My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was courtesy of NetGalley showing me the book cover, and I because of the beauty and the beast reference.
I expected it to be princessey, but Im really glad it wasn’t. It’s a great insight into the world of artificial intelligence wrapped up in a simple love story, including acceptance of peoples compulsions, whether it be germs, adrenaline or gambling.
The story started slowly for me, and there were some points where I suddenly started thinking but what about, which was followed a chapter later by a workaround/explanation for it. It picks up pace towards the end – but its definitely a slow burner. I enjoyed the story – it’s a shame some of the characters were more developed to ‘round’ the story.