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(Android Chronicles #2)

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Perfect android. Wanted fugitive.
 
Synthia Cross is the most advanced android with artificial intelligence ever created. Some see her as a boon to mankind. Most view her as a deadly threat.
 
When Synthia escaped from her creator, even he had no idea of the advanced capabilities she’d developed. For six months she’s hidden in the Wisconsin woods with the only human she c
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Published December 25th 2018 by Rebel Base Books
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Neil
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

This was really disappointing.
The story line was very repetitive with it appearing to one giant chase.
There seemed to be very little development of the characters and no progression of the story.
As stated above disappointing particularly after the first book.
Dennis Zimmerman
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Police, FBI, NSA, Special Ops, competing Androids, and International terrorists. There are probably others and they all want Synthia, each with their own individual agenda for the most advanced Android yet. They're closing in and people she can trust are in short supply as are safe places to hide. The author kept the tension at a high level throughout the whole book. I have already purchased the next book in the series and I'm looking forward to reading it
Hélène Louise
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, netgalley, sf, a-i
I’ve read these two first books of the series in a row (« Reborn » is the first and « Unborn » the second) and it was a very satisfying read.

The first thing to know before choosing to read the series, is that the story, if very interesting, is never riveting, nor sensational or emotional. It’s not a heart-breaking story either. But it isn’t a flaw per se! The story is actually written in a very realistic way, with a serious reflection, without any drama but thorough, about singularity, Artificia
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Andrew Reynolds
Nov 22, 2018 rated it really liked it

In the first installment of his “Android Chronicles” series, Lance Erlick introduced us to Synthia Cross His android protagonist is the culmination of a series of very illegal experiments and hardware developments. She is not only self-aware, but a machine so life-like in appearance that she is capable of living unnoticed among humanity. Her builder designed to operate in a human-dominated world, both as the perfect tool to help him spy on competitors, and as what he hoped to be the perfect sex
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Pamela
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Creating human-like androids has been made illegal. Still one exists and many people including the US government want her. When she goes missing, there’s a world-wide hunt for her. Synthia, the android, however does not want to be found. Since she escaped her creator she is bound and determined to not be replaced, but with so many people wanting to enslave her again, she needs to be more clever than the others. Synthia learns that Vera, her predecessor in her creator’s labs, has been updated and ...more
Tom Burkholder
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
In the book Unbound, author Lance Erlick writes about Synthia, the most advanced artificial intelligence android ever built. But the independence that Synthia’s creator built in to her causes her to escape and begin to reinvent herself with the help of her human friend Luke. But are there others like her? Are they being used to chase her down and destroy her?
This was a good fast paced book but it was very creepy. The book is written from Synthia’s point of view and I liked how the author used he
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C.A. Knutsen
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Pursued by everyone and nowhere to hide

Police, FBI, NSA, Special Ops, competing Androids, and International terrorists. There are probably others and they all want Synthia, each with their own individual agenda for the most advanced Android yet. They're closing in and people she can trust are in short supply as are safe places to hide. The author kept the tension at a high level throughout the whole book. I have already purchased the next book in the series and I'm looking forward to reading it
Linda
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful

This book is great. I enjoy sci-fi books especially stories that have androids or robots. 5 star is my choice and I recommend book and author.
John Purvis
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
“Unbound” eBook was published in 2018 and was written by Lance Erlick (https://lanceerlick.com). Mr. Erlick has published a dozen novels. This is the second in his “Android Chronicles” series.

I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair and honest review. I categorize this novel as ‘PG’ because it contains some scenes of Mature Situations. The story is set in the not too distant future. The primary character is Synthia Cross, probably the most advanced h
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Marissa
Dec 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Unbound is the second installment in the Android Chronicles series. It picks up right where the events of the first book left off. Synthia, the main android character from the first book, is in hiding with the human Luke from those hunting her for her advanced technological capabilities. While in hiding, Luke helps her upgrade and become even more advanced. Krista's mind is also still present in Synthia's mainframe, acting as her human conscience. Synthia uses her advanced capabilities to spy on ...more
Dawn
Dec 19, 2018 rated it liked it
I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. I read Reborn, the first book in this series and knew I like Lance Erlick’s writing, so I was happy to read this book.

Unbound is about artificial intelligence, particularly Synthia, who Dr. Jeremiah Machten developed. Synthia got away from Machten, who was keeping her prisoner, and she is now on the run. She’s also continued to evolve on her own. It seems like
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Nick
Dec 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Unbound is a great continuation of the Android Chronicles (I actually went back and read book 1 Reborn, but it wasn’t necessary, I just really like to understand the character’s backstories). This is another very fast paced read, my only criticism is I still don’t know where anything stands at the end of this book. I know it’s the second book in the series, wasn’t expecting a big finale, but this book creates more questions than it answers. Definitely makes you wanting for book 3.

Please note, I
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Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
I kept reading Unbound thinking that I would get some resolution to Synthia 's troubles. What I got instead is a story where Synthia is constantly escaping form capture but her base problem is never solved. In fact the ending left here at the same spot she was in when book one ended. The only difference is she is with another person. I hope book three gives some resolution.

I received a free copy of the book in return for an honest review.
Michelle
Sep 26, 2018 rated it liked it
This was the second book in a series, but probably could stand alone if someone just picked it up. It’s more on the hard core sci fi than my taste usually leans towards, but it was ok. I had trouble getting into the plot at the beginning, but around the middle it picked up.

Thanks NetGalley for the ARC
K. Counihan
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
There is enough Good Here to See How it Ends

Book 1 was great with just one A.I., Synthia. The second book has multiple A.I. , forming and dispersing into the infinite data stream, then reforming, but usually the second copy and third copies have more bugs.
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3.5 stars

This is a combined review of all three books in The Android Chronicles.

This is about Synthia, a humanform android who escaped her creator. Unfortunately, humanform androids, while outlawed are a heavily sought after technology, so pretty much everyone wants to get their hands on her.

This is some very fast paced books with lots of action. It almost reads like one long, intense chase with Synthia continuing to evolve on her own while constantly escaping capture.

The first book is mostly ju
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Wendy
Dec 22, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I haven't yet read the first book of this series, but that did not detract from the fun of reading Unbound.

Synthia is a humaniform android. Unfortunately, humaniform androids are outlawed. She escaped her creator and has been living with a guy for six months, upgrading herself and staying under the radar.
Her creator has made another android and set it to chase Synthia down. The government and other entities also want to find Synthia for their own reasons.

I recommend this book to anyone who enj
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Lance Erlick writes science fiction thrillers for adult and young adult readers. In 2018, he launched his Android Chronicles novels with Reborn and continued it with Unbound and Emergent. This series follows the challenges of Synthia Cross, wrestling with the download of a human mind and emergent behavior while confronted by humans who seek to control her. In the Rebel series, Annabelle Scott face ...more

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