Blog Tour: The Singularity series by Susan Kaye Quinn (Melissa’s reviews, giveaway)

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Legacy Human CoverThe Legacy Human (Singularity #1)
written by Susan Kaye Quinn
published by Susan Kaye Quinn, 2014

find it here: (affiliate links) Barnes & Noble, AmazonBook Depository, Goodreads

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange  for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book: 
I’m already impatient for the next installment!

You know how you’re making the same old chili recipe you always make (which you LOVE), but then on a whim you add a dash of cinnamon instead of cumin and end up with something that’s definitely still chili and definitely still tasty, but in a new and interesting way? Welcome to The Legacy Human.

So picture a sort of Divergent-y world, but instead of personality types everyone’s grouped by artistic talent, then swap out a Hunger Games-type ruling class for some gorgeous yet morally challenged robots and you’ve got the general idea. Add a pinch of “we’re all going to die,” a few sides of the ever-popular love triangle, and a generous spoonful of philosophical truth, stir, and expect to be up way past bedtime finishing this book. Delicious.

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Would I recommend it: Yes. Just . . . just try really hard not to notice the grammatical error in the very first sentence. <sigh>

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About the book – from Goodreads: 
Spiritual successor to the bestselling Mindjack trilogy…

When transcending humanity is the prize, winning the Game is all that matters.

Seventeen-year-old Elijah Brighton wants to become an ascender—a post-Singularity human/machine hybrid—after all, they’re smarter, more enlightened, more compassionate, and above all, achingly beautiful. But Eli is a legacy human, preserved and cherished for his unaltered genetic code, just like the rainforest he paints. When a fugue state possesses him and creates great art, Eli miraculously lands a sponsor for the creative Olympics. If he could just master the fugue, he could take the gold and win the right to ascend, bringing everything he’s yearned for within reach… including his beautiful ascender patron. But once Eli arrives at the Games, he finds the ascenders are playing games of their own. Everything he knows about the ascenders and the legacies they keep starts to unravel… until he’s running for his life and wondering who he truly is.

The Legacy Human is the first in a new young adult science fiction series that explores the intersection of mind, body, and soul… and how technology will challenge us to remember what it means to be human.

 

Duality BridgeThe Duality Bridge (Singularity #2)
written by Susan Kaye Quinn
published August 17, 2015

find it here: (affiliate links) Barnes & Noble, AmazonGoodreads

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange  for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book: 
I devoured it. I’m hungry for more. The first book in the series, The Legacy Human, is good, but this book is great. I love Eli, I love the strands of religion and technology all woven together, and I love Leopold most of all. I know, I know: he’s a minor character, but he still kicks a**!

I’m not sure I can wait until spring for the third installment . . .

 

GOLDEN LINES

“‘What are you, Eli?’ he asks in a hushed voice. This is the real question he’s been wanting to ask all along. ‘Nobody special,’ I say with a smirk.”

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Would I recommend it: Absolutely.

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About the book – from Goodreads: 
Elijah Brighton is the face of the Human Resistance Movement. He’s the Olympic-level painter who refused an offer of immortality from the ascenders—the human/machine hybrids who run the world—in solidarity with the legacy humans who will never get a chance to live forever.

Too bad it’s all a complicated web of lies.

Worse, Eli’s not even entirely human. Few know about the ascenders’ genetic experiments that left him… different. Fewer know about the unearthly fugue state that creates his transcendent art—as well as a bridge that lets him speak to the dead. But the Resistance is the one place he can hide from the ascender who knows everything the fugue can do. Because if Marcus finds him, he’ll either use Eli for his own nefarious purposes… or destroy him once and for all.

The Duality Bridge is the second book in the Singularity series and the sequel to The Legacy Human. This thrilling new young adult science fiction series explores the intersection of mind, body, and soul in a post-Singularity world.

SusanAbout the author: Susan Kaye Quinn is the author of the Singularity Series, the bestselling Mindjack Trilogy, and the Debt Collector serial, as well as other speculative fiction novels and short stories. Her work has appeared in the Synchronic anthology, the Telepath Chronicles, the AI Chronicles, and has been optioned for Virtual Reality by Immersive Entertainment. Former rocket scientist, now she invents mind powers, dabbles in steampunk, and dreams of the Singularity. Mostly she sits around in her PJs in awe that she gets to write full time.

Find Ms. Quinn here: Website * Facebook * Twitter

 

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