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Goddess in the Machine

(Goddess in the Machine #1)

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Andra wakes up from a cryogenic sleep 1,000 years later than she was supposed to, forcing her to team up with an exiled prince to navigate an unfamiliar planet in this smart, thrilling sci-fi adventure, perfect for fans of Renegades and Aurora Rising.

When Andra wakes up, shes drowning.

Not only that, but shes in a hot, dirty cave, its the year 3102, and everyone keeps
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Expected publication: June 30th 2020 by Razorbill
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    Emily Suvada
    May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    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
    This kinda reminds me of Diabolic AND I'M HERE FOR ALL OF IT
    Stephanie L (catteabooks)
    um, honest to god, I really only added this because the title is so close to Ghost in the Shell
    Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    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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    Cindy ✩☽♔
    I'm always in need for some good sci-fi in my life, so let's hope this fits the bill
    Kelsey Helveston
    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
    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.
    Laura (crofteereader)
    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  ·  review of another edition
    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
    ♠ TABI ♠
    Aug 24, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: edelweiss
    hello hello this is right up my alley and I am very interested

    Julia ✨
    Mar 29, 2020 marked it as anticipated-june2020  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: young-adult, sci-fi
    i don't know you yet, but i see you girl. i see you.
    Mar 14, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: march-2020
    I managed to snag this ARC at Yallfest.

    This was not at all what I was expecting. It's very heavy on the sci-fi aspects like nano tech, and ships, but it also felt dystopian. It took me awhile to get into. The author does an amazing job creating the world. Not only is it detailed, and the people are developed, but she went and created a language. At first it really felt like horribly botched English, but it ends up being much more complex than that. I enjoyed all the political maneuvering, and
    Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    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
    Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
    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
    Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    *Spoiler free*

    When I heard about a book where a girl wakes up 1,000 years late and she's considered a goddess by the civilization around her. Technology is now considered magic and she's be killed if the vicious ruler finds out she's not actually a goddess. I sounded like a fantastic sci-fi book and I couldn't wait to read it!

    I could honestly write "so good" over and over again for hours and fine with it because that's how good this book is. Like, it's everything the synopsis promises it's going
    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!

    Kal ★ Reader Voracious
    First impressions review based on the first six chapters (57 pages) via BookishFirst. You can read the first chapter for free now!
    I've wanted to read this since June 2019, and goodness I am even more excited now! This debut is gripping from the first sentence; I love the fast-pace and descriptive prose that paints a vivid picture in my mind. It's also got some biting humor that is right up my alley and made me laugh out loud a couple of times.
    "So. Youre the last person Ill ever speak to on
    Lakesha Foster
    this story is a science fiction. i somewhat like science fiction if it is based on young adult situations. i read the sampler. the story sounds very interesting to explore. the main character seems very interesting and adventurers. people should read this story .they will not regret it.
    michelle (magical reads)
    4.5 stars

    a bit slow in the first half but LET ME TELL YOU the second half was a wild ride from start to finish and I honestly need to process this for the next month
    Nov 30, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    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
    Alex Batty
    Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    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?!?
    Nov 05, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    I know you shouldn't judge a book by its title but WHAT A TITLE
    Edward G Johnson
    The book creates mystery, excitement, makes you laugh and makes you think. I recommend this as a must read.
    Em, Story Eater
    why is it only july, this is a travesty
    Thalia (neè Andi)
    i need this in my life
    Dec 15, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    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!
    I am giving this five stars now because that cover is freaking beautiful. I cant' wait for it's release.
    Sabrina Johnson
    Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Wonderful. Engaging.
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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 shes not writing, shes teaching college English and learning new languages. She lives in Davidson, NC with her little roommate, Colocatire the Yorkipoo. ...more

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