*Thank you to the author for giving me an eARC in exchange for a honest review.
When technology fulfills every dream, reality becomes a nightmare.
Below the streets of New State, the undergrounders fight to remain free of the technological control of the world above. Every night, Yara risks her life fighting New State’s deadliest weapons, the drones. Half human and half machine, their living half tortured until everything human is gone, the drones have only one objective. Kill. And they do it with exacting precision.
Yara is good at her job and committed to her raids on New State. Until one of those raids brings her face-to-face with Joshua, a New State citizen who doesn’t quite fit her preconceived expectations. After a couple of awkward encounters, he shows her the meaning of hooking up—a computer simulation that allows people to live out their fantasies—without the complication of emotional entanglements or physical reality. But what Yara feels for Joshua is very real. And it’s punishable by law.
As she and Joshua grow closer, she convinces him to leave New State for her underground cause. But as the unrest between New State and the underground escalates, and the drones move in to destroy her world, nothing goes as planned. Families are arrested, loyalties are strained, and Yara’s forced to choose between her people and her feelings. The wrong choice could mean the end of her people, and reality could slip away—forever…
*When I have finished reading Remote, I found myself taking a deep breath and I put my kindle down gently*
*Denial starts to hit me and…*
I DID NOT JUST READ THE ENDING.
THERE MUST BE AT LEAST A FEW HUNDRED PAGES BEHIND THIS.
*FLIPS ANXIOUSLY THROUGH MY KINDLE*
That, my dear bookies, was my reaction when I flip to the last page of Remote! Oh god, I sincerely hope there is a sequel to this. Remote can be a standalone novel…if you readers can take the pain!
Alright, now onto the novel!
Remote is a science-fiction novel for Young Adults, but the entire concept is pretty cool! It’s like a mixture of Bruce Willis’ 2009 film, Surrogates with elements of The Hunger Games and Doctor Who! All about how lunatic people can be in the face of modern technology!
Let me just say that the author has amazing description abilities! I could literally visualise everything that was going on in the book…which includes the darker parts of the novel.
Another reason why I love this book is because…it’s not your typical YA novel! Nope, its boy-meet-girl and his life changes instead of the other way around! Their budding romance is the cutest kind of love I have ever read about and it hurts me and my heart to see Yara and Joshua BEING HURT!
(Being hurt refers to both physical and mentally! *wails*)
Highly recommended for all readers to read REMOTE!