I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Duality Bridge by Susan Kaye Quinn
Series: Singularity #2
on August 13th 2015
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Source: the author
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What does it mean to be human?
Elijah Brighton is the face of the Human Resistance Movement. He’s the Olympic-level painter who refused an offer of immortality from the ascenders—the human/machine hybrids who run the world—in solidarity with the legacy humans who will never get a chance to live forever.
Too bad it’s all a complicated web of lies.
Worse, Eli’s not even entirely human. Few know about the ascenders’ genetic experiments that left him… different. Fewer know about the unearthly fugue state that creates his transcendent art—as well as a bridge that lets him speak to the dead. But the Resistance is the one place he can hide from the ascender who knows everything the fugue can do. Because if Marcus finds him, he’ll either use Eli for his own nefarious purposes… or destroy him once and for all.
The Duality Bridge is the second book in the Singularity series and the sequel to The Legacy Human. This thrilling new young adult science fiction series explores the intersection of mind, body, and soul in a post-Singularity world.
I finished reading this book a couple weeks ago now, and I kept putting off writing the review because I wanted to do it justice. I wanted to express how this series has made me feel, and I wanted to appropriately press upon readers that they should also give it a chance. But the thing is… time doesn’t seem to be making more articulate. So here goes nothing!
Duality Bridge is the second in the series, so if you haven’t had a chance to read The Legacy Human, go do that now! The story continues where it left off, with the same characters that we have grown to love, but now, you won’t know whether you can still trust them. The seeds of doubt have been sown! Everyone seems to have a hidden agenda, with no hint as to how far they are willing to go to protect their interests.
Duality Bridge is a much broader story than the first book. Whereas The Legacy Human was mostly Eli’s story, his quest to ascend in order to save his mother, the second book expands to what has been happening with the Resistance and beyond. The world just got a whole lot bigger! I had been so amazed at the world building in the first book, but now, I’m speechless… I see how narrow my imagination was, how completely unprepared I was. The anticipation I feel for book three, The Illusory Prophet, is impossible to describe. How much larger can this story get?!
Duality Bridge will make you think, or more specifically, it will make you OVER think. I mean that in the best way possible. You will ponder your religious beliefs, and debate the benefits of scientific advancement. This book will make you question everything you thought you knew, and that’s something that we should all do before plunging headlong into anything, especially artificial intelligence. It reminded me of a certain quote from Jurassic Park.
“…your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.”