4 stars to 1.4 (Point 4 #2) by Mike A. Lancaster

Published December 19, 2013 by katheryn13

It’s a brave new world. In the far future, people no longer know what to believe…Did Kyle Straker ever exist? Or were his prophecies of human upgrades nothing more than a hoax?

Peter Vincent is nearly 16, and has never thought about the things that Strakerites believe. His father — David Vincent, creator of the artificial bees that saved the world’s crops — made sure of that. When the Strakerites pronounce that another upgrade is imminent, Peter starts to uncover a conspiracy amongst the leaders of the establishment, a conspiracy that puts him into direct conflict with his father. But it’s not a good idea to pick a fight with someone who controls all the artificial bees in the world.

Review:

A thousand years after Kyle Straker made those tapes, depicting what happened to the human race.  Peter Vincent, a 15 yr old boy who is so smart he attends college, is finding out life just isn’t as normal as he’d thought. New technology, the Link connects person to person via thought and it pretty much controls their lives. But nobody has ever questioned its motives, until now.

David Vincent, Peter’s father, is an award winning scientist who discovered a way to save the bees. Or maybe, replace them. Because of this, people look up to him. They consider him a well deserved genius. All except his son, Peter.

His father is unloving, self involved and couldn’t care less what Peter gets up to unless it directly affects him. So when Peter finds out his memory of his mother, the last time he ever saw her, was altered, he begins to wonder what else in his life has been a lie. And with that discovery, he realises life could end pretty soon. When there’s a countdown to a new upgrade.

I actually cannot believe this, but I read this in a DAY! Well, less than a day. It was fast paced, intriguing, freaky and makes me wonder what technology will be like in say 20 or 30 years time.

A spine chilling sequel to 0.4.

Kat

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