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Electric Gardens

(Electric World #1)

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Lexi019, like many other young adults, are confined to what is called a Compound controlled by Tins. Upon their eighteenth birthday they are relocated to serve in the Electric Gardens. But Lexi019 has never been compliant, being glitches frequently for misbehavior that leads her into many hot nights in the cells of the Compound.

Friend Kyle53 wants to escape too, and with
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Kindle Edition, 221 pages
Published March 22nd 2018 by Creativia
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Alex (Briennai)
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After the humans ignored the fact that the robots they had created were starting to gain their own thoughts, Tins took control of the world. Lexi019 has been in the Tin-run Compound for 12 years of her life. At 17, she is preparing to move on to the Electric Garden. Life in the Compound is strictly controlled by the Tins. If the human children break too many rules, they receive a glitch and are forced to go to "jail" for several days. 3 glitches at seventeen means that you will be Meshed, or hav ...more
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Lexi019 lives in a world that is controlled by robots known as Tins. After the world was destroyed by catastrophe after catastrophe and diseases the Tins took over and started rounding up the humans to put them in Compounds supposedly to keep them safe but is that actually the truth?

No one over the age of eighteen lives in the Compounds where they are educated in the rules of their new life as slaves to the Tins. The Tins have very strict rules that the humans must follow if they break these ru
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Laurie
I was immediately drawn into the lives of the characters in this dystopian sci-fi novel. The harsh compound ruled by inflexible robots housed children between the ages of 3 and 17. The youngsters are relentlessly indoctrinated to obey the rules and act without original thought. Even mild infringements are punished severely. Lexi will soon graduate from the compound. She is determined to find out what type of life awaits her after she leaves the compound. She also wants to find her father since t ...more
Carol Brandon
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The story is about a future Earth ravaged by the results of global warming – floods, disease …. Meanwhile, machines have become sentient – like in the Terminator. They round up children and put them in Compounds and strictly regulate their lives and educate them. If they have 3 infractions in a year they are Meshed – have electronics put in their heads so they become controlled by the robots, called Tins. Lexi was rounded up at the age of 5. She is friends with Kyle and his sister, Klynne. She’s ...more
Judy Johnson
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All I can say is WOW! I'm so glad I took a chance on this. This is my first time reading this author, and this book was not only entertaining, it had my attention from the very beginning. Without revealing any spoilers, the one thing I will tell you with certainty, is that the ending sets you up for the next book in the series! Inflexible robots (Tins) are in control, under the premise of protection, but they actually control of every aspect of the lives of the kids, and not everyone is on board ...more
Kanyon
Looking for an original story with a strong female lead? Electric Gardens is a sci-fi/fantasy dystopian tale filled with action, adventure and plenty of secrets. I really like reading a book that focuses on a world overtaken by robots. Like so far into the future that most characters don’t remember the past. Adults are being killed and children are raised as slaves to the robots. Lexi019 wants to leave this prison. When she befriends the enemy and assemblies a rag-tag crew, they escape into a wo ...more
John
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
This first book in the Electric World series by Ami B was definitely geared toward YA who enjoy teenagers refusing to bow down to what is expected of them as they attempt to escape from their imprisonment by machine-like beings who control everything they know or hear or see. Along the way, they gain a very unexpected ally in their journey to escape. The characters are not really developed, even though some have known each other from before they were sent to the compounds for "their protection". ...more
Bobbi
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have to say it's crazy how real this story feels and how this one put a movie in my head and made me feel I was there with the characters. And I love the twist of the Tin named Digit. I seriously can't wait for more.
Jan farnworth
Mar 11, 2018 rated it liked it
A very interesting take on a society that everything is planned out for you, it echoes feels of divergent and the giver.   I really liked all the details that are shared through it each story as our main characters interact with the tins.  Also as we discover what the true meaning behind the Electric Gardens.  An interesting start for the series. 

Cathrine
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
What would happen if humans ruined the world

And robots took over. An d these robots basically enslaved what humans remained.

The there is Lexi and her friend Kyles who dare to escape.

An interesting story. I don’t usually read sci-fi but this kept my interest.
Trish Strong
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A rather bleak portrayal of the not too distant future.The planet is destroyed by mankind's actions and AI takes over. Still humanity triumphs in spite of it.Engaging and action-packed.
Rachel Barnard
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lexi019 has lived most of her life under the tight control of the robots known as Tins. After the apocalypse, the Tins stepped up to herd and shelter the remaining humans. Lexi019 and some of the others aren't so sure that the world is uninhabitable outside the Tins' compound. The Tins' rules are so strict that Lexi019 would rather take her chances outside. Leaving isn't an option and escaping might prove more difficult than Lexi019 and her friends can handle by themselves.

The world building det
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Dymphna
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun read for me, dystopia, very little romance, and an interesting story. Once I started reading I just couldn't stop. I've enjoyed another series by M. Black, and I was quite pleased that so far I'm enjoying this one too.
Katie
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
received this book for free/ARC am voluntarily reviewing.
in the style of Isaac Asimov, a scary view into a world run by "Tins", humans
kept in in age groups, taught only what Tins want and or need them to know ,
punished when they do not follow the rules. interesting story line
cannot wait to read more of this series. highly recommend reading .
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Ami Blackwelder
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this story that I created. It is my favorite thus far. I hope you do too.
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Release date MARCH 25th, 2018 by CREATIVIA publishing.
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