Monday, December 10, 2012

Program 13 by Nicole Sobon

Goodreads Summary:

Two identities. One Body.
17-year-old Emile Reed, may have died, but she isn't dead. Her body now belongs to Program Thirteen, where her every thought, every movement, is controlled. Until Emile begins to find her way back inside of Thirteen's core, where she manages to fend off Thirteen’s programming to reclaim the life that she lost. But Charles McVeigh, the owner of Vesta Corp, isn’t willing to let Thirteen go. And he will stop at nothing to reclaim control of Thirteen's programming. Because without her, McVeigh has nothing.
What makes you human?

My Review:
I was drawn to this book when I read the summary. A book about robots an artificial intelligence...yea I'm in! I love science fiction. There was also a bit of a medical angle too with the whole making bodies into robots. I really enjoyed that part of the book. We get to know a little about Program 13 and Emile. They are kind of the same person and kind of not. It kind of reminded me of the book The Host with the two conflicting identities in one body. Emile has had kind of a tragic life. Considering she died. She starts to make an appearance on 13's personality while still in Vesta Corp due to Hayden's handy work. This poses a problem as Emile's body starts to act funny during her evaluations. This leads to some crazy stuff. She ends up escaping from Vesta Corp. She then tries to figure out how to live her life in the world now. Her life has now changed forever and she has to get used to it while on the run. I felt like sometimes the escaped things a little to easily but, it all worked. Will it all be worth it or will it lead to more complications?

Emile runs into a guy named Colton. She almost kills him actually haha. I really enjoyed Colton. He was not your typical male hero figure. Emile had to rescue him from himself. He had lost his family and was in a dark place. While trying to take care of herself she manages to rescue him. He cares a lot for this new stranger because he doesn't have anyone else. You get to see a little bit more about Emile's brother but, he's not there much. Mostly just by letters. I wish we got to see a little more of him. Perhaps we will in the next book!

Overall, this was a fun quick read. There was action and mystery all in one. The ending was a huge cliffhanger and I will have to see what happens next!