Book Review: Emily Eternal by M.G. Wheaton

Book Review: Emily Eternal by M.G. WheatonEmily Eternal by M. G. Wheaton
Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: 23rd April 2019
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Source: Publisher
Add it: Goodreads
Rating: two-stars

Meet Emily - she can solve advanced mathematical problems, unlock the mind's deepest secrets and even fix your truck's air con, but unfortunately, she can't restart the Sun.

She's an artificial consciousness, designed in a lab to help humans process trauma, which is particularly helpful when the sun begins to die 5 billion years before scientists agreed it was supposed to.

So, her beloved human race is screwed, and so is Emily. That is, until she finds a potential answer buried deep in the human genome. But before her solution can be tested, her lab is brutally attacked, and Emily is forced to go on the run with two human companions - college student Jason and small-town Sheriff, Mayra.

As the sun's death draws near, Emily and her friends must race against time to save humanity. But before long it becomes clear that it's not only the species at stake, but also that which makes us most human.

Emily Eternal was such, such a disappointment. It’s not what I was expecting at all! What I wanted was a science fiction thriller about an AI saving the human race from extinction, but what I actually got was more of a sci-fi romance involving an AI and a human main character.

The pointless romance completely distracted from the main plot. You know how in movies people kiss in the middle of a fight scene and we’re all shouting at them to stop? That’s what this entire romance felt like from beginning to end. I was so disappointed in it because I don’t think Emily the AI needed a romance at all, and it should have been left out completely for her to focus on saving the human race.

Emily Eternal was a lot more action than science fiction, which again, I wasn’t expecting and I didn’t want.

I think Emily Eternal had potential was overall it was boring and I’m sad that I found it so dull. Give me better sci-fi, PLEASE.

2 comments on “Book Review: Emily Eternal by M.G. Wheaton

  1. czai 26/06/2020 4:20 pm

    this sounded so good but the mere mention of needing the help of 2 guys, I can totally see when you said it became more of a scifi romance. it really is disappointing when books sell something really good but end up going the romance route then sprinkle a bit of the plot.

  2. Greg 29/06/2020 12:30 am

    Oh that’s a bummer! THis does sound like it could have been so cool with the AI storyline…

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