“It’s the year 2108. I just turned 16. That means I can access the autopilot on my Aerokopa. So now, I can both fly and surf the Holoworld at the same time. But what good is that when I don’t even have a date to my best friend’s party of the century? Okay, well, one of the Holdouts offered to go with me…but there’s NO WAY I’m going with one of them! And then there are the Trollers docked at the wharf. They’re most likely spies working with the Aliens, bringing nothing but trouble. But with this visit, they may even bring war. It would be treason to talk to them, let alone…befriend one. But what’s a curious girl to do? Did I tell you I have a propensity for trouble?”
Jewel Peara has just come of age…she’s finally beginning to earn those things in life that separate the child from the adult. You know…the simple things we all look forward to in the future like having her vehicle be able to be programmed to auto-pilot and gaining even more freedom to come and go as her father’s trust grows. She’s not unlike many young teens except for the fact that she lives in the year 2108 in world that has been taken over by in-human life forms. In fact her native land of New Zealand seems to be the only country left of “naturals” as they call humans who have chosen not to be physically altered by genetic or scientific means.
Like most teens Jewel’s main concerns center around things like who she will take to her best friend’s cosmic birthday party? The perfect date seems elusive…in fact any date seems elusive truth be told. How humiliating can it get? But then she meets Forge and everything changes. She’s never met a Bionic and she never expected one to be like this. As they spend time together their relationship seems to grow and even though she knows his type is dangerous, she just can’t seem to stay away. Will her trust backfire or has she truly met the being of her wildest dreams?
In K.L. Glanville’s first book of a unique series, we are introduced to a world far into the future full of beings, inventions and creations that are out of this world and yet there are moments when Jewel and her world seem so very familiar. With strong characters and a well though out plot, 2108: Eyes Open is a read that will pull you in and leave you wanting more. I won’t lie this book was a little out of my comfort zone…not something I might normally pick up since I tend to shy away from science fiction or fantasy of a certain type. However something pulled me in about this book and I am glad it did. I truly enjoyed the ride and really become involved in the relationship between Forge and Jewel. Enough so that I personally will be eagerly awaiting the next volume to find out what happens next in this taboo love story from the future. Sometimes I guess it pays to take a chance with your reading choices, you never know what might happen.
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