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Friday, August 17, 2012

Review: Shade's Children By Garth Nix

"In a futuristic urban wasteland, evil Overlords have decreed that no child shall live a day past his fourteenth birthday. On that Sad Birthday, the child is the object of an obscene harvest resulting in the construction of a machine like creature whose sole purpose is to kill. The mysterious Shade -- once a man, but now more like the machines he fights -- recruits the few children fortunate enough to escape. With luck, cunning, and skill, four of Shade's children come closer than any to discovering the source of the Overlords' power -- and the key to their downfall. But the closer the children get, the more ruthless Shade seems to become ."-Amazon
My Review
Shades children was quite a dark dystopian novel, that was in the end remarkably captivating;  however it was very cliché, as many dystopian novels often are. Quote: “Suddenly all the adults in the world are captured, and all the children have to fend for themselves!”
However, there was one thing that separated this book from the rest of the dystopian novels, and that was the introduction of Shade.  A human conscience  inside a robots body that is slowly succumbing to a more robotic nature, a nature more analytic and calculating than ever before.
With shades personal struggle with his humanity VS his calculations,  Shades Children took a deeper hue, toying with some very thought-provoking  questions. What is really human? Could a robot with a human’s memory and emotions be human?  Or does a human have to consist of flesh and blood? These stimulative thought-provoking  questions entwined in a fascinating  dystopian novel is what really made Shade’s Children so special.
What To Expect?
  • Classic Dystopia
  • Overlords
  • Intensity 
  • Thinking
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