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Blog Tour Review - Service Model by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Blog Tour Review - Service Model by Adrian Tchaikovsky To fix the world they first must break it further. Humanity is a dying breed, utterly reliant on artificial labor and service. When a domesticated robot gets a nasty little idea downloaded into their core programming, they murder their owner. The robot then discovers they can also do something else they never did before: run away. After fleeing the household, they enter a wider world they never knew existed, where the age-old hierarchy of humans at the top is disintegrating, and a robot ecosystem devoted to human wellbeing is finding a new purpose. There is so much to love in Service Model, but one of the things I most love about it is the peculiar blend of charming innocence and insightful cynicism. Uncharles the domestic robot is such a simple soul (though he would state that he has no soul and this is an inaccurate description). He approaches the end of the world with optimism and hope, or whatever equivalent to these emotions h

MG Takes On Thursday - Sky Song

Greetings and salutations,

It's been a while since I've got involved with other people's tags, but the lovely Mary over at Book Craic came up with a really nice one called #MGTakesOnThursday. You can find out all about it here.

I joined in on Twitter last week,

but I thought this week I'd do it as a proper blog post.

So my choice for this #MGTakesOnThursday is Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone.

I've chosen a line from page 11

The Ice Queen often spoke like this - about cursed marks and dreadful Gods - but, even though Eska could recall nothing from her past about either, some deep-rooted things couldn't be erased, like knowing right from wrong and sensing truth from lies.

My three words to describe Sky Song are


 and I've taken a picture of the cover

Sky Song was the first of Abi's books I read, and is still my favourite.

I love the blending of fairytale magic, and real, wild nature. The inventions in it are amazing, the places in Erkenwald, like Deeproots and the Nevercliffs feel so magical yet so real, and they are places I'd love to visit, and the characters are so strong. It's a beautiful story about love and friendship and overcoming evil together.


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