Thursday, May 28, 2020

Book Beginnings + Friday 56: Synapse by Steven James

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading. Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice and asks you to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your ereader and share a non-spoilery sentence or two.

This week I'm featuring a near future, sci-fi thriller, Synapse by Steven James.

About the Book
Thirty years in the future, when AI is so advanced that humans live side by side with cognizant robots called Artificials, Kestrel Hathaway must come to terms not just with what machines know, but with what they believe.

Soon after experiencing a personal tragedy, Kestrel witnesses a terrorist attack and is drawn into a world of conspiracies and lies that she and Jordan, her Artificial, have to untangle. With a second, more brutal attack looming on the horizon, their best chance of stopping it is teaming up with federal counterterrorism agent Nick Vernon. But the clock is ticking—and all the while, Jordan is asking questions Artificials were never meant to ask.

Deftly weaving suspense and intrigue into a rich, resonant tale that explores faith and what it really means to be human, Steven James offers us a glimpse into the future—and into our own hearts.

Synapse is an unforgettable, gripping story of dreams shattered, truth revealed, and hope reborn.

Book Beginning
You do not hear your baby cry.

Friday 56
As he is programming the digitized wall, he realizes that distinguishing what you decide you want from what you were programmed to want is not easy. Perhaps it is the same as differentiating free will from instinct for a Natural.

Hosted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

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What have you been reading lately?

24 comments:

  1. Why don't they hear the baby cry? The use of "You" is interesting. My Friday quotes

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    1. I don't want to say too much, but it's a rather sad beginning.
      Thanks for coming by, Anne! Happy reading! :)

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  2. Interesting excerpts! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine:
    “A PIECE OF THE WORLD”

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Laurel-Rain! Have a great weekend! :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing your links.

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    1. Thanks for following, Elizabeth! Hope you have an awesome weekend! :)

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  4. Hi,
    Not really my kind of genre...but sounds very
    mysterious...have a great day!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Sherrie! Have a great weekend! :)

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  5. Interesting, I might like this. Good snippets!

    My Friday post.

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    1. It's a very thought-provoking read. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for coming by, Bea! Happy reading! :)

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  6. This one might creep me out.

    Looks like I was already following you on twitter and facebook. Thanks for using the #BookBeginnings hashtag!

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    1. Thanks for hosting, Gillion! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  7. That beginning, like WHOA!!!
    Happy weekend, stay safe!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Freda! Happy weekend! Stay safe, too! :)

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    1. It really posed some interesting questions. Thanks for visiting, Nicki! Happy reading! :)

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  9. I've really enjoyed what I've read by him in the past - I'm adding this to my tbr. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. I loved his Jevin Banks series. I still need to read the Patrick Bowers books though. I've heard great things about them. Thanks for stopping by, Lauren! Have an awesome weekend! :)

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  10. Kestrel...what a great name for a character! :)

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    1. Right? I don't think I've seen that name before. Thanks for visiting, Lark! Happy reading! :)

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  11. I like Sci-Fi that is not set so far in the future. This book sounds amazing tbh
    Konna @ The Reading Armchair

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    1. It's really good. Very thought-provoking! Thanks for stopping by, Konna! :)

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  12. Already following you on Twitter, Ashley. Now I'm following IG and FB too.

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    1. Thank you, Flora! Hope you have a great week! :)

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