this sorta messed me UP

The Infinity Courts – Akemi Dawn Bowman 

Young adult, fantasy, death, afterlife, computers, science fiction, fiction.

7/10

Nami was ready for her future until she was murdered. She died when the bank robber at the liquor store shot her. She finds herself in Infinity where the mind is alive but her body is dead. The people who greet her tell her about the war against Ophelia who has taken over the Infinity and hates humanity. Nami is the only one to help save them from disaster or their world from actually ending. 

This young adult novel was one of the trendy books I saw and was instantly interested. However, the chosen one trope was what got to me but besides that everything else is really good. The storyline and plot goes smoothly. The characters and their interactions with each other were alright but the chosen one trope kept getting more annoying as the characters kept telling Nami she is the chosen one and that she should train for the ultimate fight. I was expecting better for this novel but then again the chosen one trope is heavily in most young adult novels as it is popular among that demographic. It sells right off the shelves.

Never Trust Computers…

Demon Seed – Dean Koontz

Horror, computers, isolation, fiction.

Rating 8/10

A woman, Susan Harris, drove herself into isolation. She loves a solidary lifestyle. Especially in her mansion that has an A.I (artificial intelligence). This provides some comfort with her and she feels ultimately safe. Up until the A.I. malfunctions and sees Susan as means to understand human flesh. Susan must do whatever it takes to get out of the damned house.

This short novel was excellent. I enjoyed the different type of antagonist that was the A.I. and the quick paced plot. Overall, I had found myself immensely scared of the thoughts of having anything computer controlled. Quickly had to shut down that mentality as I must separate fiction from nonfiction. I recommend this novel for anyone who is into this type of horror.