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Girl of Flesh and Metal

(Flesh and Metal #1)

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It was supposed to help her, not turn her into a monster.

Now, Lena's stuck with this cybernetic arm, and her friends are terrified of her.

And maybe they should be.

The arm’s artificial intelligence takes Lena’s thoughts to the extreme. It acts when she doesn’t tell it to, even when she’s asleep.

Ever since she got the new limb, she’s been sleepwalking and waking in odd place
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Kindle Edition, 372 pages
Published April 23rd 2020 by Figmented Ink
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Alicia
Jan 11, 2020 marked it as authored  ·  (Review from the author)
It has a cover! ♡
Kenya Wright
Jul 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a family read. My two oldest kids and I read it. We enjoyed the mystery within the high tech world. I had no idea who the killer was until the end. An awesome read. I can't wait to read more from this author. ...more
Amanda Sagen
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I requested a review copy of this after the blurb caught my attention. This is my honest review.

I don't normally read this type of book, being an avid fantasy fan, however the blurb was interesting so I thought I'd give it a shot. I'm so glad that I did!
Girl of flesh and metal is extremely well written, the characters are well fleshed out and there's more than enough action to keep you turning the pages.
Lena, after being in a horrific car accident has her left arm replaced with a cybernetic ar
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Ixxati
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I requested this book when I saw the author post on facebook and I found the blurb kinda interesting. Thank you for Girl of Flesh and Metal ARC!

It was a good story but I think it should be longer. There are unresolved things between Lena and Jackson and the ending erghhhh!!! Btw I guessed who is the bad person in this story and damn I knew it!! Too good to be true lol
Lois
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the perfect escape

I truly enjoyed this. I'm looking forward to the sequel to this as well as the first installment in her next series.
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rat
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
(3.5)
We are the destroyers of this world

Much thanks to the author for sending me an e-arc ❤


Girl of Flesh and Metal follows the story of Lena Hayes,a supporter of the anti-tech community who after a car accident has her arm replaced by a metal one. Soon, an event will turn Lena's life upside down and have her unable to sleep at night.

I'll try to keep this review as short as possible:
The writing and the pacing was okay. The characters were well-written,you could definitely see them as real people
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Kinsyn
Mar 27, 2020 rated it liked it
A wonderful mystery that has you guessing at every turn!

Consistently throughout the story, I had to keep trying to put clues together, to try to make sense of what is happening to Lena.

That was made me enjoy and love the story. It held me enough to keep me reading and wanting to know who the murderer really was.

The world building was done well too with the incorporation of technology.

However I feel the biggest disappointment was the fact that I felt like it should have been longer. That there s
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Jenay Sherman
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shortly after starting this book I "thought" I knew exactly what would happen. I guessed how it would end, who the true antagonist was, and even assumed what the "surprise" twist would be. But I kept reading, and I'm so glad I did! There were lots of twists and turns, and I can truly say I didn't see what was coming. It was really tense leading up to the climax--really a tight, mysterious thriller. By the end, none of the things happened I was sure would, and the thing I thought for sure would n ...more
Vanessa Biggers
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
LOVED IT!

This was my first book by Alicia Ellis and I can't wait to read more of her work. I seriously enjoyed this book from beginning to end. Lena is forced into a world she despises due to her antitechnology beliefs. She can't escape because her company owns they very company that makes all of the new technology. I really felt for Lena during the first encounter with her friends after the surgery. The book has you trying to figure out why certain things are happening and I have to say I was
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Kristie
Apr 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received this book as an ARC. Without wanting to give anything away from the story, AI is a very intriguing subject with good and bad possibilities. This is a suspenseful YA storyline. I would be interested in reading Lena's next adventure. ...more
Linda
May 15, 2020 rated it liked it
So I'll preface this review with I usually don't read young adult books. This one was enjoyable. The pace was good, and I liked the characters. I liked that the ending wasn't immediately obvious (at least to me, my sisters are great and sussing these things out). I kept changing my opinion on the "who dunnit" through out the entire book. This book kept me on toes. I liked that. ...more
Linda
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lena Hayes is the daughter whose parents own Cyber Corp company. Lena is involved in a car accident and looses her arm which is replaced with a metallic artificial arm. She is not able to control her metallic arm that reacts on its own while she is asleep. Children of Cyber Corp employees are being killed and Lena is being blamed for the crime. Lena has to try to prove her innocence for the murders. I really enjoyed reading this young-adult sci go novel by Alicia Ellis. I received this free book ...more
Erin
Jan 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
Lena is a young woman whose parents are very into tech and run a tech company that specializes in robotics, and have also started working on making robotic limbs for people that will act and eventually look exactly like real body parts do. Lena is very against this and is anti-tech for the most part, but her entire world ends up changing when she gets into an accident that causes her to have a robotic arm.
She is understandably upset about this considering her views on robotics, but things get w
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Tiffany
After reading this book, I wanted to write and post this review to share my honest experiences toward the story.

Contemporary, scifi and mystery, all mashed up into one thrilling, heart-pounding, addicting read! I was hooked on the story right from the beginning and stayed immersed into the story until the end. I literally could not put it down. All elements of the story were excellent, and the mystery part was satisfying. There were so many twists and turns, and different things happening to pro
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Michelle
Jun 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Arm of the future

I like the premise of ghost book , I loved the way the story came together and it was easy to follow me the scientific terms did not go over my head, I loved that the writer was able to bring this idea to pages . Some things in this book had me peeved at the lead her constant harping on how hehe thinks her parents feel about her got annoying and the way she just shrugs off responsibility for the accident blaming it on the car just did not sit well with me she came off as annoyin
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Kris
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous read and very hard to put down. Reminiscent of the Lunar Chronicles. I stayed up way too late finishing this book. Cannot wait for the next one!
Travis Kraemer
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very Black Mirror

Reminds me a bit of the 'I, Robot' movie with Will Smith. Also of course the Black Mirror tv show, which shows the potential downsides of technology.
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I decided to write books about ten minutes before graduating law school at Duke. I'm now an Atlanta attorney, but I moonlight as an author, electronics junkie, and secret superhero. With a degree in computer science from Princeton, another from UNC, and an MFA in writing popular fiction, I love all things high-tech and unreal. I write science fiction and fantasy for young adults.

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