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The literary Insomniac

Alex + Ada : Volume 1

*Thank you,Netgalley for providing an advanced copy of this for review*

4.5 but what he hell!


This book tells the story of “Alex” whose life is sorta okay, sorta not. And for his birthday his grandma sends him a life-like android to be his girlfriend. 


This is all set in a futuristic world where artificial intelligence that has complete autonomy. After these robots became sentient they rebelled against their human overlords (haha) and there was a big massacre. 

After that, the plug was pulled on the whole project and people returned to using the robots for everything and not letting them become sentient.

Alex is suitably freaked out by this weird addition to his life and just can’t deal with “owning” agirlfriend.

He decides he wants Ada to have a mind of her own. He meets some people in a virtual chat room and they “bring her to life” 


Now she has to start experiencing life for the first time. Plus hiding the fact that she’s a sentient robot. If anyone finds out, the results will be dangerous for both Alex and Ada. But Ada especially.



My only problem with this was the artwork. It felt a little lacking. You can even say “minimalist” which I guess works for the futuristic setting and to get you to concentrate on the story. This is why I gave it the 4.5 star rating.

I loved this and I can’t wait to read the next ones in this series.

July Books -pt.2
-Mr.Penumbra’s 24 hour bookstore by robin Sloan
-Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
-Miss peregrine’s home for peculiar children
-Feed by Mira Grant
-Throne of glass by sarah J. Mass
-Shades of Grey by Jasper Forde
-The dragon’s path by Daniel Abraham
-Wild by Cheryl Strayed
-The unbound by VIctoria Schwab

July Books -pt.2

-Mr.Penumbra’s 24 hour bookstore by robin Sloan

-Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

-Miss peregrine’s home for peculiar children

-Feed by Mira Grant

-Throne of glass by sarah J. Mass

-Shades of Grey by Jasper Forde

-The dragon’s path by Daniel Abraham

-Wild by Cheryl Strayed

-The unbound by VIctoria Schwab

Favorite series
In no particular order:
-The Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin
-Penryn and the End of Days by Susan EE
-My wonderfully mismatched Harry potter books plus my original childhood Arabic copies.
-The Darkest Minds Trilogy by Alexndra Bracken
-The Faoryland Series by Catherynne M. Valente