Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Does the Mec6.0 sink or swim?

The Little Android is a retelling of The Little Mermaid, set n the world of The Lunar Chronicles by New York Times best-selling author Marissa Meyer.

When android Mech6.0 saves the life of a handsome hardware engineer, her body is destroyed and her mechanics discover a glitch in her programming.  Androids aren't meant to develop impractical reasoning or near-emotional responses ... let alone fall in love.

I read this but was not impressed and indeed did not see how this fitted in with remaining books in the series.  None of the other characters were in this book and it did not add anything to the previous novels.  Oh wait Cinder makes an all too brief appearance.

Was it a case of I wanted to do a retelling of a little mermaid and would set it in a similar world as that is what is seemed to this reader.  Unlike the sanitised versions of this fairy tale, this one does not end in happiness and rainbows.

If you want to read a story about robots that want to be human you would be far better reading Glitches, but this reader is biased and she loved Iko with a passion.

This novella was OK and was rated as 2 stars on Netgalley.

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