The machines believed their extermination of the human race would be over as quickly as it began. They were wrong. As the war against extinction intensifies, people are beginning to gain the u ...more
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This novel is just as fast and furious as the first and it kept my attention thoughout. The story is still reminiscent of the scifi movies of the ‘80s but, hey, I loved those movies and, despite its lack of originality, this is a fun read. It does end on a cliffhanger and I look ...more
“It feels like I’m in a juggling act-except I don’t know how to juggle, and the balls are actually grenades, and all the grenades are already missing their pins. And they’re on fire.”Would it be completely weird for me to say that I think Hayley Stone and I were separated at birth? Or maybe her character Rhona and I were…Either way it’s like I’ve discovered my long-lost twin reading this book, or myself. Now I always thought that Juliette from Shatter Me w ...more
I was so excited when I got approved for this and didn't have to wait till October for the sequel to Machinations! Although now I'm kind of regretting giving the first book five stars, just because I think this one is even better, and I have to give it the same rating. There are no sophomore slumps here! Rhona remains an engaging and complex character, and Counterpart delves even deeper than its ...more
Picking up where Machinations left off, Counterpart catapults the reader furthe ...more
If you like quirky sci-fi this is definitely something you should pick up. ...more
I very much enjoyed the first book in this series so when I was offered a review copy of Counterpart, I jumped at it. Though the beginning is confusing, it is deliberately so, and doesn’t keep you hanging too long after it introduces a host of problems to plague Rhona and Camus.
Again, we have a very personal story wrapped around an epic battle between the remnants of humanity and the misguided machines. It’s not the same story as the first book, though ...more
I reviewed book one of this series back in May and highly enjoyed it. Hydra contacted me about book two being available to request. Yes please! So very glad I did because book two was even better than the first. If ye haven’t read that one, then ye read the rest of this review at yer own peril.
This novel takes us back to the conflict between the killer machines a ...more
The more tough soldiers who appeared, from China and Russia even, the more odd it seemed to me that Rh ...more
Tragedy and heartache, the defining of one's self, and dealing with the petty crap of humanity that is really the reason we're in this whole mess to begin with...the action does not stop with Hayley Stone's novels. Machinations was SUCH a great title as it can b ...more
A great follow-up to the first book, particularly the hints of hope that came near the end that the resistance might pull this off after all. ...more
Counterpart is the sequel to Machinations by author Hayley Stone. You can (and should), read my review of Machinations here as I layout the requirements for a classic YA story.
Counterpart continues the story of Rhona Long – the young commander in a battle against the machines. Rhona is still battling the perceptions of those around her because Rhona was killed during a skirmish and Rhona … the current Rhona … is a clone ...more
The high-intensity sci-fi thriller series that began with Machinations continues as reincarnated insurgent Rhona Long faces off against the one enemy she can’t outwit: her own clone.
The machines believed their extermination of the human race would be over as quickly as it began. They were wrong. As the war against extinction intensifies, people are beginning to gain the upper hand.
Commander Rhona Long understands survival better than most. Killed in combat, she was brought ba
The Good: And continue it she did. Book one, as with many introductions to a series there had to be a lot of back story so the reader could get down on the sweet, sweet words the author is throwing down. Book two, doesn’t ...more
She has lived her entire life in sunny California, where the weather is usually perfect and nothing as exciting as a robot apocalypse ever happens. When not reading or writing, she freelances as an editor, plays the ocarina, and analyzes buildings for vel ...more