Friday, August 28, 2015

The Duality Bridge (Singularity #2) Blog Tour and Giveaway with Susan Kaye Quinn

The Duality Bridge (Singularity #2)
By Susan Kaye Quinn
Publisher: Susan Kaye Quinn
Published: Aug. 17, 2015
ASIN: B014242I36

Amazon Synopsis:

This is the Second Book in the Singularity Series 

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. 

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My Thoughts:

The Duality Bridge was an action-packed follow-up to The Legacy Human where we watch as different groups want Eli Brighton for their own reasons. Eli has discovered he is not entirely human but was created as part of an experiment. He is still coming to terms with that and trying to figure out the extent of, and how to control the abilities the experiment gave him.

There were so many plot twists and turns in The Duality Bridge that it really made the book very exciting to read. One minute things seemed to be going one way and the next minute an element would be introduced that would turn things around in another direction. The amazing thing is that everything flowed naturally and didn’t seem contrived.

One of the interesting things in this novel is the role of religion. Buddhism and Christianity are lumped together and anyone who follows either of these two religions is called a Believer. Eli used Buddhist meditation to enter his fugue state though he would by no means call himself a believer. It will be interesting to see how religion and the state of the soul play out in future novels in the series.

As for the characters, I definitely liked Eli and Kamali as well as most of the others of the Resistance. I found Cyrus, Eli’s best friend to be most loyal; the kind of loyalty I would like to have in a friend. Even though Kamali was often angry with Eli, she too stood by him, helping him, believing in him even when she knew it could cost her life.

I think Eli would not have learned as much about himself or about his abilities if it weren’t for those who were after him. They were in a sense the ones that forced him to use those abilities, “practicing” them and thus improving them. His growth and knowledge about himself and the world around him grew by leaps and bounds from the beginning of the book to the end of the book. Has he learned enough to protect the future of the ascended and humans? I’m looking forward to Singularity #3 to find out.

The Duality Bridge was a great follow-up to The Legacy Human. Full of action, and unexpected twists and turns, you will be on the edge of your seat as you read this amazing science fiction post-apocalyptic novel. I would recommend this novel to you if you enjoy these genres. I gave this novel 5 stars out of 5.

Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.

About the Author:

Susan Kaye Quinn is the author of the Singularity Series, the bestselling Mindjack Trilogy, and the Debt Collector serial, as well as other speculative fiction novels and short stories. Her work has appeared in the Synchronic anthology, the Telepath Chronicles, the AI Chronicles, and has been optioned for Virtual Reality by Immersive Entertainment. Former rocket scientist, now she invents mind powers, dabbles in steampunk, and dreams of the Singularity. Mostly she sits around in her PJs in awe that she gets to write full time.

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