Author: Rita Stradling
Genre: Adult SciFi/Fantasy
Published by: Rita Stradling Books
Publication date: 06/06/18
My rating: ★★★★★
Synopsis from Goodreads:
A Near Future Retelling of Beauty and the Beast
Alainn’s father is not a bad man. He’s a genius and an inventor. When he’s hired to create the robot Rose, Alainn knows taking the money is a mistake.
Rose acts like a human. She looks exactly like Alainn. But, something in her comes out wrong.
To save her father from a five year prison sentence, Alainn takes Rose’s place. She says goodbye to the sun and goes to live in a tower no human is allowed to enter. She becomes the prisoner of a man no human is allowed to see.
Believing that a life of servitude lies ahead, Alainn finds a very different fate awaits her in the company of the strange, scarred recluse.
[This novel contains adult situations and is only suitable for readers who are 18+]
Why did it take me so long to read this? This book is so good, so damn good and so underrated. I loved it! I loved everything about it, the characters, the plot, the fact its a Beauty and the Beast retelling with AI and robots, which is definitely the retelling I didn’t think I needed but definitely did. I mean, there’s monkey robots and they’re adorable! I would very much like a monkey robot now.
The only thing that would have made this better would be more chapters from Lorccan’s POV, and maybe one from Blue’s POV, they’re my favourite characters. I think it would have been cool to see things from Blue’s perspective. I might just be biased though because I’m obsessed with the robot monkeys. Did I mention I loved it? I can’t believe more people aren’t talking about it. I’m off to add everything by Rita Stradling to my TBR.
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