Thursday, January 8, 2015

ARC Review: Puppet

Puppet by Pauline C. Harris

Publisher: Patchwork Press 2014,
246 pages, paperback
Source: Netgalley
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Paranormal
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Penelope lives in a world of advanced technology but many claim society has yet to catch up. Marionettes have advanced in the form of robots; lifelike creations remote controlled to perform super human tasks.

When Penelope makes a deal with Jed, a marionette-obsessed scientist, she doesn’t fully realize what she’s getting herself into. In order for Jed to take her away from the orphanage she lives in, she must first agree to undergo his experiments and tests, ultimately creating something no one ever dreamed possible; the first living marionette.

As Jed shows off his scientific creation to the world, concerns arise surrounding Penelope’s abilities and what she’s capable of doing. Ordered to somehow lessen her abilities, Jed makes a desperate attempt to change Penelope to make her more human, more vulnerable. After Penelope lies to the officials about her past, Jed makes sure it’s the last one she’ll ever utter. The truth is now the only thing she is capable of telling.

As Penelope struggles with her past, her disturbingly new present, and her uncertain future, she is thrust into a magically twisted world of mayhem in search of the one thing she wants, but knows she can never have. The chance to be just a girl again. To be normal. To be real.

My Review:
The synopsis of this book really intrigued me into choosing this book to read. I hardly ever get to read sci-fi but I read a lot of paranormal and fantasy books but none of them are about puppets. Im really happy that I did. The writing in this novel is very good, also the characters were like-able, the world that the author created was interesting.

This is a young adult novel that also adults can very much enjoy too. It says it is a retelling of Pinocchio but I think it was way more than that. Maybe because it was an orphaned 16 year old who was becoming a puppet? Sometimes it was very hard to read some of the loneliness and heartache Pen had went through in the orphanage. But how being someone’s experiment was a better alternative. I do not want to give so much of the story away. It is more fun being surprised what is about to happen next. As I have stated before I read a lot and am always looking for something different to read and this book definitely fit the bill. I so RECOMMEND YOU read this book.

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