Ok, usually I’m not one for a YA fantasy. I can honestly say that this book, although for sure a fantasy, is also a well-done (gay!) romance. The Sci-Fi elements are like the cherry on top for me.
What else did I love? Political Intrigue and the fact that in this world, you are either mortal or made.
It all began when human Queen Thea – who cannot bear children – commissions her people to build her a child. One who can replicate every aspect of human life. In this world, individuals are Made, with Four Pillars: Reason, Calculation, Organics, and Intellect.
Crier (automade) and Ayla (human) make a great couple. The dual point of view is so intriguing; the reader gets a little piece of the puzzle from one perspective or the other a little bit at a time leading up to a cliffhanger ending.