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Goddess in the Machine

(Goddess in the Machine #1)

4.62  ·  Rating details ·  42 ratings  ·  24 reviews
When Andra wakes up, she’s drowning.

Not only that, but she’s in a hot, dirty cave, it’s the year 3102, and everyone keeps calling her Goddess. When Andra went into a cryonic sleep for a trip across the galaxy, she expected to wake up in a hundred years, not a thousand. Worst of all, the rest of the colonists–including her family and friends–are dead. They died centuries
Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: June 30th 2020 by Razorbill
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    Emily Suvada
    May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    This book is glorious. And Lora Beth is a genius. I don't say that lightly - the language of this future world has been stunningly, carefully, painstakingly crafted and is a feast for pretty much anyone who's into words. Which I'm guessing is you, since you're on Goodreads

    But there's so much more than linguistics. There's banter. So much delicious banter. And intrigue and dresses and knives and nanotech and a cocky prince who's most certainly up to no good. There's cryotech, and the heat of a
    Jan 13, 2020 marked it as to-read
    This kinda reminds me of Diabolic AND I'M HERE FOR ALL OF IT
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    Stephanie L (catteabooks)
    um, honest to god, I really only added this because the title is so close to Ghost in the Shell
    Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    I'm always in need for some good sci-fi in my life, so let's hope this fits the bill
    Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: own
    I absolutely loved this book. Just like the main character, I had trouble understanding the people she meets' dialect at first but slowly became more used to it until I was not always even aware they were using different words then I am used to, but this helped to makethe main character even more relatable. Read the book in a single sitting as it just pulled me in and even when it ended left me wishing there was more, really looking forward to more books in the series.

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    Kelsey Helveston
    May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    THIS BOOK IS AMAZING! I was hooked from page 1. A compelling sci-fi with fantasy prose and two main characters that you will fall in love with--Andra is so relatable and Zhade is a sass machine. AND. IT. HAS. A. BRILLIANTLY. CRAFTED. FUTURISTIC. DIALECT. You read that correctly. I thought I would be lost trying to read a dialect that doesn't exist but I was amazed at how my brain adapted so quickly and how it makes so much sense when you think about how language transforms over centuries? ...more
    Jennifer Gruenke
    Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I can say without a doubt that this is an absolute must read for sci-fi fans and fans of great books in general. I have been personally victimized by this book and I need the next one now. Right now. Gimmie it.
    ♠ TABI ♠
    Aug 24, 2018 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: edelweiss
    hello hello this is right up my alley and I am very interested

    Laura (crofteereader)
    Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
    There's so much to love about this book. We get a realistic fat main character (who isn't absolutely obsessed with being "in spite of"), we get really awesome technology that doesn't work perfectly, we get linguistic evolution (honestly, I totally nerded out about how COOL it was to see even the barest attempt at evolved language that was entirely consistent throughout the text).

    That being said, it was still YA, so it was very much built on the same structure as most YA fantasy (but this one has
    Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This book. Wow. I know that's not articulate, but it really is an extraordinary story. Lora Beth Johnson hooks you from the very beginning and doesn't let you go. She crafts a science fiction, fantastic tale full of detailed, engaging world-building, characters you want to trust and root for, and twists that keep you guessing even at the very end. Andra is all of us, she wakes up confused, out of place, and grasping for the truth at every turn--you can't help but cheer her on. Zhade is lovable ...more
    Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
    Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
    Shelves: signed-arc, 2-star
    Cool concept (although it reminded me a LOT of other stories mashed into one, not sure if it was very original overall), but I found some of the slang to be ridiculous, tedious, and extremely distracting, (resulting in a lot of frustration), which really ruined it for me. The major twist was WAY predictable - I called it nearly 200 pages before it happened - and left me sighing in irritation because I was hoping I was wrong. Not a fan. I think most people will probably love this book, it just ...more
    Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]

    Bloody hell this sounds amazing


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    Amanda (MetalPhantasmReads)
    I NEED this book in my life. Plus this is my FAVORITE sci-fi cover ever! Can it be June yet? I'm ready for another YA sci-fi to blow me away like "The Kingdom" by Jess Rothenburg did last year!

    Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    How many stars can I give? 5? IT'S NOT ENOUGH! I need more stars to adequately express how desperately I love this book. and also have you SEEN THIS COVER? GIMME IT. My bookshelf is weeping in anticipation of displaying its beauty.

    If you like Across the Universe or The Red Queen or Cinder then this book is for you. It has everything you could want in a syfy/fantasy: science, magic, linguistics, plucky outcasts, romance, twerpy kings, bad*** girls, sexy banter, and your everyday Word Nerd who
    Ele B.
    Dec 15, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: reviewed
    This book's plot highly resembles old 1970's episodes of Dr Who, esp. the Romana era. I am excited to see how they compare!
    Nov 30, 2019 rated it liked it
    I loved this book. The distant future is something that is rarely seen in literature, especially in YA, and this was a lovely take. One of my favorite aspects is the evolution in language. I've seen changes in slang words throughout different sci-fi reads, but this is the first time I've seen such a strong change in every day words. The ARC didn't have a translation guide, which let me connect with the main character even more. Andra is unexpectedly thrust into this completely new world 1000 ...more
    Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I am giving this five stars now because that cover is freaking beautiful. I cant' wait for it's release.
    Alex Batty
    Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This book is dope! A perfect blend of sci-fi and fantasy with characters that feel real. Really excited to get my hands on a beautiful bound copy! Robots, space, goddesses, oh my! What more could you want?!?
    Thalia  (neè Andi)
    i need this in my life
    Em, Story Eater
    Jul 30, 2019 marked it as to-read
    why is it only july, this is a travesty
    Nov 05, 2019 marked it as to-read
    I know you shouldn't judge a book by its title but WHAT A TITLE
    Sabrina Johnson
    Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Wonderful. Engaging.
    Edward G Johnson
    Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    The book creates mystery, excitement, makes you laugh and makes you think. I recommend this as a must read.
    Ashley Campbell
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    Jun 12, 2018
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    As an only child, Lora Beth Johnson grew up telling herself stories and reading past her bedtime. She spent her adulthood collecting degrees, careers, and stamps in her passport before realizing her passion for creating fictional worlds. When she’s not writing, she’s teaching college English and learning new languages. She lives in Davidson, NC with her little roommate, Colocatire the Yorkipoo.

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