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    So nice of Chrissy Teigen to pose for this cover Edit After being delayed by COVID 19 the quarantine, I ve finally gotten my copy of Goddess in the Machine just in time to celebrate its publication I can t wait to start reading Thanks to Penguin Teen BookishFirst for a finished copySo nice of Chrissy Teigen to pose for this cover Edit After being delayed by COVID 19 the quarantine, I ve finally gotten my copy of Goddess in the Machine just in time to celebrate its publication I can t wait to start reading Thanks to Penguin Teen BookishFirst for a finished copy


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    Thank you Penguin Teen for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.Are you looking for a new sci fi fantasy book Do you want incredible world building Do you want well developed characters Do you want to have some amazing plot twists If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should definitely read Goddess in the Machine.When I first started reading this, I didn t know what to think I m not that big into sci fi and the author creates a whole new dialect and it s quite confusing what Thank you Penguin Teen for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.Are you looking for a new sci fi fantasy book Do you want incredible world building Do you want well developed characters Do you want to have some amazing plot twists If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should definitely read Goddess in the Machine.When I first started reading this, I didn t know what to think I m not that big into sci fi and the author creates a whole new dialect and it s quite confusing what is happening After a few chapters I was starting to understand what was going on, and after that I could not put it down Once you start to understand this fantastic world, you don t even realize that they speak a different dialect This isn t your typical YA fantasy book, there were so many twists that had me completely shocked I loved our two main characters and the entire plot You can tell the author spent so much time developing this world, which when I m reading any sort of fantasy, I want the world building to be secure Not to mention instead of magic, it s technology that is so far advanced that in this new world the people think it is a magic of some sort.When Andromeda wakes up from her sleep , because she and a whole ship of people were traveling through space to start a new life on a new planet, she is astounded at what she sees She doesn t recognize anyone and everyone is calling her Goddess She has to figure out what went wrong and where she really is, because 1000 years have passed not just 100 Our other main character, Zhade, was annoying, quirky, and full of sarcasm but you can t help loving him He has a lot of secrets that we slowly find out about that are jaw dropping Zhade and Andra are superb main characters that you can t help but root for throughout this spectacular book.I can t stress how much I loved this book While the beginning was a little slow the second half makes up for it I mean it is plot twist after plot twist and full of action I really appreciated how well developed the characters were, but in general just how much thought was put into this storyline I can t wait for the next book in this series, especially with that jaw dropping ending


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    This book is glorious And Lora Beth is a genius I don t say that lightly the language of this future world has been stunningly, carefully, painstakingly crafted and is a feast for pretty much anyone who s into words Which I m guessing is you, since you re on Goodreads But there s so muchthan linguistics There s banter So much delicious banter And intrigue and dresses and knives and nanotech and a cocky prince who s most certainly up to no good There s cryotech, and the heat of a This book is glorious And Lora Beth is a genius I don t say that lightly the language of this future world has been stunningly, carefully, painstakingly crafted and is a feast for pretty much anyone who s into words Which I m guessing is you, since you re on Goodreads But there s so muchthan linguistics There s banter So much delicious banter And intrigue and dresses and knives and nanotech and a cocky prince who s most certainly up to no good There s cryotech, and the heat of a rocky desert city, and secrets and lies and action I love it It s brilliant And I hope you love it, too


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    Seriously one of the best YA sci fi books I have ever read, Goddess in the Machine takes an intriguing premise and executes it incredibly well with epic twists throughout the book Andra is a teen girl who has been put into cryogenic stasis for 100 years as she travels with her family to colonize a new planet Except when she wakes up, it has been 1,000 years and everyone thinks she is a goddess I mean, how can you not want to read that Andra is trying to cope with the death of her family and Seriously one of the best YA sci fi books I have ever read, Goddess in the Machine takes an intriguing premise and executes it incredibly well with epic twists throughout the book Andra is a teen girl who has been put into cryogenic stasis for 100 years as she travels with her family to colonize a new planet Except when she wakes up, it has been 1,000 years and everyone thinks she is a goddess I mean, how can you not want to read that Andra is trying to cope with the death of her family and friends, heavy expectations from people around her in a vastly different and muchbrutal society, and navigating the court intrigue that goes along with it She is woken up Zhade, the exiled bastard prince of Erensed a handsome charmer with his own plans for the new goddess Everyone has secrets and their own agenda, and there is a lot to learn The world building here is top notch The author imagines what society might look like far in the future when English vernacular has shifted and technology is no longer well understood and is instead viewed as magic with religious mythologies built up around it And then you drop a teen girl from our not so distant future into that world The people Andra encounters speak a slightly different dialect of English, but it s not hard to follow and get used to When I say there are a lot of twists, I m not kidding There were a couple things that I was able to guess before they were revealed, but there were others that were completely unexpected And I would say the first major revelation happens about halfway through the book This will keep you guessing and leave you wishing book 2 was already available Do be aware that this book gets quite violent with people being killed, depictions of blood, and discussions of ritualistic killing Andra is apparently supposed to be somewhat curvy and is uncomfortable with her body, although it s unclear how much of that is just her internal dialogue I had mixed feelings about how that was handled But overall, I would definitely recommend this one I received an advance copy of this book for review via NetGalley All opinions are my own


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    THE COVER AMAZEBALLSTHE BLURB AMAZEBALLSThis kinda reminds me of Diabolic AND I M HERE FOR ALL OF IT


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    A girl who s been asleep for a thousand years A cocky prince who s up to no good The classic Sleeping Beauty tale gets a Sci fi upgrade fraught with epic twists turnsWhen Andra wakes up, she s drowning.Not only that, but she s in a hot, dirty cave, it s the year 3102, and everyone keeps calling her Goddess She knows she s nothing special, but she ll play along if it means she can figure out why she was left in stasis and how to get back to Earth.Zhade, the exiled bastard prince of Eerense A girl who s been asleep for a thousand years A cocky prince who s up to no good The classic Sleeping Beauty tale gets a Sci fi upgrade fraught with epic twists turnsWhen Andra wakes up, she s drowning.Not only that, but she s in a hot, dirty cave, it s the year 3102, and everyone keeps calling her Goddess She knows she s nothing special, but she ll play along if it means she can figure out why she was left in stasis and how to get back to Earth.Zhade, the exiled bastard prince of Eerensed, has other plans Four years ago, the sleeping Goddess s glass coffin disappeared from the palace, and Zhade devoted himself to finding it Now he s hoping the Goddess will be the key to taking his rightful place on the throne if he can get her to play her part, that is Because if his people realize she doesn t actually have the power to save their dying planet, they ll kill her I love the Sleeping Beauty trope, and whether or not it was intentional, this thrilling Sci fi adventure definitely played on those classic themes, and turned them on their heads In the original fairytale we all know and love, it s the charming prince who wakes the sleeping beauty up and saves the day But it s very apparent from the start that this prince definitely has his own agenda And while he may be charming, he s not the hero of this story Andra isShe was angry at the cryo tech who froze herAngry that she had never been enough Angry that she felt like she had to be a goddess to be importantThe CharactersI really loved getting to see Andra s reaction to every new challenge that was thrown at her, because BOY, did this world throw them And throw them And throw them Her banter with Zhade was also so enjoyable to watch Andra left her room, and ran straight into a dark figure in the hallway They grabbed her wrist, and she jerked back, flailing, arm swinging out, and by some miraculous accident, it made some contact There was a crunch, a spray of blood, and the person whom Andra now saw had broad shoulders and tousled blond hair rolled to the floor moaning Both hands covered his face, but it was unmistakably Zhade curled into a ball I think you broke my nose She let out a sigh of relief and rolled her eyes You re fine, you big babyAnastasia, anyone Any book that references that movie in some way, knowingly or unknowingly, has my vote The complicated dynamic between them was so interesting It s not necessarily enemies to lovers, butlike rescuer to friends to enemies to lovers to enemies to lovers to whatever the heck they are It s complicated, and fraught with tension, and I m here for it I also loved sweet sweet Lew And Dzeni DON T GET ME STARTED They neededscreen time ALSO, Lilibet and Kiv oh sweet Moses, I want a brooding palace soldier The WorldThe world building was definitely on another level You can tell by reading the various vast descriptions of each change of setting and explanation of culture, that the author did her homework She knows this world backward and forwards Also, the language, while a little difficult to get used to at first, was such a unique insight into the dynamics of the world There s something so alluring about a story that must rely on the remnants of the past, to discover the mysteries of the future I love stories that play on that dynamic, mostly because it s so filled with tension for the reader when the answers are technically right in front of you but have long faded away, and it s left to the character and the reader to pick up the pieces This story has that As the reader, you ll constantly be trying to puzzle together the past What happened to Andra, who was the First Goddess, what are Zhade s intentions, etc., There were times where I felt the story dragged a little, but let me tell you that finale Totally made up for it Mind.Blown However you think it might end, you re wrong Just take my word for it A big thank you to Penguin Teen for sending me an ARC of this book Goddess in the Machine is out now You can order your copy here check out my Goddess in the Machine inspired Bookstagram post, click here


  7. says:

    um, honest to god, I really only added this because the title is so close to Ghost in the Shell


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    Huge thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the e arc Unique plot CheckEngaging characters CheckUnputdownable writing Checkcheck check check check check check check check check check check check This book did it for me in every way We have a plus sized main character, a unique futuristic language, twists at every corner, and a cover LIKE THAT ARE YOU KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW Scifi dystopian novels don t do it for me unless there s something different to set them apart from the cookie Huge thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the e arc Unique plot CheckEngaging characters CheckUnputdownable writing Checkcheck check check check check check check check check check check check This book did it for me in every way We have a plus sized main character, a unique futuristic language, twists at every corner, and a cover LIKE THAT ARE YOU KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW Scifi dystopian novels don t do it for me unless there s something different to set them apart from the cookie cutter books out there In GODDESS IN THE MACHINE, I was transported to this world that was as mysterious to me as it was for Andra, who wakes up from cryonic sleep thinking she s with her family in an entirely different planet only to realize that she s the only one left, that she s overslept by a thousand years and these people who find her think she s a goddess, able to repair their failing dome around their city The person who wakes her up from sleep is named Zhade, and he s a buff dude with scruff who talks funny, at least to Andra, and has his own agenda He s funny, and kind but suspect I never quite knew where his loyalties lie and I still don t He kept me on my toes Andra is everything I love in a protagonist in a story where she doesn t know wtf is going on She s determined, intelligent, and empathetic The author took her character and gave it life We found outabout the world and its people through Andra bit by bit and kept the suspense going until the last page This has strong science fiction elements, to warn you But as much as it incorporated some technology and evolved human languages etc it did not bog down the story and it was very easy to follow Give it a chance, anti sci fi peoples You won t be disappointed I enjoyed this book I enjoyed it so much I wish I could forget that I read it so I could read it again I hope to snag whatever special edition a bookseller or book box has because this book is amazing.For all the books pics and giveaways, join me on Instagram


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    Originally published on The Nerd Daily Review by Ankara CThe 100 meets Cinder with a dash of Planet of the Apes Goddess in the Machine will be the latest YA sci fi hit and definitely one of the strongest releases of 2020 No one would think that this is Lora Beth Johnson s debut novel, but it is, and it is outstanding.A witty, refreshing take on the cryogenics trope on science fiction, Andra, the main character, wakes up a thousand years later than she was supposed to, just to find that her de Originally published on The Nerd Daily Review by Ankara CThe 100 meets Cinder with a dash of Planet of the Apes Goddess in the Machine will be the latest YA sci fi hit and definitely one of the strongest releases of 2020 No one would think that this is Lora Beth Johnson s debut novel, but it is, and it is outstanding.A witty, refreshing take on the cryogenics trope on science fiction, Andra, the main character, wakes up a thousand years later than she was supposed to, just to find that her destination planet is on the brink of devastation Oh, and she is also considered a goddess, isn t that a lovely scenario for a person to wake up to That is as far as we can read, because, undoubtedly, the withdrawals and rationed revelations of information are the stars of the novel.Read the FULL REVIEW on The Nerd Daily


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    Full reviewHer life became a story, with meaning Meaning that didn t belong to her She didn t belong to herself She belonged to humanity Overall, Goddess was fun, original, and truly interesting The futuristic tech was cool and it was unique to have a futuristic language to go with it Andra was the perfect main character relatable, emotional, and just a little too trusting With a bit of a slow start, the story soon pays off with plenty of my Full reviewHer life became a story, with meaning Meaning that didn t belong to her She didn t belong to herself She belonged to humanity Overall, Goddess was fun, original, and truly interesting The futuristic tech was cool and it was unique to have a futuristic language to go with it Andra was the perfect main character relatable, emotional, and just a little too trusting With a bit of a slow start, the story soon pays off with plenty of mysteries, flashbacks, and betrayals to satisfy any YA fan Rating four Bronze Thirds fiveFor Fans Of Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo


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Goddess in the Machine When Andra Wakes Up, She S Drowning.Not Only That, But She S In A Hot, Dirty Cave, It S The Year 3102, And Everyone Keeps Calling Her Goddess When Andra Went Into A Cryonic Sleep For A Trip Across The Galaxy, She Expected To Wake Up In A Hundred Years, Not A Thousand Worst Of All, The Rest Of The Colonists Including Her Family And Friends Are Dead They Died Centuries Ago, And For Some Reason, Their Descendants Think Andra S A Deity She Knows She S Nothing Special, But She Ll Play Along If It Means She Can Figure Out Why She Was Left In Stasis And How To Get Back To Earth.Zhade, The Exiled Bastard Prince Of Eerensed, Has Other Plans Four Years Ago, The Sleeping Goddess S Glass Coffin Disappeared From The Palace, And Zhade Devoted Himself To Finding It Now He S Hoping The Goddess Will Be The Key To Taking His Rightful Place On The Throne If He Can Get Her To Play Her Part, That Is Because If His People Realize She Doesn T Actually Have The Power To Save Their Dying Planet, They Ll Kill Her.With A Vicious Monarch On The Throne And A City Tearing Apart At The Seams, Zhade And Andra Might Never Be Able To Unlock The Mystery Of Her Fate, Let Alone Find A Way To Unseat The King, Especially Since Zhade Hasn T Exactly Been Forthcoming With Andra And A Thousand Years From Home, Is There Any Way Of Knowing That Earth Is Better Than The Planet She S Woken To