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Synthetica (Synthetica #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  9 reviews
This city is falling.

Seventeen-year-old Anais Finch lives in a world where everyone is born beautiful, where every dream is a possibility - and where their every move and every piece of personal information is recorded by an ID picochip inserted behind their right ear. When technology giant, Civitas, finally announces the launch of their highly anticipated Scholarly Learni
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Published April 1st 2015
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Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book, really awesome to read, and so entertaining! Loved it!
Jennifer  Ricketts (Donnie Darko Girl)
I received a copy of this book for my stop on the blog tour at Donnie Darko Girl.

I can resist a terrific-sounding science fiction story, and one that's YA, too? Yes, yes, and yes! Synthetica is a story that gave me a lot to think about with technology and how it could fit - or not fit - into daily life. There'd be both positives and negatives as with anything. Honestly, I don't think I'd want a chip implanted in my skin with my ID and info all there for just anyone to scan. The thought kind of
Samantha Bell
Jun 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Excellent debut novel.

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Synthetica by Rachel Pattinson was a great debut novel. At 299 (kindle) pages, Synthetica was a fast-paced read for me. The story was paced well, and had surprises at every turn. Thankfully, it didn’t fall victim to the usual YA tropes and really stands out as an interesting take at the dystopian society. The world of Synthetica isn’t as far-fetched as we’d like to hope.

Anais, our heroine, is an average girl-next-door who grew up in a lo
Alex McGilvery
Jul 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Anais is a young woman living in the Imperial City on the cusp of her 'Career Advice' which will set the job she will do for the remainder of her life. Unfortunately she isn't as brilliant as her friend Dalla and is assigned to work in the picochip factory instead of as an architect as she'd dreamed. Still, she accompanies Dalla to the Citivas building so her friend can see where she will be working. It doesn't hurt that her boyfriend is a intern with security there. They get a quick tour and al ...more
Jul 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
First of all that cover really freaked me a little but not in a way that I didn't want to read what was inside, it intrigued me what the hell was the mask for? Who wore it?

Synthetica is set in a world where parents choose their child's hair, in the case of Anais Finch, she has candy floss pink. People can change their looks from the colour of their eyes to the colour of their skin.

Most scariest is the fact that a chip that is installed behind their ear records every single part of their life, it
Ren nerdychampagne
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


Overall, Synthetica is a cute, fun, action-filled with a bonus feeble romance and trivial mystery factor SFD (Sci-Fi Dystopian) read. The characters are their own. I love the life in them. Xander is this untouchable dude we’re attached to and Anais has a really complicated name and is this stupid nosy and jumpy teenage girl. Sounds familiar? Well, there’s something about them that I couldn
Em and Rosi (Bibliobibuli YA)
Synthetica is a weird book for me. I devoured it in several days, it is in a genre I am interested in, and I love me some sassy heroines. However, the inconsistencies in the timing of certain events and more than a few grammatical errors distracted me from fully being absorbed into the book. But those things could be solved with a good round of editing. Also, the villains, I say multiple because there are several from Anais’ point of view, were disappointingly lackluster.

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Rachel Pattinson
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Okay, so as the author I'm probably ever-so-slightly biased ;).

But if you like books about ID chips, impossibly high buildings, being able to change your DNA and your looks on a whim, people with pink/purple/sky blue hair and eyes, as well as a pinch of murder and a dash of danger, then this is definitely the book for you ;). Oh, and there's also an explosion. And ice cream. Just sayin'.

Murees Dupé
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fast paced, action packed and a great read. Exciting from start to finish.
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