Normally if a book isn't eagerly anticipated or a must read author of mine, covers are the number one way to catch my attention. I happily admit to buying books based purely on the cover (though the blurb generally has to hook me as a secondary feature).
But not this week's impulse buy. I don't much like the cover but got hooked by the blurb after someone shared it to Facebook. I have a soft spot for cyborgs and androids (when they don't immediately come across as alpha males. I prefer beta males).
So this week's read only Wednesday title that's just gone onto my TBR pile is MechMan by L.J. Garland.
Raven is on a suicide mission. Jex is a biomech on a mission to save humanity. Together, they discover their mutual passion to destroy the enemy isn't their only desire.
A war against the Darch has raged for years, and humanity is on the verge of extinction. Scientists have created biomechs to supplement as warriors, but it's just a temporary fix on what appears an insurmountable problem. One desperate scientist injects JXS241, a biomech warrior, with what he hopes is the solution for mankind's survival. But the biomech is captured by the enemy.
Raven Nirvanni survives on the fringes of a shattered culture. While on a self-imposed suicide mission to annihilate an enemy destroyer, she encounters the imprisoned biomech. Realizing the fate of humanity far outweighs the destruction of a single ship, she rescues him and decides to ensure he reaches his destination.
With the enemy anticipating their every move, Raven is completely taken aback when she realizes she's falling for JXS241. But can she really love a machine? And if so, can he reciprocate?
107 pages, $2.99, £2.47
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