a good F/F story a little let down.

Plot: 2.5 Stars
Pace: 3 Stars
Characters: 2.5 Stars
Cover: 2.5 Stars
Overall: 2.5 Stars

Disclosure: I received an eARC of this title via Netgalley.

3 comments:

  1. Ohhhhh this looks like a really interesting read! Love that cover!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration
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    1. This is actually a mini-review of a title that has already released. I think I had some copy/paste issues when I shared my WoW link... So if it interests you, there's no waiting. :)

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  2. Great pick for this week! Thanks for spotlighting it! Please check out my WoW!

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