Sixteen-year-old Tyri wants to be a musician and wants to be with someone who won’t belittle her musical aspirations.
Q-I-99 aka ‘Quinn’ lives in a scrap metal sanctuary with other rogue droids. While some use violence to make their voices heard, demanding equal rights for AI enhanced robots, Quinn just wants a moment on stage with his violin to show the humans that androids like him have more to offer than their processing power.
Tyri and Quinn’s worlds collide when they’re accepted by the Baldur Junior Philharmonic Orchestra. As the rift between robots and humans deepens, Tyri and Quinn’s love of music brings them closer together, making Tyri question where her loyalties lie and Quinn question his place in the world. With the city on the brink of civil war, Tyri and Quinn make a shocking discovery that turns their world inside out. Will their passion for music be enough to hold them together while everything else crumbles down around them, or will the truth of who they are tear them apart?
I love all of Suzanne’s books, and I HEART ROBOT did not disappoint. I’ve been wanting to read this since I first saw the cover and blurb, and was so excited to receive an ARC.
I found I HEART ROBOT to be fascinating, unique, and fun, and I absolutely fell in love with Tyri and Quinn, and the world in which they live. Though this is a sci-fi book, I found it to not be so overwhelming, so I’d recommend this even to people who aren’t quite sure about sci-fi. While the story of humans and robots is an old conflict, Suzanne puts a new spin on it.
Great story, fantastic characters, and a unique world. 5/5 stars to I HEART ROBOT!
Suzanne is a tattooed storyteller from South Africa. She currently lives in Sweden and is busy making friends with the ghosts of her Viking ancestors. Although she has a Master’s degree in music, Suzanne prefers conjuring strange worlds and creating quirky characters. When she grows up, she wants to be an elf – until then, she spends her time (when not writing) wall climbing, buying far too many books, and entertaining her shiba inu, Lego.