Girl from Above: Betrayal by Pippa DaCosta

Girl from AboveRating: 4 stars

Series: The 1000 Revolution #1

#1001 wasn’t supposed to exist. The other synthetic humans a.k.a synths were more machine than human. They had specific orders and protocols to follow. #1001 was different. She had free will although she wasn’t supposed to; there was an order she should have been following. People were after her because she was problematic. She stowed away on Caleb Shepperd’s ship. He was an outlaw with secrets of his own, and was reluctant to help her.

I was hesitant to read this because I’m not into science fiction. I got sucked into the story right away mainly because of the characters. All of them had their own secrets or things to figure out. I love the way DaCosta writes her characters. No one is purely good or bad although some lean further in one direction than the other. They’re complex; the good people do bad things and the bad people do good things. It’s far more interesting to read about characters when it is hard to predict what they will do next. Just when you think you know what they will do next, they manage to shock you.

The world building managed to give just enough details without being bogged down with extraneous information. Although it was science fiction, it was light on the science, which is how I prefer it. My initial ambivalence about reading this was because I thought it would have more technical details about the synths and outer space. I understood exactly how the world worked at least within its pertinence to the story.

The end had a big twist, which will change the direction of the story. I can’t wait to read the next one!

I received this from netgalley in exchange for an honest review!

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