Author: Robert Appleton
Series: Cosmic Sparks #3
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: 08/27/12
Reviewed by: Sara
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.