Susan Quinn is an author that I'm always interested in. Her Mindjack series was amazing and that is where I first fell in love with her writing. I also loved her steampunk fantasy romance series, The Dharian Affairs. Susan has a way of making people and places come alive in her books.
This new series is more science fiction. I will admit that science fiction is one of my least favorite genres, but when an author you love gives it a whirl, you do too. :)
The Legacy Human started off really slow for me. I felt like I was sort of stuck in one place and the forward movement inched along while the foundation was set up. Thankfully things began to pick up.
Eli is an interesting character. One of the things I love best about him is his fierce determination to save his mother. His love and devotion to her and her well being is one of Eli's most attractive characteristics. Eli is also a bit naive, and I liked that as well. Others around him are far more informed and experienced with dabbling in things illegal and on the down low. Eli is constantly grappling with new ideas and information being thrown at him, trying to catch up with what everyone else already knows.
By the last third of the book was I was finally in a place where I felt like I had to keep reading to find out what happened next. I was personally invested in Eli, it just took me a while to get there. I have the next book, The Duality Bridge, and I'm looking forward to starting that here soon. This book leaves off in a place that has me anxious to know what comes next for Eli.
“I will buy it from you.”
“I will buy it from you.”
“Um…” I’ve missed something, but I’m not sure what. “You already own it.”
“You would not be looking to sell it, if you didn’t need the money.” Her voice is soft with compassion. “And I can’t bear to part with any of your works. It seems a fair exchange. Do you agree?”
Embarrassment flames my face, but I can’t afford to say no. “Yes.”
She rewards me with a dazzling smile that sweeps away my embarrassment. “Good! I’ve already transferred the untraceable chits to your account.”
Untraceable. She’s already figured out the money’s going toward something illegal. And yet she’s breaking the law, no questions asked, all because it’s what I need and she wants to keep my art. She’s always been generous, always given me exactly what I need, effortlessly and with grace, but this… I don’t have words for this thing she’s doing for me. I don’t believe in angels, but if I did, Lenora would have to qualify.
I am so hopelessly lost when it comes to her.
Delphina is watching me from outside the holo matrix… along with Kamali, whose wide brown eyes hold silent judgment for the things she thinks I’ve done. Forbidden things, like being a love toy for my ex-patron and current-rebel-ascender, Lenora. Who happens to be standing right next to her. While Kamali’s graceful dancer body is hidden under the black military garb of the resistance, Lenora’s perfect bodyform is barely covered in scintillating ascender-tech fabric. The thing is, I’ve never so much as kissed Lenora. Except in my dreams, which really shouldn’t count against me. Any seventeen-year-old guy would have those kinds of thoughts. But the truth is Kamali’s not wrong to judge me.
My feelings for Lenora have always been… complicated.
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