Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Z-BOT Review Tour

Chris Johnson never really started living until he died. Orphaned, fostered, and drifting through life, the twenty-seven year old programmer had no family, little money, and few friends. But he also had no enemies. So, who the hell killed him? After an experimental process brings him back from the dead as a zombiebot, he gets the chance to find out.

Heather Logan’s latest process uses nanobots to reanimate a corpse. Half robot, half something raised from the dead, Chris is her first successful resuscitation. Questions abound. What is it? Is it truly alive, a machine, or some kind of zombie-hybrid?

But someone wants to steal Heather’s secret process and put her out of the picture permanently. Chris, with his new superpowers, is the only thing standing between Heather and an assassin’s bullet. Is he enough of a hero to save her?

Chris’s curiosity piqued. Seriously, computer-controlling-me, you don’t even want to acknowledge her? How rude.

“Is it working? Is he mobile? God, this is so exciting.”

Okay, a little over-the-top bubbly for his tastes, but she did seem nice.

Heather extended her hand flat out toward Chris. “See for yourself.”

“This is it?” Amber’s tone ratcheted up an octave. “Oh my God, Heather, he’s gorgeous!”

Heather’s eyes were dancing. “Amber Harris, meet Christopher Johnson.”

Chris Johnson. He really hated being called Christopher.

“Oh. Oh wow. How do you do?”

His head swung toward the newcomer now. “I am in proper working order.”

Real smooth, dumbass.

Amber’s auburn tresses framed an attractive, pleasant face with big green eyes. Her just-slightly-too-big mouth spread in a broad grin.

She held out her hand toward him.

Chris’s gaze went down to the offered hand. Take it, dummy. That slight tingle on the left side of his head again. His right hand placed the spoon it held on the table and took her hand, offering a single shake before letting go.

Amber placed the palm of her hand against his cheek. “He’s so warm, so life-like.”

Heather chuckled. “With the exception of brain function, he is technically alive again. And even there, the EEG picked up an anomaly. Actual brain wave activity.”

Amber’s big eyes widened even farther. “You think a part of him might still be in there?”

“It’s something I need to check out once the computer has fully integrated with the brain. That could take a few days. We may have to delay Phase Two.”

My Review:
4.5 stars

When I started this book, I had no idea what to expect. The book sounded unique and weird (hello, zombiebot?) and I thought I’d either love it or hate it. Suffice to say, I loved it.

The characters were amazing. It would have been very easy to overplay the mad scientist role or tormented zombie, but Heather and Chris were both well-rounded and fun characters. Heather’s sense of humor alone cracked me up (literally a page after I thought she was basically Dr. Frankenstein, she made a similar joke), and Chris’s internal monologue while struggling to regain control of his new body/existence was hysterical. Plus, their chemistry was off the charts!

I also enjoyed the plot and the sci-fi elements. The nanobots and the process behind creating a z-bot were thought out and made sense, rather than just being a magical plot hole fixer tool. And I enjoyed the mystery and action behind figuring out what was going on and who was out to get them.  

All in all, this book offers a wacky premise and delivers on it. I highly recommend for anyone looking for a little something different.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

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Author Bio and Links:
S.C.Mitchell is a writer of paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy romance, who crafts unique and wondrous worlds where characters explore, romp, and fall in love. Whether traveling through demon-filled dimensions, deep space, or ancient mythological heavens, heroes and heroines, face fantastic challenges on their pathway to enduring love.

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  1. Are any of the characters in your book based on real people? Congrats on the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

    1. Not based on real people, as far as I know. I'm drawing my inspiration for this series from comic books and the recent spate of comic book movies. Though his powers are quite different, Chris is kind of my Captain America character for the series.

  2. I appreciate getting to read about another book my family have not known about previously. Thanks so much for the book description and giveaway also.

  3. Thank you so much for the host and the review. I'm glad you enjoyed Z-Bot.

  4. Awesome review, thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one!

  5. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

  6. Would you ever like to see your book turned into a movie? Congrats on the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

    1. Oh yeah. And I think Z-Bot would make an excellent movie. But with the recent spate of superhero movies, I doubt Hollywood is looking for another...though, you never know...