“By the fall of 2007, one well-timed leak revealing that the U.S. government might have engaged in first contact has sent the country into turmoil, and it is all Cora Sabino can do to avoid the whole mess. The force driving this controversy is Cora’s whistleblower father, and even though she hasn’t spoken to him in years, his celebrity has caught the attention of the press, the Internet, the paparazzi, and the government-and redirected it to her. She neither knows nor cares whether her father’s leaks are a hoax, and wants nothing to do with him-until she learns just how deeply entrenched her family is in the cover-up, and that an extraterrestrial presence has been on Earth for decades. To save her own life, she offers her services as an interpreter to a monster, and the monster accepts. Learning the extent to which both she and the public have been lied to, she sets out to gather as much information as she can, and finds that the best w
Are you familiar with Transformers? Are you familiar with Lindsay Ellis, youtube superstar? Did you know she loves the Transformers?
If you didn’t, well you should know this, and know that she’s intentionally doing a quasi fan fiction / alternative universe story that sorta looks like Transformers, but is completely it’s own thing. I appreciate what she’s doing here and I’ll pick up the sequels that are obviously coming, but I do hope that she gets her writing up to the same level of quality that her youtube videos have been for the last couple years. That’s not to say this was a bad book, but it did take me a few chapters to decide that I was going to stick with it, that first third of the book is pretty rough. It’s a good first outing though for any author, it’s hard for me to see the obvious great work she does in video and realize that yeah, she’s a brand new writer in the science fiction realm and that it’s obvious that not everyone’s first book is going to be a complete homerun.
I will say I was somewhat put off by the sub/dom sexual relationships between the humans and robots. Maybe that can be explained away, but I’m not really sure where that stuff was going and it made me feel weird.