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I’ve been reading a lot of novellas lately, and it seems like I always give them three stars.  In this case, I really wanted to give it more than three stars, because Marissa Meyer is one of my favorite authors, and the Lunar Chronicles is one of my favorite series.  I did really like the other novellas in the series (especially Glitches), but this one just didn’t do it for me.

Don’t get me wrong.  It’s still well-written.  Marissa Meyer is somehow capable of shoving more feelings and emotions into an android than many authors are capable of putting into a human.  I felt bad for Mech6.0.  I wanted things to turn out her way.  Maybe I didn’t like this novella as much because it was just so short, and I had no background information on the character to work off of.  I’m not really sure.

It’s still a worthy read for any fan of the Lunar Chronicles, but it is, in my opinion, the weakest of Meyer’s stories.  Unfortunately.  I really wanted to like it more.

Final rating: ★★★☆

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