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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Quick Review: Cyborg 2150 by Charisma Knight

I confess. I absolutely love sci-fi. When done right it's one of my favorite things. So when I saw Cyborg 2150 I jumped on the chance
to read this science-fiction romance.

In this story Cyborgs have taken over the Earth. Human rebels have been secretly teleporting humans to another compatible world. During one of the missions to rescue humans our hero, a man named Joe Willis, is killed during a battle. His wife Dana is a hacker/programmer who is left behind to mourn the death of her husband and await his return as a cyborg. When he's delivered to her she must reconcile her feelings towards her "new" husband and finish the programming that she's started so that they can also leave Earth behind. 

There were some good ideas in this book, and it might have worked if it were longer. As it stands, it felt like I wasn't getting the full picture of what was going on. What exactly happened and why were the cyborgs in charge? I wanted to know more about the human resistance that was going on. Was it just Joe and his friend Michael who were actually going out to rescue people? If there were more people actually doing the fighting, who were they? How the heck did Joe manage to have sex as a cyborg? And why oh why did Dana become a whining pampered princess when she finally reached the new world? Yet in the middle of all of the questions and the confusion there were some parts that lead me to believe that this could have been a satisfying sci-fi story, if the author had only taken it further and explored the reality that she created a little better. Disappointing. 

If you're looking for a second-chance love story, this is cute enough and might work for you. Joe loves his wife and was willing to come back from the dead and become the very thing that he was fighting to be with her. If you're hoping for more sci-fi storytelling with that romance you'll be disappointed in how much this story falls short in that aspect. Because I fall in the latter category, I can only give this 2 stars. 

Rating: 2 stars
Number of Pages: 85
Date of Publication: September 19, 2012
Available at: Amazon

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