Type: Series, Book 3, Graphic Novel, Comics, Comic Books, Science Fiction, Androids, Robots, Romance, Futuristic, Heartbreaking
About the Book: The last thing in the world Alex wanted was an X5, the latest in realistic androids. But after Ada is dropped into his life, he discovers she is more than just a robot. Alex takes a huge risk to unlock Ada so she can think for herself and explore life as a sentient android. As Alex and Ada spend more time together, they become closer. But as restrictions tighten on artificial intelligence, Ada feels unsure about her place in the world, and Alex questions being with an android. In this final arc, Alex and Ada struggle against the growing hatred for sentient robots and their human allies. Can they survive what's around the corner?
Collects Alex + Ada #11-15. [Synopsis from Goodreads.com]
My Review: I probably wouldn't have picked up the first book in this series had my fellow librarian not purchased it for out system. So I gave it a chance, and I was blown away. I desperately sought out the next volume, and when the third came up on Netgalley, I jumped at the chance to review it. This series feels so fresh and different.. and heartbreaking. Well, I think it ended perfectly, but I am heartbroken mostly because it is over. I think it would have been different had I read this in single issues over the course of several months. But I was lucky enough to read it all quickly - too quickly.
People of all ages can find some parallel between Alex and Ada's dilemma and that of the real world - minority rights/interracial marriage, even same sex marriage and rights. And it is horrible to think that two adults who love each other might be unable to be together. This volume sees the end of Alex and Ada's story, and considering the political environment at the time, there is no way it's going to end well. And it doesn't. Alex's life is forever changed, and unbelievably hard. I wish I could spoil it for everyone, only because I want someone to talk to about it - but I wouldn't ruin this for you for the world.
It's a great series, guys... you need to check it out for yourself!
Cover Lovin': Fits the rest of the series. Simple, but tastefully done.
Recommendation: You absolutely MUST read the series in order - which is not really a recommendation, but a requirement, trust me. For fans of science fiction/futuristic graphic novels, or those that love social issues.
Final Rating: FIVE out of FIVE stars (5/5)!!! Wow, seriously. This was a series for the ages. And what a great way to end it!
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~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~
Disclaimer: I received a free, advanced e-copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.