Date Published: July 1, 2018
Thanks to nanochips implanted in human brains, the world is at peace in 2055. But not everyone likes having their emotions controlled, or their religion suppressed.
Eighteen-year-old Raissa embarks upon a perilous mission to free the world, just days before the release of nanochip Version 7, which will broadcast every citizen’s thoughts to the Collective.
The countdown has started, and Raissa must make choices that jeopardize the lives of billions, including the only boy she has ever loved.
Note: Some discussion of technology, some “techno-speak”; clean, no sex or swearing; some non-graphic violence, a tiny bit of graphic violence.
What an exciting read this one was! I really, really, wanted to give this one 5 stars, but I just felt like some of the plot was rushed and the characters needing some additional developing.
BUT I did greatly enjoy the premise of the story and the characters, regardless of what I just said above. You’re taken to a futuristic sci-fi/post dystopian type of Earth where the entire (well… almost) is nanochipped with this technology that blunts their emotions, trains them for their future employment, and basically controls their entire lives.
There does exist an exciting rebel faction that wants to take down the nano technology and release everyone from its hold. But they are faced with some very serious challenges. Not to mention that the self-proclaimed creator of this technology seems to have a unique plan in mind for our main characters and his rollout for the new version called “Eden Chip”.
A very fast-paced story that keeps you guessing on what will happen next and while unexpected, really does relate with a lot of current events that are taking place.
The main female character, Raissa, I found I could relate to her and she was very intriguing. She lost her mother, father and younger brother in a missile attack and was essentially raised as a rebel fighter. She knows how to use multiple types of weapons, fight enemies and build explosives. However, her sweet and feminine side really comes out when she meets her nanotechnology mark, Caleb, who she is immediately attracted to.
Filled with all different kinds of suspense and action, you’ll really enjoy this modern science fiction novel!
About the Author
Scott Cramer has optioned two screenplays, written for national magazines, and authored four novels: EDEN CHIP and the TOUCAN TRILOGY (Night of the Purple Moon, Colony East & Generation M). Scott and his wife reside outside Lowell, Massachusetts.