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Sixteen-year-old Frost lives in a bombed out apartment in a post-apocalyptic world, with only her pet broot, Romes, and a robot named Bunt, who has her father's memories, for company--but now Romes is dying and her need to find help is forcing her to leave the apartment for the first time in her life, and face the streets which are a hunting ground for rogue robots and the dreaded Eaters.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2016
Characteristics: 1 online resource (336 pages)
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780545833264 (electronic bk.)
0545833264 (electronic bk.)
Call Number: OVERDRIVE

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This book ended up being better than expected. I picked it up on a whim, thinking to compare it to some books with a similar idea of a future with robots. It exceeded my expectations.

This story tells the tale of Frost, a young teen who was trying to survive and save her ill pet Broot named Romes with the help of her father, who’s conscious is in a robot, named Bunt. They travel in seek of the Battery, a place supposedly free of the horrors around them.

Something enjoyable about this book was the fact that it was never overly predictable, it ended up surprising me. Never judge a book by it’s cover after all, especially with the depiction of a rose being held on the cover, making it seem like romance would be more prominent. I’m not complaining, I’m glad romance didn’t abruptly take over the plot.

The plot for this book is fittingly morbid for this prospect of this future, I enjoyed the character interactions more then usual in this type of plot. I was pleased that not all the interactions were pleasant, they are in the wasteland of the world after all. I was also pleased with the pacing of Flynn and Frost’s bond. The imagery and plot twists in this were brilliant! I hope for a sequel.

I would recommend this book to those who like suspense. Although not for those who like world building and wish for an ending that gives closure.

- From Fleetwood Teen S.S.

AL_CATHERINE Dec 18, 2016

Even several days after finishing this, I still feel like I'm processing the story. I was drawn in by the cover, thinking I was getting another sci-fi fairytale retelling. Not at all! This felt more like a cross between iRobot and I am Legend to me. Frost is a great main character and it was fascinating to experience a post-apocalyptic version of our world with her, her pet broot, Romes, and Bunt, the robot.


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