Our heroine, before her death, gets her brain scanned, then some apocalyptic event happens, and she wakes up 200 years later in an isolated community that has "revived" her (read: loaded her scan into a clone).
Values have changed, and the heroine tries to adapt, or maybe change the community she now lives in. I like future societies that are notably different from ours, and although there's some dystopian elements, this one felt well-balanced, with some good things, and some bad things. And the heroine was rational about it, neither some crusader nor somebody just accepting everything randomly.
The first part, where we explore her new life through her eyes, was very good. Unfortunately, with multiple time-skips, the novel then switches to a more "report-esque" tone, less immediate through the heroine, and that's when it stopped working so well for me. I became less involved and interested in the plot. This changes again at the end, but the end has different issues.
Plus, there are several aspect I didn't find entirely convincing: first of, the romance. Although at some points the characters have quite a bit to say about it, it felt largely generic and random. There's some rather boring "fated true love" aspect to it it didn't need, and otherwise not much depth.
Secondly, there's later on some mythical elements, with people foreseeing the future, talking about damaged souls and yaddayadda. It's a classic "weird wise monks/priestesses" trope and I frankly felt it was completely out of place in the plot. Some small elements might have added nicely to the mix, but this was too sledgehammer a approach for my tastes. Characters don't even bother debating it: some random woman comes and tells them that bad stuff will happen and they are totally believing it immediately. Right.
Thirdly, the entire end sequence was a mixed bag for me. There's a lot of tension and interesting stuff happening, but also I feel many moments where I wasn't entirely convinced that they made sense. Obviously, as a reader I don't know all the rules of that particular society. And I try not to be some type of inquisition looking for every small potential inconsistency, just to sabotage my own reading fun. But nonetheless I felt that at the end the laws applied and decisions made were too far from consistent and convincing.
Although I still liked the novel, I found that overall it wasn't what I hoped for and left me somewhat disappointed. There was potential for something better here.
- フォーマット： Kindle版
- ファイルサイズ： 1125 KB
- 推定ページ数： 370 ページ
- ページ番号ソース ISBN： 0987396196
- 出版社: MoshPit Publishing; 1版 (2012/8/15)
- 販売： Amazon Services International, Inc.
- 言語: 英語
- ASIN: B009DVJ4U4
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能）: 有効
- Word Wise: 有効
- カスタマーレビュー: 評価の数 15
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