Hey and welcome to my stop on the tour for SYNTHETICA by Rachel Pattinson
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Synthetica (Synthetica #1)
Release Date: 04/01/15
Seventeen-year-old Anais Finch lives in a world where everyone is born beautiful, where every dream is a possibility - and where their every move and every piece of personal information is recorded by an ID picochip inserted behind their right ear. When technology giant, Civitas, finally announces the launch of their highly anticipated Scholarly Learning Programs, which allow people to download and learn any subject instantly, Anais can hardly wait.
But not everyone is pleased with society's progress, and not everyone wants to fit in. When Anais witnesses a brutal murder on an innocent citizen and is implicated in the crime, she becomes determined to uncover the truth, especially when others like it begin to occur all over the city. But it may already be too late for Anais to stop the man who calls himself 'the Hacker' before he commits his most appalling crime yet...
First of all that cover really freaked me a little but not in a way that I didn't want to read what was inside, it intrigued me what the hell was the mask for? Who wore it?
Synthetica is set in a world where parents choose their child's hair, in the case of Anais Finch, she has candy floss pink. People can change their looks from the colour of their eyes to the colour of their skin.
Most scariest is the fact that a chip that is installed behind their ear records every single part of their life, it also acts as their phone, sat nav, go to gadget, it does everything for them.
Anais is about to find out what her profession in life will be, she dreams of becoming an architect so to discover that she will work along side her parents in the picochip factory devastates her.
She is told she does not have the grades to make it as an architect so being a teen she decides to see if she can find away round it. A pirate cope of a new software that allows you to learn a subject instantly is on the black market and she wants a copy of it.
However her plans to do anything are halted when she witnesses a murder in which both the victim and the culprit die, being in the wrong place at the wrong time she is hauled in for questioning.
Thankfully she is freed but more and more of these strange murders start to happen across the city and Anais starts to look closer at them. Will she be able to discover who is behind these horrific crimes?
Synthetica is a great read, it has all my favourite book components, dystopia/utopia setting, crazy tech, hint of romance, scary villain and a great female lead.
A great addition to your bookshelf!
Thank you to YA Bound for providing me with a copy
So what qualifies me to be a writer? Well, ever since an early age I've been more interested in the worlds in my head, than the real one - so I thought it was finally time to do something about it. I went to uni, got a degree in publishing, worked in an office for a while, decided I hated it, went to China, came back...and now I'm a teaching assistant by day and a YA writer by night. Phew! It's been quite a journey, but I wouldn't change it for the world.
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