Monday, 8 August 2016

Review - Machinations (Machinations, #1) by Hayley Stone

Title: Machinations (Machinations, #1)
Author: Hayley Stone
Pages: 343
Publisher: Hydra
Release date: 26th July 2016

Blurb from Goodreads: 

The machines have risen, but not out of malice. They were simply following a command: to stop the endless wars that have plagued the world throughout history. Their solution was perfectly logical. To end the fighting, they decided to end the human race.

A potent symbol of the resistance, Rhona Long has served on the front lines of the conflict since the first Machinations began—until she is killed during a rescue mission gone wrong. Now Rhona awakens to find herself transported to a new body, complete with her DNA, her personality, even her memories. She is a clone . . . of herself.

Trapped in the shadow of the life she once knew, the reincarnated Rhona must find her place among old friends and newfound enemies—and quickly. For the machines are inching closer to exterminating humans for good. And only Rhona, whoever she is now, can save them.

My Review:
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Random House Publishing Group - Hydra and NetGalley*

When the Machinations happened, the robots rose up. Ever since they have been hunting down human beings, intent on bringing about their extinction.
Rhona Long is a worldwide symbol of hope. When she is killed while on a mission, Rhona wakes up in a new body with some of her memories missing - she's a clone.
Is Rhona just a shadow of her former self?
Can she unite the world against the machines?

Machinations had an intriguing concept but it was one that I feel didn't reach its potential.
Rhona was an alright protagonist but I didn't really click with her. I could understand how hard the situation she was in must have been for her.
None of the characters stood out for me apart from maybe Hanna who I wish there had been more of.
I was surprised that in a world where technology was advanced enough for there to be sentient machines that there weren't more clones.
The romance was okay but I wasn’t a fan of the love triangle.
I enjoyed the storyline up until around halfway where I started to lose interest.
The writing style was easy to follow.

Overall this was an enjoyable read until I lost interest.