Cyber Dawn: Dystopian, Sci-Fi, and Realistic Fiction

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A futuristic novel, but with components not all that different from our regular life, Cyber Dawn is an attention grabber. In his first book, M.L.

A futuristic novel, but with components not all that different from our regular life, Cyber Dawn is an attention grabber. In his first book, M.L. Adams includes elements of dystopian, sci-fi, and realistic fiction.

 

Ben Raine isn't your average 17-year-old. Sure, he's a high school student who plays football and likes girls, but he's something else. Only a handful of people know the truth about him. He is a test subject for CyberLife, a Colorado-based industry specializing in cyborg parts and implants. Having lost his leg to cancer, his new cyborg leg, which looks like a normal leg and is controlled by his brain,  is a pilot study for CyberLife in amputations. Or so he thinks…

 

When a tragedy happens to his friend, he hears, "You never had cancer." Determined to find out the meaning behind those four words. Ben recruits a hacker (who also happens to be cute) to help him. However, someone is intent on making sure he doesn't get answers. This puts Ben and everyone he cares about in danger. And an even bigger problem is that the antagonist isn't afraid to take action, even against the police and FBI.

 

There were a decent number of slightly mature content throughout the story. This included teenage romance and gore. Bloodshed was an addition to an emotion-packed adventure. A fair warning, foul language was frequent. Still, it fit the storyline and didn't take away from the enticing writing.

 

The first in a series, it had a good pace, as well as an interesting plot that built anticipation and backed it up with action. From its cover to the last sentence, Cyber Dawn is a novel worth taking notice of.