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(Goddess in the Machine #1)

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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 ag
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Published June 30th 2020 by Razorbill
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Ellie Blackwood There are several characters described as having dark skin, and I believe Andra is biracial.

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jessica
Sep 13, 2020 rated it liked it
after sorting through my feelings, ive realised that, while i liked this book, its just because i was enjoying the sci-fi aspects.

the story itself is interesting enough. even though not a lot happens, its mainly a girl trying to adapt to a new world with some twist and turns along the way, i still enjoyed reading about the technology and how an entire civilisation has adapted to what they think is magic.

but the way this is written is going to rub a lot of people the wrong way. the authors atte
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Elle
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bookishfirst, 2020
Yes—it is time, Chrissy, for me to read your book.



Okay this isn’t actually a book about Chrissy Teigen; the girl on the cover just kind of looks like her. (I believe the main character is at least part Asian, so that makes sense.) The actual writer is a debut author named Lora Beth Johnson, and I have been SO excited to read this one since I first saw it appear on BookishFirst.

A thousand years after being cryogenically frozen along with her family, friends and everyone she knew, Andra wakes up.
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Miranda Reads
Jul 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Angela Staudt
Jun 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you Penguin Teen for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

Are you looking for a new sci-fi fantasy book? Do you want incredible world building? Do you want well developed characters? Do you want to have some amazing plot twists? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should definitely read Goddess in the Machine.

When I first started reading this, I didn’t know what to think I’m not that big into sci-fi and the author creates a whole new dialect and it’s quite confusing what
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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
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Sophie
Jul 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: wheelathon, 2020, sci-fi
What a disappointment! I went into this a bit tentatively since I knew there was a chance it could suck, but somehow still ended up feeling bummed out.

Basically, it takes place in the future already, Andra is put to sleep to be awoken with her family and other people from Earth on a new planet to make their home. Instead, Andra is woken up a thousand years in the future and is told that she’s a goddess, the third that has awoken. She has to accept this role to survive, but accepting it comes wit
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Abbie | ardentlyabbie
A girl who’s been asleep for a thousand years. A cocky prince who’s up to no good. The classic Sleeping Beauty tale gets a Sci-fi upgrade—fraught with epic twists & turns.

“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. She knows she’s nothing special, but she’ll play along if it means she can figure out why she was left in stasis and how to get back to Earth.

Zhade, the exiled bastard prince of Eerense
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Bethany
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Seriously one of the best YA sci-fi books I have ever read, Goddess in the Machine takes an intriguing premise and executes it incredibly well with epic twists throughout the book. Andra is a teen girl who has been put into cryogenic stasis for 100 years as she travels with her family to colonize a new planet. Except when she wakes up, it has been 1,000 years and everyone thinks she is a goddess. I mean, how can you not want to read that?!

Andra is trying to cope with the death of her family and
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Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: signed-arc, 2-star


In the beginning, I was totally hooked. It felt a lot like Aurora Rising: girl wakes up hundreds of years - or in this case, a thousand years - late from cryosleep and everyone she knew is dead and the future is cray. Girl out of time! The girl's name is even similar - Andromeda (Aurora), or Andra (Auri) for short - maybe not the best decision? But that's where the similarities to Aurora Rising - as well as my enjoyment - ended. It got off to a strong start, it really did. When I read the fi
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Lia Carstairs
Sep 01, 2020 marked it as dnf
DNF @ pg.25

Ehhhh I know only reading 25 pages is not enough for me to just DNF, but I don't feel like reading this anymore.😅

It's not that this book was bad—I'm only not in the mood to read this. Especially with all these other new releases.😏

I'll try again another time............
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Nicole (FearYourEx)
May 22, 2020 rated it did not like it
DNF at 20%

The story is a fun idea, but I just cannot get past the dialog. It's making it nearly impossible to connect with the story. And I honestly am just so annoyed every time Andra talks to someone that I just cannot finish this book.
Drewthereader20
I finished this just in time before the #owlcrateathon2020 ends! It's currently 10:08pm on sunday and I completed my second book and final book for this round! I would've read more, but I started out with a 600+ book, and then this one.
But, other than that I really enjoyed this one....

Goddess in the machine by Lora Beth Johnson was a 2020 release that wasn't on my radar and I heard about it but thought I wouldn't be into it. I don't normally read a lot of sci-fi if I do its from my favorite
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Divine Anas
Jan 13, 2020 marked it as to-read
THE COVER: AMAZEBALLS
THE BLURB: AMAZEBALLS
This kinda reminds me of Diabolic AND I'M HERE FOR ALL OF IT
Vee_Bookish // YA Book Blogger
Jul 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
The plot of this - a girl goes into Cryogenic sleep and wakes up 1000 years later - will sound very familiar, as that's the plot of Aurora Burning. But that's where the similarities end, because the two books could not be any more different. This is such a twisty book, that got me so many times and had me screaming "Wait what if Goddess In The Machine DOESN'T mean Goddess In The Machine, what if it means Goddess In The Machine?!" on Twitter at 11pm and if you've read it, I swear that makes compl ...more
Ivy Moore
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: coming-soon-20
Full review: https://bookpeopleteens.wordpress.com...

GoddessintheMachine

"Her life became a story, with meaning. Meaning that didn’t belong to her. She didn’t belong to herself. She belonged to humanity.”

Overall, Goddess was fun, original, and truly interesting. The futuristic tech was cool and it was unique to have a futuristic language to go with it. Andra was the perfect main character: relatable, emotional, and just a little too trusting. With a bit of a slow start, the story soon pays off with plenty of my
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Jay G
Jul 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
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*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review*

Andromeda was put into a cyrogenetic stasis years ago with the expectation of awakening 100 years into the future to help colonize a new planet. So, when she wakes up 1000 years into the future instead, life as she knew it drastically changed. Not to mention, everyone is calling her Goddess. Now Andra s
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Bright Star
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-2020
“Decide your fate.”


Whoa! What a ride!
I started Goddess in the Machine not knowing what to expect and I ended up loving it! This sci-fi book was a rollercoaster of action and plot twists, and I couldn't put it down! I was immediately captivated by the story and the characters, but the bonus point was the linguistic side and how the author played with words, creating a new dialect; truly original! I don't want to spoil too much but if you love sci-fi stories, you have to read this one!
Stephanie L
um, honest to god, I really only added this because the title is so close to Ghost in the Shell
Diana
Jul 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Vid review will be up on July, 8th, 2020 here https://youtu.be/os9U2GYmyCg ...more
Lisa
Jul 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2020
What just happened to me?!? Goddess in the Machine is so well-crafted that it's hit you over the head with its cleverness before you even realize what's going on.

I love how technology is viewed as magic in the future (the 3100s), which is a really interesting reversal of Andra's culture views science. But how the language of what we call things has so much power of what it actually is...

There is a lot of twists and turns that I NEVER saw coming, like in the way that magicians say "Now, look rig
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CeliaMcMahonReads CeliaMcMahonReads
Huge thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the e-arc!

Unique plot?- Check
Engaging characters?- Check
Unputdownable writing?- Check

check check check check check check check check check check check check This book did it for me in every way. We have a plus-sized main character, a unique futuristic language, twists at every corner, and a cover LIKE THAT?? ARE YOU KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW?

Scifi/dystopian novels don't do it for me unless there's something different to set them apart from the cookie-
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Kristen
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arcs, young-adult
Thanks to the publisher and Bookish First for giving me a free finished copy for review. It was sposed to be an ARC, but Corona messed that up too. #2020things

Anyway, I was hoping to enjoy this one more than I did. While there were elements I definitely liked, (the snark of the main character, Lilibet for a few pages, the cover) overall, this wasn't my cup of tea.

Right off the bat, I was thrown off by the weird made up language which is really just the author spelling English words in the most a
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Alechia
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 a ...more
Kal ★ Reader Voracious
Brilliant scfi that kept me guessing in the best of ways. Full RTC.

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
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The Nerd Daily
Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Ankara C

The 100 meets Cinder—with a dash of Planet of the Apes—Goddess in the Machine will be the latest YA sci-fi hit and definitely one of the strongest releases of 2020. No one would think that this is Lora Beth Johnson’s debut novel, but it is, and it is outstanding.

A witty, refreshing take on the cryogenics trope on science fiction, Andra, the main character, wakes up a thousand years later than she was supposed to, just to find that her de
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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
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Michelle
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.

Received a copy from goodre
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Cindy ✩☽♔
Aug 15, 2018 marked it as to-read
I'm always in need for some good sci-fi in my life, so let's hope this fits the bill
TABI⁷ (ᕗツ)ᕗ
Aug 24, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: edelweiss
hello hello this is right up my alley and I am very interested

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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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