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Forever People

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Forever People by Alison Lyke

Welcome to Zeta City, where the whole world goes to die. Here, the Node System uploads the minds of the dying so they can spend eternity in a digital Promised Land. But, this cyber heaven is causing hell on earth for the living because the System forces them to earn Points to buy data in the afterlife.

Camille is a salty mercenary out to hoard as many Points as possible by exploiting the dying with illegal technology. She’s on the hunt for Toy, a rebel leader who uploaded lethal technology to her own brain in an attempt to wipe out everyone’s Node Points.

Camille goes to increasingly dangerous lengths in pursuit of Toy. She soon finds that the Node is full of warm reunions with loved ones and otherworldly creations. It’s also full of lies.

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Alison Lyke

About the Author

Alison is a fantasy and science fiction author and professor with a Master’s degree in creative writing. Her debut novel, a modern mythology titled Honey, was published in 2013.

She lives in Rochester, New York with her partner Jon-Paul and two sons, Jonah and Isaac. When not reading or writing, Alison enjoys spending time in nature, practicing meditation and yoga, and playing video games.

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My Review

5 Stars

In this future, people can live after death when their conscious is uploaded to the Node. But what kind of life they have in the Node depends on the credits they have earned before death, the more points the better the afterlife. Camille is someone that is hired to hunt down those that have died with debt and collect it. The main reason is to make sure her afterlife is very comfortable.

But then a rebel leader, Toy has decided that she is going to create an upload a virus which will cancel out the Node credits making everyone equal in the Node. Camille is not about to let someone delete all the credits that she has worked hard for so she goes in hunt of Toy. But what she finds is enough to bring the whole system to its knees.

This was a great read that makes to wonder about the afterlife. I don’t know if I would want to live in something like the Node but there are possibilities for those that are not ready for their end. But twisting it so people have to work for the points is just like in life with people working for money. I loved the concept of this book, it really makes you think.

Camille is a great character and the perfect one to go hunting for Toy. As for Toy I could understand what but I am questionable about her process to get the virus uploaded. This world is beautifully created. The narration sucked me right in with Camille and everything happening.

This is a wonderful sci-fi thriller that I recommend checking out. On the surface it’s a great read. But it is also one of those books that makes you think about the story and the possibilities.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank R&R Book Tours for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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