DNFed at 10%
Being human is her greatest strength.
Sixteen-year-old Frost understands why she’s spent her entire life in an abandoned apartment building. The ruined streets below are hunting grounds for rogue robots and Eaters.
She understands why she’s never met a human besides her father. She even understands why he forbids her to look for medicine for her dying pet. But the thing is, it’s not her real father giving the orders…
It’s his memories.
Before he died, Frost’s father uploaded his consciousness into their robot servant. But the technology malfunctioned, and now her father fades in and out. So when Frost learns that there might be medicine on the other side of the ravaged city, she embarks on a dangerous journey to save the one living creature she loves.
With only a robot as a companion, Frost must face terrors of all sorts, from outrunning the vicious Eaters…to talking to the first boy she’s ever set eyes on. But can a girl who’s only seen the world through books and dusty windows survive on her own? Or will her first journey from home be her last?
I DNFed this one at 10% which is earlier than I normally do. This started off pretty well. I was immersed and intrigued but the further I got the less and less I was interested. I started reading this in October and I set it aside. It sat on my side table until December and I never had the urge to pick it back up. I figured it was about time to DNF at that point.
I thought the world was interesting but the main character, Frost, wasn’t able to really grab me in the little bit I read. I think some of what turned me off from the book was how sad it was. Frost has been alone for ages with just her Broot (a beast she’s turned to a pet). Her father’s persona has been uploaded to a robot but besides these two elements she’s been alone. The relationship between Frost and her father was so sad and the idea that the pivotal point in Frost’s life- the one that has her ready to leave the home she’s had- is that her pet is sick and dying. It all just seemed so sad I struggled wanting to immerse myself in that.
Things could have picked up wonderfully and possibly this book is amazing and I didn’t give it a fair chance. I’m holding onto it and I’ll maybe pick it up again.