Greta Stuart has become AI. New transmitters have silvered her fingerprints. New receptors have transformed her vision. And the whole of her memory has become one book in a vast library of instant knowledge. Greta is ready to rule the world.
But the new technology is also killing her.
Greta is only sixteen years old, but her new enhancements are burning through her mortal body at an alarming rate. Of course the leader of the AIs, an ancient and compelling artificial intelligence named Talis, has a plan. Greta can simply do what he's done when the time comes, and take over the body of one of the Swan Riders, the utterly loyal humans who serve the AIs as part army, part cult.
First though, Greta will have to find a way to stay sane inside her new self. Talis's plan for that involves a road trip. Escorted by Swan Riders, Greta and Talis set out on a horseback journey across the strange and not-quite-deserted landscape of Saskatchewan. But there are other people interested in Greta, people who want to change the world…and the Swan Riders might not be as loyal as they appear…
I just absolutely loved reading this book! I wasn't supposed to read this book as far away from its publication date, but I couldn't help it, I had to read it! I've been having dreams about this book, dreams, plural, which should tell you how much it's been on my mind!
After finding out that there was going to be a sequel, I wondered what this book would be about! And I'm happy that it's about the Swan Riders and AIs. Loved having this world develop more, and there were a lot of twists and turns!
A big part of the Swan Riders bit, was their "loyalty" bit. I really loved how that all played out, and how things weren't as they seemed! In the end, it was very simple, though it definitely wasn't easy actually pulling everything off!
One thing that I did miss, was all of the students together. We really only got Greta, and I missed the others and how they were as a group! On the other hand, we got to meet a bunch of new characters! As a side note, poor Calgary! My hometown, gone!
I absolutely loved reading this book, and I would love it if there were a 3rd book, I love spending time in this world so much!
Author: Erin Bow
Series: Prisoners of Peace #2
Read: August 5th, 2016
Source: Publisher for Review
Reason Why: Loved the first book so much! And it's a 2016 Dystopia Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book, RR Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Margaret K McElderry Books
Expected Publication: September 20th 2016