Monday, July 9, 2018

Review: The Silver Six @AuthorCAGray

TITLE: The Silver Six
SERIES: Uncanny Valley #2
RELEASE DATE: May 15th, 2018
PUBLISHER: Wanderlust Publishing
FORMAT: Paperback & ebook


What is it that makes us truly human?
Rebecca Cordeaux’s entire world has been turned upside down. In a single day, she’s learned that Senate Leader Halpert and his Board of Advisors are actually illegal humanoid robots created underground twenty years ago—and they tried to have her killed. Her mother Karen, whom she always believed to be passionately against the cause of the Renegades, turns out to be their leader. And Liam, a man she never thought she cared for, is now fighting for his life—and she finds that she cares desperately.
Fortunately Karen, known to the Renegades as M, has planned for exactly this sort of eventuality. Using Rebecca’s father’s blueprints, Karen patiently built an underground compound in an abandoned part of the Americas where they can regroup and plan for the coming war. The compound becomes an unlikely oasis as their number grows, both on accident and on purpose. In attempting to recover her best friend and companion bot Madeline, Rebecca gets what she thought she’d always wanted: Andy arrives at the compound too, along with her friends Jake and Julie. But with the sudden addition of an old flame from Liam’s past, Rebecca discovers just how little acquainted she has been with her own heart.
Meanwhile, the Silver Six are running a worldwide campaign of indoctrination to ensure that the people are on their side. In the name of peace, they want nothing more than to wipe out every shred of resistance, while pursuing their ultimate goal of robotic superintelligence. With the assistance of a neuroscientist who helped to build the Silver Six decades ago, Rebecca attempts to understand how synthetic minds work, hoping this information can be used against them. She’s sure that the mysterious, brilliant, and beautiful Alessandra Russo is the key somehow, but Alex’s hatred for the Silver Six is only matched by her hatred for the Renegades. Can the Renegades find and exploit the weakness of the Silver Six before synthetic intelligence passes the point of no return? 

C.A. Gray is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD), with a primary care practice in Tucson, Arizona. She has always been captivated by the power of a good story, fictional or otherwise, which is probably why she loves holistic medicine: a patient’s physical health is invariably intertwined with his or her life story, and she believes that the one can only be understood in context with the other.
Her favorite fictional tales have always been epic battles of good versus evil, with a strong tendency towards parable. An idealist herself, she has always been convinced that these stories have something deeply true to tell us about the human condition, and that is why we love them so much… or at least that’s why she does.
She still wants to be everything when she grows up. She moonlights as a college chemistry teacher (she has a degree in biochemistry, with minors in Spanish and Creative Writing), does theater when she gets the chance, sings, plays piano, was once a personal trainer and in coffee shop management. She is blessed with exceptionally supportive family and friends, and thanks God for them every single day!

I was lucky enough to read the first book just a few weeks before reading The Silver Six so the story was fresh on my mind which is something you need to follow the story. The first book ended with a lot of cliffhangers that act as a starting point for the second book. Becca has no time to analyze or think about the revelations that changed her world. After discovering the secret that killed her father and who her mother was she has to go into hiding and deal with a world that she no longers knows and also with the fact that maybe she feels more than friendship for Liam.

As any other good new adult dystopia (that feels more YA than the first book) the story is full of misunderstandings, Becca denying her feelings, Becca taking some wrong decisions and learning that maybe what she thought was going to make her happy was not what she needed.

If you read the first book you need to read the sequel. The story is well written, the characters keep on evolving and the action is always present. This book has a good dose of music which I loved!!!!

Anyway, I really enjoy C.A. Gray's writing and this series keeps getting better. I cannot wait to read the next book.

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