Bot Wars by J.V. Kade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I'll start by saying this: I've never been a huge fan of robots. Sure, I loved the 80's film, Short Circuit, (Number 5!) but who didn’t? I thought Real Steel was an awesome movie (robot boxing!) and C-3PO (the feistiest little droid) is one of my favorite movie characters, but that was the extent of my robot admiration. Until I read J.V. Kade’s BOT WARS.
Two brothers searching for their missing dad in a world where robots have been declared terrorists, and are destroyed or banished to their own district, can lead to only one thing. An adventure. A crazy, non-stop adventure full of heart and hope and danger and twists and ROBOTS. Just wait until you meet LT, my favorite bot of all.
I’d be a total bolt-head if I didn’t mention how awesome the humans are, too. Kade nailed the brother dynamic with Trout and Po (how great are those names?) and Dekker and Vee are the kind of characters we all want by our side. BOT WARS doesn’t just take you on their journey. There are times when you feel like you are Trout. And what a journey it is!
Be on the lookout for THE META RISE, the sequel to BOT WARS, coming in July 2014.
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